Cougars beat Sabino for the first time since 2014.
Sahuaro lost to Sierra Vista Buena in a heartbreaker last week and with rival Sabino looking to beat the Cougars for the fourth consecutive go-around, Sahuaro answered the bell Friday night.
The Cougars handled Sabino 34-7 behind running back Cameron Williams' two touchdowns. The game was tied 7-7 in the first quarter, but Sahuaro scored 27 unanswered points, including a 63-yard touchdown run by Abrien Painter.
Sahuaro earned bragging rights for a year in the east-side rivalry and advanced to 2-1 on the season while Sabino falls to 0-2, its worst start since 2014.
Sahuaro head coach Scott McKee, Williams and Painter spoke with HS Tucson following the game, here's what they had to say.
*Insert Chris Berman noise* Sahauro RB Cameron Williams runs in for a 3-yard TD to give the Cougars a 14-7 lead over Sabino with 6:11 left in the first half. #SAHvsSAB #azhsfb pic.twitter.com/6HEOD65ga4— High School Sports (@HSTucson) September 1, 2018