Football Friday Night: Week Five Star of Night Catalina Foothills QB Kowalcek

Team in capital letters predicted winner by Andy Morales



Tucson (2-3) at 5A MOUNTAIN VIEW (3-1)
— Mountain View wins 42-20 FINAL
— Jacob Campas ran in from 3 yards to put Tucson ahead 7-0.
— Wayne Wyatt rushed for a 17-yard TD tie the game at 7.
— Varney Larson ran into a crowd and came out with a 41-yard TD run to put Mountain View up 14-7.
— Larson later had a 70-yard kickoff return for a TD
— Wyatt scored his second TD on an 8-yard run to put the Mountain Lions up 21-7.
— Josemaria Alcala threw a 47-yard pass to Joshua Hart to increase the lead to 28-7
— Wyatt’s third score came on a 28-yard run that increased the lead to 35-7.
— Tucson’s Jesus Montano scored twice from 6 and 42 yards to cut the lead to 35-20.

Sunnyside (1-3) at 4A SALPOINTE (3-0)
— Salpointe wins 38-15 FINAL
— Gabe Madril 45-yard TD reception made it 7-0.
— Second score was a touchdown pass caught by Andrew Jacobs from Rodrigo Nieto
— Michael Sanchez made a 26-yard FG to put Salpointe ahead 17-0.
— Jacobs and Nieto connected again on a 36-yard TD pass
— Bijan Robinson rushed for a 34-yard touchdown to put the Lancers ahead 31-8.
— Nieto four TD passes in the game.

4A Rio Rico (1-4) at RINCON/UHS (1-4)
— Rincon wins 49-14 FINAL


Sahuaro (1-3) at DESERT VIEW (2-2)
— Sahuaro wins 20-0 FINAL

CIENEGA (4-0) at Flowing Wells (1-3)
— Cienega wins 56-14 FINAL
— Nathan Amico scored Cienega’s first touchdown.
— Jamarye Joiner scored on a 2-yard TD run
— Joiner’s 32-yard TD pass to Terrell Hayward put Cienega up 21-0 in the first quarter.
— Joiner then had an 8-yard TD pass to Terrell Huggins.
— Huggins later scored on a 97-yard fumble return for a TD
— Hayward completed a 12-yard TD pass to Steven Harshman in the third quarter.
— Geo Owens had an 80-yard TD run for the Bobcats
— Kaleb Beard scored on a 53-yard run for Cienega

4A Palo Verde (1-4) at CHOLLA (3-2)
— Cholla wins 62-23 FINAL

Ironwood Ridge (4-0) BYE
Marana (2-2) BYE
Buena (3-1) BYE


PUEBLO (3-1) at Walden Grove (3-1)
— Walden Grove wins 40-8 FINAL

CATALINA FOOTHILLS (4-1) at 3A Empire (2-2)
— Catalina Foothills wins 18-12 OT FINAL
Jeff Scurran earns career victory No. 300
— Empire took a 6-0 lead on RB Jalen Smith’s 80-yard TD run
— Empire struck again in the second quarter on a 42-yard TD catch by Brandon Walker
— Catalina Foothills finally got on the board in the fourth quarter on QB Chris Kowalcek’s TD run.
— The game became tied at 12 after Catalina Foothill’s 45-yard TD pass reception by Brandon Tamplin from Kowalcek.
— Catalina Foothills’ Kowalcek scored the game-winner on a 15-yard run in OT.

Amphitheater (0-4) at CANYON DEL ORO (3-1)
— CDO wins 69-8 FINAL
— Elijah Carey scored multiple TD runs for CDO.

DOUGLAS (0-4) at Nogales (1-3)
— Nogales wins 34-0 FINAL
— Genaro Parra returned an interception for a TD for Nogales to open the scoring.


Santa Rita (0-3) at CATALINA (4-1)
— Catalina wins 56-6 FINAL

SABINO (3-1) at Tanque Verde (0-5)
— Sabino wins 49-0 FINAL

Sahuarita (1-3) at PUSCH RIDGE (4-0)
— Pusch Ridge wins 49-7 FINAL


Globe (2-2) at SAN MANUEL (3-1)
SANTA CRUZ (2-0) at Tonopah Valley (2-1)

Arizona Lutheran (3-1) at WILLCOX (2-3)
— Arizona Lutheran wins 30-0 FINAL

BENSON (1-2) at Hatch Valley, NM (0-3)
— Hatch Valley leads 21-0 2Q

BISBEE (1-2) at Veritas Prep (1-2)

TOMBSTONE (0-3) at Miami (0-4)


Ray (2-1) at VALLEY UNION (3-1)
Baboquivari (0-3) at ST. DAVID (0-3)



Catalina Foothills QB Chris Kowalcek (Andy Morales/

After the start of the fourth quarter, Kowalcek threw a TD pass and ran for two more, including a 15-yard deciding score in overtime to lift Catalina Foothills to an 18-12 come-from-behind win over host Empire on Friday night.

The victory allowed coach Jeff Scurran to earn his 300th victory in his career.

Kowalcek tied the game at 12 with 47 seconds left in regulation on a 45-yard pass from Kowalcek to Brandon Tamplin.

Following a fumble by Empire in overtime, Kowalcek found a seam and ran 15 yards for the winning score.


1: Cienega (3-0)
2: Salpointe (3-0)
3: Ironwood Ridge (4-0)
4: Marana (2-2)
5: Canyon del Oro (2-1)
6: Catalina Foothills (3-1)
7: Pueblo (3-0)
8: Sabino (2-1)
9: Tucson (2-2)
10: Pusch Ridge (3-0)
11: Mountain View (2-1)
12: Cholla (2-2)
13: Santa Cruz (2-0)
14: Catalina (3-1)
15: Buena (3-1)
16: Sunnyside (1-3)
17: Buena (3-1)
18: Desert View (2-1)
19: Sahuaro (0-3)
20: Empire (2-1)

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