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Tucson Conquistadores High School Football Rewind: Top Southern Arizona Performers from Week 9

Chandler 49, Tucson 0

The Badgers (3-6 overall, 3-1 in the 6A Metro) play another their final game of the season this Friday when they travel to Trevor G. Browne in Phoenix.

Buena 27, Ironwood Ridge 0


— QB/S Jovoni Borbon completed 12 of 18 passes for 256 yards with a TD and no interceptions. As a safety, he returned an interception 89 yards for a TD.

— WR Keyon Taylor had four receptions for 98 yards and a TD.

— LB Jesse Avina finished with five tackles for loss, including four sacks. He had five sacks this season entering the game.


— RB Brandon Barrios had 109 yards on 20 carries.

Jovoni Borbon has added strong defensive play to his football resume (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Cienega 35, Nogales 13


— RB David Clark scored on a 1-yard run

— WR Jahn Flores scored on a 19-yard TD run

— DB David Wilkinson returned a blocked punt 15 yards for a TD

Sunnyside 43, Marana 0


— QB Deion Conde completed 9 of 10 passes for 177 yards with three TDs and no interceptions.

— RB Martin Arvizu finished with 121 yards on 12 carries with two TDs.

— WR Angel Cano had four catches for 65 yards with a TD.

Rincon/University 48, Empire 12


— QB Preston Silvas rushed for 217 yards on 21 carries with a TD. He also passed for 43 yards and two TDs.

— RB Austin Barrow had 77 yards rushing on 11 carries with two TDs.

— RB Damon Taylor rushed for 71 yards on 11 carries.


— RB Yani Brown had 96 yards rushing on five carries with a TD.

— DT Landon Johnson, only a freshman, led the team with nine tackles

Flowing Wells 41, Cholla 24

Flowing Wells will look to finish with a winning region record playing at 5A Sonoran champion Mountain View on Friday. The Caballeros are 2-7 overall and 2-2 in the 5A Sonoran.

Mountain View 21, Desert View 14


— QB Giovanni Ciaccio completed 9 of 12 passes for 149 yards with a TD and no interceptions. He also rushed for 44 yards on six carries.

— RB Aaron Logsdon had 50 yards on eight carries with a touchdown and also caught four passes for 38 yards.

— WR Kollins Opoku-appoh had two catches for 64 yards, including a 50-yard TD reception.

— RB Shaun Buttigieg had 53 yards on seven carries with a TD.


— RB/DB Serge Gboweiah carried the ball 18 times for 96 yards with a 25-yard catch. He also had eight tackles on defense.

— RB/DB Carlos Alvarez had 101 yards on 18 carries and also completed a 32-yard TD pass to Roman Robles. He also caused a fumble and had eight tackles as a safety.

— LB Diego Tyrell led the team with 11 tackles.

Diego Marchica (Palo Verde photo)

Douglas 43, Palo Verde 35


— QB Dario Marchica completed 24 of 39 passes for 341 yards two TDs and three interceptions.

— RB Tristan Spalding rushed for 149 yards on 16 carries with two TDs.

— WR Marcell Kelly had 13 catches for 187 yards and two TDs.

— WR Demier Nelson hauled in nine passes for 108 yards.

Pueblo 59, Rio Rico 0


— RB/LB Julian Lopez rushed for touchdowns of 46 and 24 yards. He had eight carries for 123 yards and four touchdowns.. He had three tackles on defense.

— RB Francisco Monares-Leon had a 40-yard TD run.

— QB Marcelino Vega completed a 25-yard TD pass to Hassan Aden.

— LB Diego Pro had a 77-yard INT return for a TD.

Walden Grove 56, Amphi 21

Walden Grove (8-1, 4-0 in the 4A Gila) clinched the region title with the win. The Red Wolves finish the regular season at Palo Verde on Friday.

CDO 56, Vista Grande 6


— QB Jared Vazquez completed 4 of 6 passes for 99 yards with all the completions a touchdown.

— RB Stevie Rocker gained 133 yards on seven carries.

— RB Alex Maldonado rushed for 63 yards on three carries with two TDs.

— WR Jake Greenfield hauled in two catches for 72 yards with two TDs.

— CB Austin Brooks returned an interception 45 yards for a TD.

Stevie Rocker (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Salpointe 49, Catalina Foothills 0


— QB Treyson Bourguet completed 8 of 10 passes for 147 yards with two TDs and no interceptions.

— RB Bijan Robinson had 151 yards on eight carries with four TDs.

— WR Lathan Ransom had two catches for 66 yards including a 52-yard TD.

— LB Trent Strong led the Lancers in tackles with eight.

— DB Charlie Raetzman got his fourth interception of the season.


— DB Max Duenas had an interception return for 78 yards.

Sahuaro 34, Casa Grande 13

Sahuaro strengthened its bid to host in the 4A playoffs improving to 7-2 overall and 2-2 in the 4A Kino.

Catalina 14, Tanque Verde 12


— DB Dustin Suichies had two interceptions.

Sabino 28, Sahuarita 22


— QB A.J. Skaggs completed 18 of 24 passes for 255 yards with two TDs and an interception.

— RB Ken Blackman rushed for 78 yards on 16 carries with a TD.

— WR Diego Armijo had six catches for 78 yards and a TD.

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


— RB Cristian Gonzales had 61 yards on six carries.

Safford 50, Pusch Ridge 7


— DB Ethan Norris had a team-high nine tackles.

Santa Cruz Valley 61, Scottsdale Christian Academy 7


— RB/LB Hunter Ogle 139 yards on nine carries with a TD. He also had a tackle for loss on defense.

— WR David Avilez had two catches for 84 yards and two TDs.

— CB Anthony Clark had a 94-yard interception return for a TD.

Bisbee 40, Santa Rita 20


— RB Hunter Perry had 129 yards on 10 carries with three TDs.

— RB/LB David Ballesteros rushed for 122 yards on nine rushes with a TD. He also had a team-high 11 tackles with three for loss, including two sacks.

St. Johns 28, Benson 25


— QB Talon Palmer completed 6 of 17 passes for 161 yards with a TD.

— RB Carson Barney tallied 233 yards on 14 carries with three TDs. He also had two catches for 27 yards with a TD.

— WR Remington Thola had 92 yards receiving on three catches.

— LB Devin Bowling had a team-high nine tackles.

Willcox 26, Tombstone 16

Willcox (5-4, 2-1 in the 2A San Pedro) won its third straight game setting up the chance to tie Benson atop the region when the teams play Friday.

Miami 40, San Manuel 27

San Manuel (3-6 overall, 2-2 in the 2A Gila) completes its season Friday on the road against San Carlos.

Hayden 48, St. David 6

— QB Logan Davis completed 26 of 53 passes for 270 yards with no TDs and five interceptions.

— TE/LB Kason Jacquez had nine catches for 100 yards and recorded 11 tackles on defense.

— LB Talon Haynie had a team-high 12 tackles.


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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