FOOTBALL: Falcons shake off slow start, roll past Sundevils

Foothill football coach Marty Redmond wasn’t very pleased with his team’s first-half performance Friday, but he had no complaints about walking off the field with a convincing Southeast League win at the end of the night.

The seventh-ranked Falcons were not sharp in the first two quarters, but still managed a dominant 48-7 road victory over Eldorado with the help of Justice Jackson, who rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries.

“I thought we were a little sloppy in the first half,” Redmond said. “We kind of came out flat, and we didn’t execute very well offensively or defensively. We played better in the second half.”

The defense gave up several big plays early, but the offense actually was quite effective from the start, beginning with a 9-yard TD run by Jackson midway through the first quarter.

Jackson found the end zone again with 8.6 seconds remaining in the first, making it 14-0 with a 53-yard sprint.

“That wasn’t a bad night for Justice,” Redmond said. “He’s been a workhorse for us all year, and he just gets better and better.”

Devon Mueller hit Tyler Jacob with a 7-yard TD pass early in the second quarter to make it 20-0, with Foothill’s first three scores coming off Sundevils turnovers.

Mueller connected with Justin Dunlap for a 27-yard TD pass late in the first half, and Foothill led 27-0 at halftime.

The Falcons put it away with two quick scores early in the third quarter, the first coming on a 27-yard Jackson run — his only carry of the second half — and the second on a 55-yard interception return by Sean Hamilton to make it 41-0 with 6:06 left in the quarter.

The interception was one of five for Foothill, which also forced a fumble and scored 34 points off Eldorado turnovers.

“We’ve done a good job forcing turnovers this year,” Redmond said. “We’ve been making some plays and we’ve been lucky enough to get some turnovers.”

After Redmond cleared his bench, Cervontes White added a 15-yard TD run to give Foothill a 48-0 lead.

Reserve quarterback Justin Martin connected with Shane Barnes for a late 6-yard TD to give Eldorado its only score.

Mueller completed 5 of 9 passes for 98 yards to help the Falcons (5-1, 1-0 Southeast). Barnes led Eldorado (2-4, 0-1) with 108 yards on five receptions.

Centennial 44, Cimarron-Memorial 8 — At Cimarron, Jamaal Evans threw for three touchdowns, and Kayvon Miller accounted for three scores as the No. 5 Bulldogs defeated the Spartans.

Centennial (6-1, 2-0 Northwest) was balanced, with two running backs rushing for more than 100 yards and two receivers both surpassing 90 yards, while holding the Spartans to 113 yards.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring with a 55-yard drive, culminating in a 1-yard run by Miller with 6:37 left in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Spartans (1-5, 0-1) managed to stop the Bulldogs’ at the Cimarron 1-yard line, but a fumble in the end zone was recovered by Centennial’s Paul Blair for a touchdown and a 12-0 lead.

On the next Bulldog drive, Savon Scarver picked up the first of his two touchdowns on a 21-yard catch and run, which combined with Evans 2-point conversion run for a 20-0 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs picked up right where they left off in the third quarter, with Miller scoring on a 7-yard run.

The Spartans then recovered a fumble by Miller near midfield and moved downfield, with Quintaz Wright, who alternated at quarterback during the drive as a running threat, taking it in from 1 yard for the touchdown.

The Bulldogs struck back on their next possession, however, with Miller taking a screen pass 12- ards for a touchdown. Scarver’s second touchdown score, a 69-yard catch and run, finished the scoring in the fourth.

Quavion Arnold rushed for 109 yards on eight carries, and Miller added 105 yards on 21 carries for Centennial. Evans completed 13 of 18 passes for 242 yards.

Tyree Riley led the Spartans with 66 yards on 20 carries.

Faith Lutheran 44, Sierra Vista 14 — At Sierra Vista, the Crusaders scored on drives of 3, 1 and 1 plays inside the first five minutes to take control of the game and cruise to the win.

The Crusaders (6-1, 5-0 Sunset) extended the lead to 27-0 when Elijah Kothe caught his second TD pass of the game from Brenden Joyce. Joyce completed 11 of 12 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns.

Lopaka Kolone finally got the Mountain Lions (1-6, 0-5) on the board with a 10-yard run at the end of thr first quarter.

Christian Marshall rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries for Faith Lutheran, and teammate Alec Netski had four receptions for 74 yards.

Isaiah Zavala rushed for 104 yards, and Kolone ran for 103 yards for Sierra Vista. Oscar Aliaga hit Joshua Henderson on a 20-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter for the Mountain Lions. Henderson caught four passes for 64 yards for Sierra Vista.

Palo Verde 51, Shadow Ridge 14 — At Palo Verde, the Panthers (2-4, 1-0 Southwest) scored 34 points off of six turnovers in the third quarter to pull away and down the Mustangs (0-6, 0-2).

Palo Verde led just 17-7 at the half, but running back Aaron Chisolm had a 47-yard touchdown run up the middle on Palo Verde’s opening drive of the second half.

Senior linebacker Chauntez Thomas returned a fumble 60 yards for a score on Shadow Ridge’s next possession, and senior defensive lineman Kameron Toomer returned a fumble 84 yards for a touchdown on the Mustangs’ following possession to make it 38-7.

Palo Verde forced a fumble on the next drive, as well, and capitalized with a 8-yard TD rush by Christian Bell. Two plays later, the Panthers’ Dylan Turner recovered yet another fumble, but Shadow Ridge returned the favor with a fumble recovery by Trevor Sablan two plays later.

Turner had an interception on the Mustangs’ very next play, and on the following play, Nolan Erickson scored on a 6-yard carry with 20 seconds left in the third quarter for a 51-7 lead.

Palo Verde took an early 10-0 lead on a 23-yard field goal by Aaron Mack, and a 26-yard TD pass from Tanner Jackson to Pearson Schroll in the first quarter.

Shadow Ridge took advantage of penalties and scored on a 1-yard run by quarterback Brevin Frisch that capped an 11-play drive and cut the lead to 10-7 early in the second quarter.

Thaddeus Wiley scored on a 9-yard rush before halftime for the Panthers.

Chisolm finished with 73 yards on eight carries, and Bell rushed for 71 yards on nine runs for Palo Verde, which got three sacks and a fumble recovery from Kavika Covington.

Frisch was 10 of 18 for 138 yards, and Aubrey Nellems contributed 111 yards of offense and a 16-yard rushing score for the Mustangs.

Bishop Gorman 69, Durango 7 — At Bishop Gorman, Biaggio Ali-Walsh rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns as the Gaels downed the Trailblazers.

Gorman (7-0, 1-0 Southwest) wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, scoring on their first play from scrimmage — a 70-yard run from Ali-Walsh just 19 seconds into the game.

The Gaels scored touchdowns on their next five first-quarter drives to take a 41-0 lead at the end of the opening period.

Tate Martell found Brandon Gahagan for a 24-yard touchdown pass to start the second quarter, extending the Gaels’ lead to 48-0 with10:25 left in the first half.

Martell finished 6 of 8 for 107 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half. Gahagan had two receptions for 38 yards and two touchdowns.

Troy Wilewski broke a 61-yard touchdown run on Bishop Gorman’s last drive of the second quarter, giving the Gaels a 55-0 halftime lead.

Backup quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson opened the Gaels’ third-quarter scoring on a 20-yard keeper with 6:35 to play.

Durango (0-7, 0-1) scored its only touchdown of the night on a 38-yard pass from Jonathan Scofield to Marquelle Diggs.

Scofield finished 8 of 18 for 70 yards. The Trailblazers recorded just four first downs.

Gorman’s Ahmere Allen scored the game’s final touchdown on a 10 yard run with 4:36 to play.

Clark 38 vs Western 14 — At Western, Nick Kinnard had a hand in four touchdowns to lead the Chargers (4-3, 2-3 Sunset) past the Warriors (0-7, 0-4).

Kinnard was 9-for-16 passing 167 yards and two touchdowns, and added a pair of rushing TDs.

He was complimented by Amir Boone who had eight catches for 163 yards, including TDs of 10 and 50 yards.

Clark’s Isiah Bigby had a 1-yard TD run with 4:37 remaining the first quarter. Milan Dixon had 12 carries for 48 yards for the Chargers.

Western’s Gregory Castenada had a 1-yard rushing touchdown with 17 seconds left in the second quarter to prevent the first-half shutout. Hit a 6-yard TD pass to Jamil Gonzalez with 1:15 loeft in the third quarter.

Castenada was 15-for-27 for 193 yards.

Western was limited to just 21 yards on the ground.

Silverado 52, Valley 0 — At Valley, the Skyhawks scored 26 first-quarter points en route to the easy victory over winless Valley.

The Skyhawks got four rushing touchdowns from running back Keikiokalani Misipeka as Silverado won 52-0 at Valley.

Silverado recovered the game’s opening kickoff at the Vikings’ 18-yard line after Valley’s David Smith couldn’t field it cleanly. Misipeka scored three plays later on a 1-yard touchdown run to begin the rout.

The Skyhawks (4-2, 1-0 Northeast) scored 39 points in the first half and won for the third time in four games. Devion Clayton had five catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns to aid in the effort. His 38-yard touchdown reception midway through the third quarter started the running clock.

Valley (0-6, 0-1) did not cross the 50-yard line in the game, and quarterback Iyen Medlock was taken out of the game twice after taking big hits. Medlock went 2-for-8 for 12 yards and threw two interceptions.

Chaparral 65, Boulder City 7 — At Chaparral, quarterback Andrew Solis was 7 of 10 for 250 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Cowboys over the Eagles in a route on homecoming night.

Boulder City opened the scoring on a 27-yard TD pass from Austin Wishard to Zach Murphy, only to see Chaparral reel off 65 consecutive points as the Cowboys (5-2, 3-1 Sunrise) scored touchdowns on each of their next eight possessions.

Kentrell Petite hauled in Solis’ first touchdown pass on a 17-yard reception to tie the score and Richard Nelson scored the first of his three touchdowns on the next Cowboy drive with a 5-yard TD run.

Solis connected with Casey Acosta on touchdown passes of 55 and 65 yards in the second quarter and added a 57-yard TD pass to Petite as the Cowboys exploded for 28 second quarter points and a 35-7 halftime lead.

Solis hit Ignacio Robinson for a 48-yard TD on the opening drive of the second half. Richard Nelson scored on an 84-yard kickoff return following a safety and added a 35-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. Tyler Ford hauled in a late 56-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Williamson to complete the scoring for Chaparral.

Spring Valley 19, Pahrump Valley 14 — At Pahrump, K.C. Moore threw two touchdown passes, including the go-ahead strike to Antony Vazquez with three minutes remaining, to lift the Grizzles (5-2, 3-2 Sunset) by the Trojans (3-4, 2-3).

Julio Rosas Sanchez added a touchdown reception, and Raheem Edmonds had a 15-yard touchdown run for Spring Valley, which led 13-0 after the first quarter.

Agassi Prep 40, White Pine 12 — At Rancho, Stephan LauShaul ran for 157 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the Stars over the Bobcats.

The Stars (5-1, 5-1 Division III Southern), took control of second place in the league and are currently one game behind first-place Needles (6-0, 5-0). But now they hold the tiebreaker over White Pine (4-2, 4-1) with just three games remaining.

LauShaul, a senior, had two second-half rushing touchdowns to seal the win after going into the half, 14-6.

The Stars got three rushing touchdowns in the third quarter from LauShaul, Gillian Lange and Kezaun Cooper to go up 33-6.

LauShaul then put the icing on the cake, scoring on a 21-yard run with 54 seconds remaining.

LauShaul scored the game’s opening touchdown on a 10-yard run with 6:48 left in the first quarter to put the Stars up 7-0. Kameron Burrell hit Kezaun Cooper on a 19-yard pass as time expired in the first quarter to go up 14-0.

White Pine’s Monty Moore was 10 of 21 passing for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw one interception.

Dekoda Barela, who had 70 yards receiving on three catches, and Cody Bennett each caught a touchdown for the Bobcats.

Needles 31, The Meadows 14 — At The Meadows, Needles hauled in five interceptions and shut down The Meadows’ offense in the second half.

The Meadows went to their backup quarterback Gabe Adamson with Jack Berkley sidelined with a finger injury. Needles picked off his first pass, and Jayden Yeager found Trenton Poe-Evans for a 9-yard touchdown three plays later.

Adamson hit his next four targets, but went 3-for-11 with two more picks before being taken out early in the third quarter with a shoulder injury.

Max Hisatake took over the rest of the way but the Needles defense held him to 0-for-7 with two interceptions. Poe-Evans had two interceptions for Needles (6-0, 5-0 Division III Southern)

The Meadows rushed for 90 yards in the first half, including a 1-yard touchdown run by Gabe Adamson and an 18-yard scoring run by Adam Martinez, which gave The Meadows a 14-7 lead midway through the second quarter.

But Needles held The Meadows (3-4, 2-3) to 19 yards and 13 plays total in the second half.

Gavin Pletcher had touchdown runs of 5, 3 and 2 yards for Needles, and Derek Wagstaff ran for 130 yards on 20 carries.

Moapa Valley 34, Virgin Valley 0 — At Mesquite, R.J. Hubert caught eight passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 26 yards on two carries as the Pirates (5-2, 3-1 Sunrise League) blanked the Bulldogs (3-4, 1-3).

Trystin Deal rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, and Sterling Simmons had 99 yards and a touchdown on nine carries for Moapa Valley, which led 14-0 at halftime. Simmons’ 95-yard touchdown run put Moapa Valley on the board with 9 minutes, 4 seconds in the second quarter.

Nate Cox, who ran for 56 yards and a touchdown, also finished 14 of 22 passing for 168 yards and two touchdowns.

Derek Cope had two interceptions on defense for the Pirates.

Pahranagat Valley 36, Spring Mountain 24 — At Alamo, Tabor Maxwell accounted for five touchdowns to lead the Panthers (6-0, 4-0 Division IV Southern) by the Golden Eagles (4-2, 3-1).

Maxwell ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns and completed 8 of 27 passes for 125 yards and three touchdowns. Cody Williams added three receptions for 66 yards and two scores for Pahranagat Valley, which led 24-6 at halftime.

Diquan Spiller threw three touchdowns, including two to Deonze Paster, for Spring Mountain.

Beatty 78, Beaver Dam 34 — At Beatty, Jhonpaul Adujar scored four rushing touchdowns to lead the Hornets (2-4, 1-3 Division IV Southern) by the Diamondbacks (3-3, 1-3 Southern).

Michael Olson added three touchdowns, including two on kickoff returns, for Beatty. Olson scored on a 28-yard touchdown run and kickoff returns of 60 and 65 yards.

Tonopah 60, Round Mountain 14 — At Round Mountain, Tanner Otteson threw for 348 yards and six touchdowns and ran for a score as the Muckers (5-1, 3-1 Division IV Southern) routed the Knights (1-5, 0-4 Southern).

Tristan Otteson caught three touchdowns on passes of 48, 44 and 37 yards for Tonopah, which got 141 yards rushing and a score from Kade Bunker.

Brendon Eason had two interceptions on defense for the Muckers.

Sandy Valley 46, Indian Springs 0 — At Indian Springs, David Roundy rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns to help the Sidewinders rout the Thunderbirds.

Alexis Fajardo rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown, and Nathaniel Miller and Zachary Miller each caught a touchdown pass for Sandy Valley (4-2, 3-1 Division IV Southern).

Indian Springs is 0-6, 0-4.

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