Blackmon throws three TD passes as Sundevils top Miners


Eldorado's Nicholas Blackmon threw three touchdown passes to propel the Sundevils (2-4, 1-3 Northeast) to a 42-28 home win over Sunrise Mountain (0-6, 0-4) on Thursday.

Javeon Nihipali hauled in TD catches of 20 and 13 yards, and John Newman added a 20-yarder.

Justin Brown had a 15-yard TD run and an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown for the Sundevils, and O’Darius Mitchell scored on an 11-yard run.

Sunrise Mountain’s A’Keem Ross scoredon runs of 6, 10 and 11 yards and a 48-yard punt return.

Eldorado 42, Sunrise Mountain 28
Sunrise Mountain    7    0    14    7    –28
Eldorado                 14    6    14    8    –42
First Quarter
SM—Ross 6 run (Ramirez kick).
Eld—J. Nihipali 20 pass from Blackmon (Montoya kick).
Eld—J. Nihipali 13 pass from Blackmon (Montoya kick).
Second Quarter
Eld—Brown 15 run (kick failed).
Third Quarter
SM—Ross 48 punt return (Ramirez kick).
Eld—Brown 80 punt return (Montoya kick).
SM—Ross 10 run (Ramirez kick).
Eld—Newman 20 pass from Blackmon (Montoya kick).
Fourth Quarter
SM—Ross 11 run (Ramirez kick).
Eld—Mitchell 11 run (Nihipali run).
Individual Statistics
RUSHING—Sunrise Mountain, Young 17-53, Stegall 1-2, Calloway 4-15, Ross 7-71. Eldorado, Brown 14-47, Davis 4-22, Mitchell 1-11.
PASSING—Sunrise Mountain, Moore 19-25-0 192. Eldorado, Blackmon 9-12-1 96.
RECEIVING—Sunrise Mountain, Ross 5-76, Manning 2-50, Doyle 1-27, Young 6-11, Calloway 4-28. Eldorado, J. Nihipali 4-57, Brown 1-3, Mitchell 2-31, Davis 2-5.