Kingman Academy romps over Laughlin, 33-6
KINGMAN - Sophomore tailback Clayton Holloway scored his two touchdowns in the first quarter and the Kingman Academy High Tigers ran away from Laughlin Friday at Southside Park, 33-6.
Holloway finished with 112 yards rushing on 10 carries and the two scores. He would have rushed for nearly 200 yards, but three runs were called back because of penalties.
"It wasn't me. It was my line making holes and opening it up," Holloway said. "It all comes back to the line. They pushed them back and opened the holes that led to yards and touchdowns."
The Academy (1-0) got rolling on its first drive of the game after Laughlin punted. On the fifth play, junior quarterback Will Herbine connected with senior Robby Glass on a 32-yard catch-and-run touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt failed, but then Laughlin fumbled the ensuing kickoff.
Four plays later, Holloway had his first score on an eight-yard run. Another two-point failed and the Tigers led, 12-0.
"The O-line really moved out, blocked well and were really aggressive," KAHS coach Dan Stroup said. "Every week the offensive line has taken big steps. They worked their tails off and the protection was good."
Herbine completed 10-of-14 passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns behind the Academy's line. He lost about 50 yards passing due to penalties.
"Will played an excellent game for his first start," the coach said.
After Holloway made it an 18-0 game on a 33-yard touchdown run and Herbine connected with Breyden Potter on the two-point attempt to lead 20-0, Laughlin scored its only touchdown with more than four minutes remaining in the first half. The Academy led at half, 20-6.
The Tigers made it 26-6 in the third quarter when Herbine threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Potter, who finished with five catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns. The Academy's final score came in the fourth on Potter's second touchdown, a 26-yard completion down the right sideline. Tristen Pitt's PAT was good for the final score, 33-6.
"I was really happy with our balance," Stroup said. "We had 230 yards rushing and 150 throwing without penalties. And Thomas Kerfoot had punt returns of 30 and 28 yards. He set everything up."
Sophomore Jordan McDowell-Seybert led the Tigers with eight tackles and two sacks. The Academy defense stifled Laughlin (0-1) for most of the game, aside from the one scoring drive.
"It was all teamwork," McDowell-Seybert said. "We all got our jobs done and we all were where we need to be. We practiced this week against their type of offense, so we did well because of our coaches."
KAHS hosts AIA newcomer ASU Prep (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Southside Park. The Sun Devils beat Tanque Verde Friday, 29-0.