#8 Mesa Mountain View @ Tucson Salpointe PREVIEW

- The Tucson Salpointe Lancers will be looking to avoid their 2nd straight home loss to a ranked non-conference opponent this Friday

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#8 Mesa Mountain View @ Tucson Salpointe

Toros and Lancers both seeking their 2nd victories

Tucson, Arizona - The Tucson Salpointe Lancers will be looking to avoid their 2nd straight home loss to a ranked non-conference opponent this Friday, September 17th when they face the (8)Mesa Mountain View Toros.

The Lancers, who won 14-7 on the road at unranked Gilbert Highland on September 3rd, dropped their home and season opener, the week earlier, against 4A (1) Tucson Sunnyside High School, 38-14. Lancers quarterback Sean Brevaire is coming off a solid performance against Highland in which he completed 15-of-27 attempts for 251 yards and a touchdown. Brevaire is yet to be intercepted this season.

The Lancers (1-1) are averaging 14 points on offense, while their defense yields an average of 22.5 points per game.

The Mesa Mountain View Toros are traveling to Tucson fresh off a 17-0 shutout of (9) Gilbert High School, previously ranked 4th in the state. The Toros dropped their season opener in a rematch of the 2003 5A State Championship game against (1) Chandler Hamilton, 21-20.

Mountain View (1-1) is led offensively by quarterback Tyler Mack and the running of fullback Alex DeVito, who scampered for 134 yards on 12 carries in the victory over Gilbert.

The Toros defense is stingy, giving up only 10.5 points per game. They forced Gilbert into six turnovers (4 interceptions and 2 fumbles) on their way to preserving the shutout win last Friday.

In their last meeting, around this time last year, the Toros beat Salpointe 28-21 at Mesa, AZ.

KEY PLAYERS

Salpointe Lancers (1-1)
QB Sean Brevaire
24-of-47 for 389 yards; 2 TDs/ 0 INTs
WR Evan LeBlanc
9 Rec. for 149 yards; 1 TD
WR Jack Darlington
7 Rec. for 101 yards

Mesa Mountain View Toros (1-1)
QB Tyler Mack
2 TD passes
FB Alex DeVito
134 yards on 12 carries vs. Gilbert
WR/LB Tate Ash
2 INTs vs. Gilbert


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