FOOTBALL: Desert Ridge used ground game to defeat Tucson 38-14

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DJ Hinton had a 40-yard TD run. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

DJ Hinton had a 40-yard TD run. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Desert Ridge has been on a major roll. The Jaguars have finished with at least 10 wins a year since 2010 and 11 wins since 2012 but it doesn’t seem to matter that the Jaguars finished runner-up in the state’s highest division last year, the team feels they have to prove themselves all over again.

“This team is different than last year,” senior defensive end Jalen Harris said. “We have to come out and play like we didn’t make it to the championship. We have to prove we can do it again.”

The Jaguars took their first step in that direction with a 38-14 win at Tucson High on Friday night, one week after dropping a 14-10 decision to Norco, California in the Brothers in Arms Classic….

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Jalen Harris is the son of former Wildcat great Sean Harris. Jalen committed to Arizona (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Jalen Harris is the son of former Wildcat great Sean Harris. Jalen committed to Arizona (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Box Score

Desert Ridge 38, Tucson 14

DR 7 14 10 7-38
TN 7 0 0 7-14

SCORING

First

D: Allen 4 run (Decozio kick), 10:01
T: Hinton 40 run (Barajas kick), 7:34

Second

D: Logan 21 pass from Fowler (Decozio kick), 11:54
D: Wright 14 run (Decozio kick), 7:27

Third

D: Fowler 1 run (Decozio kick), 6:08
D: Decozio 50 FG, 58.2

Fourth

D; Winner 14 pass from Fowler (Decozio kick), 4:43
T: Bennett 18 pass from Valenzuela (Barajas kick)

TEAM STATS

Rush-Yards: D: 47-236 T: 33-136

Att-Comp-Int: D: 13-5-2 T: 25-12-1

Pass yards: D: 106 T: 96

Total yards: D: 342 T: 232

Fumbles/lost: D: 3/0 T: 1/1

Penalties: D: 6-40. T: 2-15.

RUSHING

DR: Allen 28-158; Wright 11-65; Logan 1-18; Meyer 1-7; Rangel 1-(-)1; Amanonce 2-(-)1; Fowler 3-(-)10. TN: Salomon 5-61; Hinton 8-47; Valecia 8-21; Valenzuela 4=4; Patterson 1-3; Lopez 1-3; Lopez 1-2; Flores 6-(-)8.

PASSING

DR: Meyer 3-6-2-84; Fowler 2-7-0-24. TN: Flores 11-22-1-63; Valenzuela 2-3-0-33.

RECEIVING

DR: Winner 2-70; Logan 1-21; Winfield 1-12; Harris 1-3. TN: Patterson 4-30; Pierson 2-28; Bennett 2-17; Hinton 2-7.

MISSED FG

Barajas (41).

Sean Harris with Justin Argraves (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Sean Harris with Justin Argraves (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

GOLF

Friday, Sept 2

Aguila Invitational
September 2-3: Lavenn Aguila Golf Course

TEAM ROUND 1
Pinnacle +16 304
Cactus Shadows +21 309
Boulder Creek +27 315
Thunderbird +40 328
Ironwood Ridge +44 332
Horizon +57 345
Mesquite 348
Paradise Valley +61 349
Mingus Union +80 368
Marcos de Niza +90 378
Shadow Mountain +106 394

INDIVIDUAL ROUND 1
1 CSHS Jake Benanti +2 74
2 PINN Tanner Pixley +2 74
3 TBRD Cam Sandland +3 75
4 IRHS Connor Wierman +3 75
13 IRHS Kamden Kautz +8 80
25 IRHS Nate Benjamin +15 87
33 IRHS Cory Buechler +18 90
47 IRHS Logan Sampsel +29 101

Scores tabulated by iwanamaker.com, the official resource for AIA golf. Scores checked at 8:30 p.m. Email all other scores and stats to amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com



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