Mountain View outgained Glendale Mountain Ridge, 262-158, and equally dominated the time of possession battle as the Toros defeated the Mountain Lions, 21-7 in a Division I, Section III matchup on Friday night.
After Chase Funk’s 55-yard pass to Tyson McDaniel gave Mountain View a 21-0 lead in the third quarter, Mountain Lions’ quarterback Avery Ayers completed a 55-yard strike to Tre Favors to make it 21-7 early in the fourth.
But the Toros controlled the clock for a vast majority of the game (32 minutes to 16 minutes), including the fourth quarter. That made it too little, too late for the Mountain Lions.
Running back Jeff Castillo scored two touchdowns on the night for Mountain View (2-2), one on a 4-yard run and another on a 21-yard pass to wideout Joe Clark, both in the second quarter to give the Toros a 14-0 lead at the half.
Jake Thomas was all over the field on both sides of the ball for Mountain View. He ran for 34 yards on seven carries, caught two passes for eight yards, returned an interception for 25 yards and had 12 tackles.
The Toros travel to Westwood next Friday.
Brophy 50, Sandra Day O'Connor 0: Tyler Bruggman passed for 286 yards and four touchdowns for Brophy in one half of play, as the Broncos starters took the second half off in the shutout. Brophy (4-0) outgained the Eagles (0-4) 502 yards to 66 as they used a 33 point second quarter to put the game out of reach. The Broncos will take on North Canyon next Friday.
Campo Verde 27, Maricopa 6: Sophomore quarterback Luke Pineda went 12-for-16 passing for 174 yards, while Brandon Flores had two interceptions and caught three passes for 61 yards for Campo Verde. Jake Elle had 25 carries for 117 yards, as the Coyotes host Poston Butte next Friday, while the Rams will travel to Seton Catholic.
Higley 52, Apache Junction 12: Tristan DaCosta had 168 yards receiving and three touchdowns on five catches, as well as 40 rushing yards on four carries and another touchdown to lead Higley to the easy victory. The Knights will hit the road again to play Surprise Valley Vista next week, while the Prospectors will travel to Queen Creek.
Seton Catholic 49, San Tan Foothills 22: After a slow start, visiting Seton Catholic put up 42 points in the second half to run away from San Tan Foothills. Sentinels running back A.J. Ciferno rushed for three touchdowns, two in the second half, to help turn a 14-7 halftime deficit into a big win going away. Seton Catholic’s next game is at home against Maricopa. The Sabercats will host Combs.
Coronado 61, Tempe 31: The Dons outrushed host Tempe 376-318, as the Dons defeated the Buffaloes. Trey Huff ran for two touchdowns and Baylor Cloar ran for two scores and threw another for Coronado. Raija Holt had four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) for Tempe in the loss. Coronado will play at Valley Christian next Friday, while Tempe returns home against Phoenix Washington.