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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 11:18 pm

Desert Mountain shook off a slow start to blow past Dobson, 41-6, in a Division I game Friday at Dobson.

After trying to get their running game going, the Wolves (2-0) went to the air and flew past the Mustangs (0-2).

"We were struggling to run the ball there and it kind of opened it up," Desert Mountain coach Tony Tabor said.

Desert Mountain quarterback Kyle Allen completed 14-of-24 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns. He turned to Cody Erickson and Mark Andrews for a combined nine of those completions.

"You know all those guys are back from last year so they better have some chemistry," Tabor said.

Erickson finished with five receptions, 79 yards and one touchdown. Andrews had four catches for 79 yards and one touchdown. He also had a 64-yard touchdown run.

Andrews' size at 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds provided a big target for Allen against Dobson's much smaller corners.

"It's a huge help because I can throw it anywhere to him," Allen said. "Just throw it up high because most of the corners out here are 5-6 or 5-7, so, you know, I can throw it up to him and just creates a whole new facet to the game on offense that most teams just don't have."

Desert Mountain eventually got its running game going later in the game thanks to Adam Cooper, who finished with 134 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.

"It was great, Adam was running the ball good," Allen said. "We've got a lot of good running backs this year so it's helping us out a lot."

Dobson's defense did prove to be stubborn early in the first half. After allowing the Wolves to score a touchdown on their first drive, the Mustangs held Desert Mountain to a field goal and forced a turnover on the next two drives. If not for those two defensive holds, the Mustangs may have faced a much bigger hole than 17-0 like they did at halftime.

"I was frustrated because we weren't playing as well as we should," Tabor said.

The lone bright spot on offense for Dobson came from running back Yaw Mensah, who finished with 84 yards on 13 carries.

Tabor did see a couple of areas with room for improvement in an otherwise dominant performance.

The Wolves racked up 80 penalty yards.

"But it's still nice we can make some mistakes and still play and take care of the game," Tabor said.

Desert Mountain will look to keep its perfect start going when it faces Westwood in its home opener next Friday.

The Mustangs will look to give new coach George De La Torre his first win when they travel to Corona del Sol.

 

                          DM              Dob

First Downs       12                7

Rush-Yds       30-261           39-154

Passing Yds       202             7

Comp-Att-INT   14-24-1      3-8-2

Fumbles-Lost     3-2             1-1

Penalties           9-80           2-10

 

DM - Erickson 28 pass from Allen (Taylor kick)

DM - Taylor 25 FG

DM - Waltman 18 pass from Allen (Taylor kick)

DM - Andrews 8 pass from Allen (Taylor kick)

Dob - Davis 20 run (kick blocked)

DM - Cooper 3 run (Taylor kick)

DM - Andrews 64 run (Taylor kick)

DM - Taylor 38 FG

 

Desert Mountain shook off a slow start to blow past Dobson 41-6 in a Division I game Friday at Dobson High School.

  After trying to get their running game going, the Wolves (2-0) went to the air to fly past the Mustangs (0-2).

  "We were struggling to run the ball there and it kind of opened it up," Desert Mountain coach Tony Tabor said.

  Desert Mountain quarterback  Kyle Allen completed 14-of-24 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns. He turned to Cody Erickson and Mark Andrews for nine of those completions.

  "You know all those guys are back from last year so they better have some chemistry," Tabor said.

  Erickson finished with five receptions, 79 yards and one touchdown. Andrews had four catches for 79 yards and one touchdown. He also had one carry for a 64-yard touchdown.

  Andrews' size a 6'6'' and 220 pounds provided a big target for Allen against Dobson's much smaller corners.

  "It's a huge help because I can throw it anywhere to him," Allen said. "Just throw it up high because most of the corners out here are 5'6'' or 5'7'' so, you know, I can throw it up to him and just creates a whole new facet to the game on offense that most teams just don't have."

  Desert Mountain did eventually get its running game going later in the game thanks to Adam Cooper, who finished with 134 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.

  "It was great; Adam was running the ball good," Allen said. "We've got a lot of good running backs this year so it's helping us out a lot."

  Dobson's defense did prove to be stubborn early in the first half. After allowing the Wolves to score a touchdown on their first drive, the Mustangs held Desert Mountain to a field goal and forced a turnover on the next two drives. If not for those two defensive holds, the Mustangs may have faced a much bigger hole than 17-0 like they did at halftime.

  "I was frustrated because we weren't playing as well as we should," Tabor said.

  The lone bright spot on offense for Dobson came from running back Yaw Mensah, who finished with 84 yards on 13 carries.

  Tabor did see a couple of areas with room for improvement in an otherwise dominant performance.

  "We got off to a slow start, we dropped some footballs and penalties," Tabor said.

  The Wolves racked up 80 penalty yards.

  "But it's still nice we can make some mistakes and still play and take care of the game," Tabor said.

  Desert Mountain will look to keep its perfect start going when it faces Westwood in its home opener at 7 p.m. on Friday.

  The Mustangs will look to give new coach George De La Torre his first win when they travel to Corona del Sol.

            Desert Mountain        Dobson

1st Downs            12          7

Rush-Yds              30-261        39-154

Passing Yds               202          7

Comp-Att-INT             14-24-1        3-8-2

Fumbles-Lost               3-2         1-1

Pen-Yds                  9-80        2-10

Scoring Summary

DM - Erickson 28 pass from Allen (Taylor kick)

DM - Taylor 25 FG

DM - Waltman 18 pass from Allen (Taylor kick)

DM - Andrews 8 pass from Allen (Taylor kick)

D - Davis 20 run (kick blocked)

DM - Cooper 3 run (Taylor kick)

DM - Andrews 64 run (Taylor kick)

DM - Taylor 38 FG

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