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Badgers beat Mohave 55-0 on Homecoming; Nelson-Young named king and queen
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Prescott football player Brayden Nelson stands with Maddie Young after being named the 2020 Homecoming king and queen for Prescott High School on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The Badgers beat Mohave 55-0. (Missy Townsend/Courtesy)

Prescott football player Brayden Nelson stands with Maddie Young after being named the 2020 Homecoming king and queen for Prescott High School on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The Badgers beat Mohave 55-0. (Missy Townsend/Courtesy)

PRESCOTT — Nathan Wright scored four touchdowns, Brayden Nelson recovered a fumble off a muffed snap for a score and the Prescott football team scored 41 unanswered points in the first half to beat Mohave 55-0 on Friday night.

It is the second straight victory for the Badgers (2-3, 2-3 Grand Canyon) after they started the fall campaign 0-3.

Wright opened the game’s scoring with touchdown in the first quarter that was set up by Prescott blocked punt, then Cody Leopold made it 14-0 on a 43-yard touchdown run. Wright added another score before the first quarter expired, making it 21-0.

In the second quarter, Nelson recovered a fumble off a bad Mohave snap and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown, his second defensive score in as many weeks after returning a Pic-6 74 yards against Flagstaff in Week 4.

Wright scored his third rushing touchdown of the night on a 1-yard run with 5:27 left in the second quarter to make it 34-0 Badgers, then quarterback Wyatt Snyder found him on a 23-yard pass for a score to put Prescott up 41-0 and they never looked back.

HOMECOMING KING-QUEEN

Friday night’s 55-0 win over Mohave wasn’t the only celebrating the Badgers did as Nelson was named 2020 Homecoming king with Maddie Young as his queen.

UP NEXT

Prescott travels to cross-town rival Bradshaw Mountain (3-2, 3-2 Grand Canyon) in Week 6 action Friday, Nov. 6. The Bears are coming off a 38-14 loss to Coconino (5-0, 4-0 Grand Canyon), which only needs a win against their rivals in Flagstaff in Week 7 on Nov. 13 to claim their second-straight region title.

Kickoff Friday night between the Bears and Badgers is set for 7 p.m. in Prescott Valley.

Mohave (0-5, 0-5 Grand Canyon) hosts Greenway in Week 6. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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