September 24, 2004
Highland erupted for three first-quarter touchdowns and easily outclassed winless Phoenix Carl Hayden, 45-0, in a 5A non-region game in Gilbert.
With a 35-0 halftime lead and the Falcons unable to muster a significant drive, coaches and officials agreed to let the clock run during the entire second half.
The first three Highland (2-2) touchdowns came on six-play drives of 65, 55 and 60 yards.
Hawks QB Ryan Friar hit Shaun Fitzpatrick for TDs of 30, 27 and 25 yards in the game. Derek Denning led the Hawks' defensive effort with five solo tackles, five assists and two passes broken up.
- JOHN CATSIS