At Santa Rita, Arizona Lutheran (4-0) kept the ball on the ground and handed the Eagles (3-1) their first loss of the season. Santa Rita tried to rally but couldn’t control Arizona Lutheran’s ground game. Santa Rita quarterback Peyton Kendrick passed for 256 yards.
• Highlight reel: Kendrick connected with WR DeQuaven Brooks over the middle for a 60-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Arizona Lutheran opened the scoring in the first quarter, when Gabe Galvan returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown.
• Player of the game: Brooks caught six passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns. The two-way standout also broke up three passes on defense.
• By the numbers: 493 — Arizona Lutheran’s rushing yards as a team.