LOCAL GLANCE Sept. 15: Prep football, volleyball
Harvest Prep wins again
Anthony Messer had three interceptions, two for touchdowns, as Harvest Prep eliminated a 14-point deficit in a 48-36 win over Mission Heights at Casa Grande on Saturday.
Messer also had 11 tackles, plus he ran for 14 times for 130 yards and had a kick return touchdown to pad out his stellar night.
Ruben Anaya had eight rushes for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Dale Hutton had a pick for a score and two sacks among his 13 tackles.
The Eagles trailed the Phantoms (1-2) 22-8 late in the first half, but scored three times in the last five minutes of the second quarter. It started with Hutton’s interception return for a score, then after an offensive touchdown Messer had one of his defensive touchdowns.
Kofa wins Flowing Wells tournament
The Kings played some of their best volleyball of the season and won the Flowing Wells tournament on Saturday.
After pool play, Kofa defeated Pusche Ridge 25-16, 25-16 and took down St. Gregory 25-16, 25-14 to claim the title.
“It was weird because in the (pool play) games, it was close. We didn’t blow past them,” Kofa coach Brittany Garcia said. “But the high level competition pumps them up.”
Junior outside hitter Jasmine Ortiz led the Kings with a combined 15 kills and senior Jacky Fuentes added 13 kills. Sophomore setter Sally Gastelo had a team-high 30 assists.