Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 | 11:27 a.m.
The game felt like it was over after the first quarter.
The Basic High football team forced four turnovers against host Cimarron-Memorial and opened with 19 unanswered points, easily winning what was supposed to be a closely-contested game, 44-19.
The turnovers gave Basic a short field to work with, helping them score three first-quarter touchdowns and build a 19-0 advantage.
After losing to Liberty in the season opener, Basic has scored more than 40 points in consecutive weeks in winning both games. More important, they’ve given up just three touchdowns in their last eight quarters.
“They kids were flying around (on defense),” Basic coach Jeff Cahill said. “We knew we had a young team. It was going to take (time) to get in rhythm.”
Aeneas McAllister connected with Josh Villaros on scoring strikes of about 30 and 50 yards in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
Sean White had two short touchdown runs for Basic, which limited Cimarron to less than 200 yards of offense.
“The kids are building confidence. They are getting better,” Cahill said.
The confidence will be tested next week when Basic plays No. 3 ranked Arbor View.