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Game Recap

Bronco's Run Past Gila Monsters

Roswell, NM --

The loss column continues to add up for the Gila Monsters, who dropped another close game. Eastern Arizona College lost to New Mexico Military Institute, 24-13, Saturday, at Colt Stadium. The Broncos scored 17 points on two touchdowns and a field goal during the first quarter of play.

The Monsters put touchdowns on the board in the third, but the Broncos put together a third-quarter drive to make the score 24-6. The Monsters got a TD with 12:06 left to play for the final score of the game.

EAC had 13 first downs, rushed for 160 yards on 43 carries, passed for 100 yards and turned the ball over four times. The Broncos finished with 20 first downs, ran for 155 on 34 carries, passed for 214 yards and turned the ball over three times.

Ryheem Dixon, who replaced Ker Sean Wilson at quarterback for the Monsters in the first quarter, went 6 for 12 in passing for 90 yards with two interceptions. Quinn Billerman for the Broncos went 16 for 30 for 214 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Greg Morris carried the ball for the Broncos 22 times for 136 yards.

Rudy Verdugo led the Monsters with six carries for 57 yards, followed by Nehemiah Coward with five rushes for 43 yards. Ryheem Dixon carried the ball 14 times for 37 yards, and Silas Jefferson rushed seven times for 29 yards. Hunter Udall for the Monsters had one catch for 43 yards and Serge Trezy had one for 25 yards. Andrew Johnson had six catches for 106 yards for the Broncos, and his teammate, Sanchez Lofton ,had one catch for 49 yards.

Top tacklers for the Monsters were Marcus Gaddy with nine, Cameron Walton with seven and Carl Williams with six.

Next up for the Gila Monsters (1-4) is the Phoenix Community College Bears (0-4) on the road Saturday, Sept. 28.

Jay David Murphy sportsguy@eacourier.com

Eastern Arizona Courier