At Desert View, the Jaguars were looking to give their seniors a win, but visiting Nogales scored 24 unanswered points in the second quarter and Desert View never recovered. Nogales, which made it to the Division III state semifinals last year, finished the season 4-6 while Desert View finished at 2-8, with one of its wins coming on a forfeit.

• Highlight reel: In the fourth quarter, Nogales junior Ben Jaiman broke several tackles during a 52-yard touchdown reception.

  • Player of the game:
  • Nogales senior Max Verdugo completed 12 of 19 passes for 215 yards and five touchdowns.
  • By the numbers:
  • 5.
  • Of the five TD passes Verdugo threw, he hit four different receivers.
  • He said it:
  • “The secret to winning is that all the kids on my team love me and I love them the same.”
    — Nogales coach Vince Villanucci

Fernando Galvan