Chaparral takes season opener 44-22 from Bonanza

Chaparral quarterback Santiago Vialpando completed 16 of 25 passes for 273 yards, including two touchdowns to Devin Gaddy, to power the Cowboys past Bonanza.

Vialpando found Gaddy on the game’s first play from scrimmage for a 54-yard TD strike down the right sideline. The Cowboys (1-0) led 8-0 after Jacob Ford’s 2-point conversion run.

Bonanza answered on its ensuing drive with a 55-yard run by Ricardo Hill, and added a 2-point run by Ammon Montenegro to tie it at 8-8 early in the first quarter.

Ford supplied a 3-yard TD plunge, and Vialpando connected with Kentrell Petite on a slant over the middle for a 35-yard TD to put the Cowboys up 22-8 at the end of the first quarter.

Bonanaza quarterback Cannon Reid tossed a 6-yard TD pass to R.J. McCarter to cut the lead to 22-14 with 6:33 left in the second quarter.

Chaparral’s TyRay Collins scooped a fumble four minutes later and raced for a 77-yard score to put the Cowboys up 28-14 at the half.

Vialpando hit Gaddy for a 12-yard score, and Ford added a 1-yard TD run to put the game away in the second half for Chaparral.

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