Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 | 12:19 a.m.
When the Cimarron-Memorial High football team’s offense finally took the field Friday near the end of the first quarter against Durango, the Spartans had already scored 14 points.
Maurice Bennett had kickoff returns of 80 and 75 yards to account for those points, adding three rushing touchdowns and 52 yards rushing on five carries in a 48-7 victory.
Cimarron didn’t have far to go on that first possession, either. Adam Mitchell returned a punt about 45 yards to the Durango 1 yard line, easily setting up another touchdown.
Later in the game, Joe Tito caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Derek Morefield, and Armod Whitney scored on a 30-yard run.
Cimarron limited Durango to about 120 yards of total offense.
Cimarron improved to 2-0, but “we still have a lot to work on,” coach John Parcells said. “Defense and special teams were great. But we had a lot of mental errors on offense.”