Saturday’s final game of the Sammy Baugh Classic had one of the most intriguing matchups in the event’s history: a battle between a pair of perennial Class 4A playoff teams located more than 600 miles apart.
And in the first quarter alone, it had a 65-yard kickoff return to open the game plus a Classic-record 82-yard punt and a safety.
But the game ultimately proved to be onesided, as Everman easily defeated El Paso Del Valle 48-10.
Everman never trailed, but Del Valle — after its 82-yard punt that rolled dead at the 1 — got a safety to pull with 6-2. And after scoring runs by Everman’s Reggie Kincaid and Derrion Alexander, Del Valle got back within 20-10 on a scoring pass of its own.
But Alexander and Kin-caid each scored again to make it 34-10 at halftime, and the Bulldogs added two more touchdowns in the third quarter to finish the rout. Alexander, Everman’s quarterback, accounted for close to 200 yards passing, running and returning kicks to earn team MVP honors while Kincaid had 140 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Dominick Cook and Domonique Collins also scored for Everman, which had 22 first downs and out-gained the Conquistadores 471-276 in what was the first Classic appearance for both teams. Everman — which has former Sweetwater athlete Justin Gee on its coach-ing staff — is scheduled to return here in Week 0 of the 2013 season to play another El Paso team.
Steven Montez’s 17-yard pass to Jose Rascon accoun-ted for El Paso Del Valle’s only touchdown. But recei-ver Jacob Robles, who had 149 yards on just six catch-es including a 71-yarder that nearly led to a score before halftime, was team MVP.
SAMMY BAUGH CLASSIC
Everman 48, El Paso Del Valle 10
Score by Quarters
Del Valle 2 8 0 0 — 10
Everman 13 21 14 0 — 48
EV — Reggie Kincaid 10 run (pass failed)
DV — Safety, Everman runner is tackled in end zone
EV — Kincaid 2 run (Aroldo Cruz kick)
EV — Derrion Alexander 9 run (Cruz kick)
DV — Jose Rascon 17 pass from Steven Montez (Run good)
EV — Alexander 76 run (Cruz kick)
EV — Kincaid 19 run (Cruz kick)
EV — Dominick Cook 66 run (Cruz kick)
EV — Domonique Collins 1 run (Cruz kick)
First Downs 9 22
Rushes-Yards 27-33 42-360
Passing Yards 243 111
Total Yards 276 471
Passes 15-29-1 5-6-0
Punts 7-40 4-39
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-1
Penalties 4-45 3-20
Rushing — Del Valle: Steven Montez 6-(-20), Tommy Aguon 7-17, Jose Rascon 8-17, Andy Rubio 5-26, Jimmy Palacios 1-(-7). Everman: Chris Stafford 5-6, Reggie Kincaid 16-140, Alton Rackstraw 2-0, Dominick Cook 4-89, Derrion Alexander 4-84, Domonique Collins 10-35, Marquise Hareman 1-6.
Passing — Del Valle: Steven Montez 15-29-1—243. Everman: Derrion Alexander 4-5-0—87, Reggie Kincaid 1-1-0–24.
Receiving — Del Valle: Esteban Martinez 3-49, Jose Rascon 2-25, Jacob Robles 6-149, Mauri Calvo 1-2, Jimmy Palacios 2-12, Andy Rubio 1-6. Everman: Landon Jones 1-32, Mallory Franklin 1-22, Dominick Cook 1-23, Reggie Kincaid 1-10, Chris Stafford 1-24.