Buena took advantage of an early injury to Marana QB Trenton Bourguet and four turnovers to get past Marana 41-28 Friday night to move to 4-2 on the year. The win over the highly-ranked Tigers should reflect on the official rankings come Tuesday morning. Currently ranked No. 18, Buena (4-2) is likely to move into the top 16 while No. 7 Marana (4-2) is expected to drop a bit.
Bourguet threw for 37 yards before he left the game as a precaution from a difficult tackle he suffered in the first quarter and his younger brother, freshman Treyson Bourguet, took over. Treyson Bourguet finished with 255 yards passing and three TDs but a couple of costly interceptions tempered his performance a bit, as one would expect of a freshman thrown into an emergency situation…
Tucson Career Passing Leaders
Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills 8,694 (2013-16)
Andrew Cota, Sunnyside/Salpointe, 7,554 (2010-13)
Reggie Robertson, Sahuaro 7,106 (1996-99)
Trenton Bourguet, Marana: 6,410 (2015-present)
Brian Chason, Tucson Christian: 6,408 (1982-85)
Adriell Alvarado, Cienega: 5,910 (2012-15)
Adam Rodriguez, Desert View: 5,774 (1985-89)
Justice Summerset, Mountain View: 5,264 (2013-15)
The game was the Gridiron Club’s Ed Doherty Game of the Week. Former Blue Ridge and University of Arizona standout Scooter Sprotte and former Mountain View Marana and Wildcat standout Kevin Schmidtke were on hand as former Ed Doherty Player of the Year recipients.
USC head coach Clay Helton visited the Marana sidelines, presumably to keep an eye on Arizona commit, senior lineman Jordan Morgan (6-5, 265). ASU offered Morgan on Thursday, four months after he committed to play for the Wildcats.
Salpointe moved to 6-0 on the year and the Lancers are the last undefeated team from Southern Arizona with Pueblo dismantling Douglas 47-0.
WEEK SEVEN REVIEW
Now 137-29 (83%) on the year.
NOTE: 5A and 6A teams need to finish in the top 16 to make the playoffs. 1A – 4A region champions will earn an automatic berth. The 1A bracket consists of 12 teams.
Friday, Sept. 28
No. 4 FLOWING WELLS 50, No. 31 Empire 14
No. 18 Buena 41, No. 7 MARANA 28
No. 12 CIENEGA 28, No. 20 Sunnyside 7
No. 21 IRONWOOD RIDGE 39, No. 36 Nogales 3
No. 33 DESERT VIEW 55, No. 39 Rincon/UHS 6
No. 37 MOUNTAIN VIEW 55, No. 42 Cholla 6
No. 1 SALPOINTE 28, No. 15 Sahuaro 12
No. 41 Pueblo 47, No. 4 DOUGLAS 0
No. 9 CANYON DEL ORO 33, No. 22 Catalina Foothills 21
No. 13 WALDEN GROVE 58, No. 43 Rio Rico 0
No. 40 AMPHITHEATER 48, No. 44 Palo Verde 21
No. 8 SABINO 56, No. 31 Catalina 6
No. 19 Safford 33, No. 9 SAHUARITA 22
No. 16 PUSCH RIDGE 60, No. 26 Tanque Verde 0
No. 9 WILLCOX 12, No. 17 Bisbee 6 (OT)
No. 18 BENSON 44, No. 20 Tombstone 6
No. 15 CHANDLER PREP 36, No. 29 San Manuel 14
No. 16 PHOENIX CHRISTIAN 27, No. 22 Santa Cruz 7
No. 6 TONOPAH VALLEY 38, No. 40 Santa Rita 0
No. 13 ST. DAVID 56, No. 18 Baboquivari 30
No. 22 Bowie/San Simon (0-5, 0-3) at No. 14 VALLEY UNION (1-5, 1-1)
BYE: 6A Tucson (5-1, 3-0)
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