HSFB: Kingman home, Vols and Tigers travel
KINGMAN – With a week to go before the first rankings are revealed, the Lee Williams High School football team will be attempting to put itself in the mix when it visits unbeaten Coconino for a rare 2 p.m. start on Saturday, Oct. 9.
The Vols, winners of three of their past four games, are 3-2 on the season. They’re coming off a 48-28 win over cross-town rival Kingman last week.
The Vols are led by senior quarterback Devean Santos, a two-way threat under center. Santos has completed 42 of 85 pass ateempts this season for eight touchdowns and 846 yards. His favorite targets include junior Troy Edwards (14 catches, 264 yards, 3 touchdowns), freshman Thomas Doxtader (10 catches, 160 yards, 2 touchdowns) and senior Angel Larios (11 catches, 278 yards, 2 touchdowns).
Santos has also rushed for 565 yards and 10 touchdowns, and is averaging a sparkling 9.4 yards per carry. Senior halfback Jimmy Berry helps provide balance, rushing for 410 yards on 66 totes good for three touchdowns this season. He is averaging 6.2 yards per carry.
Coconino has two games under their belt this year. They’re coming off a 49-21 dismantling of Marcos de Niza High School last week.
Kingman will be the only local high school playing at home this week. They host Wickenburg with the kickoff slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8.
The Bulldogs are a run-oriented team led by senior running back and captain Nick Williams-Garcia, who is nearing the 1,000-yard milestone after just six games. Williams-Garcia has gained 940 yards on 131 carries and scored 10 touchdowns. He’s averaging 7.2 yards per run. He’s also caught six passes for 58 yards out of the backfield.
Senior quarterback Garrett Stryker runs the Bulldog offense, and has completed 51% (26-51) of his passes for 428 yards and five scores. He’s contributed another 351 yards rushing, including a 111-yard outing in a win over Chino Valley on Sept. 24.
Stryker’s favorite targets include senior Malakai Bell (10 catches, 115 yards, 1 touchdown) and Alejandro Canales (7 catches, 202 yards, 2 touchdowns).
The Class 3A Bulldogs, who are coming off a 20-point loss to cross-town rival 4A Lee Williams, are looking to climb above the .500 mark with a 3-3 record.
Wickenburg is 2-4 on the year, and has scored just six points in its past two outings, both losses. Last week they were shutout by River Valley 49-0.
Kingman Academy High School will visit the Griffins of Glendale Preparatory Academy on Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Tigers are 1-5 on the season, while Glendale Prep has won two straight games and is 2-4 for the year.