High school football: Colts score big early but lose second straight game

2013-09-13T21:12:00Z 2013-09-13T23:46:03Z High school football: Colts score big early but lose second straight game Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

After posting 43 points in the first half at Tempe Marcos de Niza on Friday night, Sierra Vista Buena found the end zone only two more times on its way to losing its second straight game 78-57.

This is the second time this season the Colts (1-2) have put on an offensive showcase.

Buena, the No. 7 team in the Star’s Elite Eight power poll, was held to 13 points in a blowout loss to Division I power Chandler last week but beat Tempe Corona del Sol 61-46 in Week 1 as star running back Dominique Drake and senior quarterback Rafael Adames powered the offense.

It was more of the same Friday night.

Drake ran for 125 yards on 18 carries before leaving the game as a precaution with a light ankle sprain.

Meanwhile, Adames threw for four touchdowns in the first half to give Buena a 43-29 lead at the break.

But the Padres pulled away for good, scoring three straight touchdowns after the Colts tied the game at 57 early in the fourth quarter.

“We coundn’t execute, and they capitalized,” Buena coach Ryan Scherling said. “We were right there and ran out of steam.”

Buena will be on the road again next week, when it travels to Ironwood Ridge for another tough game at 7 p.m.

• Pusch Ridge Christian 42, Scottsdale Christian 0: At Scottsdale Christian, Pusch Ridge junior running back Taylor Fitzgerald led the Lions to victory, scoring five total touchdowns.

Fitzgerald carried the ball 23 times for 341 yards and four scores. He also caught a 14-yard touchdown pass as Pusch Ridge improved to 2-1.

“We tried to overcome our mistakes from last week,” Pusch Ridge coach Troy Cropp said. “It was a good opportunity to get technically better. We weren’t error free, but we were better. It was our offensive line’s best performance tonight.”

• Nogales 57, Douglas 6: At Douglas, sophomore running back Coy Colgate led the way for the Apaches, scoring four touchdowns on the ground as Nogales (1-2) picked up its first win of the season.

The Apaches jumped out to a 20-0 lead, and their lone defensive blemish came in the second quarter when Jose Moreno scored on an 8-yard pass from Douglas quarterback Blaze Rose.

Nogales quarterback Max Verdugo finished 12 of 21 for 289 yards and two touchdowns, both to senior wide receiver Jason Luna.

“We played two tough teams and lost,” Nogales coach Vince Villanucci said. “Hopefully this gives us some momentum as we try to even our record next week against Cholla.”

• Tombstone 42, San Manuel 0: At Tombstone, the Yellowjackets (2-1) scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters and rolled past visiting San Manuel for their second straight win.

Tombstone’s backfield of Dontae Otey and Will Boberg combined for 228 yards and four rushing TDs and was too much for the Miners (0-3) to handle.

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