LOCAL GLANCE Oct 6: JUCO football, volleyball, prep cross country
Dominique Blackmon and Demar Dorsey returned interceptions for touchdowns in the first 64 seconds of the second half, opening up an already lopsided game in a 50-7 win for Arizona Western at Phoenix College Saturday.
The Matadors (5-0 overall, 4-0 Western States Football League) never trailed the game. They broke through on their Wildmat offense on a keeper by J.C. Baker. Four minutes later, Baker scored out of the Wildmat on a 1-yard run for a 15-0 lead after a fake PAT led Kendall Barnes' pass to Cameron Clear for two. The first score was set up by a 57-yard run for Baker, 261 rush total.
In the second quarter, DeSean Martin had his turn at a big run, going 61 yards to set up a 9-yard pass from Tanner McEvoy to Andre O'Neil. McEvoy added a second touchdown pass minutes later when he found Markeith Ambles for 39 yards.
Up 29-7 at halftime, Blackman started the pick-fest with a 29-yard return, then Dorsey got a 36-yard return of his own.
The last Matadors score was a 19-yard pass from McEvoy to Shaquan Cureton. McEvoy completed 11 of 26 passes for 141 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.
Martin finished with just seven carries, but netted 137 yards and had two runs over more than 50 yards.
AWC wins after postponement
A night after having a match suspended, the Arizona Western volleyball team concluded its stretch of four matches in four days with a 30-28, 17-25, 25-21, 25-17 win at South Mountain on Saturday.
Amanda Watkins had 15 kills for the Matadors (13-5, 6-3 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) against the Cougars (8-19, 4-9).
On Friday, the team was facing Yavapai when students in the stands threw a powdery substance onto the court in the first set. Officials attempted to clean the substance — not identified in an AWC press release but cited as what appeared to be talcum powder, according to the Prescott Daily Courier — but play was suspended for good in the second set. A make-up date has not been scheduled.
“You know what LeBron James does before games? Except there were about 50 of them that did (that). So it created a cloud of dust,” Yavapai head coach Matt Cohen told the Daily Courrier.
AWC won the first game 25-23 but trailed 16-12 in the second at the time of the postponement.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
at Huntington meet
Bernie Montoya took first, while Cibola teammate Monica Huston was fourth Saturday at the Huntington Beach Invitational in California.
Montoya broke not only his meet record, finishing in 14:39, but broke the course record at Huntington Beach's Central Park as well.
Huston finished in 17:53, “taking it to a new level today,” according to coach Kris Norton.
The boys took seventh while the boys were sixth in the large school varsity division.
The Yuma Catholic cross country team pushed itself Saturday, competing in the junior varsity level of the big school division.
Jaime Casillas took 42nd out of 211 runners for the Shamrocks, finishing in a personal best 18:00. Adriana Solorzano led the girls with an 18:34, also a PR.