AZSportsnetwork AIA 1-3A Week 6 Football Thursday Recap

AZSportsnetwork AIA 1-3A Week 6 Football Thursday Recap:


AZSportsnetwork AIA 1-3A Football Thursday:



#14 Cicero 42 #10 Lincoln Prep 20:

In a crucial East Region showdown #14 Cicero Prep 4-2 kept its region

chances alive as they defeated #10 Lincoln Prep by the score of 42-20.

This puts Cicero at 2-1 in region play while Lincoln Prep drops to 0-3 in

the region and 2-4 overall.  In the game Cicero Prep got a big game from

their main target #84 Yourkoski.


This was an interesting matchup because both head coaches had actually

played vs each other in HS. Cicero HC Dimitri O’Brien played for Valley

Lutheran (RB) while Lincoln Preps HC Paul Schubring (QB) played for

Chandler Prep Academy. They played  this game in 2010!



#7 SCA 61 GPA 8

#7 SCA started off fast by taking a 21-0 lead after the 1st quarter by rushing for

3 TDs and adding 3 successful PAT. The onslaught for SCA continued as they

added another 20 points in the 2nd quarter to take a commanding lead into



In the 3rd quarter SCA added another rushing TD plus a Punt Return

for a TD with about 1 minute left in the 3rd quarter adding 14 more points as the

3rd quarter ended with SCA leading 55-0.


At the start of the 4th quarter SCA added another rushing TD to take their lead

to 62-0 in the 4th. However, Glendale Prep Academy would finally hit pay-dirt as

they scored a passing TD with 2 minutes left in the game as well as converting the

2 point conversion making the final score SCA 61-8 in favor of the #7 SCA Eagles.

SCA goes to 3-2 on the season while GPA drops to 1-4. According to our stats SCA

rushed for 7 TDs in the game.


#14 Sequoia PW 54 #20 Arete 0

After having to forfeit a game because of using an ineligible player Sequoia needed

to get back on track vs a very feisty Arete Prep team who had moved into our top 20



SPW struck first on a 34-yard run by Norien Banks with the PAT good it was

7-0 SPW. The Pumas Takeo Shimasaki  then recovered a fumble for a TD to make it 14-0

after 1. Arete had chances on fumble recoveries but could not convert. Norian Banks

would score again from 26 yards out and with the PAT the Pumas took a  20-0 lead.

Then Kyrese Banks added 3 carries for 63 yards and the touchdown to give the Pumas the

lead 26-0 at the half.


In the 2nd half it was all Pumas as they added another 28 points to give them the 54-0 victory.

For the game Norien Banks rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries.

Go to Pinalcental for story on this game.  My recap was from Maria Vasquez.


#16 Tonopah 27 #20 Veritas 14

IMO this was probably the best match of the Thursday games. Tonopah was without

their starting QB Chace Logan and are now relying on the young Frosh Malachi Wilt.

For Veritas who struggled at the start of the season had won 2 in a row and on a roll.


Veritas Prep’s first drive resulted in a TD, but Tonopah blocked the PAT to go up  6-0

at 5:09 in the 1st Quarter. Tonopah then answers with a long drive of their own for a TD

and with the PAT good then took the lead 7-6 with 2:17 left in the 1st quarter. After the

1st quarter Tonopah held a slim 7-6 lead.


Veritas Prep punts to start the 2nd quarter and both teams then traded possessions as

Tonopah had ball at midfield with 3:00 left in the half. Then with 42 seconds before the half

Tonopah Chevy Diaz scored his second TD of the night punching it in 1 yard out giving Tonopah

a 14-6 lead. Veritas then has the ball and throws an INT as Tonopah Austin Villarreal makes the

big play for the INT as both teams go into the half with Tonopah leading 14-6.


Tonopah  received the second half kickoff and Tonopah Joe McCubbin takes a screen pass 49 yards

to the house but the missed PAT gave Tonopah a 20-6 lead with 9:16  left in the 3rd quarter. With

Veritas unable to move the ball Tonopah then struck again with 3 minutes left in the 3rd when

Joe McCubbin took a screen pass 49 yards to the house and with the PAT gave Tonopah a 27-6

lead. The woes continued for Veritas as Tonopah then recovers a fumble to take over with just

under 3 minutes left in the 3rd leading 27-6. Neither team is able to score before the 4th quarter

as Tonopah went into the 4th leading 27-6.


After back and forth possessions Veritas finally gets

into the end-zone adding the 2pt conversion to cut Tonopahs lead to 27-14 with about 4 minutes

left in the game. However, that is all Veritas could muster as Tonopah wins the game 27-14 to up

their record to 4-1 as Veritas 2 game winning streak is stopped and goes to 2-4. Tonopahs Chevy

Diaz had 2 rushing touchdowns in the game.


#18 Alchesay 38  San Carlos 16

#18 Alchesay moved their record to 4-0 as the Falcons took care of the much improving San Carlos

team 38-0. This was a much needed offensive output for the Falcons who could only muster 6 points

vs a scrappy Globe team last weel although they still came away with the win.


Tuba City 24 Valley Sanders 0

Heading into this game Tuba City really needed a win to get their season on track. In reality TC

needs to keep improving so they can peak at just the right time when they face Chinle for their

region game which will more than likely be for the 2A San Juan Region Automatic Qualifier for

the playoffs. Tuba City was able to get their 1st victory by defeating valley sanders 24-0 before

a great showdown vs undefeated Alchesay next week.



#9 ALA-West 55 #20 BC 19

Heading into this game ALA-West was one of the best 1 win teams you will ever come across

after they have played one of the most brutal Strength of Schedules in all of 3A. Bourgade

Catholic on the other hand had just reached out top 20 list but would have their work cut

out for them vs a very stellar defense. The ALA-West defense had almost held #3 PRCA

scoreless in their game. As we expected ALA-West exploded for 48 first half points to

take a commanding 48-7 lead into the half. BC was able to score in the 2nd half but not enough

as Guardians went on to knock off the #20 BC by the score of 55-19.


This now sets up a great game next week between ALA-West and #11 Paradise Honors

which may in the end be for the Region Title and the automatic qualifying spot from the

3A Metro west!

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