Silverado used a dominant first-half performance to rush to a 45-14 victory over host Desert Oasis Friday.
The Skyhawks outscored Desert Oasis 31-0 in the first half, getting huge contributions from tailback Deyon McKinney and quarterback Jarrett Alipio. McKinney scored three times in the first two quarters, with two short runs and a highlight-reel 73-yard reception on a screen pass just before halftime. The senior finished with 161 yards rushing and 130 yards receiving.
Alipio broke free for a 54-yard touchdown run on the final play of the first quarter en route to 108 yards rushing to go along with 205 through the air. He threw a 42-yard scoring strike to Cyson Verville in the third quarter. Addison Lyon galloped for a 41-yard score for the Skyhawks (1-1) in the final quarter. Silverado finished with 400 yards on the ground and 605 total yards.
Junior quarterback Qwade Huff scored both Desert Oasis touchdowns on runs of 5 and 14 yards and accounted for 198 of the Diamondbacks’ 269 total yards of offense.Tyshon McClintock chipped in with 61 yards on the ground for Desert Oasis (0-3).