Warriors score touchdowns on 4 consecutive possessions to pull away
The Socorro Warrior football team remained undefeated as they wore down an out-manned Albuquerque Academy squad 35-6 Friday night at Eddie Castaneda Field. After the Chargers pulled within a point at 7-6 with four and a half minutes left in the first half the Warriors responded with an 80 yard touchdown drive to go into the half with a 14-6 lead. After the half the Warriors scored touchdowns on their next three possessions and put the game away as the defense shutout the Chargers giving up only 24 yards in total offense.
The Warriors got on the scoreboard first at the 2:30 mark of the first quarter with a Justin Angel 63 scamper down the sideline and a 7-0 lead. The only Charger score of the evening came on a 12 yard run from Jordan Buttner at the 4:36 mark of the second quarter. The Warriors answered with a Michael Armijo 13 yard touchdown run with 2:02 left in the first half. The Warriors 263 yards at halftime while giving up 128 to the Chargers.
After halftime Socorro forced a three and out for Academy and then went on a 13 play 80 yard drive capped off by a 1 yard touchdown run by Michael Armijo to push the lead to 21-6. After forcing the Chargers to punt the Warriors got the ball at the Academy 43 when the snap was muffed by the punter. The Warriors took advantage of the short field as quarterback Clinton Wellborn scored on a 1 yard run with 8:32 left in the 4th quarter. After blocked a kick the Warriors took over at the Academy 26 yard line and scored a touchdown on their four consecutive possession on a 1 yard run by Michael Armijo, his third touchdown of the game, giving the Warriors a 35-6 lead that would be the final score.
With the victory the Warriors enter district play with a 6-0 record and will open up with Hot Springs High School on Friday at 7 p.m. The game will also be Homecoming. The Chargers fall to 2-4 for the season.
Michael Armijo 27-189, Thomas Padilla 8-60, Justin Angel 6-125, Clinton Wellborn 10-37