Highlights from "Verrado vs Desert Edge" Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week played on October 27, 2016.
We saved the best for last. An exciting, double overtime thriller in Goodyear that saw a scrappy Verrado Viper squad stop the number ranked Desert Edge Scorpions four times on fourth down and convert a field goal in the second overtime to grab a berth in the playoffs with a shocking 6-3 upset win.
Highlights from "Desert Ridge vs Desert Vista" Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week played on October 20, 2016.
A tough, physical match-up between two Central section teams battling it out for power point and playoff seeding. Desert Ridge standout defensive end/receiver, Jalen Harris, is committed to the University of Arizona and is coming off a 17.5 sack season a year ago. The Thunder of Desert Vista is relying on leadership from their tri-captains, QB Nick Thomas, RB/LB Lelon Dillard, and OL/DL Myles Wilson.
Highlights from "Paradise Valley vs Notre Dame" Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week played on October 6, 2016. It was a high scoring game at Scot Bemis Field as Paradise Valley and Notre Dame took to the turf for division 5 supremacy. The Saints piled it on in a 76-35 win that saw 56 points scored in the first quarter alone. NDP was led by quarterback Cameron Yowell, who threw for a season high 5 touchdowns, four to his wide receiver Blake Storey, who had zero touchdowns receptions coming in. Saints tailback Cole Fisher ran for two scores and returned a kickoff for a TD before suffering an injury late in the first half that knocked him out of the game. For Paradise Valley, they put up a game fight and trailed just 27-21 at one point. Freshman quarterback Ben Finley threw for 394 yards and 4 scores but had 2 crucial interceptions that turned the tide. Wide receiver Jarod Be...
The #13 nationally ranked Saguaro Sabercats proved their lofty ranking with a dominating 50-21 victory over the Marcos de Niza Padres, who entered the game with a 4-1 record and the #4 seed in the latest Division 4 state power rankings. Saguaro running back Stone Matthews, who ran for 291 yards against Marcos de Niza in last year’s state championship game, had another huge game against the Padres. The senior ran for over 300 yards and scored 6 touchdowns on the ground. The Cat defense kept Padres signal caller Nazareth Greer in check, sacking him 6 times and hounding him throughout the game. Marcos wide receiver Marcus Naisant caught 6 balls and scored on a nice fourth down catch in the end zone for a touchdown with under a minute to play in the first half. Saguaro moves to 7-0 on the season.
Highlights of the High School Football game between the Chandler Wolves and the Mountain Pointe Pride, the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the 6A Division in the state. Chandler is led by returning all-state running back, TJ Green, while the Pride is led by their two time all-Arizona safety/wide receiver, Isaiah Pola-Moa.
Highlights from "Centennial Coyotes at Chaparral Firebirds" Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week played on September 1, 2016.
In what is turning out to be a great non-section rivalry, the defending state big school champs, the Coyotes and the Firebirds meet in an early season clash that could be a glimpse of the Division 5 championship game in a few months.
Highlights from "Liberty Lions vs Boulder Creek Jaguars" Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week played on August 25, 2016 where Boulder Creek edged the Lions 14-10.
Colton Newton led Liberty's ground attack rushing for 138 yards on 29 carries and a TD, while Boulder Creek's Daniel Carrizosa was 12/22 in the air for 140 yards and 2 TDs.