Benson beats Willcox 68-0 to remain undefeated


Nick Hernandez plays football, basketball & baseball for Benson. (Andy Morales/

Nick Hernandez plays football, basketball & baseball for Benson. (Andy Morales/


They call it the Seney-Lohman Trophy and Benson has been battling Willcox for a chance to hoist the Golden Football since 1961. The Cowboys have a 31-22-2 edge over the Bobcats but Benson has won the last four in row including a 68-0 win on Friday night.

Benson (6-0 overall, 1-0 in section play) came into their rivalry game as the top ranked Division V team in the state according to the AIA/MaxPreps seedings while Willcox (1-5, 0-1) has struggled with a team loaded with freshmen and sophomores. In fact, 15 of the Cowboys’ 25 active players are underclassmen including the quarterback, freshman Christian Brown….


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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at



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