Cienega vs. Salpointe Catholic

Salpointe's Mario Padilla (7) slips through the defense of Cienega strong safety Dylan Hoose (24) and Cienega's Sam Wilson (16) during the first quarter of the Cienega Bobcats vs. Salpointe Catholic Lancers high school football game on Sept. 30, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Last week, Salpointe Catholic blew out Nogales 57-0 on the road to improve to 6-2. That's two straight shutouts for the Lancers, who scored 56 points and 57 points in those two games, respectively. Salpointe's defense is the real story of the season; the Lancers' D only gives up an average of 16.5 points per game. 

Salpointe's offense has been clicking on all cylinders in recent weeks, too. Last Friday, sophomore running back Mario Padilla scored five touchdowns — four rushing and one on a punt return. 

This week the Lancers host No. 2 Catalina Foothills and will likely drop that game to the Falcons. Salpointe then finishes the regular season with a game against Canyon del Oro.