Diamondbacks beat Clark, secure No. 2 seed


Desert Oasis' Herman Smith completed 10 of 15 passes for 179 yards and three TDs to help the ninth-ranked Diamondbacks (7-2, 7-1 Southwest) upend visiting Clark (3-6, 3-5) 51-18 on Thursday to secure the Southwest’s No. 2 seed.

Desert Oasis will host Centennial in the first round.

Smith’s touchdown strikes went to Richie Peterson (3 yards), Tyler Vazquez (49) and Marvin Duty (60). Trevon Barnes rushed for 102 yards, with TDs of 6 and 18.

Devin Fortenberry ran for a 2-yard TD and Andre Munyan had a 19-yarder. Matt Howard kicked six conversions and a 29-yard field goal.

Marquise McKinney ran 5 yards for Clark’s touchdown and Miguel Alejandro ran for the conversion.

Desert Oasis 51, Clark 8
Clark                 0     0     0    8      –8
Desert Oasis    7   21   16    7    –51
First Quarter
DO—Petersen 3 pass from Smith (Howard kick).
Second Quarter
DO—Barnes 6 run (Howard kick).
DO—Fortenberry 2 run (Howard kick).
DO—Barnes 18 run (Howard kick).
Third Quarter
DO—Howard 29 FG.
DO—Vazquez 49 pass from Smith (kick failed).
DO—Duty 60 pass from Smith (Howard kick).
Fourth Quarter
C—M. McKinney 5 run (Alejandro run).
DO—Munyan 19 run (Howard kick).
Individual Statistics
RUSHING—Clark, M. McKinney 11-42, D. McKinney 11-37, McLin 6-28, Bermudez 6-22, Alejandro 4-14, Arjana 4-14, Haut 2-(minus 4). Desert Oasis, Barnes 7-102, Fortenberry 5-67, Munyan 6-30, Smith 6-23.
PASSING—Clark, Bermudez 2-10-2 24. Desert Oasis, Smith 10-15-1 179, Barnes 1-1-0 6.
RECEIVING—Clark, Gilbert 1-22, Alejandro 1-2. Desert Oasis, Vazquez 4-84, Duty 2-58, Barnes 2-29, Smith 1-6, Jauch 1-5, Petersen 1-3.