Glendale Apollo had no answer for Paradise Valley sophomore running back Tyree Parker. Or fellow sophomore Jake Brown.
For that reason, Paradise Valley produced a dominating 42-7 victory over visiting Apollo Friday in 4A nonregion action.
Parker ran only 12 times for a monstrous 224 yards, adding two scores.
Brown had his own stellar game, scoring three touchdowns on 10 rushes.
With Paradise Valley carrying the ball 47 times as a team, and eating much of the clock, the Trojan’s defense had time to rest and stay fresh.
And it showed.
The defense held Apollo to 168 yards of total offense and forced a turnover while harassing quarterback Mario Carrasco into a tough night.
He was 7 of 27 for only 80 yards.
But it was the two-headed monster of Parker and Brown that provided the bulk of Paradise Valley’s offense, scoring five touchdowns between them.
Brown’s power running and Parker’s explosiveness and speed were the perfect complement to each other as the Trojans improved to 3-0.
Vitals: Paradise Valley (3-0) defeated visiting Glendale Apollo (0-3), 42-7, in a 4A nonregion game Friday.
Highlight: Paradise Valley’s Tyree Parker had touchdown runs of 72 and 75 yards.
Player of the game: Parker had 12 carries for 224 yards and the two TDs.
Key stat: Paradise Valley rushed for 380 yards as a team.