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VX Roundup 9/28: Poston Butte upsets Coolidge; Queen Creek still undefeated

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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:34 am | Updated: 8:19 pm, Sun Sep 30, 2012.

Poston Butte’s Dustin French and Robert Herrera each scored touchdown runs, as the Broncos held on to narrowly defeat host Coolidge 13-12 on Friday, thanks in-part to a Bears missed extra point and failed two-point conversion.

Down a point to start the third, Coolidge’s Colton Cicconetti scored on a 73-yard reverse to give the Bears a 12-7 lead. Having missed the extra point in the second quarter after Seth Lara scored on a 40-yard touchdown pass, Coolidge decided to go for two, but failed.

Poston Butte (4-2) answered back, first by picking off a bears pass and then scoring a few plays later courtesy of a Herrera 6-yard run. They, too, then failed to convert a two-point conversion, making the score 13-12 Broncos midway through the third.

From there on out, the Bears (5-1) were never able to get the ball past their own 40-yard line as Poston Butte’s defense stepped up and shutdown Coolidge to hold on to the victory by the slimmest of margins.

French’s score came on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, to give the Broncos a 7-6 lead at the half.

Cactus Shadows 14, Barry Goldwater 10: Matt Hartlen finished with three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown for Cactus Shadows, but his biggest play came on defense. He picked off a pass to stall a potential Barry Goldwater game-winning drive late with less than five minutes remaining in the game. From there, the visiting Falcons (1-4) ran out the clock to seal their first win of the year. Cactus Shadows quarterback Bryce Kinsler threw for a state-record 639 yards last year, was 11-for-18 passing for 123 yards and two scores, while teammate RJ Anderson carried the ball 18 times for 100 yards.

Scottsdale Prep 64, Mogollon 52:  Scottsdale Prep (6-0) rallied from an 18-point deficit midway through the third quarter and erased the memory of its only regular season loss last year – an 86-8 rout in Heber – with a 22-point fourth quarter to hand Mogollon (5-1) its first loss of the season in an epic three-and-a-half hour battle of top-five teams in Div. VI on Saturday night. Junior wide receiver Matt Munsil made the most of his rare fourth-quarter action this season by scoring three touchdowns and catching two 2-point conversions, including the go-ahead touchdown and the clinching TD. Munsil, the state’s leading scorer and receiver, caught 12 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns, threw a 9-yard TD pass, caught four 2-point conversions, ran for a 2-point conversion and made 12 tackles on defense. Sophomore quarterback Nick Smith completed 26 of 51 passes for 488 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Senior wide receiver Ethan Wright caught 8 passes for 157 yards and three TDs, including a heave as time expired at halftime to cut Mogollon’s lead to 36-26 and set the stage for the second-half comeback. Junior running back Greyson Boyll caught 7 passes for 90 yards and a score, opened the game with a 91-yard kickoff return TD and had a key interception late to stop Mogollon’s effort to re-take the lead. Sophomores Trevor Averett (14 tackles) and Caleb Reynolds (13 tackles) led the Spartan defense in a game extended into a virtual fifth and sixth quarter by Scottsdale Prep’s hurry-up spread offense. For Mogollon, junior quarterback Jimmy Adams completed 11 of 30 passes for 334 yards and four TDs. Junior running back Dallin Despain carried 26 times for 218 yards and three TDs.

Coronado 40, Fountain Hills 34: Down two points, Greg Johnson scored his third touchdown of the night, this one from 1-yard out with 30 seconds left in the game, to give the Dons (3-3) the comeback victory. Johnson also scored on runs of 78 and 85 yards as Coronado rushed for 545 yards on 50 carries. The Dons defense gave up 27 points in the first half, but came on strong down the stretch, holding the host Falcons (2-4) to just seven points in the second half. Coronado’s offense scored the game’s final 23 points to complete the comeback.

Queen Creek 50, Catalina Foothills 0: Running back Matt Guida was at it again, racking up 242 yards on 11 carries and three scores to lead the Bulldogs (6-0) to their sixth win in as many tries. Visiting Catalina Foothills (0-6) was outmatched from the start, as Queen Creek jumped out to a 22-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Tempe 63, Apache Junction 28: Emanuel Gant threw for 367 yards and two touchdowns on 12-of-16 passing to help Tempe (5-1) take care of business at home. Raija Holt lead the Buffalo rushing attack, accounting for two of the team’s five scores on the ground, as well as one receiving. Teammate Massiah Smith returned for a punt 40 yards for a touchdown, as well. The Prospectors (0-6) are still searching for their first win.

Horizon 54, Sunnyslope 3: Nearly every pass Horizon QB Dalton Sneed threw turned to gold as he managed to find four different receivers for touchdowns, finishing the game a perfect 6-of-6 for 167 yards. Sneed connected with Brett Bishop for a 14-yard score, Shane Kortas for a 20-yard score, Jason McLaurin for a 70-yard score and Mark Robinson on a 53-yard score. Kortas, Spencer Marciniak, Charlie Quinn all ran for touchdowns for the visiting Huskies (5-1), while Marciniak also blocked a Vikings punt that was recovered by Jordan Swayzee for yet another one.

Paradise Valley 56, Washington 20: Playing in his first varsity game, Paradise Valley running back Bailey Thompson scored his first touchdown and finished with 89 yards on 11 carries. Trojans’ quarterback Ryan Finley picked apart the Rams’ defense completing 15-of-25 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Two of those four scores found the hands of wide receiver Jordan Brown, who had five catches for 160 yards. Teammate Carl Westlund also caught a touchdown for host Paradise Valley (4-2), while rushing for two more scores. The loss dropped Washington to 2-4 on the year.

Scottsdale Christian 40, Bourgade Catholic 14: Chaz Dudley rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, while making three catches for 33 yards and another score to help Scottsdale Christian push its overall record to 5-1. The Golden Eagles dropped to 3-3 with the loss.

Queen Creek 50, Catalina Foothills 0

Catalina Foothills:  0  0 0  0 -- 0

Queen Creek:  22  14  14 0 -- 50

First Downs:  CF 6, QC 12

Rushing: QC 24-352

Passing: QC 11-16-124

Penalties: CF 2-15, QC 8-65

Fumbles/lost: CF 0-0, QC 1-0


Tempe 63, Apache Junction 28

Apache Junction   7   6    0   15 -- 28

Tempe                21  28  14  0 -- 63

First Downs:  AJ 9,  T 15

Rushing:   AJ 15-27,  T 24-213

Passing:  AJ 25-44-267,   T 12-16-367

Penalties: AJ 1-15,  T 5-50

Fumbles/lost: Aj 0-0            T 0-0



Cactus Shadows 14, Barry Goldwater 10

Cactus Shadows:  7  7  0  0 -- 14

Barry Goldwater:  0  7  3  0 -- 10

First Downs:  CS 13 

Rushing:   CS 34-185 

Passing: CS 11-18-123

Penalties: CS 3-30

Fumbles/lost: CS 1-1



Horizon 54, Sunnyslope 3

Horizon:  20  21  6  7 -- 54

Sunnyslope:  0  0  0 3 -- 3



Poston Butte 13, Coolidge 12

Poston Butte:  0  7  6  0 -- 13

Coolidge:  0  6  6  0 -- 12



Scottsdale Christian 40, Bourgade Catholic 14

Bourgade Catholic:  7  0  7  0 -- 14

Scottsdale Christian:  13  13  7  7 -- 40

Rushing:   SC 37-290 

Passing:  SC 5-13-94

Fumbles/lost: SC 1-1



Coronado 40, Fountain Hills 34

Coronado         6    6  12  16 -- 40

Fountain Hills  14  13    7    0 -- 34

Rushing:   C 50-545,  FH 20-114

Passing: C 3-9-50, FH 16-22-284

FH –Capirchio 70 pass from Steuber (Gromoll kick)

C – Triplett 1 run (Kick fail)

FH – Burris 1 run (Gromoll kick)

FH –Tackett 34 pass from Steuber (Gromoll kick)

C –Johnson 78 run (kick fail)

FH – Burris 9 run (kick fail)

C –Hantzsche 25 run (Pass fail)

FH – Steuber 12 run (Gromoll kick)

C – Johnson 85 run (run fail)

C – Triplett 2 run (Triplett run)

C – Johnson 1 run (Hantzsche pass from Triplett)



Paradise Valley 56, Washington 20

Washington        7  13    0  0 -- 20

Paradise Valley   6  22  21  7 -- 56

First Downs: PV 22

Rushing: PV 40-213

Passing: PV 15-25-302

Penalties: W 3-16, PV 3-31


Scottsdale Prep 64, Mogollon 52

Mogollon                20  16   8   8 --  52

Scottsdale Prep      12  14  16  22 -- 64

Scottsdale Prep -- 11:48 -- Greyson Boyll 91 kickoff return (run fails)

Mogollon -- 7:09 -- Jimmy Adams 63 run (Dallin Despain run)

Mogollon -- 1:27 -- Hayden Honsinger 77 pass from Adams (run fails)

Scottsdale Prep -- 0:58 -- Matt Munsil 40 pass from Nick Smith (pass fails)

Mogollon -- 0:02 -- Despain 69 run (run fails)

Scottsdale Prep -- 2:08 -- Ethan Wright 7 pass from Smith (pass fails)

Mogollon -- 1:16 -- Macky Slade 77 pass from Adams (Slade pass from Adams)

Mogollon -- 0:26 -- Despain 1 run (Slade pass from Adams)

Scottsdale Prep -- 0:00 -- Wright 31 pass from Smith (Munsil pass from Smith)

Mogollon -- 6:11 -- Ty Ruebush 34 pass from Adams (Slade pass from Adams)

Scottsdale Prep -- 4:58 -- Wright 20 pass from Smith (Munsil run)

Scottsdale Prep -- 2:48 -- Boyll 9 pass from Munsil (Munsil pass from Smith)

Scottsdale Prep -- 11:44 -- Munsil 6 pass from Smith (run fails)

Scottsdale Prep -- 7:44 -- Munsil 18 pass from Smith (Munsil pass from Smith)

Mogollon -- 5:10 -- Honsinger 55 pass from Adams (Slade pass from Adams)

Scottsdale Prep -- 1:29 -- Munsil 15 pass from Smith (Munsil pass from Smith)

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