Mexico: Condors pulling away as playoffs loom

The Condors are beginning to pull away from the rest of the teams in  Mexico’s Liga De Football Americano Profesional after earning a comfortable 33-14 win over the visiting Mayas this past Sunday.

Quarterback Diego Pérez Arvizu was outstanding throwing four touchdown passes in the win.  Wide receiver Luis Humberto Lopez  hauled in two touchdown passes while Andrés Salgado and Rafael Gómez had one each. Alan Paoli kicked three extra points and two field goals.

For the Mayas, quarterback Alvaro Camacho threw a touchdown pass to Jair Viamontes while running back Omar Cojólum scored a major. Ángel Sánchez kicked both extra points.

The Condors struck early with Pérez Arvizu finding Salgado to open the scoring on the very first drive. Paoli increased the lead to 10-0 on the Condors next possession. But Camacho engineered a long drive, capping it with a touchdown pass to Viamontes to narrow the lead to 10-7.

Condors WR heading for the end zone Photo: Israel Vera

Pérez Arvizu wasted no time in the second quarter connecting with Gómez to up the lead to 17-7. Then Humberto Lopez scored the first of two touchdowns to give the Condors a 24-7 lead at the break.

The Mayas came back to open the third quarter with Cojólum rumbling into the end zone to close the gap to 24-14.

However,  Humberto López scored again on a pass from Pérez Arvizu and the lead was now 30-14 with little time on the clock.

Paoli added a field goal for good measure.

The Mayas switched quarterbacks from Álvaro Camacho to Antonio Vázquez, but to no avail. The Condors came away with a solid 33-14.

The Condors sit atop the Central Conference with a 5-1 record but the Artilleros are second at 4-2. The two teams meet this Sunday in the final game of the regular season to decide first place.



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