Pusch Ridge Christian 41, Miami 8

2013-08-31T00:30:00Z 2013-08-31T14:40:09Z Pusch Ridge Christian 41, Miami 8 Arizona Daily Star
August 31, 2013 12:30 am

Pusch Ridge

Christian 41, Miami 8

At Pusch Ridge, the night was ugly for visiting Miami, as the Lions’ running game dominated with 283 yards. The Pusch Ridge defense also played well and forced three turnovers, including a 40-yard fumble recovery in the first quarter to help the Lions open the season 1-0.

• Highlight reel: Junior running back Taylor Fitzgerald had a 58-yard run as well as one of 19 yards.

• Player of the game: Fitzgerald finished with 176 rushing yards and scored touchdowns on runs of 17 and 19 yards.

• By the numbers: 350. Pusch Ridge had 350 total yards, and Miami was held to 209 total yards and failed to get a first down.

• He said it: “The offensive line had a great game, and they made their plays well and are great leaders.” —Fitzgerald

Derek Evans

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