Cactus Shadows 40, South Mountain 0 - East Valley Tribune: Scoreboard

Cactus Shadows 40, South Mountain 0

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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 11:06 pm

Led by running back Antonio Marchica's two touchdowns runs, host Cactus Shadows scored 21 points in the third quarter to blow open a close game and defeat South Mountain in shutout fashion, 40-0.

After Marchica scored from four yards out to push the Falcons' lead to 13-0 at halftime, he came out in the third quarter and broke free for a 43-yard touchdown run. Payton Ringwald and Corey Mione scored from seven yards and one yard out, respectively, to give Cactus Shadows a commanding 34-0 after three quarters of play.

Brandon Taniga recovered a Jaguars' (0-5) fumble in their own end zone to put the finishing touches on Cactus Shadows' fourth win in five tries.

On the night the Falcons totaled 287 yards rushing on 35 attempts. Marichica ran 18 times for 187 yards.

First Downs:   CS 10

Rushing (att. yds):   CS 35-287

Passing (comp.-att.-Yds.-TD-INT):   CS 5-9-40-0-1

Fumbles-lost:  CS 0-0

Penalties-yards: CS 5-35

Cactus Shadows   6   7   21  6  --  40

South Mountain            0    0   0   0  --  0

CS:  Hunt 4 run (kick fail)

CS:  Marchica 4 run (Marchica kick)

CS:  Marchica 43 run  (Marchica kick)

CS:  Ringwald 7 run (Marchica kick)

CS: Mione 1 run (Marchica kick)

CS:  Taniga fumble recover (kick fail)

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[Stats Courtesy of MaxPreps]