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Photos: Montezuma-Cortez defeats Bayfield in homecoming game

Tay Wheat breaks away from the Bayfield defense for a score Friday, Oct. 6 in Cortez. Charles Cook/Special to The Journal
Junior Tay Wheat breaks the school’s touchdown record

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers got out to an early 19-12 lead in the first quarter of their homecoming game Friday, Oct. 6, and led 27-18 at the half.

The Panthers then outscored the Wolverines 24-6 in the second half to win 51-24.

Junior Tay Wheat broke the school record with seven rushing touchdowns, including five from over 25 yards out, to help the Panthers to their third straight win.