September 18, 2012Great American Rivalry Series
The Chaparral Cowboys hosted the Eldorado Sun Devils in Nevada’s second oldest high school football rivalry. The meeting between the two schools did not disappoint the fans. The Cowboys snapped a three-game losing streak in the series and tripled their win total from the past three years at 3-1 overall.
Chaparral opened up the scoring with the first touchdown and succeeding in the 2-point conversion. The Eldorado Sun Devils were quick to respond running down the field, getting close to the end-zone with 8:00 left in the first quarter but then fumbled the ball on the 20-yard line. The Cowboys defense recovered the ball resulting in another touchdown for Chaparral. Within a minute into the second quarter the Cowboys scored another touchdown. Eldorado answered back again, this time making it in the end-zone scoring their first touchdown. A missed extra point puts the score at 30-14, Chaparral leading going into the half.
The Sun Devils could not keep the Cowboys out of the end zone in the second half, Chaparral’s Antonio Thomas rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in leading the Cowboys to a 52-14 win. The players rushed the field taking home the “Cleat” and their first ever Great American Rivalry Series Trophy.
The most valuable player of the game was Chaparral’s quarterback Jason Johnson who had 11 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown, and passed for 137 yards with two scoring strikes.