University of Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey tires to outrun USC's T.J. McDonald, 7, and Dion Bailey.
Ka’Deem Carey is lifted up Cayman Bundage after scoring a touchdown for the Wildcats bringing the score to 32-28 in the second quarter.
Ka’Deem Carey makes his way past T.J. McDonald to run the ball in for a touchdown.
Univeristy of Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey is lifted up by his teammates after scoring a touchdown during Saturday's game against USC. The Wildcats won 39-36.
Univeristy of Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey tires to outrun USC's T.J. McDonald, 7, and Dion Bailey.
University of Arizona quarterback Matt Scott hands the ball off to Ka’Deem Carey during practice.
Canyon Del Oro High School seniors Ka’Deem Carey, right, and Carson Martin rejoice after the graduation ceremony Monday night. The two were among the 405 students to graduate.
Canyon Del Oro Principal Marcia Volpe congratulates Ka’Deem Carey on signing with the University of Arizona. Carey’s mother learned of her son’s decision when she pulled a UA hat from a box.
Ka’Deem Carey gets a big hug from his mother Tisha McKinney after she found out her son chose to play football for the University of Arizona.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro’s Ka’Deem Carey was a wonder on the football field. He finished his career with 82 touchdowns.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro senior Ka’Deem Carey helps girls from Prince Elementary School put on their new shoes. Each student at the elementary school and Amphi Middle School received a new pair of shoes and socks last Tuesday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Scottsdale Saguaro's defense zeroed in on Ka'Deem Carey, but he was able to rush for 173 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns during the state championship game Saturday afternoon at Sun Devil Stadium.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer,Following Canyon Del Oro’s 41-34 loss to Scottsdale Saguaro in the 4A-I state championship football game Saturday, Ka’Deem Carey and a few other seniors from the team await the presentation of the runners-up trophy. CDO had its 27-game winning streak snapped in the contest at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Mikel Kanoza of CDO takes down Cienega quarterback Jordan Mills.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Clayton Mower, 77, celebrates CDO’s victory.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Tilghman Harvey’s onside kick Friday night gave Canyon Del Oro its chance to win. It was recovered by the Dorados’ Cooper Smith.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro running back Ka’Deem Carey plows over a Cienega defender Friday night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Playing defense, Ka’Deem Carey tackles the ball carrier.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, CDO kicker Tilghman Harvy kicks off after a Dorado touchdown as Andy Carter, 50, and Mike Smith head towards the ball receiver.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro linebacker Bobby Henkel, 40, and defensive lineman Andy Carter, 50, put the pressure on Peoria Sunrise Mountain quarterback Josh Ackerman-Blake during Friday night’s game. The Dorados, who are ranked No.1, defeated the 16th-ranked visitors 56-35.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Dorados’ Eddie Smith attempts to break away from a tackle.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, CDO’s quarterback Jason Mcbrayer takes the ball into the end zone for a touchdown.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ka’Deem Carey breaks away from a tackle.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ka’Deem Carey breaks away from a tackle.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ka’Deem Carey tries to outrun the defense.
Explorer file photo, CDO's Ka'Deem Carey, fighting through the tackle of Ironwood Ridge's Tyler Grammar in the late August season opener, scored twice and defended a late pass as the Dorados fended off Scottsdale Saguaro on the road Friday night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ka'Deem Carey is a premier high school running back who'll attempt to lead Canyon Del Oro to a repeat of its 2009 state championship season.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro football standout Ka'Deem Carey is entering his senior year. He's looking to be leader for the 2010 Dorado football team.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer, Ka'Deem Carey throws the ball to Josh Robbins for a 13-yard touchdown pass. Carey finished the game with 268 yards carrying and five rushing touchdowns.
Randy Metcalf/The Exlorer, Canyon Del Oro's Dorados football team, led by the superlative skills of Ka'Deem Carey and buttressed by a strong core of senior leaders, handily defeated Sabino 40-0 Saturday to claim the school's first state championship in more than 30 years.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro junior Ka'Deem Carey leaves a Cienega defender tackling air Friday night.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro junior Ka'Deem Carey dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter of Friday night's 63-35 playoff win over the Glendale Apollo Hawks. Carey rushed for 427 yards and six touchdowns in the victory, which propelled CDO to a semifinal match-up with Cienega Friday at 7 p.m. at Tucson High School.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer, Canyon Del Oro's Josh Robbins (13) celebrates with Ka'Deem Carey after scoring a touchdown during the first half of Friday night's game. The Dorados went on to defeat Sabercats 34-21, making CDO the undefeated (10-0) 4A I Sonoran region champions.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, CDO's Ka'Deem Carey drives a Sabercats defender to the ground with a stiff-arm early in the game Friday night. Carey ended the game with 299 yards rushing on 19 carries, breaking the record for single-game yardage at CDO. The Dorados ended Scottsdale Saguaro's win streak at 37 games.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro running back Ka'Deem Carey is posting the biggest numbers in Southern Arizona this football season. Last Friday, in a 27-9 win over Tucson, Carey rushed for 207 yards and touchdowns of 96 and 69 yards. The junior and his teammates, 3-0 on the season, play at Queen Creek in a special Thursday kick-off.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ironwood Ridge's Logan Bailey wraps up CDO running back Ka'Deem Carey during the fourth quarter of Friday night's contest. The touted Carey scored three times Friday, pacing the Dorados to a win over its crosstown rival before an overflowing crowd at CDO.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Catalina Foothills' linebacker Ernie Escarcega trips up Canyon del Oro's Ka'Deem Carey in the second quarter of Friday night's game. Carey left the game after the play with an injury, and did not return.
Randy Metcalf, Ka'Deem Carey balanced his rushing and secondary duties in last week's CDO win, steaming for 79 yards on five carries, an average of 15.8 yards per touch. He scored one touchdown and returned a kick for 35 yards as well.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Sophomore back and special teams dynamo Ka'Deem Carey will see more defensive duty this year, becoming even more dangerous as he learns all aspects of the Dorados' playbook.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro's Dorados laugh just thinking about the potent offense pointed at opponents. Their running game features two talented running backs in sophomore Ka'Deem Carey and senior Griffin Ronstadt (left and right), who could offer laser-legged senior kicker Nick Marshall the chance to best last year's 65 point-after attempts.
Arizona hopes to have reasons to celebrate in their upcoming series against BYU.