Football Friday Night: Week Four Star of the Night — Pueblo’s Ibañez


Team in capital letters predicted winner by Andy Morales


4A SALPOINTE (3-0) at Tucson (2-2)
— Salpointe wins 27-0 FINAL
5A MOUNTAIN VIEW (2-1) at Sunnyside (1-3)
— Mountain View wins 29-6 FINAL
Rincon/UHS (0-4) at 5A BUENA (3-1)
— Buena wins 28-13 FINAL


4A Nogales (0-3) at CIENEGA (3-0)
— Cienega wins 43-0 FINAL
4A Canyon Del Oro (2-1) at IRONWOOD RIDGE (4-0)
— Ironwood Ridge wins 24-21 FINAL
MARANA (2-2) at Sahuaro (0-3)
— Marana wins 35-7 FINAL
Cholla (2-2) at PUEBLO (3-0)
— Pueblo wins 66-46 FINAL
Flowing Wells (1-2) at 4A CATALINA FOOTHILLS (3-1)
— Catalina Foothills wins 52-8 FINAL
DESERT VIEW (2-1) at 4A Douglas (0-3)
— Desert View wins 28-21 FINAL


3A Santa Rita (0-2) at WALDEN GROVE (2-1)
— Walden Grove wins 53-0 FINAL
3A Empire (2-1) at AMPHITHEATER (0-3)
— Empire wins 54-0 FINAL
3A CATALINA (3-1) at Palo Verde (1-3)
— Catalina wins 19-0 FINAL
3A Sahuarita (1-2) at RIO RICO (1-3)
— Sahuarita wins 50-13 FINAL


BYE: Sabino (2-1)
PUSCH RIDGE (3-0) at Safford (2-2)
— Pusch Ridge wins 51-6 FINAL
Tanque Verde (0-3) at GLOBE (1-2)


SANTA CRUZ (2-0) at Parker (1-1)
Benson (1-2) at ARIZONA LUTHERAN (2-1)
— Benson wins 44-38 FINAL
PHOENIX CHRISTIAN (3-0) at Bisbee (1-2)
— Phoenix Christian wins 62-0 FINAL
SAN MANUEL (3-1) at Miami (0-4)
— San Manuel wins 26-12 FINAL
Tombstone (0-3) at PIMA (3-1)
— Pima wins 60-7 FINAL
Morenci (3-0) at WILLCOX (2-2)
— Morenci wins 47-13 FINAL


HAYDEN (1-1) at Baboquivari (0-2)
St. David (0-3) at RAY (2-1)
— Ray wins 52-20 FINAL

Saturday, September 9
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (0-1) at VALLEY UNION (2-1), 4 p.m.



Omar Ibanez rushed for six TDs on Friday night against visiting Cholla (Pueblo High School photo)

The host Warriors won in a shootout 66-46 over Cholla thanks to the sterling effort of running back Omar Ibañez, who rushed for six touchdowns, including a 50-yard sprint to the end zone.

His teammate Ruben Rivera rushed for two TDs, each of 53 yards.

Pueblo, coached by former Arizona standout Brandon Sanders, improves to 3-0 with the victory.

Pueblo’s Omar Ibanez (34). (Andy Morales/


— Buena RB Lawrence Prior rushed for three TDs as the Colts overcame a 13-0 deficit to win 28-13 in a homecoming game at Sierra Vista. The Colts have won three straight games after losing 22 consecutive games over three seasons.

— CDO’s Zach Eidenschink caught a 76-yard touchdown pass to put the Dorados ahead 7-0 over Ironwood Ridge.

— Eidenschink later caught another TD pass, of 46 yards, to put the Dorados ahead 14-10 in th second quarter.

— Elijah Carey’s 5-yard TD run gave CDO a 20-17 lead in the fourth quarter.

— Ironwood Ridge quarterback Heath Beemiller connected with Jadon Price on a 53-yard pass to tie the game with CDO at 7.

— Nick Brahler 8-yard TD run gave Ironwood Ridge a 17-14 lead in the third quarter. Brahler’s 38-yard TD run in the fourth quarter put Ironwood Ridge up 24-21.

— Kyle Nicolai’s interception preserved Ironwood Ridge’s 24-21 lead during CDO’s last possession.

— Mountain View’s Wyatt Adams ran for a 55-yard TD in the first quarter to give the Mountain Lions a 15-0 lead over Sunnyside. He later rushed for a 61-yard TD.

— Varney Larson rushed for another touchdown to increase the lead to 22-0 for the Mountain Lions.

— Morenci’s Steven Chavarria rushed for a 38-yard scoring run to give his team an 18-0 lead over Willcox in the second quarter. Chavarria later had a 91-yard kickoff return for a TD.

— Marana’s Trenton Bourguet rushed for a TD and threw for another to Teon Simmons to put the Tigers ahead 21-0 over Sahuaro in the second quarter. He then ran for a TD in the third quarter to build the lead to 28-0.

— Bourguet’s TD pass to Rene Valenzuela in the third quarter increased the lead to 35-0.

— Salpointe RB Bijan Robinson rushed for a 32-yard touchdown run to give the Lancers a 7-0 lead with 10:37 left in third quarter. Mario Padilla later scored on a 1-yard run to give Salpointe a 21-0 lead in the third quarter.

— Robinson scored his second TD run, from 2 yards, in the fourth quarter to give the Lancers a 27-0 lead.

— Robinson finished with 209 yards on 19 carries and rushed for two touchdowns.

— Pueblo took a 36-19 lead in the second quarter over Cholla on a 53-yard run by Ruben Rivera.

— Cholla QB Jordan Porter ran for two long TD runs in the third quarter against Pueblo. He also had a kickoff return for a TD.

— Pueblo RB Omar Ibanez rushed for a 50-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

— Jamarye Joiner’s 33-yard TD pass to Terrell Hayward put Cienega up 7-0 over Nogales in the first quarter. Joiner then rushed 43 yards for a TD to put the Bobcats up 14-0.

— Joiner connected on a 20-yard TD pass to Hayward in the third quarter to increase the lead to 21-0. He then completed a 10-yard TD strike to Jerry White to give the Bobcats a 28-0 lead.

— Devin Garrett had a 3-yard TD run to put Cienega up 35-0 in the fourth quarter against Nogales.

— Louis Morales, replacing Joiner in the fourth quarter, completed a 10-yard TD pass to Sergio Torres and converted to the 2-point conversion pass to Emmanuel Jimenez to complete the scoring.

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