STAMFORD — It took a combined 15 penalties, nine fumbles, countless leg cramps and nearly three hours on a rain-sopped field to finally complete. But through it all, a very young Stamford team executed enough of its game plan to remain unbeaten in a 28-9 win over area rival Haskell on Friday at SHS.
Christian Duran threw for 127 yards and one score and Kaston Vega rushed for 77 yards and two more touchdowns to lead Stamford (2-0), which took an early 14-0 lead and never relinquished it.
Hampered by five fumbles (losing three) and nine flags for 105 yards, the Bulldogs still outgained Haskell 282-194 by limiting Haskell quarterback Marquise Johnson to only 60 yards on 24 carries. Johnson entered the game as the leading rusher in the Big Country, after charting 195 yards on 38 carries in a season-opening win over New Home last week.