Prep Roundup: Kingman Academy's Skankey qualifies for state

Kingman Academy’s Sam Skankey qualifed for state Friday as the senior took seventh place (17:21.11) at the AIA Sectionals Hidden Cove in Holbrook.

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Kingman Academy’s Sam Skankey qualifed for state Friday as the senior took seventh place (17:21.11) at the AIA Sectionals Hidden Cove in Holbrook.

KINGMAN – Kingman Academy’s Sam Skankey advanced to state Friday with a seventh-place finish (17:21.11) at the AIA Sectionals Hidden Cove in Holbrook.

Skankey will look to continue his success at the Division IV State Championship on Saturday at the Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.

Mia Martinez just missed the cut as the sophomore finished in 23:16.96 for 30th place.

Other finishers for the Tigers included Mitchell Oldham in 51st (19:44.14), Grant Striker in 53rd (19:55.57) and Andrew Michelson in 70th (21:27.28).

Football

NW Christian 56, Kingman 6

At KHS, the Kingman High School football team ended its season Friday night with a 56-6 loss to the No. 8 ranked Crusaders. The 33rd-ranked Bulldogs finish 2-8, 0-5 in 3A West, while Northwest Christian improved to 8-2, 5-0.

Kingman was outgained in total offense by a 339-41 margin and scored its only touchdown on a 96-yard kickoff return by James Carter. Carter did, however, rack up 173 yards on seven kickoff returns.

The Bulldogs were already trailing 49-0 when Carter found the end zone with 9:37 remaining in the game. The senior wide receiver also caught one pass for 27 yards. Kingman’s Darrell Mitchell rushed for 10 yards, while Powers Corbin added five yards on the ground.