They saved the best for last, could’ve been the theme for Perry’s High School’s football game last Friday, Oct. 20, as they romped the Iowa-Falls Alden Cadets (1-9,- 1-6) 62-13.
The Bluejays’ seniors delivered their biggest statement of the year and left it all out on the Cadets’ home turf.
Four seniors accounted for 56 of the total points with senior quarterback Alexis Garrido leading the way with a six touchdown night.
Garrido let both his arms and legs do the talking as he threw for three scores and added another three on the ground.
He finished 10-for-13 through the air for 213 yards including a 77 yard score to senior Reece Dunlap.
Dunlap was Garrido’s favorite receiver of the night as the pair connected four times for 122 yards and two scores.
Fellow senior Brandon Kenyon and Jacob Huffman tallied a combined four receptions. Kenyon finished with three receptions for 46 yards and a score while Huffman caught one for eight yards. Junior Kaleb Olejniczak caught three passes for 45 yards.
On the ground Dulap led a rotating group of five runners in yards with 69 on just four carries and one score. Garrido finished second with 57 yards on 13 carries but had three touchdowns.
Senior Mark Campos also got in the mix with 10 rushes for 23 yards, senior Donald Chavez finished with two carries for eight yards, Olejniczak had 12 yards in six attempts and junior Justin Stammer had one carry for two yards.
Perry’s defensive unit led by Campos’ team leading nine total tackles, eight solo, recorded a sack, and four interceptions with Dunlap and sophomore Cole Snyder returning one each for six points. As a unit the squad finished with 39 total tackles, 32 solo tackles, 14 tackle assists.
In the kicking game, senior German Alvaranga closed out his Perry career with a 6-for-9 performance on PATs.
Friday night’s win gave Perry four wins to just five losses in a season for the first time since 2013 and in Class 3A District 2 they finish with a 3-5 record.