The Arapahoe Warriors played their first home game this past week. They hosted the Elm Creek Buffaloes on Friday, August 31.
The Warriors took half of the first quarter to get their offense into the end zone. Carson Schroeder was the first to put points on the scoreboard. He caught Gentry Anderson’s pass and took it in for a 29-yard touchdown. Anderson threw his second touchdown at the end of the first quarter. He connected with Yordi Gutierrez for a 32-yard touchdown. Arapahoe had a 16-0 lead after the first quarter. The Buffaloes cut into the Warriors lead midway through the second. Kasten McCarter ran the ball in from nine yards out. On the ensuing drive, Arapahoe drove down the field for another score. Anderson ran the ball for 22 yards for a touchdown. The Warriors had a 24-6 lead at the half.
Carson Schroeder found his way to the end zone for the second time of the game. He scored early in the third quarter with a 10-yard run. Elm Creek answered in 13 seconds. McCarter connected with Trey Miner for a 20-yard touchdown. Xavier Perez scored with three minutes left in the third quarter on a 14-yard run. The Warriors were hanging on to a 32-20 lead going into the fourth quarter. Kasten McCarter ran the ball in from three yards out to cut Arapahoe’s lead to one score. The Warriors held on for the last five minutes to capture a 32-26 win over the Buffaloes.
Arapahoe finished with 340 yards of total offense. They had 68 yards passing, but they used their focused running attack to pile up 272 yards rushing. Arapahoe did have three turnovers. Gentry Anderson was 3-11 for 68 yards and two touchdowns to go with his 131 yards and one score on 28 carries. Carson Schroeder had 131 yards and a score on 18 carries and 29 yards and one touchdown on one reception. Yordi Gutierrez had two receptions, 39 yards, and one score.
Arapahoe allowed 304 yards against Elm Creek. The Buffaloes had 268 yards rushing behind Xavier Perez’s 167 yards. The Warriors forced four turnovers, three fumbles and one interception. Branigan Schaben led the team with 17 total tackles. Gentry Anderson added 15 tackles. Skyler Warburton had seven tackles with two for a loss and one sack.
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