Palo Verde is set to enter the Division III boys soccer state tournament on a high note after shutting out Catalina 2-0 at home Tuesday night, dashing the Trojans' hopes of their own playoff berth in the final week of the regular season.
At Sahuarita, the Mustangs (8-0) jumped out to a 21-0 lead aided by two Palo Verde (2-6) turnovers and never let up on the gas in a convincing victory. Sahuarita's offense dominated, racking up 499 total yards. Its defense gave up 130 yards.
At Palo Verde, Douglas (0-6) led Palo Verde 13-0 going into halftime. So the Titans (2-4) looked to their running game to bring them back. Palo Verde put up 14 points in the third and another 14 in the fourth to get the win. Douglas receiver Grant Watkins had two catches for 77 yards and two TDs.