Prep football roundup Oct. 19: Yuma High, Antelope, Harvest Prep
Yuma High loses to Havasu
Arturo Vargas ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough for Yuma High in a 41-16 loss at Lake Havasu on Friday.
Vargas also had both of Yuma High’s two-point conversions.
Coach Tom Fox said the Criminals (2-7) had high hopes entering the game against the Knights (4-5), but was disappointed in the result.
“We got two good stops, and both times drove down the field but left the ball in the red zone without scoring,” Fox said. “After that we got a little shaky on defense.”
The Criminals led 8-7, but went into halftime down 28-16. Fox said the team mishandled three kickoffs in a row and barely had the ball in the second quarter.
It’s not the momentum Fox was hoping for heading into the season finale against rival Kofa. The two teams meet 7 p.m. Friday at Doan Field.
Antelope falls at Santa Cruz
Antelope fell 32-13 Friday at Eloy-Santa Cruz.
Rams coach Dan Gardner said Fred Pearson ran for close to 150 yards but wasn’t sure of the exact number for his running back. He also said the Rams (1-7) turned the ball over three times inside the Dust Devil 10-yard line and once inside their own 10, leading to a score for Santa Cruz (2-7).
“We picked the worst week to play our worst game of the year,” Gardner said.
Harvest Prep tops Summit Academy
After a few weeks of tough losses, Harvest Prep beat Summit Academy 40-20 Friday night.
Ruben Anaya led the rushing attack of the Eagles (5-3) with 12 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown. Anthony Messer also came up big with three rushing touchdowns along with 71 yards.
“The win was good coming off a couple losses in a row,” said Harvest Prep head coach Nathen Baker. “It was good to bounce back to get back on a winning streak.”
On the defensive side, Esteban Sanchez led the team with 9 tackles and an interception against the Huskies (1-6).
Next week Harvest Prep takes on Glendale Prep.
“They’re one of the better teams in the league so we have some good momentum going into that game,” Baker said.