Centennial remains unbeaten with 42-0 win over Ironwood

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DARRELL JACKSON, Staff Writer

In one of its toughest tests on paper of the season, Centennial showed why it is the heavy favorite to win another state championship as it cruised to a 42-0 victory over Glendale Ironwood Oct. 12 at Ironwood High School.

Centennial (8-0) scored six rushing touchdowns, and the defense scored its third shutout and sixth game allowing under 10 points on the season. The Coyotes defense has allowed an average of six points a game this season.

After the game, Coyotes head coach Richard Taylor was quick to point out that there is work to do for his team after it was called for 20 penalties for nearly 300 yards.

“We have to get those under control,” Taylor said. “In the playoffs, those can really come back and bite you. Give Ironwood credit, they played hard and it took us a while to figure out what they were doing and get our offense rolling.”

After a scoreless first quarter, Jeiel Stark broke the game open with a 1-yard run two minutes into the second quarter. Six minutes later, Stark scored again when he broke two tackles and rumbled for a 7-yard touchdown run to put the Coyotes up 14-0 at halftime.

Stark scored three touchdowns while Jaydin Young added two and Davon Fountain also scored on the ground as the Coyotes remained undefeated on the season. Stark rushed for 125 yards, Fountain added 113 and Stark 99 as the Coyotes pounded out 390 yards rushing on the game.

Ironwood’s Devante Wimbish, who was the team’s leading rusher entering the game, injured his thigh early and the Eagles (5-3) offense struggled after the injury as the team was held to 136 total yards in the loss.

Centennial hosts Kellis (0-8) at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Centennial High School.


Phoenix Pinnacle Pioneers 34, Liberty Lions 33

In a battle of two of the top three teams in 6A, Liberty came up inches short as Pinnacle rebounded from a 19-point deficit to defeat the Lions 34-33 at Pinnacle High School.
Trailing 33-14 with three minutes left in the third quarter, the Pioneers scored three touchdowns and the defense stopped the Lions on two fourth-down attempts to seal the victory.
After Pinnacle took the lead, the Lions drove down the field to the Pinnacle 28-yard line but the Lions decided to go for it rather than attempt a 45-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the game.
On the fourth down play, Liberty quarterback Jonah Guevara was forced from the pocket and tried to race to the first down, but came up just short to secure the Pioneers victory.
Guevara finished with 275 yards passing and two touchdown passes, but was intercepted twice while he also rushed 131 yards in the loss.
Running back Jett Kinsch scored two rushing touchdowns and caught another for the Lions.
Pinnacle quarterback Spencer Rattler threw four touchdown passes to lead the Pioneers and Kaleb Covington rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown, and caught another in the win.
Liberty (7-1) hosts Sandra Day O’Connor (3-5) at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Liberty High School.

Peoria Panthers 41, Deer Valley Skyhawks 3

The Panthers jumped out early and cruised to a 41-3 victory over Deer Valley at Deer Valley High School.
Peoria totaled 356 total yards, including 288 yards rushing, and the defense held the Skyhawks to negative two yards rushing in sealing the victory.
Juwaun Price rushed for 156 yards and five touchdowns (three rushing, one reception and a punt return) while Malachi Potee added 123 yards on the ground.
Price opened the scoring less a minute into the game when he took a hand-off and raced 70 yards for a touchdown.
Four minutes later, Price scored again on a 3-yard run and Cameron Mach scored on a 1-yard run and the Panthers were up 20-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Price added a 5-yard run with four minutes left in the first half, and then caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Samford a minute later.
With two minutes left in the first half, Price took a punt and raced 73 yards for a touchdown to seal the win.
Peoria (7-1) travels to Lake Havasu (4-4) at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at lake Havasu High School.

Sunrise Mountain Mustangs 47, Phoenix Sunnyslope Vikings 7

Keegan Freid totaled 284 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Mustangs to a 47-7 victory over Sunnyslope at Sunnyslope High School.
Freid passed for 149 yards and three touchdown passes and rushed for 135 yards and another touchdown as the Mustangs pounded out 405 total yards in the win.
Ezekiel Marshall, Brandon Bogard and Kyle Copley each caught a touchdown pass and Bryce Cord and Bogard each rushed for another as the Mustangs’ offense dominated.
Sunrise Mountain (6-2) hosts Glendale Apollo (3-5) at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Sunrise Mountain High School.

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