On the flip side, Flagstaff held Mingus scoreless in Week 1 and weathered a Bradshaw comeback in Week 2 to win in OT off a short Luis Jaramillo touchdown run to win it.
During his team’s home opener in Week 1, Flagstaff’s Jace Wetzel (85) breaks up a Mingus Union pass and nearly brings down the interception at Cromer Stadium at Coconino High School.
In the win over Bradshaw, the Flagstaff’s offense was clicking and playing the way Hanley and his coaching staff envisioned heading into the year.
Quarterback Morgan Bewley was settled in. He threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns on just 7-of-11 passing. Following a turnover-plagued opener against Mingus, Bewley was composed and had zero giveaways against Bradshaw.
A big reason for Bewley’s bounce-back game was because his best option and running mate Jaramillo was healthy. Jaramillo was knocked out of the Mingus game in the first half. He came back against Bradshaw with his normal workload and stat line of 195 rushing yards on 27 carries.
“We executed just about everything better than the week before,” Hanley said. “It doesn’t mean we still didn’t make mistakes, but as far as across the board we were a much better team against a much better team — no disrespect to Mingus, but Bradshaw Mountain was a really good football team.”
Flagstaff: The Eagles (2-0, 2-0 4A Grand Canyon) kick off against Mohave (0-2, 0-2 4A Grand Canyon) at 7:30 p.m. in Bullhead City.