Tucson High School Sports

Salpointe Cruises Past Catalina Foothills

Coming into the Friday night’s game against Catalina Foothills, Salpointe had a couple of interesting story lines. One of which was, how would newly named starter Treyson Bourguet perform? Plus, would Bijan Robinson eclipse the 2,000-yard mark for rushing yards this season?

As for Robinson rushing for 2,000 yards, he came up just short Friday night going for 151 yards and four touchdowns. Robinson had four straight carries in which he scored all four times with runs of 2, 11, 45, and 30 yards seemingly getting strong as the game moved along.

As for Bourguet, he was able to find a rhythm despite few passing attempts. He went 8-for-10 with 147 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was able to connect twice with senior Lathan Ransom giving Salpointe the ability to spread the field and take pressure off of the running game.

All this lead to Salpointe dominating Catalina Foothills on both sides of the ball by running away with the game 49-0. Salpointe’s defense did everything it needed to do to shutting down Will Parker and the Foothills offense. The only time Catalina Foothills was able to move the ball was when penalties by Salpointe helped move the ball along.

With the regular season coming to an end, Salpointe will face Vista Grande in its final home game of the season. Plus, it will be the final regular season game for the senior class which includes star running back Robinson. With Friday night’s performance, Robinson is only 113 yards away from breaking the 2,000-yard mark in a single season — becoming the first in the state’s history to reach that plateau in three different seasons.

Then the playoffs will be finally upon us as we see how the Open Division will play out.

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