There is another Thursday night marquee Arizona high school football matchup this week on Yurview, as Desert Ridge and Mountain Pointe square off. Both teams enter with identical 6-1 records, making this a pivotal 6A matchup. The game can be seen on Yurview Arizona at 7:00pm MST and will also be streaming live at Yurview.com.
Our Varsity Football game will be covered on live TV this Thursday Night as the Cox High School Game of the Week. Cox 7. Kick Off at 7:00.
— DRHS Jags Athletics (@dridgeathletics) October 10, 2017
Both Desert Ridge and Mountain Pointe are on winning streaks entering Thursday’s contest. Jeremy Hathcock’s Desert Ridge has won four straight games, each of them by 20 points or more. On the other side, the Pride haven’t lost since a Week 2 tilt with California power Chaminade. They’ve won five straight, squeaking out the last two by 5 points and one point respectively.
Pride defeat Highland 14-13 #OnToTheNext #ROLLPR1DE
— Pride Football (@MPHS_Football) October 7, 2017
Run Run Run
Both teams love to hand the ball to their backs. The Jaguars hand it to Tyrese Allen, and he’s racked up nearly 2000 yards over the last two seasons.
Mountain Pointe has a two-headed monster in the backfield, and Norris Vaughan’s Pride run for 267 yards per game. Senior Gary Bragg has almost 700 yards so far this season, while junior Jakim McKinney has a 200 yard, 4 touchdown game to his name this season. He’s the lightning to Bragg’s thunder.
Players to Watch
DB Don’Jae Logan – Desert Ridge
He’s the #4 rated defensive back in Arizona, which is saying something going against all those stud quarterbacks in the state. He’s headed to Stanford next season with his 3.7 GPA.
Verbally Committed to Stanford University!!! ?⚪️?#fearthetree pic.twitter.com/wDPbPBKqfA
— Donjae Logan (@birddie_1) August 5, 2017
DT Shomari Hayes – Mountain Pointe
Picking up the slack for injured Mathew Pola-Mao, the #2 ranked 2019 prospect in Arizona, Hayes has received a Fresno State offer and has garnered a lot of interest from Pac-12 schools.
DB Kenny Churchwell – Mountain Pointe
He has Pac-12 interest as well, picking up offers from both Arizona State and Arizona among others. Watch for Mountain Pointe to get him the ball on offense also.
Desert Ridge takes on Mountain Pointe on Yurview Arizona and streaming live on Yurview.com at 7:00pm MST on Thursday October 12th.