Mountain View senior quarterback Cody Rochon threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two more as Mountain View moved back above .500, shutting out Casa Grande Vista Grande 38-0 on the road Friday night.
After a slow start, Rochon and the Mountain Lions (4-3) got rolling to take a 17-0 lead at halftime.
Senior Brandon Stoutmeyer and junior Sam Ross combined for 209 yards and three scores through the air.
“We didn’t really handle our business like we wanted to, but we were able to get out of our own way and get the win,” said Mountain Lions coach Clarence McRae.
• Sierra Vista Buena 51, Desert View 0: At Buena, the Colts posted their second shutout in three weeks, rolling past the Jaguars to extend their win streak to three. Offensively, Buena (4-3) was led by quarterback Rafael Adames and running back Joey Ash. Adames tallied more than 200 yards of total offense to go along with three touchdowns – two rushing – while Ash recorded 172 yards and two scores on just 10 carries.
“We played with passion and fire tonight,” Buena coach Ryan Scherling said. “We can beat teams either way.”
• Douglas 27, Pueblo 6: At Douglas, the Bulldogs used a balanced air and ground attack to fly past Pueblo for their second straight win. Junior quarterback Blaze Rose threw for 159 yards and a touchdown, while Hector Vasquez led the Bulldogs’ rushing attack with 120 yards and a score.
Douglas (2-5) scored all of its points in the second quarter while limiting Pueblo to a single score in the fourth quarter.
“We played a very solid game on both sides of the ball,” Douglas assistant coach Riki Valdez said. “We caught a spark in the second quarter, and after that, it was just a matter of keeping them out of the end zone.”
• Willcox 58, Tanque Verde 6: At Willcox, after starting the year 2-0, Tanque Verde has now lost five straight. Suiting up just 17 players to start the game, the Hawks (2-5) lost their quarterback to a concussion in the first quarter and had four turnovers. Tanque Verde was down 43-6 at the break, getting its lone score on a 29-yard pass from backup quarterback Freddie Freeman to Benito Pimienta in the second quarter. The Hawks will try to turn things around next week at home against Benson.