The Salome Frogs football team got out to an early lead against the Mayer Wildcats Sept. 20. They led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Then the Frogs got really hot.
The Frogs scored 32 points in the second quarter to take a 46-0 lead at halftime. From there, they kept things moving in the second half to win it, 60-0. Due to the Frogs’ wide lead, the clock was kept running in the second half.
This was also Salome's Homecoming game.
“We had a great week of practice and preparation,” Frogs’ Coach Bryan McCarty said. “It carried over onto the field.”
While they mostly ran the ball in, the Frogs scored in all kinds of ways in the game. In the second quarter, freshman Alvaro Alvarez scored on an interception. They got the two-point conversion a few moments later when quarterback Pedro Velazquez hit Eddie Romage with a pass.
McCarty said the key to the Frogs’ win was their offensive and defensive lines.
“They made it easy for linebackers and running backs,” he said.
McCarty said the key to the Frogs’ success this season is not letting up at any time.
“We have to keep improving every day,” he said.
The Frogs are now 4-1 overall and in first place in the 1A West. This Friday, Sept. 27, they’ll travel to Winterhaven, Calif. to play a 1A West rival, the San Pasqual Warriors. In their last reported game, the Warriors lost to the Fort Thomas Apaches, 56-0, Sept. 13. No score had been reported on the AzPreps 365 website for the Sept. 20 game against the Bagdad Sultans.
The Frogs’ next home date won’t be until Oct. 18, when they play their regular season finale against Anthem Prep. Game time is 7 p.m.