FB: Bulldogs, Vols at home
KINGMAN – The Kingman High School Bulldogs will attempt to run their record to 2-0, the Lee Williams Volunteers will open their season and the Kingman Academy Tigers will attempt to crack the win column when Week 2 of the high school football season unfolds on Friday, Sept. 3.
The Bulldogs will play the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets, who notched a 20-19 win last week over Safford.
Blue Ridge finished 5-2 last year. Kingman was 2-4. The teams did not play each other last season.
Kingman, coached by Russ Stryker, is coming off a 52-0 opening-night win at Cortez High School and boasts a 100-yard rusher and an accurate quarterback.
Senior tailback Nick Williams-Garcia gained 109 yards on 12 carries against Cortez, while senior quarterback Garrett Stryker completed 6-of-8 passes for 112 yards and a score.
Lee Williams-Northwest Christian
Lee Williams will open its season at home against the Northwest Christian Crusaders, who will also be playing their first game of the year.
Lee Williams has 41 players on the roster this season, with nearly half of the squad listed as seniors (19).
The Volunteers, coached by Patrick O’Boyle, are coming off a 4-3 2020 campaign that didn’t start until October due to COVID-19. The Crusaders posted a 5-3 record in 2020. They did not play Lee Williams last season.
Kingman Academy-Arizona Lutheran
Kingman Academy will be searching for its first win when it travels to play Arizona Lutheran in Phoenix on Friday.
The Coyotes are 1-0, after posting a come-from-behind 33-18 win over Scottsdale Christian Academy last week.
Academy is 0-1, after absorbing a 20-6 loss at Southside Park in Kingman to visiting St. John Paul II Catholic last week.
Arizona Lutheran features senior running back Jacob Holguin, who scored three touchdowns while rushing for 155 yards on 21 carries in their win over Scottsdale Christian.
The Tigers are led by sophomore running back Mason Anderson, who gained 81 yards last week on 20 carries. Junior running back Gauge Short added 62 yards on eight totes, including a 51-yard touchdown run for Academy’s only score.