At Ironwood Ridge, the Nighthawks (5-1) controlled the game from start to finish against Rincon (0-6), scoring touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in the first quarter. Five players found the end zone for the Nighthawks, who travel to Tucson High next week.
• Highlight reel: Ironwood Ridge LB Austin Goddard picked off a screen pass and returned it for a touchdown to give the Nighthawks a 17-0 lead.
• Player of the game: Senior RB Jake Vartanian ran for two first-half TDs and gained 73 yards on eight carries for the Nighthawks, who rested most of their starters in the second half.
• By the numbers: 3. Rincon had its first three punts partially blocked, the third of which was returned for a score.
• He said it: “It was a good effort tonight. We were able to get a lot of our guys some good experience.” — Nighthawks coach Matt Johnson