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VX Football Roundup 9/7: Herrera, turnovers help Poston Butte edge Higley

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Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2012 2:00 am | Updated: 11:04 am, Sat Sep 8, 2012.

Poston Butte quarterback Robert Herrera rushed for two touchdowns and defensive back Cameron Owens had an interception return for a touchdown as the Broncos capitalized on a slew of Higley turnovers and penalties to defeat the visiting Knights, 31-23, on Friday.

After the Knights scored a touchdown early in the third quarter to take a 16-14 lead, Herrera marched Poston Butte (2-1) down the field, scoring from five yards out to reclaim the lead for the Broncos 21-16.

Knights' penalties helped Poston Butte tack on another touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give the Broncos a 31-16 lead.

Higley quarterback Mythias Young threw the second of his two touchdowns to close the gap to 31-23 with two minutes left in the game, but time ran out on the Knights (1-2).

Higley looked like they were going to take a 10-7 lead into halftime, before Young’s pass found the hands of Owens, who found the end zone to give Poston Butte the momentum and a 14-10 lead at the half.

Despite the loss, the Knights outrushed the Broncos 222 yards to 204 yards, led by Thomas Bush who carried the ball 23 times for 113 yards and a score.

Dante Romero led Poston Butte in rushing with 74 yards on 11 carries, while Jason Compeon rushed four time for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Tempe Prep 24, Seton Catholic 21: Led by running back Forrest Redlin’s 126 yards and two touchdowns, Tempe Prep (Division V) beat a Division IV team for the first time in school history, upsetting No. 3-ranked Seton Catholic. Sentinels' starting quarterback Ryan Bresnahan suffered a hand injury and left the game in the second quarter, but backup quarterback David Gesicky found receiver Matt Haggerty in the end zone on a 23-yard pass and then converted a two-point conversion to cut the Knights’ lead to 21-14. Tempe Prep kicker Getamesay Wiese nailed a 24-yard field goal to put the game out of reach. Redlin got the scoring going early for the Knights (3-0), running for a 19-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then a 44-yard touchdown in the third. Tempe Prep finished with 298 yards for the game, while dropping Seton Catholic to 2-1 overall.

Desert Mountain 42, Westwood 7: Desert Mountain quarterback Kyle Allen and wide receiver Mark Andrews hooked up for three touchdowns. Allen finished the game 19-26 for 290 yards and four scores, with six of those passes going Andrews’ way for 140 yards. Hayden Clark scored the only touchdown for the Warriors (1-2), running in from 41 yards out in the first quarter. The win improved Desert Mountain’s record to 3-0 on the year.

Horizon 30, Shadow Mountain 7: Charlie and Victor Quinn combined to rush for 192 yards as visiting Horizon outpaced Shadow Mountain. Victor also passed for 126 yards, too, as the Huskies (3-0) remained undefeated.

Chaparral 41, Sunnyslope 9: Justin Paniagua had touchdown runs of 82 and 44 yards to propel Chaparral (1-2) to a 41-9 win over Sunnyslope.

Basha 57, St. Mary's 9: Basha hung 43 first half points on visiting Saint Mary’s (1-2), as the Bears (3-0) remained perfect heading into a big matchup at arch-rival Chandler next Friday night.

Pinnacle 63, Central 0: Pinnacle scored 28 points in the first quarter and never looked back, cruising to a 63-0 shutout. All three quarterbacks played for the Pioneers (3-0), who kept their perfect record intact.

NW Christian 18, Scottsdale Christian 14: No. 1 Northwest Christian (3-0)scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to comeback and defeat No. 3 Scottsdale Christian (2-1).

San Tan Foothills 22, Florence 20: Down 14 points early in the fourth quarter, host San Tan Foothills scored 16 unanswered points to pull off the come-from-behind victory over Florence (1-2). Sabercats’ running back Simone Brown converted a pair of two-point conversions late, while the defense came up with an interception to seal the win for San Tan (3-0). Brown finished the game with 18 carries for 64 yards.

Bourgade Catholic 27, Valley Christian 13: Bourgade Catholic’s Randy Davies threw for two scores and ran for another as the Golden Eagles (1-2) knocked off the Trojans (2-3). Davies connected with Derrick Estefan on a 45 yard touchdown in the second quarter before sneaking in on a 1-yard score late in the fourth to ice the game. He finished the game 9-16 with 224 yards passing. Estefan recorded 8 receptions for 208 yards.

Scottsdale Prep 77, Salt River 16: Despite losing starting QB Nick Smith to an injury on the game’s second play, host Scottsdale Prep (3-0) didn’t miss a beat in their victory. Matt Munsil finished with seven catches for 211 yards and four touchdowns, ran twice for 77 yards and a score, and was 3-for-3 for 104 yards and two touchdowns passing for 392 yards of total offense, all in the first half.

Gilbert Christian 62, Superior 14: Trey Gass threw for 250 yards and five touchdowns, and rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns in Gilbert Christian’s win. With the win, the Knights improved their record to 3-0.

Coronado 26, Cortez 0: Daniel Triplett threw for one touchdown and ran for two more to lead host-Coronado in the shutout. The Dons (1-2) outrushed the Colts (0-3) 387-149.



Coronado 26, Cortez 0

Cortez: 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Coronado: 7 19 0 0 -- 26

First Downs: Cortez 10 Coronado 18

Rushing: Cortez 24-149 Coronado 50-387

Passing: Cortez 1-5, 2 Coronado 4-9, 45, 1

Penalties: Cortez 7-60 Coronado 11-115

Fumbles/lost: Cortez 2-2 Coronado 2-0

Coro: Triplett 1 run (Benitez kick)

Coro: Triplett 29 run (Kick Fail)

Coro: Andrews 11 run (Benitez kick)

Coro: Correa 8 pass from Triplett (Kick fail)


Desert Mountain 42, Westwood 7

Westwood            7  0   0   0 -- 7

Desert Mountain: 6 15 14 7 -- 42

First Downs: WW 7 DM 16

Rushing: WW 39-165 DM 21-82

Passing: WW 1-5, 6 DM 19-26, 290

Penalties: WW 5-35 DM 14-101

Fumbles/lost: WW 1-1 DM 1-1


Tempe Prep 24, Seton Catholic 21

Seton Catholic: 0 6 8 7 -- 21

Tempe Prep: 7 14 0 3 -- 24

T: Redlin 19 run (Wiese kick)

S: Johnson 10 pass from Bresnahan (Kick fail)

T: Redlin 44 run (Wiese kick)

T: A. Brittain 15 run (Wiese kick)

S: haggerty 23 pass from Gesicky (Krick pass from Gesicky)

T: Wiese 24 FG

S: Villegas 5 run (Garlid kick)


San Tan Foothills 22, Florence 20

Florence 14 0  0   6 -- 20

San Tan:   0  6  0  16 -- 22

First Downs: F 11 ST 12

Rushing: ST 36-138

Passing: ST 6-15, 66

Penalties: ST 6-50

Fumbles/lost: ST 0-0


Horizon 30, Shadow Mountain 7

Horizon                  7  10   0  13 -- 30

Shadow Mountain: 0   0   7    0 --   7



Poston Butte 31, Higley 23

Higley: 0 10 6 7 -- 23

Poston Butte: 7 7 10 7 -- 31

Rushing: H 50-222 PB 24-204

Passing: PB: 10-19, 179

Fumbles/lost: PB: 2-2


Scottsdale Prep 77, Salt River 16

Salt River 8-0-0-8 16

Scottsdale Prep 37-21-12-7 77

S: Munsil 60 pass from Smith (run fails)

S: Munsil 79 run (Speno kick)

SR: Lorenzo Ruiz 53 run (Lopez kick)

S: Wright 50 pass from Munsil (Boyll run)

S: Wright 55 pass from Munsil (Wrigh pass from Munsil)

S: Munsil 24 pass from Weisbrod (Boyll pass from Weisbrod)

S: Munsil 65 pass from Weisbrod (Speno kick)

S: Wright 8 pass from Weisbrod (Speno kick)

S: Munsil 32 pass from Weisbrod (Speno kick)

S: Boyll 1 run (kick fails)

S: Averett 3 run (kick fails)

SR: Waters 18 pass from Marez (Marez run)

S: Kanikaynar 20 pass from Weisbrod (Speno kick)

Pinnacle 63, Central 0

Central:    0 0   0  0 -- 0

Pinnacle: 28 21 7 7 -- 63

First Downs: P 11

Rushing: P 25-219

Passing: P 6-8-135

Penalties: P 4-80

Fumbles/lost: C 3-3 P 0-0

P: Hoekstra 3 run (Sweet kick)

P: Hoekstra 7 run (Sweet kick)

P: Brian Lewerke 38 pass to Hatton (Sweet kick)

P: Lewerke 3 run (Sweet kick)

P: Rose 33 pass from Sanders (Sweet Kick)

P: Lewerke 61 run (Sweet kick)

P: Moreno 3 run (Sweet kick)

P: Mandrola 3 run (sweet kick)

P: Somner 44 run (sweet kick)

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