Bubba Mustain is a quarterback by trade but he also roams centerfield for the Pusch Ridge defense. Life in the 3A Conference means playing both ways and that’s what happens when your team only lists 29 jerseys on the roster. The Lions held an almost improbable 34-20 lead over Sabino at home Friday night but there was still time on the clock – too much time.
The Sabercats drove down to the 17, ready to cut the lead down to one score, but Mustain pulled down an interception in the end zone to end the threat with 10:09 left in the game. It was his third interception of the night. Still, there was too much time left on the clock, and Sabino is known for battling to end, but the night belonged to the Pusch Ridge line. The Lions took nine minutes off the clock and Brysen Barrios ended the game with a 3-yard dash to give Pusch Ridge a 41-20 victory……
LINK: GAME STORY AT AZPREPS365
PUSCH RIDGE 41, SABINO 20
PR (8:18) Bubba Mustain 20 Pass to Cody Rafacz (Failed) 6-0.
SAB (4:59) Andres Baca 1 Run (Steven Bishopp) 7-6.
PR (11:55) Brysen Barrios 10 Run (2 point failed) 12-7.
SAB (9:09) Cam Hackworth 54 Pass to Shamar Berryhill (Blocked) 13-12.
SAB (5:56) Hackworth 10 Pass to Berryhill (Bishopp) 20-12.
PR (1:04) Mustain 1 Run (Barrios 2 point) 20-20.
PR (6:53) Barrios 2 Run (Isaiah Peyton) 27-20.
PR (3:09) Mustain 14 Pass to Tyler Mustain (Peyton) 34-20.
PR (1:21) Barrios 3 Run (Peyton) 41-20.
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A LOOK AT WEEK SEVEN
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Westwood 59, Marana 58
Canyon del Oro 24, St. Mary’s 8
St. David 69, San Manuel 34
Catalina Foothills 34, Tucson 14
Pusch Ridge 41, Sabino 20
Pueblo 19, Amphi 10
Willcox 35, Bisbee 22
Tombstone 48, Catalina 0
Desert View 28, Flowing Wells 14
Independence 28, Douglas 20
Valley Union 56, Fort Thomas 6
Mayer 50, Baboquivari 42
Thatcher 57, Sahuaro 14
Sunnyside 42, Ironwood Ridge 0
Desert Edge 52, Cienega 21
Empire 14, Sahuarita 6
Mountain View 42, Nogales 0
Vista Grande 28, Rio Rico 22
Tanque Verde over Santa Rita (forfeit)
BYES: Salpointe (2-2), Cholla (1-3), Rincon/UHS (1-3), Buena (3-1), Walden Grove (2-2), Mica Mountain (1-3), Benson (4-2), Palo Verde (2-4).
A LOOK AHEAD TO WEEK EIGHT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
St. David (7-0) at Ft. Thomas (0-7)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
Mica Mountain (1-3) at Salpointe (2-2)
Sunnyside (2-2) at Tucson (2-2)
Sahuaro (2-2) at Buena (3-1)
Catalina Foothills (2-2) at Canyon del Oro (3-1)
Douglas (3-1) at Phoenix Carl Hayden (1-3)
Casa Grande Vista Grande (3-2) at Cholla (1-3)
Marana (3-1) at Cienega (1-3)
Ironwood Ridge (0-4) at Flowing Wells (1-3)
Walden Grove (2-2) at Mountain View (1-3)
Desert View (1-2) at Nogales (0-4)
Sahuarita (0-4) at Pueblo (3-1)
San Manuel (5-2) at Kearny Ray (1-5)
Amphitheater (0-4) at Rincon/University (1-3)
Empire (3-1) at Rio Rico (1-3)
Maricopa Sequoia Pathway (2-3) at Sabino (5-1)
Palo Verde (2-4) at Safford (1-5)
Catalina (0-6) at Tanque Verde (2-4)
Benson (4-2) at Thatcher (6-0)
Bisbee (2-4) at Tombstone (3-3)
BYES: Pusch Ridge (6-1), Baboquivari (3-4), Valley Union (1-6), Willcox (4-1).
Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a 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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by the Sunnyside School District and by Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at email@example.com