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10/17 - Football notebook: Whittle closing in on Pride’s passing mark

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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003 10:24 am | Updated: 1:04 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

After throwing for 291 yards in last week’s 34-30 loss to Desert Vista, Mountain Pointe quarterback Chad Whittle needs just 22 yards through the air tonight against Corona del Sol to become Mountain Pointe’s all-time leading passer.

Whittle, a senior, has thrown for 2,213 yards in two seasons as the Pride’s starter. Doug Szanto threw for 2,235 yards in 1992 and 1993.

Whittle is 60-of-111 for 871 yards and 12 touchdowns with five interceptions in six games this season.


Senior tight end Adam Levandowsky is done for the season.

Levandowsky broke a leg in the Firebirds’ 58-0 victory over Tempe last Friday. Levandowsky caught 14 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown this season.


Crippled all season with injuries, the Dons (2-4) have lost two more players.

Coach B.J. Pasquel said linemen Ryan Humiston and Chase Lechner are out for the rest of the season with knee injuries.


The news is good on Sabercats junior Evan Rozell.

Last week against Arcadia, Rozell suffered a neck injury and concussion and was taken off the field in an ambulance. Saguaro coach Mike Reardon said Rozell still is hurting and won’t play tonight against Chaparral, but he is expected to return this season.

Also out tonight for Saguaro is running back/defensive back Jake West, who sprained a knee against Arcadia.


Valley Christian’s visit to Tombstone last week not only cost the Trojans a game in the standings, but a possible set of uniforms as well.

Torrential rains soaked the field prior to kickoff and both teams’ uniforms were caked with mud after a few series. Valley Christian coach Sean Loomer said his team already pitched their game socks after repeated washings failed to remove the mud stains and the Trojans’ white jerseys might be next.

"I don’t know what was in the soil down there," he said. "We’ve washed those things about 15 times."


Junior quarterback Britt Goodman sprained a ligament on the finger of his left hand last week, making it difficult for him to make pitches. Coach Pete Jonovich said he was planning to take Goodman out to give Andrew Gamboa some playing time anyway and Gamboa finished the game. Jonovich said he likely will use both players this week as the Coyotes try to snap a three-game losing streak against Yuma Cibola.

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