Mountain Pointe vs. Chandler:
Two top five teams squaring off in our Game of the Week! The top ranked Mountain Pointe Pride at the fourth ranked Chandler Wolves. Homecoming for the Wolves and they start out tough! After Marloshawn Franklin intercepts Antonio Hinojosa, Bryce Perkins finds Chase Lucas for 22 yards and a Wolves touchdown! 7-0 Chandler.
But Mountain Pointe comes right back. The Pride on an eleven play drive, Hinojosa hits Emmauel Butler for six, and we’re tied at 7.
After Mitchell Fraboni blocks a Chandler punt, the Pride score again, this time, Hinojosa takes it in himself from five yards out and it’s 14-7 Mountain Pointe.
Next Chandler possession and Mitchell Fraboni comes up big with his second blocked punt of the night! Both of Fraboni’s punt blocks lead to touchdowns for the Pride. Up 21-7, Brandyn Leonard takes it in from 20 yards out and it’s 28-7 Pride.
Mountain Pointe is clearly the team to beat in Division I, the Pride beat the Wolves, 38-14.
Pinnacle at Basha:
Staying in the East Valley, the 2 and 1 Pinnacle Pioneers at the 2-1 Basha Bears.
Basha Bears' coach Bernie Busken fired up in this one! Pinnacle quarterback Brian Lewerke fumbles the snap and Bashas' Christian Mederos recovers for the Bears.
Basha on offense, quarterback Zach Werlinger finds Doc O’Connor and O’Connor comes down in-bounds, for an amazing catch on the sidelines! Four plays later, Welringer pump fakes and then finds Ryan Robertson in the end zone. Robertson makes an acrobatic catch and Basha goes on to win this one, 35-21.
Chaparral at Desert Mountain:
A big game in Scottsdale between the Chaparral Firebirds and the Desert Mountain Wolves! So big, that ESPN U put it on national television!
Interesting night in Scottsdale as Desert Mountain scores four unanswered touchdowns including one on a pass from Kyle Allen to Mark Andrews.
But Chaparral responds, the Firebirds make it 28-14 right before halftime and come out of the locker room and score two more touchdowns in the third quarter to tie the game at 28.
Chaparral then scores the go-ahead touchdown: the hand off to Devin Magana and that’s 35 unanswered points by the Firebirds. Chaparral with a huge comeback to win against the Wolves, 35-28.
Perry at Mountain View:
The Perry Pumas taking on the undefeated Mountain View Toros in Mesa. Third quarter action: down 37 -6, Perry’s Mitchell Albrect kicks a 26-yard field goal to make it 37-9 Mountain View.
Toros with the ball, John Clark throws to Robby Millward for 36 yards. Millward with a nice run after the catch. Same drive, Clark hands off to Cayman Nielson and Nielson takes it in from 4 yards out and it’s 44-9.
The Toros win big, 51-16, and move to 4 and 0 on the season!
Saguaro vs. Apache Junction:
Luke Rubenzer and the Saguaro Sabercats traveled to Apache Junction to take on the Prospectors. With Saguaro on the A.J. 21-yard-line, Rubenzer finds J.T. Nettleton for the touchdown and the Sabercats took a 7-0 lead.
On Apache Junction’s possession, Darling dropped back to pass, but it got tipped by the Saguaro defense, but it’s still caught by the Prospectors for a 17-yard gain.
Later, Sabercats with the ball, and Rubenzer throws for 41 yards to Isaiah Bradley and he took it in for the touchdown. The Sabercats go on to win big, 69-0.
Thunderbird vs. Tempe:
The Thunderbird Chiefs were in Tempe, up against one of the premier quarterbacks in Division III, Junior Emanuel Gant and the Tempe Buffaloes.
The Chiefs came out fired up and get on the board first. They score on a Darren Dorsey run from 19 yards out to take a 7-0 lead in the first.
But Gant brings the Buffaloes back. Tempe scores on a 42 yard run by Kam’ron Johnson and then Gant finds Kalun White for 55 yards. The Buffaloes win this one 45-27 and move to 4-0 this season.
Queen Creek vs. McClintock:
The Queen Creek Bulldogs at the McClintock Chargers in Tempe.
The Bulldogs put together a nice drive with just over three-minutes to play in the half. But Queen Creek quarterback Bryce Dobbs got picked off by Kyree King and it’s McClintock’s ball on the Chargers 20.
Four plays later, Chargers QB Dominic Orona got intercepted by Tyler Blazon and the Bulldogs got the ball back.
We’re not done here! Dobbs was intercepted again, but this time it was by Orona. Yes! That’s the Chargers quarterback, but Orona also plays safety and he got the pick against Dobbs.
We’re still not done. This time it’s Dobbs who picked off Orona. He ran it back to the one-yard-line, and then finally, we get a touchdown. Queen Creek won this one 42-18.
Arizona Lutheran vs. Santa Rita:
Arizona Lutheran made the trip to Tucson to take on Santa Rita.
Santa Rita quarterback Michael Patrick got picked off by Gabe Galvan and Galvan returned it 96 yards for the touchdown to give Arizona Lutheran a six-nothing lead in the first.
Then, Kaleb Bucholz ran in the one-yard touchdown. Arizona Lutheran won easily, 68-12 and the Coyotes are now 4-0 this season.
Cactus Shadows vs. Higley:
Two undefeated teams squaring off in Gilbert: Cactus Shadows taking on Higley.
On a fourth and one for Higley, the Knights decided to go for it and Ricky Marshall got the first down and more on the draw play. He found the end zone and that gave Higley a 17-9 lead.
Cactus Shadows came back tough. Quarterback Payton Ringwall rolled out and on a broken play threw it up to Tyler Kirby for an amazing touchdown. The two-point conversion was good, but Higley won this one, 27-24.
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