McEvoy leads AWC past NMMI
For the second week in a row, Arizona Western quarterback Tanner McEvoy was the Matadors’ leading rusher.
But his ground game still paled in comparison to what he did through the air.
McEvoy threw for 331 yards and five touchdowns and added two on the ground as the Matadors pulled away from New Mexico Military Institute in the second half Saturday in a 59-30 win at Roswell, N.M.
The freshman quarterback completed 26 of 34 passes and did not throw an interception, amassing 84 yards on the ground and having a hand in all but one score for the Matadors (7-1 overall, 6-1 Western States Football League).
AWC trailed the Broncos early but tied the game at 17-17 on a 20-yard fly sweep from McEvoy to Tremaine McCullough. McEvoy opened the second half with a pair of touchdowns runs in the first eight minutes, then added a pair of touchdown passes to Andre O’Neil for a 45-17 lead.
O’Neil finished with seven catches for 81 yards, while Shaquan Curenton had 150 yards on six catches.
Sam Wren had two sacks for the Matadors and has 11 1/2 on the year.
The Matadors close their season out at home Saturday against Snow, likely with a shot at a fourth straight WSFL title on the line.