(Glendale)- Coming off a bitter tie, led by a sophomore quarterback and a back up tailback, worked out well for Arcadia Thursday night as they scored a 34-16 victory over Glendale at Moyse Stadium.
“We started four sophomores tonight,” said Apache coach Jon Dimalante. “And they did a nice job, Taylor (Lagace) led us once again.”
After falling behind 3-0 in the first quarter Lagace scored on a 16-yard hitch from Myles Carr to give Arcadia a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
It was another outstanding night for Lagace who grabbed eight passes for 115-yards and two touchdowns.
Carr, replacing the injured Garrett Tuck, went 13 of 20 for 236-yards and three touchdowns.
“He’s got a nice arm, good release, and is very athletic,” said Dimalante. “He’s filling in nicely for Garrett.”
In the second quarter back up tailback Everett Frazier (15-95-yards Td) highlighted a seven-play 74-yard drive with a key 23-yard run before going in from five yards to make the score 14-7.
The Nitros were led by quarterback Moises Chavez. The senior signal caller completed 23 of 36 passes for 264-yards to several receivers including Dillion Fuller who shook off two Apache defenders on the sideline and scored on a 27-yard pass-play with 4:11 left in the half.
With the gap closed to 14-10 and after a 14-yard loss on a fumble, Carr went to Lester Cheung. Starting from the Arcadia 21, Cheung began to shed tacklers. At the 40 he shed two more, at the 50 he broke free of a final defender and was gone to paydirt.
With 43-seconds remaining before the break, the Apaches drove in the dagger when Carr went again to Lagace for 22-yards and a 28-10 lead.
The teams traded scores in the fourth. Glendale’s Anthony Patero scored on a one-yard run and Arcadia’s Rodney Arnett (13-114-yards Td), who did the bulk of the ball carrying in the second half, scored on a 50-yard run with 3:46 to play.
The Apaches improved to 1-2-1, while the Nitros fell to 1-3.