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Youth Football: Rams over Broncos 31-6 in 8U action

Jesus Pina with a late TD dive. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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The Rams beat the Broncos 31-6 Saturday morning to move to 5-1 in 8U action and the Broncos fell to 2-4 on the year. The Rams were led by a trio of standouts including Jacobo Mendivil, Aaron Garza and Jesus Pina.

Mendivil gained 130 yards on the ground with the bulk of it coming off of a 58-yard touchdown run and a 34-yard score.

“I like my team because we are focused and we have great sportsmanship,” Mendivil said. “I had a good game because I scored and I like to score a lot.”

Garza also scored twice, with runs of 62 yards and 14 yards, to finish with 95 yards rushing and Pina finished with 58 and he had a 6-yard scoring run.

The Broncos were led by Alex Harder and his 93 yards rushing, Harder broke free for a 60-yard scoring dash to put the Broncos on the scoreboard.

“My teammates never gave up and we stayed in the game,” Harder said. “We always work hard in practice and in the games.”

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Alex Harder (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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