Desert Ridge quarterback Jordan Becerra ran for 239 yards and two touchdowns as the Jaguars advanced to their first state championship game next Monday night.
Chaparral junior Davonte Neal had four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) and 198 yards rushing/receiving in Chaparral’s 42-29 victory against Avondale Westview to advance to the 5A Division II state championship.
Senior defensive tackle Shaq Jenkins led Hamilton’s defense to six sacks and held Mountain Pointe to 53 yards rushing in the Huskies’ 34-10 victory to reach their third consecutive 5A-I state championship game.
Gilbert’s Nathan Rice scored a career-best four goals to lead the Tigers to a 7-1 victory against Marcos de Niza on Friday.
Rikkie Mulloy hit the game-winning jumper with eight seconds left as Xavier edged Highland, 63-61, on Friday night in an early-season matchup of top-10 programs.
Marcos de Niza senior Alex Doller scored two goals in a 2-1 victory against Gilbert on Friday. Doller has five goals in two games for the Padres.
Melissa Barajas scored twice as Skyline defeated Mesa, 3-2. Barajas has four goals to start this season.