Canyon Del Oro vs Catalina Foothills Football

Canyon Del Oro junior Max Smith carries the ball down the field during the game against Catalina Foothills Friday night. The Dorados beat the Falcons 19-12.

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The Canyon Del Oro Dorados improved to 5-1 on the season after defeating Catalina Foothills 19-12 on Friday night.

The Dorados took advantage of an early fumble recovery, which led to an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jordan Closs-Lopez to Tristan Peterson.

Shortly after, Max Smith found the end zone on a one yard rushing touchdown to make it 13-3.

Catalina Foothills added a touchdown and field goal in the second half to tighten things up, but CDO managed to stay on top due to a 39-yard touchdown pass from Closs-Lopez to receiver Tommy Sawyer.

The Dorados next face Maricopa on Oct. 11, while Catalina Foothills will look for redemption against Flowing Wells on the same day.

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