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Week 7 Southern Arizona High School Pigskin Update

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STAR OF THE NIGHT

MarioPadilla

Salpointe sophomore running back Mario Padilla, who had three rushing touchdowns all season before tonight, finished with five in the Lancers’ 56-0 victory over Walden Grove. One of the touchdown runs was an 85-yard direct-snap sprint and another was a 31-yard reverse. Entering the game, Padilla had 544 yards on 82 carries with the longest run at 45 yards.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Sunnyside (2-5, 0-2) at Tucson (4-3, 1-0)
— Tucson 36-10 F

Santa Rita (1-6, 1-3) at Rincon/UHS (3-4, 2-2)
— Rincon 63-12 F

Desert View (6-1, 1-1) at Mountain View (5-2, 1-1)
— Mountain View 60-37 F

Cholla (1-6, 0-2) at Marana (5-2, 2-0)
— Marana 63-14 F

Ironwood Ridge (6-1, 2-0) at Buena (0-7, 0-2)
— Ironwood Ridge 49-7 F

Poston Butte (3-4, 0-1) at Flowing Wells (4-3, 1-1)
— Flowing Wells 24-17 2OT F

Sahuaro (2-5, 1-1) at Cienega (7-0, 1-0)
— Cienega 20-3 F

Nogales (3-4, 0-2) at Catalina Foothills (6-1, 2-0)
— Catalina Foothills 63-0 F

Salpointe (5-2, 1-0) at Walden Grove (3-4, 1-1)
— Salpointe 56-0 F

Pueblo (4-3, 1-1) at Canyon del Oro (4-3, 1-1)
— CDO 28-7 F

Amphitheater (5-2, 1-0) at Douglas (4-3, 1-1)
— Amphi 43-7 F

Rio Rico (3-4, 1-1) at Palo Verde (2-6, 0-2)
— Rio Rico 55-13 F

Pusch Ridge (4-3, 2-1) at Sabino (6-1, 4-0)
— Sabino 34-20 F

Tanque Verde (3-5, 2-2) at Sahuarita (2-5, 1-2)
— Sahuarita 41-13 F

Catalina (0-7, 0-4) at Empire (2-5, 2-1)
— Empire 55-0 F

Bisbee (3-4, 1-1) at Santa Cruz (6-0, 2-0)
— Santa Cruz 50-8 F

Willcox (2-5, 0-2) at San Manuel (1-7, 1-2)
— San Manuel 20-12 F

Tombstone (4-3, 1-2) at Benson (6-1, 2-0)
— Benson 46-7 F

St. David (5-2, 3-1) at Bagdad (8-0, 6-0)
— Bagdad 80-56 F

Trivium Prep (3-5, 2-3) at Baboquivari (3-3, 1-3)
— Baboquivari 54-51 F

Valley Union (6-1, 3-0) at Patagonia (1-5, 0-3)
— Valley Union 52-12 F

OFF THIS WEEK:
Thatcher (6-1, 3-0)

THURSDAY FINALS

Safford 67, Benjamin Franklin 14
Duncan 56, Fort Thomas 48


NOTABLE:

— Fourteen teams in games Thursday and Friday scored at least 50 points, with Bagdad topping them all with an 80-56 win over St. David. St. David was the only team that lost scoring 50-plus points. Bagdad was one of six teams with at least 60 points.

— Salpointe’s Mario Padilla scored five TDs against Walden Grove. He had three in the first half, highlighted by an 85-yard score following a direct snap. He also took a reverse 31 yards for a score in the first quarter. Padilla also scored on a 9-yard run in the first quarter. Trevor Volpe scored from 5 yards out in that quarter as well.

— Rincon running back/defensive back Ty-Jhai Grigsby scored six rushing touchdowns against Santa Rita and pulled down an interception.

— Ironwood Ridge’s Soma Helu, Daniel Peabody and Nathan Grijalva scored first-quarter touchdowns for Ironwood Ridge at Buena. Helu added another one in the second quarter.

Nick Brahler scored two TDs for Ironwood Ridge in the second quarter.

Cesar Olivas completed a 21-yard pass to Emilio Yepiz in the first quarter at Mountain View. Mountain View’s Caleb Ryden scored on a 3-yard run in the first quarter.

— In the second quarter, Isaiah Lovett’s circus catch put the Mountains up 13-7. It was the first of three TDs for Lovett. The Jaguars answered with an 11-yard TD run by Alex Courtemanche, putting his team up 14-13. Ryden then hit Sebastian Spencer for a 68-yard scoring strike.

— Mountain View was able to take a 28-21 lead in the third quarter on a Cesar Olivares scoring plunge. The Mountain Lions extended their lead to 42-21 on a 44-yard running score by Sebastian Spencer.

— Courtemanche scored twice more in the fourth quarter, finishing with three TDs.

— Catalina Foothills QB Rhett Rodriguez, the Arizona coach’s son, completed 4 of 5 passes for 114 yards and 2 TDs in the first half vs. Nogales to lead his team to a 42-0 lead at that point. Rodriguez finished completing 6 of 8 pass attempts for 159 yards with three touchdowns.

Dashiel Pudwill of Catalina Foothills rushed for 67 yards on six carries, including a 36-yard TD run. Bryan Beckon had a 60-yard scoring run to finish with 114 yards on four carries. Jimmy Stewart scored on a 40-yard fumble return and a 33-yard reception.

Wyatt Jeffries scored three TD runs in the first half as Empire built a 35-0 lead over Catalina in the first half.

— Arizona commit Drew Dixon of Sabino scored two TDs in the first half against Pusch Ridge, on a 12-yard reception and 1-yard run. He finished with all five of the Sabercats’ TDs, including three running, one passing and one receiving.

— Flowing Wells QB Dylan Allison completed a 25-yard pass to TJ Florence with 1 minute remaining in regulation to put the Caballeros ahead 10-3. The game went to two OTs before Flowing Wells won.

— Sahuarita RB Jacob Hoover Hoover finished with 20 carries for 162 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Tanque Verde.

TUCSON TOP 20

Next games are Fri., Oct. 14
1: Cienega (7-0) … Defeated visiting Sahuaro 20-3. Next: Host Buena
2: Ironwood Ridge (6-1) … Won at Buena 49-7. Next: at No. 9 Tucson
3: Sabino (6-1) … Defeated visiting Pusch Ridge 34-20. Next: Host Sahuarita
4: Catalina Foothills (6-1) … Defeated visiting Nogales 63-0. Next: at Cholla
5: Desert View (6-1) … Lost at No. 8 Mountain View 60-37. Next: Host No. 16 Flowing Wells
6: Marana (5-2) … Defeated visiting Cholla 63-14. Next: Host Poston Butte
7: Salpointe (5-2) … Won at Walden Grove 56-0. Next: at No. 20 Nogales
8: Mountain View (5-2) … Defeated visiting Desert View 60-37. Next: at Sahuaro
9: Tucson (4-3) … Defeated visiting Sunnyside 36-10. Next: Host No. 2 Ironwood Ridge
10: Pueblo (4-3) … Lost at No. 11 CDO 28-7. Next: Host Douglas
11: Canyon del Oro (3-3) … Defeated visiting No. 10 Pueblo 28-7. Next: at No. 18 Walden Grove
12: Amphitheater (5-2) … Won at Douglas 43-7. Next: at Palo Verde
13: Thatcher (6-1) … Did not play. Next: at Round Valley
14: Santa Cruz (6-0) … Defeated visiting Bisbee 50-8. Next: at Willcox
15: Pusch Ridge (4-2) … Lost at No. 3 Sabino 34-20. Next: at Tanque Verde
16: Flowing Wells (4-3) … Defeated visiting Poston Butte 24-17 2OT. Next: at No. 5 Desert View
17: Benson (6-1) … Defeated visiting No. 19 Tombstone 46-7. Next: at Bisbee
18: Walden Grove (3-4) … Lost to visiting Salpointe 56-0. Next: Host CDO
19: Tombstone (4-3) … Lost at No. 17 Benson 46-7. Next: at Morenci
20: Nogales (3-4) … Lost at No. 4 Catalina Foothills 63-0. Next: Host No. 7 Salpointe


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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