Phoenix Arcadia football coach Jim Bevell wasn't in a festive mood despite his No. 1-ranked team's decisive 28-6 4A Division II victory over host Flagstaff Sinagua Thursday night.
Bevell, who got three rushing touchdowns from running back Chip Sivak and one more from quarterback Alec McDuffie in the first half, was disappointed in his team's inability to keep things going in the second half.
The Titans (2-0) went three-and-out on four of their six second-half possessions and managed just a single first down in the final 24 minutes of play. "We didn't come out to play in the second half. It's very simple" Bevell said. "(Sinagua) continued to play (and) we didn't want to. In the first half, our kids were fired up. . . . they were ready to play. That was the difference in the ballgame.”
Sivak, who finished with 85 yards on 18 carries, scored the eventual game winner with 6:34 left in the first quarter on a 5-yard run off right tackle. He struck again with time running down in the first quarter, this time from 7 yards out, then again on an 11-yard run with 6:48 left in the second quarter. After a Sinagua (1-2) fumble, McDuffie slammed the door with a 20-yard touchdown run 54 seconds later.
Sinagua's only score came on a 90-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.