Senior quarterback Jimmy Bevell's season could be in trouble.
Bevell injured a knee early in Arcadia’s game against El Mirage Dysart on Friday. His father, Titans coach Jim Bevell, said he was waiting for results of an MRI before determining if his son will play again this season.
"It doesn't look good," Jim Bevell said.
Junior Shaun Lyons replaced Bevell against Dysart and threw for 157 yards and a touchdown as Arcadia won 27-10. Bevell has completed 34-of-47 passes this season for 399 yards and four touchdowns.
The Toros have lost fullback Jason Arnett for the season after the senior dislocated his ankle and suffered a broken leg when he was tackled on a carry in the first period Friday against Tucson Salpointe. The top-ranked Toros also had two players — defensive lineman Kyle Kilpatrick and offensive lineman Mark Crandall — suffer concussions in the 28-21 win over Salpointe. Both are questionable vs. Dobson on Thursday.
It would appear that Jesse Parker has found his quarterback. After two weeks of platooning between seniors Aaron Webster and Golden Goodman, Webster took every snap on Friday in Gilbert's 13-12 win over Desert Vista. Webster said Parker told him he would be the starter before the game. Webster said the offensive line was hoping the team would go with one quarterback.
The Thunder fell to 1-2 after the loss to Gilbert and still have not moved the ball consistently. In the loss to Gilbert, the Thunder gained just 69 yards in the first half before quarterback Jordan Stewart fumbled on the last play of the half, losing 23 yards. Tight end Zach Miller didn't catch a pass until 3:29 left in the first half and finished with four receptions for 43 yards, only one on a scoring drive.
After earning place-kicking duties with a successful field goal against Phoenix South Mountain on Sept. 11, Skyline’s Derek Smith kicked two of the Coyotes' three field goals in their 29-7 win over Phoenix Central Sept. 19. His 48-yard field goal is thought to be a school record. The Coyotes now have more field goals (four) than extra points (three) this season.
Coach Bill McKane said senior quarterback Garrett Stapley, who has played one quarter of the Jackrabbits' three games this season due to a shoulder injury, is questionable for Thursday's game at Westwood. McKane said doctors have left the decision to play up to Stapley.
Mesa is off to an 0-3 start and chances are slim the Jackrabbits can collect the six wins needed this season to reach the 600 mark in all-time football victories.
The Sentinels have gotten off to a 16-3 start in volleyball — 6-0 in the 3A South Region — with some impressive wins.
The three losses are to 5A schools. Seton finished seventh in the Westwood Tournament of Champions Sept. 12-13, beating 5A Horizon, 25-13, 25-20, and 5A Glendale Deer Valley, 25-21, 25-15, in its final matches of the day.
The Sentinels were in the 3A East Invitational over the weekend at Springerville Round Valley and swept through the competition, beating St. Johns in the final.
Against 3A schools, Seton hasn't lost a game. Coach Kim Miller credits solid play up front and a deep bench for the early success. Hitters Amy Barlow and Molly Bohman are piling up kills.