SAGINAW - Alvarado Fell behind 21-0 in the second quarter and never could recover as Saginaw Boswell got its first win of the season Friday, 42-23.
Boswell scored on plays of 25, 60 and 27 yards before Alvarado scored on a 22-yard pass from Ty Raby to Kyle Kirkland late in the second quarter.
Boswell added two third quarter scores for a 35-7 lead as the teams headed into the fourth quarter.
Alvarado mounted a small comeback with Broan Hart scoring on a 4-yard run and Tristian Fuentes scoring on a 10-yard pass from Raby.
The Pioneers put the game away for good midway through the fourth quarter when Paul Jacobs caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Harrist — his fourth of the game.
Alvarado got a safety late in the fourth quarter to pull within 19, but that was as close as the Indians would get.
Raby threw for 216 yards and Thomas Head ran for 143 yards in the loss.
Alvarado does not play this week before opening district Sept. 28 against Crowley.
Springtown beats JV with late touchdown
The Alvarado High School junior varsity football team lost a tough one to Springtown Sept. 6 at Charles Head Stadium, 8-7.
The Indians struck first with a 13-yard touchdown run by Nathan Blackstock. Travis Pruitt kicked the extra point to put Alvarado on the scoreboard.
The Indians held the lead up until Springtown’s next to last offensive possession late in the fourth quarter, when Springtown scored on a 5-yard touchdown pass and added the two-point conversion.
Kevin Handy had 18 carries for 73 yards; Britt Beam had one carry for two yards, Nathan Blackstock carried the ball six times for 31 yards and scored the touchdown. Jacob Brown had one carry for 15 yards and Travis Pruitt had one carry for seven yards and one fumble.
In passing, Britt Beam had one of six for four yards and Travis Pruitt, two of seven for 28 yards.
Nathan Blackstock had one catch for four yards, Jacob Brown, two catches for 28 yards.
C.J. Ford, Anthony Torres, Jesus Gonzales, Sam Loya, Damarcus Rice and George Cole each had four tackles. Daniel Johnston and Mark Garcia had three tackles; Ray Miller and Denzel Lewis each had two. Billy Flippin, Andy Mills, Britt Beam and T.J. Pena each had one.
Trent Ingram had two kickoff returns for 10 yards, Sam Loya had one interception with no return and Jesus Gonzales had one interception with a 34-yard return. Ray Miller punted one time for 35 yards and George Cole punted one time for 21 yards.
Total offensive yards for Springtown were 182, with 160 total yards for the Indians.