Snow Gets Win over Scottsdale
September 30, 2012
EPHRAIM—Scottsdale Community College scored first in both halves, but No. 12 ranked Snow College did all the rest of the scoring as the Badgers crushed the Fighting Artichokes 52 – 14 Saturday afternoon in a key Western States Football League match up. Sophomore quarterback Christian Stewart had a career day throwing for 452 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Badgers.
Stewart connected with tight end Evan Moeai for scores from 32 and 14 yards, and spread around the wealth also throwing scoring strikes to Frank Sanft (2 yards), Damond Powell (87 yards) and Brayden Loertscher (35 yards). Ten different receivers had catches for the Badgers, Powell leading the way with four receptions for 200 yards.
“For Christian this was only really his fifth start in a long stretch,” said Snow head coach Tyler Hughes. “He had a red shirt year and went on a (LDS) mission, so it’s been a long time since he’s been a starter. This was a big day for him.”
Stewart was 20-for-33 passing and was not intercepted. In the fourth quarter he was replaced by Karson Casteel who was 3-for-5 for 35 yards. The Badgers had 626 yards of total offense, 123 of that coming on 24 carries by Breon Allen who had a 14-yard touchdown. Kalama Molisi added 44 yards and a touchdown on six carries for Snow.
Scottsdale, ranked No. 15 nationally coming into the game, scored first on a 17-yard pass from Jordan Gehrke to Martwon Weaver. But Snow scored five times to lead 35 – 7 at halftime, the last a 14-yard pass from Stewart to Moeai finishing off an 8-play, 99-yard drive with 18 seconds remaining before the break.
For the first time this year the Snow defense did not score, but kept the high powered Scottsdale offense out of sync most of the day. Scottsdale finished with 341 yards on 25-of-53 passing, but had minus-45 yards rushing as the Badgers recorded 10 sacks. Levi Thompson and Tre James each had a pair of sacks while Shawn Sharkey and Kapena Clark each had interceptions.
Snow is now 2-0 in WSFL play and 4-1 overall. Scottsdale drops to 0-2 and 3-2.