Frog & Firkin Friday Night Rewind: A look back at Week 5


5A Salpointe 30, 5A Cienega 22


— QB Treyson Bourguet, a senior, completed 12 of 19 pass attempts for 213 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for 37 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown.

— RB Anthony Wilhite, a senior, rushed for 86 yards on 19 carries

— WR Bryce Robinson, a senior, tallied three receptions for 84 yards

— WR/CB Antonio Martinez, a senior, had three catches for 64 yards and a TD and also had a game-saving interception with 31 seconds left.

— The Lancers start 9-1 in the Eric Rogers era.


— QB Brayden Cherry, a junior, completed 16 of 27 pass attempts for 252 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions

— TE Brody Kallman, a senior, had four receptions for 50 yards

— WR Jimmy Diaz, a sophomore, had three catches for 72 yards

— WR CJ Hangartner, a senior, tallied three receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown

— LB Ritchie McCormack, a senior, had 11 tackles

— LB Cole McFarland, a senior, had six tackles, two of them sacks


5A Marana 48, 6A Tucson 7

Elijah Joplin passed for 340 yards and four touchdowns against Tucson High to lead the Tigers to a 3-0 start for only the third time in the last 24 years (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


— QB Elijah Joplin, a junior, completed 21 of 29 passes for 340 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

— RB Matthew Jensen, a junior, rushed 16 times for 116 yards with two touchdowns and had six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

— WR Chika Ebunoha, a senior, had seven catches for 86 yards and a touchdown.

— WR/DB Samuel Brown, a junior, tallied four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown and had 11 tackles.

— LB Troy Fox, a senior, had 11 tackles, one for loss, and made a fumble recovery.

— DE Daniel Parrish, a senior, had 10 tackles

— LB Colin Bourguet, a senior, finished with eight tackles, one for loss

5A Nogales 24, 5A Cholla 3


— Nogales is 2-0 under Jake Teyechea after not playing a game last season due to COVID-19 protocol. Teyechea, a Nogales alum, is in his fourth season as the Apaches’ coach. His team started 3-0 in 2019.

5A Ironwood Ridge 13, 5A Campo Verde 7


— QB Tyler Haynie, a senior, completed 10 of 20 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown, and he rushed for 45 yards on 10 carries.

— RB Jordan Thomas, a junior, rushed for 92 yards on 18 rushes, and he had four receptions for 63 yards.

— RB Landon Billings, a senior, had 112 yards rushing on 20 carries.

— LB Ethan Morrison, a senior, amassed 10 tackles, one for loss.

— DE Sam Benjamin, a senior, had seven tackles, three for loss, including two sacks

— LB Anthony Cox, a senior, had eight tackles.

5A Rincon/UHS 26, 5A Maryvale 8


— The Rangers (1-2) won the first game of the Khyree Copeland era. The second-year coach took over the program last year but Rincon/University played only two games because of COVID-19 protocol.

— DB Mikey Garcia had his second interception of the season.

5A Sunnyside 35, 5A Paradise Valley 7


— QB Deion Conde, a junior, completed 7 of 15 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

— RB Brock McDaniel, a senior, tallied 185 yards rushing on 16 carries with two touchdowns.

— LB Carlos Rendon, a senior, had nine tackles, one a sack.

— LB Johnny Rendon, a junior, finished with nine tackles

— SS Jose Ramirez, a junior, had seven tackles, two that were sacks.

— CB Anthony Ramirez, a sophomore, made three interceptions.

5A Mountain View 26, 4A Sahuaro 7


— QB Will Howell, a junior, completed 17 of 20 passes for 239 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

— RB Tairiq Booker, a junior, rushed seven times for 57 yards and a touchdown.

— WR/DB Dillon Arvayo, a senior, had six catches for 93 yards and seven tackles


— RB Javez Blair, senior, had 101 yards on 18 carries.

— WR Alexander Vales, a senior, had four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown

5A Flowing Wells 37, 4A Empire 21


— The Caballeros ended an 11-game losing streak on the road dating to the 2018 season.


— QB Miles Kinney, a senior, completed 7 of 10 passes for 124 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.

— RB/LB Jake Lambert, a senior, rushed for 60 yards on 18 carries, and he tallied 17 tackles, including one for loss.

— WR/CB Jacob Puentes, a senior, had five receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns, and he recorded an interception.

— CB Ace Weissenberger, a sophomore, had eight tackles.

— DE Michael Consentino, a junior, had seven tackles, including a sack, and he had two fumble recoveries.

4A Catalina Foothills 34, 4A Pueblo 16


— The Falcons won their first game under new head coach Daniel Sainz, a former Santa Rita standout who was on Scott McKee’s staff at Sahuaro the previous 10 seasons.

— RB Yasuo Bean, a senior, rushed for 255 yards on 29 carries with four touchdowns.

— LB Taylor Sommerfield, a senior, tallied eight tackles.

— LB Charlie Keables, a junior, had six tackles and an interception.

4A Poston Butte 34, 4A Canyon del Oro 27


— DB Chase Laux, a sophomore, had a 98-yard interception return.

— QB Caden Dawes, a junior, completed six passes, four of them touchdowns, in 12 attempts for 197 yards.

— WR Daylon Beck, a junior, had three receptions (all for touchdowns) for 135 yards.

4A Walden Grove 56, 4A Rio Rico 0


— QB Jason Stevens, a senior, completed 15 of 18 passes for 282 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and he had a 38-yard touchdown run.

— RB Matthew Enriquez, a senior, had 71 yards on nine carries.

— WR Colby Gaines, a senior, had two catches (both touchdowns) for 100 yards.

— WR Duncan Hoover, a senior, tallied five receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown.

3A Safford 42, 4A Douglas 0

— Douglas was coming off an emotional 24-21 win over Bisbee, taking home The Pick for the first time since 2016, heading into this game. The Bulldogs also were beset with injuries.

— “Tough loss tonight,” Douglas coach Hunter Long said after the game to the Herald/Review. “Our guys came out flat and Safford jumped all over it and we couldn’t ever get the wheels going. Unfortunately, we came into the game missing a couple key starters that went out during the week and we lost a couple during this game. So, with a tough Thatcher team coming up we’re going to have to regroup, refocus and get a lot of things figured out this coming week.”

3A Pusch Ridge 53, 3A Sahuarita 13


— QB/DB Ryan Fontaine, a senior, completed 6 of 7 passes for 118 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, and he recorded an interception.

— RB Javier Grajeda, a senior, rushed for 178 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns.

— QB Hayden Hallett, a senior, completed all three of his pass attempts for 46 yards and a touchdown and also rushed twice for 104, including an 88-yard touchdown.

— LB Tyler Mustain, a junior, had 10 tackles, two for loss, including a sack.

3A Thatcher 45, 3A Sabino 28


— QB Cameron Hackworth, a sophomore, completed 14 of 19 pass attempts for 219 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and rushed for 66 yards on six carries with two touchdowns.

— WR Isaiah Aguirre, a senior, tallied 128 yards receiving on six catches with two touchdowns.

— LB Marius Lester, a senior, had 15 tackles.

— RB/LB Levi Miranda, a senior, had 10 tackles and also rushed for 63 yards on three carries.

— DB/WR Derek Sanchez, a senior, recorded 10 tackles and also had three catches for 46 yards.

3A ALA Ironwood 65, 2A Catalina 0

2A Willcox 36, 2A Valley Lutheran 6


— RB/LB Cristian Pando, a junior, had 177 yards on 17 carries with three touchdowns, and he had an interception.

— DT Mike Martinez, a junior, recorded 10 tackles, two for loss, including a sack.

2A AZ Lutheran 15, 2A Santa Cruz 14


— RB/LB Wyatt Ogle, a senior, had nine rushes for 112 yards.

— RB Ricardo Alaniz, a senior, 14 carries for 100 yards.

2A Benson 57, 2A NFL Yet 0


— RB Devin Bowling, a senior, had 89 yards rushing on two carries with a touchdown, and also had a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown.

— LB Cameron McFarland, a senior, had a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown.

2A Tanque Verde 54, 2A Tombstone 6


— After losing two straight games, Tanque Verde got back to its winning ways under Jay Dobyns (5-2 in his second year).

— QB Lucas Franklin, a senior, completed 5 of 7 passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

— RB Andy Sorbe, a senior, had eight rushes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

— RB Rory Maciulla, a senior, gained 84 yards on six carries with two touchdowns.

— WR/DB Kaden Eichinger, a senior, had three receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns.

— DE C.J. Lopez, a senior, had six tackles, three for loss, all sacks, and a fumble recovery.

— DT Michael Scalvo, a senior, had eight tackles.

— CB Trevor Clausen, a senior, had eight tackles and a fumble recovery.

— LB Brayden Scott, a junior, had seven tackles, two for loss.

— DT Bryan Loflin, a senior, had seven tackles, two for loss, one a sack.

2A Pima 52, 2A Santa Rita 0

— Santa Rita is in the building process under legendary coach Tom Joseph.

2A Sequoia Pathway 30, 2A Bisbee 22


— RB Geoffrey Gribble, a senior, had a 55-yard kickoff return

— QB Sebastian Lopez, a freshman, had a 1-yard touchdown run

— RB Diego Chavez, a junior, had a 1-yard touchdown run

1A Mogollon 48, 1A St. David 26


— In a battle of unbeatens at Mogollon on Friday afternoon St. David lost.

— QB Ryan Gooding, a junior, completed 14 of 21 pass attempts for 179 yards with three touchdowns.

— WR Jake Goodman, a senior, had six catches for 142 yards with one touchdown.

— S Koy Richardson, a junior, had 14 tackles.

— LB Brayden Merrill, a senior, tallied 12 tackles.

1A Baboquivari 74, 1A Cibecue 0


— The Warriors are 2-0 after not playing last season because of COVID-19 protocol. Pete Delgado, in his third season as Baboquivari’s head coach, is 4-2.

— RB Devin Antone, a sophomore, gained 73 yards on 10 carries for a touchdown.

— DB Jesus Buendia, a junior, had eight tackles.

1A San Manuel 48, 1A Valley Union 0


— San Manuel improved to 4-0 under alum Ernie Ivy.

— RB Noah Huerta, a senior, had seven rushes for 107 yards for three touchdowns, and he had a 27-yard touchdown reception.

— RB/LB Isaiah Lopez, a senior, had nine tackles, one for loss and also rushed for 52 yards on eight carries with a touchdown.

— LB Isaiah Huerta, a freshman, had eight tackles, including two sacks.


4A Thunderbird 24, 4A Amphitheater 7


— RB Kiko Trejo, a senior, rushed for 86 yards on 14 carries.

— QB Carlos Ybarra, a senior, completed 6 of 13 passes for 105 yards with a touchdown.

— RB Nathaniel Carissimmi, a senior, had two receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.

BYES: 5A Buena (1-1) and 5A Desert View (2-0)


5A South Mountain at 6A Tucson
5A Ironwood Ridge at 5A Salpointe (AIA Game of the Week)
5A Gilbert at 5A Nogales
5A Mountain View at 5A Millennium
5A Buena at 5A Sunnyside
5A Marana vs. 5A Flowing Wells at Amphi
5A Cholla at 4A Empire
4A Sahuaro at 5A Desert View
4A Catalina Foothills at 4A Canyon del Oro
4A Rio Rico at 4A Pueblo
(CA) Granite Hills at 4A Walden Grove
4A Douglas at 3A Thatcher
3A Coolidge at 4A Mica Mountain
3A Snowflake at 3A Pusch Ridge
3A Bourgade Catholic at 3A Sabino
3A Safford at 3A Sahuarita
2A Glendale Prep at 2A Santa Cruz
2A Santa Rita and 2A Bisbee
2A Willcox at 2A North Pointe Prep
2A Tanque Verde at 2A San Tan Charter
2A Catalina at 2A Tombstone
2A Benson at 2A Veritas Prep
1A Baboquivari at 1A Duncan
1A San Manuel at 1A Ft. Thomas
1A Valley Union at 1A St. David
BYES: 5A Cienega, 5A Rincon/UHS, 4A Amphitheater


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. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District

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