Warriors start fast and finish early in 54-0 demolition of Santa Fe Indian School

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The Socorro Warriors for the second time in as many games jumped out to a huge first quarter lead on their way to 54-0 mercy rule victory. In game one the Warriors used early turnovers and stingy defense to grab great field position and followed the same script in game two. The Braves won the toss and chose to receive and started with the ball on their own 20 after kicker Kaden Dow forced a touchback with a kick into the end zone. After a holding penalty against the Braves sent them back to their 10 yard line the Warriors forced a fumble and recovered it at the 15 yard line and scored on their first play from scrimmage on a 15 yard run by Garrick Gutierrez. The extra point hit the right upright and bounced off keeping the score at 6-0 with 11:55 left in the first quarter. After stopping the Braves again Socorro got the ball at the Braves 32 yard line and quarterback Marcus Armijo ran from there to score the Warriors second touchdown and with Dow’s extra point the Warrriors led 13-0 with 9:25 left in the opening quarter. Warriors stopped the Braves again their 3rd possession and the Warriors took possession at the 43 of the Braves moved the ball to the 13 and Marcus Armijo hit Alex Amaro for the first of four touchdown passes. The PAT was good and the lead grew to 20-0 with 6:11 left in the first quarter. The Warriors blocked an Indian School punt on their 4th possession and recovered it at the 14 and on the next play Marcus Armijo hit Warren Chiwiwi for a score and with the PAT the score was now 27-9 with 5:01 left in the 1st quarter. On the next possession after a Braves punt the Warriors started with the ball at midfield and moved the 18 where Marcus Armijo found Caden Moreland for his second touchdown catch of the year and with the successful PAT the Warriors led 34-0 with 51.6 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Warriors scored twice more in the second quarter on 30 yard Garrick Gutierrez touchdown run and on Marcus Armijo’s fourth touchdown pass, a 23 yard strike to Isaiah Ocampo. With those scores and to PAT’s kicked by Kyle Berger the Warriors took a 48-0 lead into the halftime break. The Warriors received the second half kickoff with Brian Armijo deep and Armijo fielded the kick at the 10 yard line and raced 90 yards for the game sealing touchdown. In game one Armijo ended the game with a 41 yard touchdown run on the Warriors offensive play of the second half. In high school football the game ends when a team leads by 50 or more after the end of the second quarter under the mercy rule. The Warriors have now mercy ruled both opponents and have racked up 104 points in less that 4 1/2 quarters of play. The Warrior defense has allowed no point and no pass completions in two games and have given up only 56 yards in 49 plays against them have forced 6 turnovers. The Warrior offense has scored 14 touchdowns and gained nearly 500 yards in total offense in about 4 quarters of actual playing time.

Game 2 Offensive Stats (stats are unofficial)

Passing

QB M. Armijo 7 of 11 / 118 yards / 4 TDs / 0 Interceptions

Receivers – A. Amaro 3 receptions for 40 yards / 1 TD

W. Chiwiwi 1 reception for 14 yards / 1 TD

C. Moreland 1 reception for 18 yards / 1 TD

I. Ocampo 2 receptions for 46 yards / 1 TD

Rushing

M. Armijo 2 carries for 39 yards / 1 TD

G. Guttierrez 5 carries for 57 yards / 2 TDs

B. Armijo 1 carry for 10 yards

Team total: 8 carries for 106 yards / 3 TDs

Kickoff Returns

B. Armijo 1 return for 90 yards / 1 TD

Defense

Passing: 5 attempts 0 completed / 0 yards

Rushing: 19 carries 27 yards / longest run 6 yards / 5 tackles with 0 or negative yards