MV vs. CDO

Canyon Del Oro rallied form 12 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Mountain View 43-40.

Noah Soto tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Carter Kahn to cut the Mountain View lead down to five, then they recovered the onsides kick. After hitting Kahn on a 44 yard pass, Tristan Peterson scored from five yards out. The Dorados converted the two-point conversion to pus the lead to three.

Mountain View had two final cracks at trying to tie or take the lead. Their first possession resulted in a turnover on downs and the second saw Justice Summerset connect on a pass, only to have the receiver fight for extra yards and have the ball knocked away.

Bryce Coleman caught fire in the third quarter. After rushing for just nine yards in the first half, the senior running back ran for 161 yards on just three possessions. The first two led to touchdown runs of 32 and 70. The next possession saw Coleman break off a 39-yard run, but he was shaken up on the tackle. Wyattt Adams replaced him in the line-up and promptly broke off a 22-yard score.

The game featured 12 touchdowns, two punts, three turnovers and two failed Mountain View conversions.

The loss makes things difficult for the Mountain Lions. They fall to 6-3 and may need a win over Ironwood Ridge to qualify for the playoffs.

Marana 56, Safford 13

Marana kept their playoff hopes alive with a 56-13 win over Safford. Trenton Bourguet threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another and the Tigers outscored Safford 56-7 after falling behind 6-0.

The win sets up a game against Sabino. A win and Marana would likely clinch a playoff spot and could still win the section.

Ironwood Ridge 42, Poston Butte 20

Ironwood Ridge wrapped up a playoff spot with a 42-20 win over Poston Butte. The Nighthawks improved to 7-2 and even a loss next week to Mountain View should get them into the Division II playoffs.

With the game tied at 7, Ironwood Ridge scored the next 13 points to take control of the game.

Pusch Ridge 48, Walden Grove 21

Pusch Ridge outscored Walden Grove 34-7 to wrap up a sectional title and an automatic bid in the state playoffs. Even with a loss next week, the Lions would have the tiebreaker over Flowing Wells due to their head-to-head meeting. 

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