9/30/2012 6:01:00 AM Still waiting: Another KHS Homecoming foiled Bulldogs can't keep pace with high-octane Flag 'O'
KHS’s Josh Estensen and Wes Gebrosky (36) bring down Flagstaff’s Marshall Brownfield during the first quarter of the Bulldogs’ 36-18 Homecoming loss Friday night.
Kingman High’s Garion Carey is transported to a waiting ambulance moments after saluting the crowd with a thumbs up. Carey was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center in the fourth quarter of the Bulldogs 36-18 loss to Flagstaff for precautionary reasons after sustaining a possible concussion.
Kingman High's first Homecoming win since 2002 will have to wait another year.
The Bulldogs fell victim to a Flagstaff team that made the big plays and dominated the line of scrimmage during a 36-18 loss Friday night.
"Flagstaff is a pretty good team and I think they are going to do well," said KHS coach Rob York.
The Eagles ran a total of 56 plays and had a time of possession of 30:58 while accumulating 363 total yards.
Flagstaff quarterback Kyle Wilson also burned KHS a couple of times with a pair of big pass plays, including a 55-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Ottenyo in the second quarter that gave the Eagles a 18-6 lead, and 60-yard touchdown pass to Montana Membrey late in the third quarter to give Flagstaff a 30-18 lead.
"We had some tough breaks and we made some mistakes," York said. "We had some blown coverages that led to a couple of deep passes."
Flagstaff jumped out to an early 6-0 lead with 5:24 left in the first quarter before the Bulldogs answered with a Skyler Burgess 20-yard fumble recovery.
The Bulldogs were left playing catch up after Wilson's touchdown pass to Ottenyo and seemed just one big play away from turning the momentum around.
However, with 8:19 left in the fourth quarter, all momentum was lost after Bulldogs defensive back Garion Carey laid motionless with a possible concussion. Carey was taking off the field in a stretcher and taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center.
"He's going to be OK," York said. "He said he had a little tingling in on the top of his head. I think he just got his bell rung. He was moving everything.
"If he didn't say anything about his neck, I think he would've gotten up and walked off with a headache and a sore neck in the morning. It's just better to be safe than sorry though."
On the play following the delay, the Eagles recovered a fumble after a completed Wilson pass and returned it 13 yards to take a 36-18 lead.
KHS was led by quarterback Sean Curran as he completed 10 of 23 passes for 227 yards and one touchdown pass, receiver Joseph Scott had four catches for 162 yards and a touchdown and Matt Waite led the ground game with 12 carries for 86 yards and one touchdown.
KHS (3-3) will hit the road next week, traveling to Surprise Willow Canyon. Willow Canyon beat Glendale Ironwood 24-14 to improve to 4-2.
"We have three tough games ahead of us," York said. "Willow Canyon is very one-dimensional but their one dimension is really good. They are good at running the ball so we are going to find out what the guys are made of."