Seton Catholic used a dominant second half to beat Independence in the first 4A Division II game of the season for both teams, 28-10, on Friday night at Mesa Community College.
Independence scored the first ten points of the game but the Sentinels settled down and cruised to victory.
Seton Quarterback Anthony Wallace threw three touchdown passes, one of which went for 74 yards. The Patriots hurt themselves with 11 penalties for 98 yards. Wallace threw for over 300 yards with the three touchdown passes but also threw three interceptions.
Valley Christian 55, Globe 0 (Saturday): At the NAU Skydome in Flagstaff, the Trojans had eight different players score touchdowns in new coach Kevin Allen’s debut with the school. Drew Bond had three total touchdowns and his backup, Josh Pineda, rushed for 139 yards.
Coronado 32, Campo Verde 12: The Dons struggled a bit with the young Coyotes in the first quarter but steadily put the game away in the second and fourth quarters in the Coyotes first varsity game. Alex Buya scored four touchdowns for the Dons all on rushing plays. Buya, had touchdown runs of five, one, two and 11 yards. Campo Verde threw two passes as a team, one of which was an interception and the other incomplete, but did rush for 191 yards.
Florence 51, Combs 0: The Gophers did all their damage in the running game, netting 307 yards and scoring six rushing touchdowns. Nick Brown and Kyle Washington both had stellar games for the Gophers. Brown rushed for two touchdowns and Washington had three to lead the Florence rushing attack. Gopher kicker Jose Perez also also rushed for 47- yard score to go along with his 6-for-7 effort on extra points and an 18-yard field goal.
Fountain Hills 10, Wickenburg 0: This 3A game was scoreless at halftime but the Falcons found a way to get on the board as Tyler Blunt made a 29-yard field goal for a 3-0 Fountain Hills lead heading into the fourth quarter. Wesley Musa scored the only touchdown of the game on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter for the final tally. Blunt accounted for four of the Falcons' 10 points.
Boulder Creek 21, Pinnacle 14: The Pioneers had good offensive numbers but a hard time in the red zone which Boulder Creek took advantage. After falling behind 14-0 in the second quarter the Pioneers got a 75-yard run by Jackson Harley and a 4-yard run by Cody Gibson in the second quarter to tie the game at halftime. Ryan Elridge scored the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter on a pass from Trevor Bonifasi. The Pioneers had 246 rushing yards and 99 passing yards.
San Tan Foothills 27, Santa Cruz 26: Max Kadzashir had a 75-yard kickoff return which set up a Sabercats touchdown. Quarterback Micheal Bruce rushed for a 50-yard touchdown and passed for a 22-yard score to Julian Naverette. The Sabercats had a fourth quarter fourth down stand that sealed the victory as Santa Cruz could not get the first down from the Sabercat 30-yard line.
Bradshaw Mountain 14, Apache Junction 13: Apache Junction scored what could have been the game tying touchdown with two-tenths of a second left in the game but missed the extra point.