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To compensate for a lack of change at the top of the boys basketball landscape as the 2012-2013 season begins, the girls basketball world might pick up the slack.
TUCSON — In the (shortened) week leading up to the Division III state finals, Queen Creek's players and coaches spoke at length about needing to avoid getting in a shootout with Saguaro if the Bulldogs wanted to repeat as champions.
This Division III semifinal football game was not just about Luke Rubenzer.
In what was some pretty good foreshadowing, Saguaro quarterback Luke Rubenzer’s fourth varsity pass completion of his high school career was a touchdown. It was mop-up duty in the 2010 playoff quarterfinals against Peoria Bradshaw Mountain.
YUMA - The No. 14 San Tan Foothills football team was right with No. 3 Yuma Catholic for a quarter.
Behind quarterback Emanual Gant, No. 10 Tempe nearly overcame a 21-point first quarter deficit versus host No. 7 Sabino, but Sabercats' running back Zach Joseph's fifth touchdown run late proved to be too much as Sabino defeated the pesky Buffaloes, 56-49, in the opening round of the Division III State football playoffs.
Ricky Wilson rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Saige Waxter totaled two scores and Garett Baer returned an interception 75 yards as host San Tan Foothills score 45 unanswered points to blowout San Manuel, 45-7.
Nine weeks after several guys cried in the end zone after a Week 1 loss to Chaparral, the Saguaro football team is not on any Division III team's postseason "wish list."
A neighborhood rivalry which could have been one of the better showcases in Higley-vs.-Williams Field’s brief history might lose some of its luster.
Won or done?
A 28-point third quarter looked a little more like the Scottsdale Saguaro football team people were used to.
San Tan Foothills running back Saige Waxter ran wild on host Santa Cruz Valley Union, rushing for 312 yards and five touchdowns as the Sabercats demolished the Dust Devils, 47-0.
A lot will happen in the middle of a game that coaches will not like. But there are two things teams can do to help their coach forget all that stuff:
The Chandler-Hamilton game went as this rivalry tends to go for 47 1/2 minutes on Friday night.
When J.T. Nettleton transferred to Saguaro from out of state this spring, he was warned about playing in the shadow of fellow wide receiver Christian Kirk.
Saguaro fans, players, students and family members pay tribute to equipment manager Mike "Tug" Garcia who passed away this past week, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Saguaro. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
Saguaro coach Jason Mohns, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Saguaro. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
The Saguaro football team takes to the field to take on Queen Creek, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Saguaro. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
Saguaro quarterback Luke Rubenzer is brought down by a Queen Creek defender, Friday, October 4, 2013 in Saguaro. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
Queen Creek's Semone Brown grabs the Saguaro defender in 2nd quarter play, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Saguaro. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
Saguaro running back Alex Parkin is stopped in early action against Queen Creek, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Saguaro. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
5. Peoria 7-0...
4. Williams Field 6-1...
3. Queen Creek 6-1...
2. Saguaro 6-1...
1. Desert Edge 7-0...
The top-5 remains static, as well, although Williams Field did lose. The Black Hawks fell to Saguaro, but rallied from a 24-point first quarter deficit to pull within two points in the 40-31 defeat. Williams Field showed it has the capability of hanging with the elite teams to stick at No. 4. If Saguaro dominated from start to finish it could have made a claim for the No. 1 spot, but stays behind Desert Edge for now. Queen Creek and Peoria both cruised to stay in their spots.
Queen Creek dominated this matchup last year to really get on the radar as a possible state title contender. It came to fruition, as the Bulldogs won the Division III title. Both teams are similarly in the hunt in 2013, and even though each lost to Saguaro within the past few weeks, the victor in this matchup stakes claim as the third best team in the division behind the Sabercats and Goodyear Desert Edge. Williams Field seems to have better offensive balance, especially since the return of wide receiver Cole Forsgren, who has gone over 100 yards receiving with at least one touchdown in all three games he's played this season. Queen Creek star running backs Weston Barlow and Matt Guida are both banged up, and their availability is huge. If Guida can play, he may be enough to turn the tide, but if not the Black Hawks may be slightly more talented.
Prediction: Williams Field 21, Queen Creek 20
-- Kyle Odegard
Luke Rubenzer, Saguaro (pictured): 252 yards passing, 3 TD; 85 yards rushing; INT
Josh Eckley, Marcos de Niza: 296 yards passing, 3 TD; 91 yards rushing, TD
Kyle Stanfier, San Tan Foothills: 3 INT
Matt Munsil, Scottsdale Prep: 18 tackles
Greg Frasco, Desert Mountain: 16 tackles
Zechariah Gatling, Scottsdale Christian: 14 tackles
Ricky Wilson, San Tan Foothills: 204 yards rushing, 2 TD; 12 tackles
Will Lane, Scottsdale Christian: 3 sacks
Conrad Burnap, Red Mountain: 55-yard INT return for TD
Queen Creek's Bryce Dobbs is tackled while taking on Saguaro, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Saguaro. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]