The football team couldn’t hold on to the lead on Saturday as it lost to Mesa Community College 27-16 at Kino Stadium.

The Aztecs were up 16-3 in the third quarter but turnovers proved costly in the end as Pima dropped to 0-2 on the year.

The Aztecs took the lead in the second quarter when Quinn Rollerson (Midwestern State HS) threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Deshawn Gooden (North HS). In the third quarter, Stokely Session (North Canyon HS) scored on an 18-yard touchdown run.

The Aztecs will play the Air Force Academy JV team on Sunday Sept. 9 at Kino Stadium. Game time will be at 4 p.m.

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