Gridiron showdown Thursday
KAOL, White Cliffs Rams middle school teams unbeaten
The KAOL Coyotes and White Cliffs Rams are both 3-0 in the Middle School Football League of Kingman and are set for a showdown at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at KMS.
The Coyotes used two touchdowns by Ty Sherwood and another by Wes McCord to get by the KMS Vikings 20-8 on Thursday. The KMS Redskins squeaked past the WCMS Bears 8-6 in the second game. The Bears record stands at 0-3.
Thomas Canez rushed for over 100 yards and scored a touchdown, Anthony Pederson had two touchdowns and Willy Valdez added another as the freshmen Bulldogs ran past Valley Vista 28-8 in Surprise on Wednesday.
Behind a great team effort, the JV team pulled off a 14-13 over Valley Vista on Thursday at WCMS.
Middle school volleyball
The KMS Bobcats eighth-grade team has a 2-5 record this season. The Bobcats have beaten Lake Havasu City Thunderbolt and Needles. Katie Padilla's serves and net play have been outstanding, as has Skye Nelson in the digging department. Amber Tackett and Marlene Zapien have played roles with their serving.
The Bobcats' future looks bright with the seventh-grade team's 7-1 record. KMS has beaten WCMS, Thunderbolt, Needles, KAOL, Bullhead City Fox Creek and Peach Springs. Gabby Huffer and Rachel Arave lead the team at the net and Toria Williams has been serving well. Alyssa Grimes has shown the most improvement and Rorie Nelson has been the most consistent receiver.
White Cliff's two teams have combined for a 14-3 record this season. The seventh-grade team sports a 7-2 mark and the eighth-graders are 7-1.
The JV team went 1-1 against Boulder Creek and Tolleson. The Bulldogs bounced back from a loss on Tuesday to sweep Tolleson.
The freshman did the same, beating Tolleson 25-23, 25-9. The nine points resulted in coach Salina Fogg having to run three sprints as a result of a team challenge.