Perry quarterback Josh Uhlorn scored, and scored, and scored some more.
The senior quarterback recorded eight of the Pumas' nine touchdowns as No. 8 Perry rolled to a 62-42 victory over visiting No. 9 Lake Havasu in the first round of the Division II state football playoffs.
In addition to throwing five touchdown passes to five different receivers, Uhlorn rushed for three touchdowns, including a 55-yard score to start the game and a 29-yard score in the fourth quarter to halt the Knights' furious rally.
The Pumas led 48-12 going into the fourth, Lake Havasu scored 14 points quickly thanks to a safety by Connor Dodds and two quick touchdowns to pull within 48-26 after the Knights failed on both two point conversion attempts.
After the two teams traded touchdowns, Uhlorn scored his eighth and final touchdown of the night. Lake Havasu's Javen Lambertson punched in a touchdown from 1-yard out, but it was too late for the Knights.
Perry was up 22-6 after the first quarter and 35-6 at the half.
With the win, Perry travels to No. 1-seeded Chaparral, 62-0 winners over Yuma Gila Ridge, on Thursday, at 7 p.m.
Hamilton quarterback Blake Kemp threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, leading No. 1 Hamilton to an easy 37-7 win over Surprise Valley Vista in Division I.
Kemp spread the wealth with scoring strikes to Kendyl Taylor, Just'n Thymes, and Josh Ralston, as the Huskies scored all 37 points in the first half before substituting the starters for freshman and JV players.
Kemp finished the game 6-for-15 for 75 yards and no interceptions. He also carried the ball five times for 33 yards.
Hamilton will put its 51-game wining streak on the line when the Huskies host No. 9 Chandler in a quarterfinals game on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Huskies won a 28-21 comeback thriller against Chandler on Sept. 30, and have never lost to their intra-city rivals.
No. 14 San Tan Foothills 33, No. 3 Thatcher 27: The Sabercats pulled off a huge upset in their playoff opener. The Sabercats will face No. 11 Morenci, who upset No. 6 Arizona Lutheran, on Saturday afternoon at Higley High School. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.