Chiefs blown out by Saratoga

Sep 24, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

Wyoming Indian fell to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the Class 1-A West conference after a 47-6 loss to Saratoga in Carbon County on Friday.

The Chiefs fell behind 6-0 early in the game on a 30-yard run by Sam Schneider, but struck via the long ball on the very next series on a 67-yard pass to Carlos Menjivar from Mearl Goodnight to knot the game at six.

The quick score was a wakeup call for the Panthers, who scored two more times in the opening period on runs of 10 and eight yards by Kyler Miller to build a 21-6 lead at the end of the first period.

When the Chiefs adjusted to slow Miller, Schneider took over and tallied a pair of second-period scores on runs of one and 17 yards.

The Panthers were effective through the air as well, with Schneider scoring his third and fourth touchdowns of the game on receptions of three and 25 yards, both from quarterback Wyatt Cox.

The Chiefs were ineffective on the ground, gaining just 11 yards on 19 rushing attempts, while Saratoga amassed 273 yards on 43 attempts in an offense that controlled the clock for much of the game.

The Chiefs were more effective through the air with quarterback Mearl Goodnight connecting for 95 yards on just three passes but he was intercepted four times in 22 attempts on the night.

The Chiefs travel to unbeaten and second-ranked Cokeville, a team they have never beaten on Friday, while Saratoga faces Shoshoni on the road.

Wyoming Indian 6 0 0 0 - 6

Saratoga 21 20 6 0 - 47

1st quarter

SAR: Sam Schneider 30-run (run failed)

WI - Carlos Menjivar 67-pass from Mearl Goodnight (run failed)

SAR- Kyler Miller 10-run (Dalton Peterson kick)

SAR- Kyler Miller 8-run (Jackson Cor pass from Peterson)

2nd quarter

SAR- Sam Schneider 1-run (pass failed)

SAR- Sam Schneider 17-run (Wyatt Cox pass from Sam Schneider)

SAR- Wyatt Cox 3-pass from Sam Schneider (pass failed)

3rd quarter

SAR- Wyatt Cox 25-pass from Sam Schneider (run failed)

Total Offense: Wyoming Indian 106, Saratoga 399

Rushing Offense: Wyoming Indian 19-11, Saratoga 43-273

Passing Offense: Wyoming Indian 95, Saratoga 126

Individual Rushing: Wyoming Indian - Underwood 2-9, Tillman 1-7, Rhodes 1-2, Menjivar 1-0, Mearl Goodnight 3-(-2), Hiissiis Goodnight 11-(-5). Saratoga - Miller 11-112, Schneider 10-73, Gilbert 1-3, Peterson 6-33, Dew 3-10, Seahorn 1-9, Love 2-8, Foley 3-(-4), Smith 1-(-4)

Individual Passing: Wyoming Indian - Mearl Goodnight 3-22-4 95. Saratoga - Schneider 4-6-0 74, Peterson 1-1-0 34, Miller 1-1-0 18, Love 0-1-1 0.

Individual Receiving: Wyoming Indian - Menjivar 2-71, H. Goodnight 1-24; Saratoga - Cox 4-83, Love 1-25, Peterson 1-18.

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