Prescott puts Lee Williams away early; Vols now 0-2 in region
KINGMAN – When Cody Ferrin hauled in quarterback Andrew Herrera’s 16-yard touchdown pass with 18 seconds before halftime for Lee Williams, it was too little too late as Prescott had already built a 27-0 lead.
The Volunteers couldn’t answer the blows delivered by Prescott (3-2, 2-0) and were tormented in the Grand Canyon Region matchup Friday in Prescott, 44-12.
“They are a good football team, but we shot ourselves in the foot too many times,” said LWHS football coach Jacob Iodence. “We’ve got to keep fighting. We’re getting dejected, but we have to keep our chins up.”
The Badgers put up more than 350 yards in total offense while holding Lee Williams (2-3, 0-2) to 189. Junior Michael Thomas led the ground game for the Vols, rushing for 62 yards on 15 carries.
Herrera, who was inserted as the starting quarterback this week by Iodence in order to get the offense help because of his ability to run the ball and extend plays, completed 6-of-15 passes for 45 yards and the TD.
Daniel Mazon threw a touchdown pass to David Herrera for the Vols second score.
Lee Williams has had a problem all season responding to when its opponents score or coming up with a big play, but Iodence is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
“Our body language is getting better, and I’m happy with our improvement,” the coach said. “We’ve got to learn how to win. We’re teaching them every day, and they’re getting better at it.”
Kael Juelfs led Lee Williams with 24 tackles in the loss.
The Vols try to shake this loss off and begin preparations to grab a Homecoming win when they host Coconino (2-3, 1-0) in a region game Friday. The Panthers were humbled in Winslow Friday, 50-13.