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Outlook: Bit by bit, the climb upward is underway.
Outlook: While it’s a new era at Horizon, a duplication of last year’s success would be a nice feat for the football program. Doug Shaffer led the Huskies to an 8-3 record a season ago and a Division II playoff berth, but stepped away one year earlier than expected because of health issues. Enter Kris Heavner, the former Arizona quarterback who was most recently the coach at Santa Rita.
Horizon football coach Doug Shaffer stepped down this week, citing his health.
Nico Bayless’ two-yard rushing touchdown with under a minute to go in the game propelled No. 6 Apollo to a 24-20 win over No. 11 Horizon, Friday, in the first round of the Division II football playoffs.
Basha at Desert Vista
Big defensive plays and a timely short passing game were the turning points for the Horizon Huskies in their 32-21 victory over Notre Dame on Friday night.
On a night the Horizon student body welcomed in a new Homecoming king and queen, senior return man Ryan Neel proved to be true royalty in Horizon’s 24-6 victory over Cactus Shadows on Friday night.
Pinnacle left no doubt which team owns this rivalry.
The Gilbert district schools have had its moments this season, notably Desert Ridge and Highland’s early season successes.
Corona del Sol running back George Wright out runs Westwood defender Doug Shaffer to the endzone on a 13-yard touchdown run during the second quarter of their football game on Friday, August 31, 2012 in Mesa. [Ralph Freso/For the Tribune]
When it comes to playoff football, Jesse Parker has been part of his fair share of games. The legendary coach doesn’t hesitate when it comes to naming the game he remembers most.
Former Horizon High School and Arizona State quarterback Jeff Krohn could be released from a Cleveland hospital as early as today after undergoing emergency openheart surgery last week to repair a birth-related defect in his aorta.
Gilbert resident Doug Hall’s female relatives joked about his midlife crisis as he signed the paperwork and forked over $499 for a minichopper.
October 15, 2004
Great players, great teams and great traditions set high school football in the East Valley apart. Here’s a look at each of the schools’ notable achievements and prospects for the future:
Horizon High didn’t wait long to find its next football coach, recommending to the district’s school board Thursday that it hire Steve Casey to succeed Keith Brown as coach of the Huskies.