At Sabino, the Scorpions (4-0) jumped ahead 28-7 in the first quarter against the Sabercats (1-2) with the help of two passing TDs from Anthony Hernandez. Desert Edge’s senior quarterback passed for 446 yards and six touchdowns.
• Highlight reel: Scorpions’ C.J. Heard hauled in a 72-yard TD pass in the second quarter.
• Player of the game: Sabercats senior wide receiver Matt Bushman caught two touchdown passes and amassed 113 yards on six grabs.
• By the numbers: 2. Fumble recoveries Desert Edge LB Ismael Murphy-Richardson took back for scores in the first quarter.
• He said it: “They are a very good football team with a lot of experience, and those receivers are elite.” — Sabino coach Jay Campos