CDO stumbles in first major test; most other squads offer up expected efforts
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, CDO junior wide receiver Kelton Beattie pushes downfield during the second quarter last Friday to set up the squad's first touchdown of the night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer Tyler Damore, sophomore quarterback for Ironwood Ridge, stares down a Surprise Willow Canyon defender during last Friday night's game.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ironwood Ridge senior running back Jeff Mitchell runs through a Willow Canyon defender during a Nighthawk second-half drive last Friday night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, CDO's senior quarterback Doug Steele gets brought down by two Glendale Cactus defenders during the first quarter last Friday night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, In the final minutes of last Friday night's game, Ironwood Ridge High School quarterback Chris Harris races into the end zone for a touchdown. Ironwood beat Surprise Willow Canyon 49-3.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro's Griffin Ronstadt evades Cactus' Josh Sydzyik after catching a long first-quarter pass. The drive proved fruitless after a missed field goal, and the Dorados ended up losing 13-12 to the Cobras on Friday night. While the matchup was their biggest so far, CDO's challenges continue this Friday, when they head to Phoenix McClintock.