Vandals pull off victory over Alchesay at Homecoming

Susanne Jerome/Arizona Silver Belt The Miami Vandals push the ball down the field in a 46-44 victory over Alchesay during their Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 24.

The Miami Vandals picked up a thrilling 46-44 victory over Alchesay on Friday night. On a night when Miami celebrated its 2021 Homecoming, the Vandals (2-3) and Falcons (3-1) marched up and down the field and traded touchdowns all game.

Gabe Escobedo had two long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter for the Vandals, including a 60-yard dash with 29 seconds left. Escobedo finished with four rushing touchdowns as well as a passing touchdown to Abram Castaneda.

Escobedo had 177 rushing yards on 12 carries, while Jaime Pena rushed for a touchdown and 66 yards on five carries. Escobedo added 101 passing yards.

Miami opens Region play this Friday when the Vandals play at Arete Prep.