Nyssa sprints to rout over Pilgrims

New Plymouth’s Luke Eames (left) and Coby Williams battle against the Nyssa offensive line in the first half of a non-league game Friday night in Nyssa. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

NYSSA – It was a simple running play, off the left side, but the moment Nyssa running back Jose Sanchez’s legs began to churn, he saw daylight.

Silhouetted against a falling sun turned blood red by smoke, Sanchez plunged ahead, cut back a step and then ran straight for the end zone and a 57-yard Nyssa touchdown.

The game against New Plymouth was barely three minutes old and the Bulldogs already held the momentum.

Sanchez put all the praise for his touchdown on his teammates.

“The . . .