Winslow resumed its football domination of Page Friday night, routing Page 49-14 to keep the Sand Devils winless for 2019.

The 3A Conference Bulldogs entered halftime with a 33-0 advantage and rolled, a year after 3A Page stopped a five-game series losing streak to Winslow with a 22-12 win in Page. Winslow improved to 2-1.

Page (0-3) got on the board twice in the second half. Ethan Tate picked up a fumble and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. Quarterback Gabe Gomez found Isaac Smith in the end zone for the two-point conversion. The score allowed Page to stop the running clock by cutting the deficit below 40 points at 46-8.

Winslow answered with a 32-yard field goal, and with five minutes to play Gomez got loose on a 40-yard run to cap Page's scoring.

Page will hold its home opener next week with Snowflake, 2-1 and coming off a 34-0 shutout of Florence at Snowflake Friday night. Last season Snowflake handed Page its only regular-season loss, 50-28, at Page in the fourth week.


The 2A Northland Prep Spartans opened the Show Low tournament with a pair of wins Friday.

Northland Prep beat Blue Ridge 6-0, and then followed that shutout with an 8-1 win over Snowflake.

Mia Blair and Ellie Karren led the attack in both wins. Blair had a combined seven goals in the two wins, and Karren scored a combined five goals in the dominant start to the tourney.

The Spartans face Round Valley and Page Saturday.


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The 2A Northland Prep Spartans notched their first win of the season Thursday while on the road, 3-0, over the North Pointe Prep Falcons, starting the Central Region schedule with a victory.

The Spartans (1-1) won 25-18, 25-18, 25-14 behind a complete team effort.

Northland Prep is currently playing in the Coconino Classic tournament.


The Page and Coconino cross country programs, both competing as Division III teams, started their seasons off at The Hopi Invite on Tuesday.

The Page boys team, which is looking to add a sixth straight state title to its list by the end of the 2019 season, won the 5,000-meter race with a low team score of 45 points. A pair of juniors led the way for the Sand Devils, as Trent Holiday came in at second place overall with a time of 18:18.0 and teammate Rex Martin took third place at 18:20.0.

Meanwhile, the Page girls finished fourth as a team with 101 points, led by a ninth-place finish from ninth-grader LaShawnda Yazzie in 23:03.8.

The Coconino girls fared better than the boys squad in the season debut, racing to a third-place finish at 79 points. Tuba City just edged out the Panthers for the silver, tallying 78 points. Coconino was led by freshman Wheaten Smith, who registered a third-place result in 22:24.7. Senior Kaelynn Ashley also had a top-10 finish for the Panthers, finishing in seventh with a time of 22:50.5.

The Coconino boys came away with an eighth-place finish on 234 points, led by Mitchell Jacobson's 34th-place finish in 20:11.5.

The teams are schedule to race in today's Peak Invite in Flagstaff at Buffalo Park.

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The Daily Sun Sports staff contributed to this roundup.


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