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Tucson Conquistadores High School Football Rewind: Top Southern Arizona Performers from Week 8

O’Connor 47, Tucson 0

The Badgers (3-5 overall, 3-1 in the 6A Metro) play another non-region game this Friday but they go from playing against a struggling O’Connor team to facing the No. 1 team in the state (4A to 6A) — Chandler — at Gridley Stadium.

Cienega 46, Marana 0


— QB Ryan Swoger had a 59-yard scoring run. He also completed a 16-yard TD pass to Tristan Bushey.

— QB Daniel Montana completed a 5-yard TD pass to Bushey.

— DB Jahn Flores had two interceptions.

— DB Sebastian Felix had an interception.

— DB Tristan Pralle had an interception and returned it 100 yards for the TD.

— DB Anthony Phillips had an interception.

— DB Rafael Moody had an interception.

— QB Bobby Beltz completed a 32-yard TD pass to Wyatt Wingstad.

— RB David Clark scored on a 30-yard TD run.

Cienega DB Jahn Flores had two of the Bobcats’ six interceptions Friday (Cienega photo)

Ironwood Ridge 36, Sunnyside 18


— WR Anthony Galvez two receptions for 113 yards and a TD.

— WR Angel Cano had eight catches for 86 yards and a TD. He also had a 50-yard kickoff return.


— QB Chase Cassel completed 10 of 14 passes for 132 yards with a TD.

— RB Brandon Barrios rushed for 233 yards on 27 carries with three TDs.

— WR Thomas Smith finished with five receptions for 92 yards.

Buena 47, Nogales 0


— RB Tory Walters rushed for 112 yards on 15 carries a TD.

— QB Jovoni Borbon rushed for four TDs, finishing with 68 yards on 15 carries. He also returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

— CB Class McCaa had seven tackles, two for loss.

Desert View 40, Flowing Wells 37


— QB Ryan Corral completed 5 of 12 passes for 112 yards.

— RB Carlos Alvarez rushed 25 times for 276 yards with four TDs.

— RB Serge Gboweiah had 139 yards on 22 carries with two TDs.

— WR Richard Santiago caught three passes for 73 yards.

Desert View sophomore Carlos Alvarez (Savannah Whiting/Desert View student)

Mountain View 57, Rincon/University 7


— QB Giovanni Ciaccio completed 6 of 7 passes for 76 yards with a TD. He lso rushed four times for 66 yards with two TDs.

— RB Varney Larson rushed for 95 yards on seven carries with two TDs.

— RB Shaun Buttigieg had three rushes for 82 yards, including a 71-yard TD.

— RB Kollins Opokuh-Appoh had 64 yards on three carries and a TD. He also had a 15-yard TD reception.

— LB Daylin Smith had 1.5 sacks among his six tackles.

Cholla 31, Empire 7

Cholla (2-6, 1-2 5A Sonoran) tries for its second consecutive win Friday at Flowing Wells. Empire (1-7, 0-3) looks to upset Rinco/University at home.

Salpointe 35, CDO 0


— RB Bijan Robinson rushed for 263 yards on 12 carries with four TDs.
He also caught two passes for 49 yards. He has 636 career points and 106 TDs to go with the other state records he holds. Saguaro’s Christian Kirk finished his career with 626 career points and 103 career TDs.

— LB Trent Strong led the Lancers in tackles for the fourth straight week, totaling 14.

— LB Luke Regina had two sacks among his five tackles. He has 9.5 sacks this season.


— S Ethan Seppala had his fifth interception of the season.

— WR Austin Brooks had three catches for 26 yards and an interception.

Walden Grove 34, Pueblo 13


— RB Sam Martinez had 13 carries for 97 yards and a TD.

— QB Alex Lopez had 161 yards rushing (including a 60-yard TD run) and he completed 10 of 20 passes for 168 yards with three touchdowns.


— QB Marcelino Vega had a 40-yard TD run.

Casa Grande 38, Catalina Foothills 20


— QB Will Parker rushed for 73 yards on 15 carries and passed for 148 yards with two TDs.

— LB Garrick Krautz finished with a team-high 12 tackles.

Amphi 48, Douglas 14


— RB Isiah Hill rushed for 109 yards on 13 carries with two TDs and led the Panthers with eight tackles.

— RB/LB Julian Encinas had 81 yards on nine carries with two TDs and had a fumble recovery on defense.

— DE Travon Ballard had three tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.

Rio Rico 40, Palo Verde 12

Rio Rico (3-5, 1-2 4A Gila) snapped a four-game losing streak with the win. The Hawks host Pueblo on Friday. The Titans (3-5, 1-2) look to end their two-game slide at Douglas.

Sabino 34, Pusch Ridge 21


— QB A.J. Skaggs completed 15 of 24 passes for 167 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Skaggs, a junior in his second varsity season, passed the 3,000-yard mark for his career. He is now at 3,139 yards in 20 games in his career.

— RB Ken Blackman carried the ball 25 times for 132 yards with a TD.

— LB Luke Thompson had a game-high 12 tackles.

A.J. Skaggs (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


— RB Evan Lovett had 114 yards on 16 carries with a TD.

— WR/DB Antone Brack had four receptions for 104 yards and a TD and also had 10 tackles.

Sahuarita 51, Catalina 6


— RB Gabriel Elias had 58 yards on seven carries with two TDs.

— RB Brady Radovich, a freshman, had 57 yards on 13 carries with two TDs.

Safford 45, Tanque Verde 0

Tanque Verde (0-8, 0-3 3A South) looks for its first win of the season when it hosts Catalina on Friday. The Trojans (0-8, 0-3) are also in search of their first victory.

Santa Cruz Valley 61, Scottsdale Christian 7


— WR David Avilez had a 92-yard kickoff return for a TD.

— RB Hunter Ogle scored on a 25-yard run.

— QB Austin Hukill completed TD passes of 46 and 33 yards to Avilez. He also completed a 9-yard TD pass to Orlando Davis Jr.

— RB Ricardo Alaniz scored on a 14-yard run.

— DB Steve Calvin had a 28-yard interception return for a TD.

— DB Anthony Clark had a 90-yard interception return for a TD.

Benson 44, Bisbee 18


— RB Carson Barney, a senior, had 11 rushes for 152 yards and two TDs. He also had a 48-yard kickoff return.

— RB Jace Barney, Carson’s younger brother who is a sophomore, rushed for 101 yards on 16 carries with three TDs.

Tombstone 28, Santa Rita 21

Santa Rita (3-5, 0-3 in the 2A San Pedro) travels to Bisbee (6-2, 2-1) this Friday.

Willcox 31, Miami 14

Willcox (4-4 overall, 2-1 in the 2A San Pedro) will look to win its third straight game when it hosts Tombstone on Friday.

San Manuel 35, Globe 12


— QB/DB Caleb Quintero had an interception on defense and a TD run and pass.

— DB T.J. Madrid had an interception.

— WR Jose Moreno had a 50-yard kickoff return for a TD.

Duncan 34, Baboquivari 16

Baboquivari finished its season 4-4 overall, its second non-losing season in the last 14 years.

St. David 70, Valley Union 12

— QB Logan Davis completed 10 of 14 passes for 166 yards with five TDs and also had a rushing TD. The Tigers (5-3) qualified for the 1A state playoffs as the No. 12 seed. They will play at No. 5 Hayden on Friday at 6 p.m.


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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