The Benson Bobcats dropped their second consecutive game Friday, falling to host Arizona Lutheran Academy 49-14 in prep football action.

"Arizona Lutheran Academy is a good football team, and when you have mistakes against a good football team it usually hurts more," commented Benson Head Coach Chris Determan. "We need to be able to overcome adversity when it happens in a game. We played better and more relaxed in the second half."

The Bobcats scored six first-quarter points but trailed 21-6 at the end of the first period and 42-6 at the end of the first half. The Bobcats scored eight points in the third quarter and ALA scored seven third-quarter points to cap the scoring.

The Bobcats rushed for 136 yards on 35 carries. Travis Barney was Benson's top ground gainer with 64 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Barney also completed nine of 16 pass attempts for 140 yards. Derek Elsmore was the top receiver with three catches for 87 yards.

Defensively, Brendon Benton led the Bobcats with six tackles and an assist and Austin Avila had seven tackles.

The loss drops the Bobcats to 3-2 headed into Friday's road game against the San Manuel Miners.


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