Higley vs. Yuma football
Higley wide receiver Bayley Cook (14) catches the ball as Yuma High School’s Alex Sanchez (33) watches on in the third quarter of Friday night’s football game at Doan Field on Aug. 30, 2013.
Higley vs. Yuma football
Higley running back Nicholas Bush (3) runs for a first down as Yuma High School’s Jack Taylor (42) attempts to tackle him in the third quarter of Friday night’s football game at Doan Field on Aug. 30, 2013.
Cactus Shadows at Higley
It’s been a wild first three weeks for Higley. The Knights are 3-0 but have struggled to beat Desert View and Phoenix Christian. Last week, the district said the football team would be forfeiting its first two games for playing running back Ricky Marshall, who was ineligible. Marshall is not expected to play in this game, and the bigger worry might be on the other side of the ball. The Knights gave up 435 rushing yards to Phoenix Christian’s Scottie Jordan last week, so expect Cactus Shadows running back Joe Kuhlmann (187.7 yards per game this season) to have a big game. On the flip side, the Higley offense has been impressive, and while the Falcons are allowing under 14 points per game, the competition has not been super heavy. Cactus Shadows opened some eyes with a win over Glendale Apollo last week and can prove it deserves a top-10 ranking with a win in this one. Higley, though, has a deadly passing attack which the Falcons may have a hard time defending. This one’s a tough call, but I’ll take the Knights.
Prediction: Higley 41, Cactus Shadows 35
-- Kyle Odegard
Div. III 6-10:
10. Higley 4-0...
9. Sabino 2-2...
8. Cactus 3-1...
7. Shadow Ridge 3-1...
6. Tempe 4-0...
Higley hit a last-second field goal to beat Cactus Shadows and join the top-10 for the first time. Sabino and Cactus were each victorious to remain in their spots, while Shadow Ridge falls a pair of spots after a loss to top-ranked Desert Edge. Tempe's offense continues to impress and the Buffaloes have moved up to No. 6 after a win over Thunderbird.
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:25 am
Updated: 2:03 pm, Sat Sep 21, 2013.
Higley’s Tyler Bloom and teammate Ricky Marshall combined for all seven of the team’s touchdowns as the visiting Knights defeated Yuma, 58-14.
Bloom completed 12 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns, while running for another as Marshall carried the ball seven times for 164 yards and four scores.
Higley (1-0) totaled 714 yards combined in the win, while not allowing the Criminals (0-1) to score until the third quarter when the game was well out of reach.
Higley 8 24 20 6 -- 58
Yuma 0 0 7 7 -- 14
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:25 am.
Updated: 2:03 pm.