Bulldogs trounced by Lions

The Bulldogs were basically defenseless against No.

4 Mountain Ridge.

The Mountain Lions rolled to a 41-7 halftime lead en route to a 48-7 victory in a Northwest Region football game Friday night.

Mountain Ridge scored every time it touched the ball in the first half and midway through the second half it was substituting its third team on offense.

The Mountain Lions amassed 306 yards of their total 393 yards of offense in the first half.

And it didn't take long for them to score when they had the ball.

Big plays by running back Nick Bell cost the Bulldogs dearly.

Bell carried the ball five times, but ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Backfield mate Eric Urbank also hurt Kingman.

On Mountain Ridge's second play from scrimmage Urbank rumbled up the middle for a 35-yard touchdown run that put the Mountain Lions up 6-0 just 2 minutes and 50 seconds into the game.

Urbank scored on Mountain Ridge's next possession on a five-yard run to put the Mountain Lions up 14-0 with 4:11 left in the first quarter.

It was in the second quarter that things came unraveled for Kingman.

Mountain Ridge scored four touchdowns in the second quarter that gave the Mountain Lions a 41-7 halftime lead.

The lone bright spot for the Bulldogs in the first half was a 72-yard, 10-play drive in the second quarter that was capped by a 22-yard touchdown pass from Justin Walsh to Herbert Askew with 2:11 left in the first half that made it 34-7.

The Mountain Lions held Kingman to 194 yards of total offense by shutting down the Bulldogs' running game.

Fullback Dillon Jenkins was held to a total of 33 yards rushing while running back Mike Libertini picked up 24 yards.

Walsh scrambled for 23 yards in the game.

Walsh, a junior, had the best night of the season passing for the Bulldogs.

He went 6-for-7 for 102 yards with one interception and a touchdown.

It was the second week in a row Kingman played a No.

4-ranked team.

Oct.

18 Peoria visited and was ranked No.

4 and beat the Bulldogs 28-7.

It was the sixth time in seven games this season the Bulldogs faced a teams that was undefeated at the time they played.

And it was the fifth team Kingman played that was ranked in the Associated Press Top 10 poll.

The Bulldogs travel to Deer Valley on Friday and for just the second time this season will play a team that has a loss on its record.

Deer Valley is 3-4 overall and 0-2 in the Northwest Region.

The Bulldogs are 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the region.