At Nogales, the Apaches needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, but it was Sahuaro that claimed victory after returning a fumble 92 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, sparking the Cougars. Sahuaro is 6-1, and Nogales is 3-4.

• Highlight reel: To seal the victory, Cole Sterns intercepted a Max Verdugo pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

• Player of the game: Cole Sterns accounted for 140 receiving yards and two touchdowns, along with a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown.

• By the numbers: 2. The Cougars forced six turnovers, including two that were returned for touchdowns.

• He said it: “We gave up some big plays, we brought some back, and we were able to run the football. Those things helped us.”

— Sahuaro coach Scott


Fernando Galvan