High school football roundup

By: 
DARRELL JACKSON, Staff Writer

Photo courtesy Mountain Ridge High School
The Mountain Ridge football team prepares to take the field.

Photo courtesy Cactus High School
Cactus receiver Rylee Williams makes a 23-yard reception in the first half against Salpointe Catholic Sept. 14 at Cactus High School.

TOLLESON WOLVERINES 37, MOUNTAIN RIDGE MOUNTAIN LIONS 27

A season that began with high hopes for the Mountain Ridge football team will enter section play next week still looking for its first win after Tolleson scored a 37-27 victory at Mountain Ridge High School.
After jumping out to a 21-20 early third quarter lead, Tolleson scored 17 straight points to seal the victory and push the Mountain Lions to 0-5 entering Desert Valley section play next week.
Mountain Ridge was led by David Doucett, who caught two touchdown passes and added an interception return for a touchdown.
Mountain Ridge (0-5) travels to Scottsdale Chaparral (3-1) 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Chaparral High School.
 

SALPOINTE CATHOLIC LANCERS 41, CACTUS COBRAS 15

In a battle of undefeated teams, the Cobras struggled to overcome the loss of a number of starters due to injuries as Salpointe Catholic cruised to a 41-15 victory Sept. 14 at Cactus High School.
Quarterback Garrett Monroe, starting in place of Connor Cordts, who had a cast on his foot and was on crutches, passed for 157 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Zaach Cullop totaled 163 yards and caught a touchdown pass for the Cobras.
On defense, Nicc Quinones recovered two fumbles on the night, including one after Salpointe had marched down to the Cactus 1-yard line.
The Cobras then marched 91 yards on eight plays that was capped with a 31-yard TD run by Quinones, plus an ensuing 2-point conversion.
Salpointe was led by Bijan Robinson, who rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns, as well as adding a 56-yard touchdown reception in the win.
Cactus (3-1) travels to Buckeye Youngker (1-3) 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Youngker High School.
 

GLENDALE CARDINALS 42, YOUNGKER ROUGHRIDERS 13

Glendale continues to shine as the Cardinals dominated Youngker for a 42-13 victory at Buckeye Youngker High School.
The Cardinals opened scoring when Kevin Daniels broke a 45-yard touchdown run with seven minutes left in the first quarter. Youngker tied the game up two minutes later when Zavier Reeves rumbled up the middle for a 4-yard touchdown run.
Glendale opened the game one minute into the second quarter when TJ Owens connected on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Andre Neal. Six minutes later, Daniels scored again when he broke two tackles and raced 14 yards to put the Cardinals up 21-0 at halftime.
The Cardinals added three touchdowns in the third quarter to secure the victory. Daniels led the team in rushing for 222 yards and four touchdowns, and caught four passes for 48 yards and another touchdown.
Owens passed for 72 yards and two touchdown passes and rushed for 103 yards.
Glendale (4-0) hosts Sahuarita Walden Grove (3-1) 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Glendale High School.
 

INDEPENDENCE PATRIOTS 49, CAMELBACK SPARTANS 27

The Patriots scored first and used a 22-point third quarter to secure a 49-27 victory over Camelback at Camelback High School.
Victor Frenes scored three rushing touchdowns and Ryan Kelly threw one and rushed for another in leading the Patriots.
Trailing 21-20 at halftime, Kelly scored on an 8-yard run three minutes into the third quarter and Robbie Colunga scored a two-point conversion to put Independence up 28-21.
Six minutes later, Frenes scored his second touchdown on a 5-yard run up the middle. Two plays later, Colunga stepped in front of a Camelback pass and raced 52 yards for a touchdown.
Independence (2-2) hosts Kellis (0-4) 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Independence High School.
 

OWENSBORO CATHOLIC (KY) ACES 33, APOLLO HAWKS 20

Apollo, facing a team from out of state, continues to struggle in losing to Owensboro (Ky.) Catholic 33-30 at Apollo High School.
Apollo (1-4) hosts Sierra Vista Buena (3-1) 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Apollo High School.
 

GREENWAY DEMONS 21, DEER VALLEY SKYHAWKS 7

Deer Valley struggled on offense after starting quarterback Trent Green was knocked out of the game, as Greenway pulled away for a 21-7 victory at Deer Valley High School.
Greenway scored two second-quarter touchdowns and added one in the fourth to seal the victory. Greenway’s Tyler Duncan threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns, all to Caden Howen-Hughes in the victory.
Deer Valley’s lone touchdown came with five minutes left in the third quarter when Brandon Cardenas scored on a 3-yard run.
The Skyhawks’ offense was held to 149 total yards while the defense allowed 355 yards in the loss.
Deer Valley (0-4) hosts Phoenix Goldwater (2-2) 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Deer Valley High School.

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