Football Friday Night Week 9 Star of the Night: Buena QB Jovoni Borbon



Buena QB Jovoni Borbon threw five TD passes Friday night lead the Colts to a 49-48 OT win over Mountain View (Borbon photo)

Buena sophomore quarterback Jovoni Borbon completed five touchdown passes, including one with 6.2 seconds left in regulation and another in overtime, to lead the Colts to a 49-48 overtime victory over visiting Mountain View.

Borbon’s 6-yard TD pass to Kaleb Bryant with 6.2 seconds left in regulation forced overtime. His 6-yard TD pass to Khalil Gardley in overtime put Buena up 49-42. Mountain View cut the lead to 49-48 on a TD run but the Mountain Lions’ two-point conversion failed.

Borbon, who has taken part in the Rich Rodriguez Football Camp at Arizona, has led the Colts (5-4 overall) to at least a .500 record after they snapped a 22-game losing streak earlier this season.

Borbon’s first three TD passes were to Mandrell Garrick, including one for 70 yards.



Rincon/University (3-6, 0-2) at TUCSON (4-5, 2-0)
— Tucson wins 43-10 FINAL
— Tucson’s Gary Love had two TD runs from 75 and 14 yards.

Sunnyside (2-7, 1-1) at No. 5 SAHUARO (4-5, 2-2)
— Sahuaro wins 34-17 FINAL


Ironwood Ridge (6-3, 1-2) at CIENEGA (9-0, 3-0)
— Cienega wins 56-55 FINAL OT
— Cienega QB Jamarye Joiner had four TD passes and ran for the game-winning TD in the Bobcats’ thrilling win.
— Joiner, an Arizona commit, completed TD passes of 16 yards to Terrell Huggins, 14 yards to Terrell Hayward and 32 and 20 yards to Jerry White.
— The game featured back-to-back 95-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns, first by Ironwood Ridge’s David Phelps and then Hayward.
— Cienega PK Ezra Figueroa made two important field goals from 27 and 35 yards.
— The Bobcats’ Geo Owens broke loose for a 65-yard TD run.
— Among the Ironwood Ridge highlights were Trevor Parry’s 15-yard TD pass to Andrew Cook and Nick Brahler’s 30-yard rushing TD. Brahler’s score enabled Ironwood Ridge to take a 42-41 lead with less than two minutes remaining.
— Joiner’s second TD pass to White in the game and his two-point conversion throw to Steven Harshman put Cienega ahead 49-42 with 1:43 remaining.
— With 26.4 seconds remaining in regulation, a TD pass by Parry tied the game at 49.
— Brahler gave Ironwood Ridge a 55-49 lead with a TD run in OT but the PAT was blocked.
— Joiner’s 10-yard TD run tied the game at 55 and Figueroa’s extra-point — after a false-start penalty moved the ball back — gave the Bobcats the victory.

MOUNTAIN VIEW (7-2, 2-1) at Buena (5-4, 1-3)
— Buena wins 49-48 FINAL OT
— Buena QB Jovoni Borbon completed five TD passes, including one with 6.2 seconds left in regulation and other in overtime, to lead the Colts to the win.
— Lawrence Prior’s 55-yard TD run for Buena tied the game at 7.
— Mountain View’s Wyatt Adams responded with a TD run.
— Prior’s 5-yard TD run in the second quarter tied the game 14.
— After a Mountain View TD, Borbon’s 20-yard TD pass completed Mandrell Garrick tied the game at 21 in the second quarter.
— Adams’ TD run with 28.4 seconds left in the second quarter put Mountain View ahead 28-21 at the half.
— Borbon’s 70-yard TD pass to Garrick tied the game at 28 in the third quarter.
— Adams’ third TD run of the game put the Mountain Lions ahead 35-28 with 6:14 left in the third quarter.
— Varney Larson’s TD run increased Mountain View’s lead to 42-28 with 10:45 left in the fourth quarter.
— Borbon’s 10-yard TD pass completed to Garrick cut the lead to 42-35 with 5:42 left.
— Borbon connected on a 6-yard TD pass to Kaleb Bryant with only 6.2 seconds remaining to tie the game and force OT.
— Borbon completed a 6-yard TD pass to Khalil Gardley in OT to give the Colts a 49-42 lead.

Desert View (3-6, 0-3) at MARANA (7-2, 4-0)
— Marana wins 64-16 FINAL
— Trenton Bourguet had three TD passes and his brother Coben added another one in the victory.
— Trenton completed TD passes of 35 and 19 yards to Teon Simmons and later connected on a 34-yard scoring strike to Alfred Ebunoha.
— Zach Roberts added a TD run for Marana and he returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown.

— Rene Valenzuela and Xoeius Ratliffe also scored on touchdown runs for the Tigers.
— Coben’s TD pass in the fourth quarter was a 38-yard pass to Bryant Williams.
— Desert View’s scoring — Gabriel Waer’s 70-yard TD pass to Chris Aros and Humberto Oronia’s 63-yard TD pass to Mario Vallejo.

Poston Butte (5-4, 2-1) at CHOLLA (4-5, 1-2)
— Poston Butte wins 59-39 FINAL
— Poston Butte QB Carter White accounted for seven touchdowns — four passing and three rushing.

Flowing Wells (2-7, 1-3) at 4A WALDEN GROVE (6-3, 2-2)
— Walden Grove wins 35-21 FINAL
— Mitchell Effing and Turner Sam each scored touchdowns for Flowing Wells.


SALPOINTE (8-1, 3-0) at Catalina Foothills (6-3, 2-1)
Salpointe wins 36-7 FINAL

— Salpointe RB Bijan Robinson gained 151 yards on the ground with three touchdowns. His 63-yard dash with 6:58 left in the first quarter opened up the scoring and the Lancers slowly pulled away.
— Fellow RB Mario Padilla added 116 yards rushing and two more scores, including a 47-yard run early.
— Senior QB Rodrigo Nieto ran for another 64 yards and threw for 29, with Padilla collecting 19 of those reception yards.

CANYON DEL ORO (4-5, 1-2) at Nogales (3-6, 1-3)
— Nogales wins 22-13 FINAL
— Nogales PK Paul Garcia opened the scoring with a 33-yard field goal.
— CDO’s Zachary Eidenschink completed a 34-yard TD pass to Anthony Maldonando.
— Martin Rivera’s 2-yard rushing TD gave Nogales a 10-6 lead.
— Elijah Carey’s 12-yard TD run put CDO ahead 13-10 in the third quarter.
— Nogales closed the scoring with two TD passes by Josue Tapia.

PUEBLO (7-2, 3-0) at Palo Verde (3-7, 2-2)
— Pueblo wins 21-6 FINAL

AMPHITHEATER (2-7, 2-1) at Rio Rico (1-8, 1-2)
— Rio Rico wins 34-8 FINAL

Douglas (0-9, 0-4) at 3A SABINO (7-2, 5-1)
— Sabino wins 42-3 FINAL
— Sabino QB Alex Bell completed 9 of 24 attempts for 137 yards with two TDs and an interception.
— Sabercats RB Andrew Owen gained 185 yards on 22 carries, including a 40-yard TD.
— Bennett Nottingham, a senior WR for the Sabercats who is 5’8″ and 130 pounds, had four catches for 82 yards.


PUSCH RIDGE (9-0, 5-0) at Catalina (5-4, 2-3)
— Pusch Ridge wins 62-0 FINAL
— Pusch Ridge QB Christian Fetsis had two TD passes and two TD runs to lead the Lions.
— Mitch Maas, Ryan Garcia, Tamerat McLeod and Jonathan Stanton each had TD runs for Pusch Ridge.
— Pusch Ridge’s Max Atkinson recovered a fumble and returned it 35 yards for a TD.

Tanque Verde (2-8, 2-4) at EMPIRE (6-3, 4-1)
— Empire wins 49-0 FINAL
— Empire RB Wyatt Jeffries rushed 18 times for 219 yards and two TDs.
— Fellow RB Jalen Smith carried the ball six times for 192 yards, averaging 32 yards per carry, with two TDs. He had a 91-yard TD run.

SAHUARITA (3-6, 1-4) at Santa Rita (0-8, 0-5)
— Sahuarita wins 48-0 FINAL


Benson (2-5, 1-2) at SANTA CRUZ (7-0, 3-0)
— Santa Cruz wins 49-0 FINAL

Bisbee (4-5, 2-2) at SAN MANUEL (6-3, 2-2)
— Bisbee wins 50-34 FINAL

Tombstone (0-9, 0-4) at WILLCOX (5-4, 3-1)
— Willcox wins 57-6 FINAL


No. 10 Valley Union (5-3) at No. 7 RAY (5-3)

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