Sierra Vista’s late score keeps Mountain Lions undefeated

Sierra Vista’s Bryan LaGrange scored his second rushing touchdown Friday night with 4:20 left in the fourth quarter to lift the visiting Mountain Lions over Bonanza, 36-32.

Sierra Vista rushed for 342 yards with one completion for 2 yards, and trailed Bonanza 32-28 with 9:43 to go in the game. LaGrange’s go-ahead 1-yard TD plunge capped a 10-play, 80-yard drive for the Mountain Lions (6-0, 3-0 Southwest League), who traded eight scores with the Bengals until the final quarter.

Bonanza (1-4, 0-3) took its first lead of the game early in the fourth quarter behind a 70-yard wildcat run from Ricardo Hill, who finished with 128 yards and two rushing TDs on 17 carries.

LaGrange scored on a 59-yard scamper in the first quarter for Sierra Vista, which got a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown from senior linebacker Lopaka Kolone early in the third quarter for a 28-17 lead.

LaGrange finished with 127 yards on 17 rushes, and Jaxson Zibert provided 98 yards on five carries for Sierra Vista.

Bonanza quarterback Cannon Reid completed 14 of 34 passes for 306 yards, including 220 yards to R.J. McCarter.