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.