As the clock wound down in the first quarter, there was excitement in the air at Kofa High. The Kings trailed the Chandler Wolves -- one of the top teams in the state -- just 14-0.
Then things got ugly. Kofa started fumbling and the penalty flags started flying, and Chandler went on to win 66-0 Friday night at Irv Pallack Field.
"Guys wore down, and that's a pretty good football team across from us," Kings coach Kevin Moore said. "But if we can move the ball like that against them in the first quarter, that just tells us what we've got in us. We can play against anybody else in the state -- we've just got to get ourselves ready to do that."
The Wolves had 422 yards of total offense, racking up 325 of those yards in the first half alone. The dominant Chandler offense paired with a leaky Kofa defense made for a lethal combination.
"I think we executed pretty well," Wolves coach Shaun Aguano said. "We tried to snap the ball within 10 seconds, and I think we did a good job. Our defense played really well, but we still have a lot of things to work on."
Haden Beaty was the workhorse for Kofa, finishing with 17 carries for 67 yards while the Kings managed just 87 total yards for the game.