Opening kick sets tone as Cowboys rout Miners

Chaparral’s Antonio Thomas returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and added a 48-yard scoring run as the Cowboys (1-8, 1-6 Northeast) routed visiting Sunrise Mountain (0-9, 0-7) 40-6 on Thursday.

Jacob Barr threw TD passes of 28, 41 and 33 yards to Toure Williams.

Karlventz Thegenus led the Chaparral ground game with 139 yards on 17 carries. He also returned an interception 84 yards for a score.