Coconino Panthers 28, Bradshaw Mountain Bears 14
Homecoming Night at Bradshaw Mountain did not goes as planned for the Bears as the Coconino Panthers did what they do best in beating Bradshaw Mountain 28-14.
You could see shortly after the kickoff what kind of game this was going to be. Coconino took the opening kickoff and went the distance. They did it with 13 plays, all runs, on 76 yards, and used an amazing amount of the first quarter clock, 6:39 of it. Zach Bennett busted through and into the end zone from 3 yards out to give the Panthers a 7-0 with 5:21 left in the opening quarter.
The Bears started at their own 36, but were unable to move the ball much, forcing a punt, giving the Panthers the ball back at the Coconino 20 with 2:51 left in the first.
It took just two plays, as Bailey Mccauslin bolted down the near sideline on an 80 yard touchdown run. The PAT failed, but Coconino led 13-0.
The Bears broke through on their second drive with 8:49 left in the second, going 65 yards to get there, as Josh Grant sliced his way in from 4 yards out. Grant added the extra point and it was a 13-7 score.
Bradshaw Mountain needed a big fourth down defensive play to keep the deficit at six, when Kai Tharp deflected a pass into the end zone away from a Panther receiver.
The Homecoming ceremony at halftime crowned Manuel Salcido and Aniessa Ramirez as King and Queen.
The Bears received the second half kickoff giving them a chance to get the equalizer, but a three and out forced a punt. Punter Josh Grant dropped the snap and Coconino was in business at the Bradshaw Mountain 15. The Bears defense had their best defensive stand of the night, keeping the Panthers with their potent rushing attack out of the end zone. Bradshaw Mountain took over at their own one, but once again struggled to move the ball. A pair of 15 yard penalties by Coconino put the ball out to the Bears 36, but once again, Bradshaw Mountain punted.
The Panthers succeeded in their quest to score as Zach Bennett went 46 yards to increase their lead to 21-7 with 1:24 remaining in the third quarter.
Coconino got the ball back and went into the shotgun, with Bennett continuing to carry the ball. The Panthers final score came with just 7:34 to play on a 7 yard run by Bennett
The Bears decided to keep the ball on the ground in their next drive finally scoring with 1:33 left, as Josh Grant ran the ball in from a yard out.
Bradshaw Mountain recovered onside kick at Coconino 31, but the Bears turned the ball on downs in the final seconds.
Coconino improves to (2-0) in the Grand Canyon Region, (5-0) overall, setting up a big showdown with Prescott (1-0), (3-2), next Friday in Flagstaff.
Bradshaw Mountain (1-1), and (3-3), will play at Flagstaff (0–2), and (2-3) next Friday night at 7pm.
COCONINO PANTHERS 28, BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN BEARS 7
Score by Quarters - 1 2 3 4 - T
Coconino 13 0 8 7 - 28
Bradshaw Mountain 0 7 0 7 - 14
C-Bennett 3 yard run (Casados kick)
C-Mccauslin 71 yard run (Kick blocked)
BM-Grant 4 yard run (Grant kick)
C-Bennett 46 yard run (Mccauslin run)
C-Bennett 7 yard run (Casados kick)
BM-Grant 1 yard run (Grant kick)
Odyssey Minotaurs 41, Chino Valley Cougars 14
The Odyssey Minotaurs broke open a tied game early in the second quarter by scoring 34 straight points to beat the Chino Valley Cougars 41-14 in Chino Valley last night.
The Cougars took a 7-0 lead when quarterback Tyler Carey, who replaced an injured Jayden Smith, hit Collin Knight for a touchdown. The game was tied at 7 after one quarter, but after that is when things changed.
Odyssey scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to go up 21-7 at the half. Christopher Weaver scored from 7 yards out to give the Minotaur the leas at 14-7, followed by DJ Rowe sprinting into the end zone for a 50 yard score.
Chino Valley scored on a 11 yard touchdown pass from Tyler Carey in the final quarter.
Odyssey (4-1) will host Paradise Honors at 7pm next Friday, while Chino Valley (2-4) will visit Kingman Academy next Friday at 7pm.
ODYSSEY MINOTAUR 41, CHINO VALLEY COUGARS 14
Score by Quarters - 1 2 3 4 - T
Odyssey 7 14 20 0 - 41
Chino Valley 7 0 0 7 - 14
Friday Night Scoreboard
Apache Junction 50, Shadow Mountain 21
Buckeye 14, Greenway 13
Buena 20, Apollo 0
Cactus 53, Youngker 0
Camp Verde 22, Sedona Red Rock 8
Combs 52, Vista Grande 12
Desert Edge 42, Peoria 14
Estrella Foothills 49, Dysart 14
Fairfax 50, Central 12
Goldwater 35, Deer Valley 21
Lee Williams 42, Mingus 27
Marcos de Niza 49, Moon Valley 15
Mohave 21, Flagstaff 20
Paradise Honors 32, Kingman 20
Payson 59, Chinle 0
Perry 59, Boulder Creek 43
Saguaro 49, Arcadia 7
Sahuaro 33, Sunnyside 22
Tempe 58, Cortez 13
Thunderbird 25, Lake Havasu 14
Walden Grove 49, Glendale 6
Wickenburg 52, Coronado 14
Williams 38, Mogollon 6
Window Rock 42, Holbrook 0
Winslow 43, Tuba City 0