Thank You Next Huskies

Sandies defeat El Paso Chapin in Bi-District Cham[pionship


Brooklyn Tenorio

The Sandies take the field at halftimes to compete against El Paso Chapin

Kooper Holman, writer

By Brooklyn Tenorio
The kickoff team gets ready to go as the second half gets underway

Amarillo High has won the Bi-District round in blowout fashion. They dominated all three phases of the game, and when the smoke cleared, the Sandies had won 44-7 over the El Paso Chapin Huskies.

The game started fast for Sandies. The defense made quick work of the Huskies’ offense forcing a punt early on, but a fumble on the punt return gave the Huskies good field position and a second chance to score first. The defense again held their own, forcing the second punt in the early part of the game. It seemed the game had slowed down as junior Will Maynard hit some early short passes, and then all of sudden, senior Blake Bedwell turned on the burners for a 78 yard touchdown for the Sandies. Throughout this first quarter, the defense’s play showed the

By Brooklyn Tenorio
Junior AJ Villar loads up to knock down his second field goal of the game.

fundamentals including the breakdowns on tackles, the ability to not let the Huskies get the extra yard, and their disruption in the pass game making it hard for the Huskies QB to get in a rhythm. 

The first and second quarter went on with some faults in the redzone giving junior AJ Villar a chance to kick and make two field goals giving the Sandies a 13-0 lead. The first half concluded with a Maynard dime (good pass)  to junior Davin Lemmons for the walk in touchdowns and a 20-0 into the locker room.

Heading out for the third quarter, the Sandies were not looking to take their foot off the pedal. In the first play of the second half,  Bedwell got

By Brooklyn Tenorio
Sophomore Erik Grey celebrates with the rest of the team with another gold ball and another week of playing football.

the ball and made reservations for six as he scored his second long run of the game. He gave the Sandies a 27-0 lead as the Huskies began to look deflated. As the quarter went on, the offense would march right down the field and scored once again off of Will Maynard’s run, increasing their lead to 34-0. Lastly, senior Beau Mitchell recovered a fumble in what felt like a blink of an eye on the way for a defensive touchdown and what felt like the cherry on top for the Sandies extending their lead to 41-0.

The fourth quarter seemed to fly by as excitement from the crowd and players started with the realization that Amarillo High would win another gold ball. Villar scored the only points for the Sandies as he knocked down a 42 yard field goal making the lead 44-0. Chapin scored a late rushing touchdownmaking the game 44-7. As time expired, the celebration began. The presentation of the gold ball, the postgame speech of Coach Dunam, and the singing of the school song capped off a great night for Amarillo High. 

The Sandies will head to Abilene to take on Colleyville Heritage on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 P.M.