After thoroughly dominating Mohave in the Golden Shovel Game, the Lake Havasu football team is rewarded with a bye week on its schedule this week.

The Knights (2-1) will return to action on Friday, Sept. 20 with a road game against Moon Valley (0-2).

Lake Havasu routed Mohave 38-13 last Friday to retain the Golden Shovel and improve to 37-14 all-time against their biggest rivals. The Knights held a 32-0 lead at halftime.

Junior quarterback Cole Fuller put on masterful performance, completing 22 of 31 passes for 382 yards with five touchdown passes and one interception.

Fuller has thrown for 888 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions through three games this season.

His two main targets, senior wide receivers Jayden Azar and Jace Taylor, put up video game-like numbers against the Thunderbirds. Azar caught 11 passes for 135 and three touchdowns while Taylor recorded eight receptions for 200 yards and two scores. Azar also scored on four 2-point conversions.

Taylor is up to 414 receiving yards on the season, while Azar has 253.

The Knights’ aerial assault was backed by a dominant effort on defense as Lake Havasu forced five turnovers (three fumbles and two interceptions) against Mohave. Senior linebacker Joshua Nelson led the way with 15 total tackles and now has 54 through three games.

Lake Havasu’s defense has now forced 12 turnovers this season.

The Knights’ next home game is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27 against Thunderbird and is homecoming.


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