High school football roundup

Photo by Danielle Greene
Sunrise Mountain’s Anthony Grover leaps in an attempt to block a punt by Liberty’s Jaiden Pina Aug. 31 at Liberty High School.

LIBERTY 49, SUNRISE MOUNTAIN 43
 
In an annual battle of crosstown rivals, Liberty held off a late Sunrise Mountain charge to defeat the Mustangs 49-43 Aug. 31 at Liberty High School.
 
After a back and forth game, Liberty took the lead with just over a minute left in the game, giving the Mustangs one last chance for the victory. As the Mustangs marched down the field, Keegan Freid dropped back and fired a pass toward the end zone where Liberty’s Jake Robinson leapt in front of the pass for the interception to seal the victory.
 
Jett Kinsch rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns and Johah Guevara threw for 206 yards and a touchdown in the victory. Sunrise Mountain was led by Freid who threw for 311 yards and added 120 on the ground for the Mustangs.
 
Sunrise Mountain (1-2) has a week off before hosting Gilbert at Sunrise Mountain High School. Liberty (3-0) travels to Mesa Desert Ridge (2-1) at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Desert Ridge High School.

CACTUS 43, GLENDALE IRONWOOD 14

Playing at home with a new coach for the first time in 34 years, Anthony Flores made sure it would be a big start by scoring five touchdowns as the Cobras scored a 43-14 victory at Cactus High School.
 
Flores opened the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter before Ironwood answered back, driving 65 yards on seven plays, ending when Elijah Sanders scored on a 20-yard run.
 
Connor Cordts threw for 224 yards and a touchdown pass while Flores rushed for 156 yards and four touchdowns and caught a 39-yard touchdown pass in the win.
 
Ironwood was led by Devante Wimbish who threw for 130 yards, but threw two interceptions and also rushed for 103 yards to lead the Eagles in the loss.
 
Cactus (2-0) travels to Goodyear Estrella Foothills (1-2) at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 while Ironwood (1-1) hosts Phoenix Camelback (0-3) at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Glendale Ironwood High School.

PEORIA 41, BUCKEYE 0

The Panthers remained undefeated as the Peoria defense scored a shutout of Buckeye Aug. 31 at Peoria High School.
 
The Panthers’ defense was dominate, holding Buckeye to 92 total yards and grabbing two turnovers in the win as they have allowed a total of six points in two games.
 
Gabriel Ocampo had a sack and Sean Enriquez had a sack and fumble recovery while Malachi Potee grabbed an interception for the defense.
 
Offensively, the Panthers totaled 462 yards, 324 on the ground and Kyle Samford throwing for 138 yards and a touchdown. Juwaun Price rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns while Potee added 130 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the win.
 
Peoria (2-0)  plays Mohave (1-1) at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Mohave High School.

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