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Week 9 Southern Arizona High School Pigskin Update

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STAR OF THE NIGHT

Cholla QB Jordan Porter after scoring a touchdown in a game earlier this season against Catalina Foothills (Hudl video)

Cholla QB Jordan Porter after scoring a touchdown in a game earlier this season against Catalina Foothills (Hudl video)

— Cholla quarterback Jordan Porter threw seven touchdown passes and rushed for another in the Chargers’ 69-55 loss at Poston Butte tonight. Porter, a backup to start the season, had only one touchdown pass in his first five games of action before tonight.

TONIGHT

Tucson (5-4, 2-0) at Rincon/UHS (3-6, 0-2)
— Tucson 69-7 F

Sahuaro (3-6, 1-1) at Sunnyside (3-6, 1-1) NON REGION
— Sahuaro 26-21 F

Marana (7-2, 4-0) at Desert View (7-2, 2-1)
— Marana 54-12 F

Walden Grove (3-6, 1-2) at Flowing Wells (5-4, 1-2) NON REGION
— Flowing Wells 31-20 F

Cholla (1-8, 0-3) at Poston Butte (4-5, 1-2)
— Poston Butte 69-55 F

Cienega (9-0, 3-0) at Ironwood Ridge (7-2, 2-1)
— Cienega 55-27 F

Buena (0-9, 0-4) at Mountain View (7-2, 2-1)
— Mountain View 59-6 F

Catalina Foothills (7-2, 2-1) at Salpointe (7-2, 3-0)
— Salpointe 34-7 F

Nogales (3-6, 0-4) at Canyon del Oro (6-3, 3-0)
— CDO 49-35 F

Rio Rico (4-5, 1-2) at Amphitheater (7-2, 3-0)
— Amphi 45-10 F

Palo Verde (2-8, 0-4) at Pueblo (6-3, 3-0)
— Pueblo 49-6 F

Sabino (8-1, 5-0) at Douglas (4-5, 1-2) NON REGION
— Sabino 49-0 F

Catalina (0-9, 0-5) at Pusch Ridge (6-4, 4-1)
— Pusch Ridge 49-6 F

Empire (4-5, 4-1) at Tanque Verde (3-7, 2-4)
— Empire 53-6 F

Santa Rita (1-8, 1-4) at Sahuarita (3-6, 2-3)
— Sahuarita 56-6 F

Globe (4-5, 0-4) at Safford (5-4, 2-2)
— Safford 48-6 F

San Carlos (0-9, 0-6) at Thatcher (7-2, 4-1)
— Thatcher 59-6 F

Santa Cruz (8-0, 4-0) at Benson (7-2, 3-1)
— Santa Cruz 44-8 F

Willcox (2-7, 0-4) at Tombstone (5-4, 2-2)
— Tombstone 55-12 F

San Manuel (1-9, 1-4) at Bisbee (4-5, 2-2)
— Bisbee 46-24 F


NOTABLE:

— Rincon senior RB Ty Grigsby rushed for 70 yards on 19 carries in the first half against Tucson.

— Flowing Wells RB Jose Suarez scored on an 85-yard run for his 10th TD of the season.

Dylan Allison’s 65-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Florence put Flowing Wells up 14-7 over Walden Grove 7 in the second quarter. Florence also had an interception late in the fourth quarter.

— Cienega’s Breaban Bolton scored on two touchdown passes from Arizona commit Jamarye Joiner and Aaron Aros added the extra point for both scores against Ironwood Ridge. Bolton scored again in the fourth quarter. He had six receptions for 181 yards.

— Joiner finished completing 9 of 12 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. He also rushed for 67 yards on 15 carries.

— Catalina Foothills lineman Bryce Fontana recorded two fumble recoveries.

— Ironwood Ridge was led by Nick Brahler’s 233 yards on 33 carries. Brahler replaced Soma Helu, who was lost for the season the previous week with a broken leg.

— Tucson High’s Jorge Flores connects with DJ Hinton on a 35 yard pass for a TD. Hinton later scored on runs of 40 and 44 yards.

— Marana QB Trenton Bourguet hit Tyson Corner from 7 out Marana against Desert View. He later hit BJ McDaniel for a 56-yard score.

— Desert View’s Jesus Equihua’s interception set up Cesar Olivas for a 2-yard Td run in the second quarter against Marana.

— Marana’s Teon Simmons had a 37-yard touchdown run against Desert View. Tyson Corner also had an interception for the Tigers.

— Salpointe took a 3-0 lead against Catalina Foothills on a 31-yard field goal by Cameron Scharf.

Carlos Teran had an interception for Desert View in its game with Marana.

— Sahuarita’s Travis Shannon also had an interception against Santa Rita.

Rhett Rodriguez hit Jimmy Stewart for an 80-yard TD cutting Salpointe’s lead to 10-7 in the second quarter.

— Salpointe QB Kameron Carmickle found Mario Padilla open for a 39-yard TD pass play against Catalina Foothills in the second quarter. Padilla also scored on two touchdown runs. He had 10 touchdowns in his two previous games.

— Salpointe freshman Bijan Robinson scored on a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter against Catalina Foothills.

Brandon Walker hauled in a touchdown reception for Empire with 1 second left before halftime against Tanque Verde.

— Amphi was led against Rio Rico by running back Carlos Valarezo, who gained 224 yards on 10 carries and rushed for four touchdowns.

— Empire’s Will Kubota-Martin had an 80-plus yard TD run in the first half.

— Cholla QB Jordan Porter threw six touchdown passes and rushed for another against Poston Butte. One of his scoring strikes was a 69-yard pass to A.J. Blair.

— Poston Butte’s Cameron Tayshaun scored four touchdowns against Cholla.

— Sabino’s Drew Dixon, an Arizona commit, completed 14 of 19 passes for 233 yards at Douglas. He also rushed for 78 yards on seven carries. He had two touchdown passes and two touchdown runs.

TUCSON TOP 20

Next games are Friday

1: Cienega (9-0) … Defeated host No. 2 Ironwood Ridge 55-27. Next: At No. 7 Mountain View
2: Ironwood Ridge (7-2) … Lost to visiting No. 1 Cienega 55-27. Next: At Sahuaro
3: Catalina Foothills (7-2) … Lost to host No. 6 Salpointe 34-7. Next: Host Walden Grove
4: Marana (7-2) … Defeated host No. 8 Desert View 54-12. Next: Off week
5: Sabino (8-1) … Defeated host Douglas 49-0. Next: At No. 20 Empire
6: Salpointe (7-2) … Defeated visiting No. 3 Catalina Foothills 34-7. Next: Host No. 9 CDO
7: Mountain View (7-2) … Defeated visiting Buena 59-6. Next: Host No. 1 Cienega.
8: Desert View (7-2) … Lost to visiting No. 4 Marana 54-12. Next: At Poston Butte
9: Canyon del Oro (6-3) … Defeated visiting Nogales 49-35. Next: At No. 6 Salpointe
10: Tucson (5-4) … Defeated host No. 19 Rincon 69-7. Next: Off week
11: Pueblo (6-3) … Defeated visiting Palo Verde 49-6. Next: At No. 12 Amphi
12: Amphitheater (7-2) … Defeated visiting Rio Rico 45-10. Next: Host No. 11 Pueblo
13: Santa Cruz (8-0) … Defeated host No. 15 Benson 44-8. Next: Host San Manuel
14: Thatcher (7-2) … Defeated visiting San Carlos 59-6. Next: Host Miami
15: Benson (7-1) … Lost to visiting No. 13 Santa Cruz 44-8. Next: At Willcox
16: Pusch Ridge (6-3) … Defeated visiting Catalina 49-6. Next: Host Santa Rita
17: Flowing Wells (5-4) … Defeated visiting Walden Grove 31-20. Next: At Cholla
18: Sunnyside (3-6) … Lost to visiting Sahuaro 26-21. Next: Off week
19. Rincon/UHS (3-6) … Lost to visiting No. 10 Tucson 69-7. Next: Off week
20: Empire (4-5) … Defeated host Tanque Verde 53-6. Next: Host No. 5 Sabino


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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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