MINCO — The Apache Warriors scored 30 points in the second quarter en route to a 38-14 win over Minco on Saturday, knocking the Bulldogs out of the Class A football playoffs.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Warriors' offense switched to a reverse-option scheme, and Minco couldn't find an answer.
The Warriors jumped out to a 22-0 lead after scoring on their first three drives in the second quarter. Quarterback Tyler Freeman scored on a 4-yard sneak before Jordan Littrell and Jalen Domebo capped drives with scores from 15 and 1 yard out, respectively.
Littrell and Domebo combined for 137 of Apache's 197 rushing yards in the first half.
After Matt Atkison rushed 9 yards for Minco's first touchdown, the Warriors capped their final drive of the half with a 47-yard scoring run from Damian Toles, extending their lead to 30-6.
“They changed their defense to what we do,” Apache coach Larry McDaniel said after the game. “It took us a few possessions to get our schemes down, but once we made the adjustments, our jet-sweeps and counters started working.”