Bears devour Volunteers, 55-12

Lee Williams’ Tyler Miner tries to escape from Bradshaw Mountain’s Logan Brannan (5) during the Vols’ 55-12 loss Friday in Prescott Valley. Miner ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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Lee Williams’ Tyler Miner tries to escape from Bradshaw Mountain’s Logan Brannan (5) during the Vols’ 55-12 loss Friday in Prescott Valley. Miner ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

KINGMAN – The Bears decided they wanted a picnic basket and it came at Lee Williams’ expense Friday in Prescott Valley.

Bradshaw Mountain (6-2, 4-0 4A Grand Canyon) rolled out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back. The No. 12 Bears increased the lead to 48-0 by halftime and cruised the rest of the way for a 55-12 win.

“Bradshaw is the most complete team we have played all year,” said LWHS football coach Jacob Iodence. “We got better as the game went along and will continue to do so.”

Lee Williams (3-5, 1-4) didn’t find the end zone until the 5:28 mark in the third quarter. Quarterback Andrew Herrera connected with tight end Edmond Ashton for a 7-yard touchdown pass. The Vols’ 2-point conversion failed and Lee Williams trailed, 48-6.

Herrera completed 9-of-24 passes for 116 yards with the TD and one interception. Ashton was his top target, grabbing six catches for 76 yards.

Herrera led the rushing attack with 58 yards on 18 carries.

Running back Tyler Miner scored on a two-yard run early in the fourth quarter for Lee Williams’ other TD.

The Vols are home Friday in their final game of the season at LWHS.

Lee Williams hosts Yuma Kofa (5-3) in non-region action with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.

“We have an opportunity to be a 5-5 ball club,” Iodence said. “That’s the goal going forward.”