Cactus Shadows running back Antonio Marchica ran for touchdowns of 55, 47 and 52 yards to carry the Falcons to a 35-20 victory against visiting Paradise Valley.
The Trojans (5-3) climbed to within eight points on quarterback Daniel Bridge-Gadd's 14-yard touchdown pass to Brenden Best, the pair's second of the game, to make the score 28-20 at halftime. It stayed tied until the fourth quarter when Marichica broke away for a 52-yard score, his third of the night, to put the game out of reach for Cactus Shadows (5-3).
Paradise Valley 14 6 0 0 -- 20
Cactus Shadows 14 14 0 7 -- 35
CS: Antonio Marchica 55 run (Marchica kick)
PV: 6 run (Moon kick)
CS: Nate Brockman 6 run (Marchica kick)
PV: Brenden Best 80 pass from Daniel Bridge-Gadd (Moon kick)
CS: Marchica 47 run (Marchica kick)
CS: Conrad Jarvis 53 pass from Payton Ringwald (Marchica kick)
PV: Best 14 pass from Bridge-Gadd (kick failed)
CS: Marchica 52 run (Marchica kick)