Tucson High School Sports

Football Friday Night: Week One

TONIGHT

Ironwood Ridge at Marana
— Ironwood Ridge won 42-35

Tucson at Buena
— Tucson won 29-12

Sabino at Casa Grande
— Sabino won 34-25

Scottdale Saguaro at Catalina Foothills
— Saguaro won 41-13

Cholla at Douglas
— Cholla won 59-21

Santa Rita at Florence
— Game cancelled because Santa Rita does not have enough players.

Pueblo at Rincon/University
— Pueblo won 58-0

Phoenix St. Mary’s at Salpointe
— Salpointe won 47-6

San Manuel at San Tan Foothills
— San Tan Foothills won 42-12

Palo Verde at Tanque Verde
— Palo Verde won 31-27

Rio Rico at Catalina
— Catalina won 31-0

Willcox at Thatcher
— Thatcher won 52-6

Thursday’s game

Sunnyside 36, Nogales 16

STAR OF THE NIGHT

Jordan Porter

— Cholla’s Jordan Porter ran for three touchdowns and passed for five scores to give the Chargers their 59-21 win at Douglas. It was his second game with eight touchdowns. He passed for seven touchdowns and ran for another in a win over Poston Butte last season.

Other standouts:
Salpointe RB Bijan Robinson (5 TDs, four rushing and one on a punt return against St. Mary’s).
Ironwood Ridge RB Nick Brahler (4 TD runs and two-point conversion run against Marana).
Brahler’s teammate QB Heath Beemiller (three TD passes and game-saving interception to stop Marana’s last threat).

NOTABLE:

— Salpointe running back Bijan Robinson, an Arizona recruiting target, rushed for 207 yards on 14 carries and scored five times to lead the Lancers to a 47-6 rout of visiting Phoenix St. Mary’s. Robinson rushed for four touchdowns and also scored on a 32-yard punt return to close the first half.

— Salpointe took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter over St. Mary’s on a 24-yard TD pass from QB Rodrigo Nieto to WR Lathan Ransom.

— The Lancers went up 14-0 following a 5-yard TD run by Robinson in the first quarter.

— An 11-yard TD run by Robinson increased the lead to 20-0 in the first quarter. Robinson’s third TD run, from four yards out, increased the lead to 27-0.

— Robinson closed the first half by running back a punt 32 yards for a touchdown to give the Lancers are 34-0 lead at halftime. Robinson had 163 yards on 10 carries in the first half.

— Robinson scores fifth TD, fourth rushing, on a 2-yard plunge, giving Salpointe a 40-0 lead in the third quarter.

— Arturo Alcaraz scored an 11-yard TD run to put the Lancers up 47-0 in the third quarter.

— Two 1-yard plunges by Zach Roberts gave Marana a 14-0 lead over Ironwood Ridge heading into the second quarter.

— A 44-yard pass from Ironwood Ridge’s Heath Beemiller to Andrew Cook set up a 1-yard TD run by Nick Brahler with 4:45 left in the first half, cutting Marana’s lead to 14-7.

— Beemiller hit Andrew Cook on a 35-yard TD pass after another Noah Pallanes interception. PAT no good. Marana’s lead was cut to 14-13 in the second quarter.

— Marana’s Trenton Bourguet hit Teon Simmons with a 27-yard TD pass to increase the Tigers’ lead to 21-13 in the third quarter.

— Nick Brahler’s 38-yard dash cut Marana’s lead to 21-20 in the third quarter.

— Bourguet’s 55-yard pass to Teon Simmons put Marana ahead 28-20 in the third quarter.

— Beemiller’s third TD pass of the game — hits Andrew Cook with a 17-yard score. Nick Brahler’s two-point conversion tied the game at 28 with 4:47 left in the third.

— Bourguet’s 8-yd dash put Marana back up 34-28 with 3:26 left in the third quarter.

— Brahler answered with a 42-yard run up the gut to tie the game with 28.9 seconds left in the third quarter.

— He scored the winning touchdown from 7 yards with 54.5 seconds remaining. Brahler finished with four TD runs and a two-point conversion run. Beemiller thwarted Marana’s final drive with an interception.

— Buena, which has lost 21 consecutive games, took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter over Tucson on a 6-yard TD pass.

— Tucson took a 7-6 lead in the first quarter on a 20-yard TD run by QB Jesus Montano. He scored another TD, a 1-yard plunge, to put the Badgers ahead 14-6 in the second quarter.

— The Colts answered with a 72-yard pass to TE Khalil Gardley, his second score of the game.

— Daniel Salomon scored on a 4-yard run to put Tucson ahead 22-12 in the third quarter. He later scored on a 19-yard run in the fourth quarter to increase the lead to 29-12.

— Sabino QB Alex Bell gave the Sabercats a 13-6 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run.

— Catalina Foothills scored its first touchdown on a 45-yard run by Dominic Bynum but by that time Scottsdale Saguaro led 41-6 with 10:27 left in the game. Bynum scored another TD run in the fourth quarter.

— Thatcher took an 8-0 lead over Willcox in the first quarter by scoring a safety and then scoring on the ensuing punt return. Its lead ballooned to 30-0 in the second quarter after a 7-yard TD run by Tyler Roebuck. Trevin Clark put Thatcher ahead 44-0 with a 78-yard TD run before halftime.

— Willcox scored a late touchdown with 31 seconds left to avoid the shutout. Christian Brown hooked up with Josh Rios on an 8-yard pass.


Friday, August 25

Tombstone at Antelope Union
Thatcher at Benson
Douglas at Bisbee
Shadow Mountain at Canyon Del Oro
Globe at Catalina
Amphitheater at Cholla
Coolidge at Empire
Buena at Flowing Wells
Willcox at Lordsburg (NM)
Cienega at Marana
Salpointe at Mountain View Marana
Desert View at Palo Verde
Sunnyside at Pueblo
American Leadership at Pusch Ridge
Dobson at Rincon/University
Walden Grove at Rio Rico
Sahuarita at Safford
Sabino at Sahuaro
Paradise Honors at Santa Cruz
Benjamin Franklin at Santa Rita
Ironwood Ridge at Sunnyslope
San Manuel at Tanque Verde
Catalina Foothills at Tempe
Mountain Ridge at Tucson

Friday, September 1

Sabino at American Leadership
Flowing Wells at Amphitheater
Canyon Del Oro at Apache Junction
Valley Lutheran at Baboquivari
Catalina at Benjamin Franklin
Pima at Bisbee
Sunnyside at Buena
Empire at Casteel
Cholla at Catalina Foothills
Shadow Ridge at Cienega
Rio Rico at Cortez
Tucson at Desert Ridge
Maricopa at Desert View
Palo Verde at Glendale
McClintock at Marana
Benson at Morenci
Rincon/University at Mountain View Marana
Ironwood Ridge at Nogales
Sahuaro at Queen Creek
Florence at Sahuarita
Veritas Prep at San Manuel
Coolidge at Santa Cruz
San Carlos at Tombstone
Pusch Ridge at Walden Grove
Tanque Verde at Willcox

Friday, September 8

Empire at Amphitheater
Benson at Arizona Lutheran
Phoenix Christian at Bisbee
Rincon/University at Buena
Flowing Wells at Catalina Foothills
Nogales at Cienega
Desert View at Douglas
Tanque Verde at Globe
Canyon Del Oro at Ironwood Ridge
San Manuel at Miami
Catalina at Palo Verde
Santa Cruz at Parker
Tombstone at Pima
Cholla at Pueblo
Sahuarita at Rio Rico
Pusch Ridge at Safford
Marana at Sahuaro
Mountain View Marana at Sunnyside
Salpointe at Tucson
Santa Rita at Walden Grove
Morenci at Willcox


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