Dolores football crushes Ignacio

Chaz Thompson, a Dolores senior, tied the state mark for most interceptions returned for touchdown in a single game last Friday at Ignacio.

Thompson returned three interceptions for three touchdowns and had six TDs overall in leading Dolores to a convincing 47-6 road win at Ignacio. It was the season finale for both teams in 1A Southern Peaks League action.

Thompson scored his first pick-6 with 4:25 left in the first quarter — a 58-yard return against Ignacio (2-7) quarterback Adison Jones. His second came with 9:23 left in the second quarter — a 13-yarder off Jones, putting Dolores (4-5) ahead 14-0 (after Moki Youngquist’s second consecutive extra-point kick). Thompson’s third, a 99-yarder off Jones, ended the contest with no time left on the clock at Ignacio High School Field.

On offense, Thompson also scored on TD rushes of 48 yards, with 6:46 left in the second; 37, with 4:37 left in the second; and, 1-yard, with 7:03 left in the third. Thompson’s third rushing TD enacted the 40-point, mercy-rule running clock after Youngquist’s extra point gave Dolores a 41-0 lead.

Cody Carroll scored the other touchdown for Dolores.

Thompson, a Montezuma-Cortez transfer, rushed for 109 yards on only four carries with six touchdowns. He had three interceptions and six tackles on defense.

SOURCE: (Category No. 108, listed under ‘Miscellaneous’ on chsaa.org. Shared record holder; Bill Carpenter, Idalia High School, Oct. 8, 1988).