I thought Ray looked good, especially for a first game. Pima is banged up major. Pima had some crazy line-ups on defense but it will be good for depth as the season progresses. Ray's starting D was solid but they lack depth. The QB was a little erratic, especially early and made some of his best plays running after the pass broke down.
Ray took a little momentum early in the third on a touchdown in which the Ray runner ran about three feet out of bounds for three of four steps. Pima kids laid off the hit (which obviously would have been a penalty). However, the side judge had fallen down and didn't see a thing. Turned into a long touchdown. Pima regrouped, though, for the final margin.
I saw the Boren kid on crutches tonight and Sheepdog said Hemphill was injured vs Bagdad as well. Does anyone have more info on these injuries. Trying to fill those two's shoes alone is a tall order. Good for the backups for stepping up.
Some clarification for DrLove (who I sincerely hope is a KISS fan) -
Hemphill was the only injury during the Bagdad game and did not start. He did play a handful of snaps mainly to help settle some younger players into their roles. Another starter had a nagging injury from before the Bagdad game and also missed some practice during the week out of town. He played some offense but little D. The third starter was relatively healthy but relegated to offense. Boren actually started and was only banged up late in the Ray game. After the "out of bounds" touchdown, Ray was actually quite close while Pima had an almost completely inexperienced defense on the field. They played very well to lead Pima to the convincing final margin. Parker Blair, Ali'i Tavesi, Logan Sherwood, and Luis Cabrera (along with Hancock, Boren, and Weech) will be as tough a senior group next season as anyone in D6.