Trenton Bourguet connected on 17 of 23 passes for 288 yards to help lead Marana past Scottsdale Horizon in an important 5A Conference matchup.
Bourguet hit Diego Miranda on a 17-yard TD pass to cut into the Horizon lead in the first quarter and Bourguet ran one in from 1-yard out to put the Tigers up 14-13 in the second. Bourguet found Isaiah Roebuck from 28 yards out later in the first half for a 21-19 halftime lead.
Xoeius Ratliffe put the Tigers up 28-19 on a long run of his own in the third and T.J. Cephers ran one in from 10 yards out to give Marana a 35-26 lead. Roebuck scored from 5 yards out to give Marana 42-29 lead in the fourth and the Tigers held on from there.
In all, Bourguet threw for two touchdowns and ran for another on 78 yards rushing.
Bourguet will receive his award this week at practice.
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Douglas senior running back Manny Mejia rushed for 240 yards on nine carries (26.7 per carry) to lead the Bulldogs past Tanque Verde, 55-6. Mejia helped set the single-game team rushing record (479) and scoring record (55) in the MaxPreps era. The team scored 62 against Cholla in 2000.
The 55 points scored is nowhere near the school record but it is in the top 12 in program history dating back to 1906. The 1925 team averaged 49.5 wins in six victors thanks in large part to a 99-0 win over Tombstone.
99 Tombstone 1925
95 Nogales 1920
80 Nogales 1920
74 Ajo 1960
67 Town Team 1910
63 Willcox 1925
62 Cholla 2000
62 Nogales 1927
60 Silver (NM) 1976
58 Deming (NM) 1922
56 Duncan 1936
55 Tanque Verde 2018
55 San Manuel 1977
Mountain View QB Hayden Parson threw for 242 yards and two TD in a 42-14 loss to Ironwood Ridge.
Buena junior QB Jovoni Borbon threw for 236 yards and 2 TD in a 28-17 loss to Catalina Foothills.
Tucson Sr. QB Jesus Montano threw for 172 yards and 2 TD to lead the Badgers past Phoenix Maryvale 63-6.
Buena Sr. RB Mandrell Garrick caught four pass for 158 yards and two TD against Catalina Foothills.
Mountain View WR Varney Larson caught five passes for 101 yards and a TD against Ironwood Ridge.
Catalina Foothills Sr. WR Dominic Bynum caught two passes for 101 yards and a TD at Buena.
Mountain View WR Calib McRae caught eight passes for 94 yards against Ironwood Ridge.
Flowing Wells WR Michael Ogas had 81 yards receiving against CDO.
CDO RB Stevie Rocker rushed for 173 yards and three TD against Flowing Wells.
Pusch Ridge Jr. RB Ryan Garcia rushed for 154 yards with two TD in a 48-12 win at Rio Rico.
Tucson Sr. RB Gary Love rushed for 131 yards and three TDs at Maryvale.
Ironwood Ridge Sr. RB Nathan Grijalva rushed for 122 yards and a TD in a 42-14 win at Mountain View.
Flowing Wells RB Raashad Henderson rushed for 117 yards with two TD against CDO.
Ironwood Ridge Sr. WR Andrew Cook rushed for 101 yards and a TD at Mountain View. Cook also caught two passes for 73 yards with another TD.
Pusch Ridge So. RB Evan Lovett rushed for 99 yards and three TD at Rio Rico. Lovett also ran back a kickoff 94 yards for a score.
Catalina Foothills Jr. RB Enrique Perez rushed for 90 yards at Buena.
Sunnyside CB/WR Sebastian Olmos had an interception and caught two passes for 56 yards against Gilbert Campo Verde.
(All games at 7 p.m. unless noted)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
Ironwood Ridge 42, Mountain View 14
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
Tucson 63, Maryvale 6 (Region game)
Catalina Foothills 28, at Buena 17
Flowing Wells 38, Canyon del Oro 37
Marana 42, Horizon 36
Nogales 14, Cholla 0
Sierra Linda 27, Rincon/UHS 19
Campo Verde 37, Sunnyside 0
Buckeye 51, Amphitheater 7
Casa Grande 49, Palo Verde 0
Pusch Ridge 48, Rio Rico 12
Sahuaro 55, Vista Grande 13 (Region game)
Douglas 55, Tanque Verde 6
Sahuarita 28, Santa Cruz 22
Bagdad 66, Valley Union 0
Fort Thomas 64, Baboquivari 18
St. David 48, Bowie/San Simon 6
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Yuma Catholic 55, San Manuel 0
FRIDAY, AUG. 24
Salpointe at Dobson
Pueblo at Tucson
Cienega at Cholla
Rio Rico at Empire
Walden Grove at Flowing Wells
Fairfax at Marana
Buena at Sahuaro
Desert View at Sunnyside
Cactus at Catalina Foothills
Prescott at Canyon del Oro
Sabino at Casa Grande
Palo Verde at Catalina
Bisbee at Douglas
Amphitheater at Vista Grande
San Tan Foothills at Santa Cruz
Santa Rita at Morenci
Tombstone at San Carlos
Benson at San Manuel
Lordsburg (NM) at Willcox
San Pasqual at Baboquivari
St. David at Mayer
Superior at Valley Union
Ironwood Ridge BYE
Mountain View BYE
Pusch Ridge BYE
Tanque Verde BYE
Bowie/San Simon BYE
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com