An impressive performance by Mogollon. Can't say enough about the sportsmanship and integrity of the Mustangs. Coach Slade does a great job with those young men. If Bagdad wins, we will play Mogollon for the 2nd straight year, and it will be an honor.
I will say a couple things, 1st off we found out why Chapo was right about Pima not being the Crystal Clear Cut Favorite. Sometimes you get so focused on your goal the goal you don't see the obstacle in front of you! Pima did what Pima has done in big games & turned the ball over. Both teams that lost, didn't handle adversity, while the winners handled adversity & did not panic when adversity hit!!
Bagdad had a good game. Not the same precision they had last week, but the sportsmanship was pretty stellar. I think the defense did an outstanding job. The corners were absolutely lights out. The middle was a black hole as usual and the ends put great pressure on the QB. Offensively, the running game was pretty crisp. Blocking out of the backfield was phenominal. The line did mostly well. There were a few fumbled snaps, and some overthrows, but in general a pretty tight offense. In talking with the Bagdad coaches after the game, they felt they could have played cleaner fundamentally and will likely steer efforts in that direction during this week of practice. Most players, coaches, and parents, following the win, changed focus towards prayers and good health to Sr. Linebacker Brendan Garza, who underwent a procedure earlier in the week. He's a great kid, from a great family, with a lot of support from a great community. Please know the Pacheco family is praying for you. Go Grey for Garza!