High school football roundup

CENTENNIAL COYOTES 55, TUCSON IRONWOOD RIDGE NIGHTHAWKS 7

The Coyotes dominated from the opening kickoff as they cruised to a 55-7 victory over the Nighthawks Sept. 14 at Ironwood Ridge High School.
Centennial’s Jaydin Young took the opening kickoff 60 yards, giving the Coyotes the ball at the Ironwood Ridge 13-yard line. On the Coyotes’ first play from scrimmage, Tawee Walker ran to the left for a 13-yard touchdown and the rout was on.
Young ran for two touchdowns and Jonathan Morris threw two touchdowns while the defense held the Nighthawks under 200 total yards in the win.
Centennial (4-0) hosts Goodyear Millennium (3-1) at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Centennial High School.

PEORIA PANTHERS 49, THUNDERBIRD CHIEFS 46

The Panthers scored in the final two minutes as Peoria tallied a 49-46 victory over Thunderbird Sept. 14 at Peoria High School.
After the Chiefs took the lead with three minutes left in the game, Malachi Potee took the following kickoff and raced 39 yards to the Thunderbird 32-yard line. With less than two minutes left in the game, Peoria quarterback Kyle Samford dropped back and completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Torres for the winning touchdown.
Juwaun Price rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns while Potee added 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
The Panther defense held the Thunderbirds to 90 rushing yards, but Thunderbird quarterback Trevor Messing threw for 354 yards and five touchdown passes in the loss.
Thunderbird receiver Kain Ream caught 10 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns while Taren Rose pulled down five passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns.
Peoria (4-0) travels to Goodyear Desert Edge (3-2) at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Desert Edge 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 were 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) at 7 p.m. Sept 21 at Youngker High School.

CASTEEL COLTS 63, KELLIS COUGARS 7

After Kellis’ Tanner Burke took the opening kickoff 55 yards for a touchdown, the Casteel Colts dominated the remainder of the game in cruising to a 63-7 victory over Kellis Sept. 14 at Casteel High School.
Casteel dominated on both sides of the ball, outgaining the Cougars 423-95 yards, as well as defensively intercepting two passes and recovering two fumbles.
Casteel quarterback Gunner Cruz threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns and Jayce Knutsen rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Colts.
Kellis’ offense struggled all night, totaling 95 yards led by Cade Peterson’s 75 passing yards.
Kellis (0-4) travels to Glendale Independence (2-2) at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Independence High School.

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN MUSTANGS 74, GILBERT TIGERS 57

Sunrise Mountain quarterback Keegan Fried combined for 393 total yards and eight touchdowns as the Mustangs battled to a 74-57 victory over Gilbert Sept. 14 at Sunrise Mountain High School.
Fried passed for 193 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 200 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Bryce Cord also rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown to lead the Mustangs.
Jay Anderson caught three passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns as Kyle Copley and Drake Flores also caught touchdown passes for the Mustangs.
Gilbert quarterback Will Plummer completed 41 of 70 passes for 668 yards and six touchdowns, but was intercepted twice for the Tigers. Briggs Bupree (171 yards), Connor Mckeman (169) and Marco Meza (120) each had more than 100 receiving yards while Anthony Elzy caught three touchdown passes in the loss.
Sunrise Mountain (2-2) hosts Buckeye Verrado Vipers (1-3) at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Sunrise Mountain High School.
 

 

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