KINGMAN - After a strong first quarter by Kingman Academy, Bourgade Catholic took advantage of the Tigers' youth and inexperience to race to a 42-6 win Saturday in Flagstaff.
"The main thing is we have a lot of young players," said KAHS coach Dan Stroup. "They turned it up in the second quarter, and we didn't."
The Academy has only three seniors on the roster.
The teams traded touchdowns with missed point-after-attempts in the first quarter. After Bourgade (2-0) scored first, Academy's Jordan McDowell-Seybert ran for a 86-yard touchdown. McDowell-Seybert finished with 133 yards on 10 carries.
"I thought this was a golden opportunity for us," Stroup said. "But up front, they moved our defensive line into our linebackers. It was a great experience for us to play up there."
The Academy-Bourgade game was one of four played inside the Walkup Skydome on the Northern Arizona University campus Saturday.
Clayton Holloway rushed for 59 yards on five carries for the Tigers. Sophomore quarterback Kekoa Makaiwi-Stroup completed 4-of-11 passes for 22 yards. The Tigers hurt themselves with four drops.
"We'll rebound and get it going against Tonopah Valley," the coach said. "It was just one of those games."
Those two teams face each other at 7 p.m. Friday at Tonopah Valley (1-0). The Phoenix knocked off Benjamin Franklin, 28-24.