HS FOOTBALL: Central 48, Hinkley 23

By: Tom Giles Email
By: Tom Giles Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Taylor Sanchez accounted for six Central touchdowns as the Warriors beat up on Hinkley, 48-23 for their first win of the season.

In front of a homecoming crowd at Stocker Stadium, the Warriors watched the Thunderbirds jump out to a 10-0 lead thanks in large part to wide receiver Jon Newsom who had a 56-yard reception and a 73-yard touchdown reception.

But Sanchez took over from there. He scrambled for a 26-yard score to put Central on the board, and then punched one in from inside the 1-yard line to give the Warriors a 14-10 lead. After Hinkley QB Mike Davis hit Newsom with another TD pass, Sanchez responded with another QB sneak from the 1-yard line to make it 21-17 Central.

Hinkley (1-3) had a chance to take the lead before halftime but Davis was picked off in the endzone by Trevor Ketchum-Marlow. The senior also recovered a fumble earlier in the half which was caused by Tyler Hernandez.

After trailing 17-14, the Warriors (1-3) outscored Hinkley 34-6 the rest of the way.

Vern McGee's team will kick-off league play on September 30th against Fruita Monument.

For highlights from the Central vs. Hinkley game, click on the video link above.


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