Bennett scores five TDs as Spartans top Trailblazers

Cimarron-Memorial senior Maurice Bennett scored four touchdowns in his first five touches on Friday and added another score in the second half as the Spartans dominated visiting Durango, 48-7.

Bennett raced the opening kickoff 91 yards for a score. Durango (0-1) answered with a six-play, 61-yard scoring drive, capped by a 35-yard pitch for a touchdown by Leontre Austin to tie it at 7-7.

Bennett returned the ensuing kickoff 79 yards for a TD and added scoring runs of 1 yard and 26 yards to push the lead to 28-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Cimarron’s Armond Whitney supplied a 2-yard TD plunge late in the second quarter, and teammate Stone Stevenson provided a juggling interception which gave the Spartans (2-0) the ball on Durango’s 15-yard line. Quarterback Derek Morefield connected three plays later with wideout Joe Tito for a TD strike over the middle to make it 41-7 at halftime.

Bennett capped a 60-yard drive, keyed by a 37-yard pass to Tito, with a 29-yard TD run to cap the scoring early in the third quarter.

Whitney finished with 62 yards rushing, and Stevenson was 5 for 6 on extra points.

Austin tallied 82 yards rushing, and Daniel Medina had an interception for Durango.

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