Hard-running Tigers roll over East Valley

PHOENIX − Kingman Academy of Learning football Tigers (2-0), boosted by a powerful running attack, pummeled East Valley (0-2) on Saturday, 51-0. The Tigers amassed 298 yards rushing on just 22 carries.

Toby Sullivan led the ground attack with 111 yards on eight carries and scored five touchdowns, including one through the air. Donavan Stellwag, the other half of the Tigers' two-pronged offense, gained 140 yards on just nine carries and a touchdown.

"We're not going to surprise anyone. Donavan is 200 pounds and Toby is 180. We're pretty much coming right at you," coach Bill Prichard said.

Quarterback Bob Blake, a converted fullback, seemed to settle into his new role. He had no turnovers compared to the four he committed last week. Blake completed 9-of-11 passes for 96 yards and the touchdown strike to Sullivan.

"We're real happy about that," Prichard remarked, referring to Blake's lack of turnovers.

The defense was impressive once again. As a unit, the Tigers had five sacks, one interception and recovered five fumbles. Jon Conkey and Ethen Hopper anchored the defense, recording seven and six tackles, respectively.

Andrew Pool recorded the interception and Hopper, Derek Murdock, Pool, Justin Proudfoot and Sullivan each gathered in a fumble against the Mesa school.

For the season, KAOL has outscored its opponents 87-0. The Tigers are the only team in the Arizona High School Football Federation that have not allowed the opposing team to score a point in two contests this season.

The Tigers next game will go down in the books as a win because scheduled opponent Telesis did not field a team. Sept. 22 marks the home debut for the Tigers, when they face Estrella (2-0). The Sidewinders should be an excellent test for the Tigers.

"We're looking forward to it," Prichard said. "Our kids are looking forward to a challenge."