Longhorns roll past Wolverines in regular season finale

Battle Mountain's Wyatt Madalena rumbles into the end zone for a touchdown in the Longhorns' win over West Wendover on Thursday night in Battle Mountain.

Battle Mountain's Wyatt Madalena rumbles into the end zone for a touchdown in the Longhorns' win over West Wendover on Thursday night in Battle Mountain.

The Battle Mountain High School football team took care of business on Thursday night, on its way to hosting a first-round playoff game at Tim Knight Field.

The Longhorns raced out to a 21-0 lead against West Wendover and went on to win 42-6 to finish 6-1 in the Northern 2A and 6-3 overall.

After the teams traded turnovers on the cool and crisp night, Battle Mountain drove 59 yards behind a run from James Spealman and a pass from Jake Perrone to Angel Guadarrama. 

The drive concluded on a 23-yard pass from Perrone to freshman Chase Kutz in the corner of the end zone. 

Battle Mountain's Angel Guadarrama hauls in a catch during the first half of Thursday's game against West Wendover.

Blake Stuart added the extra point to make the score 7-0.

The Wolverines went nowhere on their next drive, which included two fumbles. 

Liam Bundrock ran back the ensuing punt 50 yards down to the 1-yard line, where Aden Payzant scored on the next play to push the lead to 13-0 with 2:42 left in the first quarter.

West Wendover went 3-and-out on its next drive and Battle Mountain quickly traveled 55 yards to add to the scoring. 

Sophomore Wyatt Madalena up from the junior varsity squad ran in from 5 yards out. 

Payzant added the 2-point conversion to increase the advantage to 21-0 with 10:15 to go in the first half.

The Wolverines came out of the halftime break and drove down the field, taking off four minutes off the clock before scoring a 5-yard run. 

That was as close as the Wolverines got.

After having a touchdown caked back on a penalty and another penalty a couple plays later, Battle Mountain eventually go back in the end zone on a 10-yard screen pass from Kail Bengoa to Stuart, as Stuart weaved himself through the West Wendover defense.

A James Spealman interception stopped the next Wolverine drive and the Longhorns needed just 38 yard to travel for its next score. 

Madalena added his second touchdown of the night on a 4-yard run to push the advantage to 36-6 with 1:18 left in the third quarter.

Battle Mountain's Jake Perrone throws a pass during Thursday's game against West Wendover.

Battle Mountain added a touchdown in the final seconds to account for the final points of the night.

Pershing County, Battle Mountain and Incline finished the Northern 2A at 6-1. 

Pershing County earned the No. 1 seed on the tiebreaker and hosts Coral Academy on Friday,

Battle Mountain will host Incline on Friday at 7 p.m. in the opening round of the NIAA 2A State Championships. 

As a reminder admission prices are set by the NIAA and student or booster passes will not be accepted.

Visit niaa.com/tickets to purchase State Championship tickets. 

Prices for adults are $12, students with valid school ID is $5,

In the Southern 2A, Lake Mead hosts White Pine and Needles hosts Lincoln County. 

In the state semifinals (Nov. 10-11), the North No. 1 will host the South No. 2 and the South No. 1 will host the North No. 2.