FARMINGTON — Navajo Prep's defensive front brought the heat, attacking the line of scrimmage to help scrap out a 20-14 win over Shiprock tonight at Eagle Stadium.
The Eagles blitzed early and often, forcing multiple hurried Shiprock plays.
It began with a fourth-down sack by Prep's Daniel Yazzie in the first quarter. Shiprock quarterback Kaleo Clah couldn't find an open target down the right side, so he shifted to the left scanning the field again for receivers before being taken down.
Shortly after, Prep's Lance Morris came up with an interception in the inner left crease. Clah felt pressure coming in from his blind side as he released the ball.
Later clinging to a 20-14 lead with about four-and-a-half minutes left in the fourth quarter, Prep's defense delivered in the red zone.
The Eagles again penetrated the line of scrimmage and drove toward Shiprock's blind side in the pocket. Shiprock's Morgan Nez, playing quarterback on fourth and goal at the Prep 9-yard line, threw a pass to the goal line, but it was incomplete.
Prep took over and held on for the win.
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