Salpointe Utilizes Clock and MV Turnovers in Win

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Salpointe Utilizes Clock and MV Turnovers in Win

Salpointe Passes Test against Mountain View


            Tucson, Arizona - There were two major ingredients in Salpointe's recipe for an upset win over (8) Mesa Mountain View.  Those two spices were clock management and defense.  The Lancers (2-1) maintained possession of the ball for a large portion of each quarter and held the Toros to a mere 78 yards on the ground.  Last week, the Toros ran for well over 100 yards against Gilbert High School.


            Salpointe also forced two Mountain View fumbles; Mountain View's Brandon Rush also muffed a punt return.  The Lancers recovered all three of the Toro mistakes. 


            After maintaining possession for over six minutes of the first quarter, Lancers quarterback Sean Brevaire lunged over the goal line from a yard out to open the scoring.  The extra point was blocked, making the score 6-0 in Salpointe's favor. 


            Brevaire also connected with receiver Evan LeBlanc on a 42-yard strike with 5:41 left in the third quarter to put the Lancers up 13-3. The touchdown pass was the first play for the Lancers after recovering the Toros second fumble, at the Mountain View 42 yard line.    


            Salpointe was up 6-3 at the half, but the Mountain View defense was strong in the first half, despite giving up over 80 yards on the ground.  Brevaire was intercepted twice by Toros defensive back Brandon Rush.  However, the Mountain View offense was unable to convert the turnovers against the steadfast Lancers "D."


            Toros quarterback Tyler Mack played well in the loss for Mountain View, throwing for 216 yards and a touchdown.  The score, a 5 yard pass to Alex DeVito, brought the Toros within three, 13-10, with 5:47 left in the game.


            Salpointe's management of the clock paid off again as they were able to burn the final 5:47 and hold on for the victory. 


The Toros were unable to corral the Lancers rushing tandem of Nick Souder and Nicholas Cole.  The two running backs ran for 86 yards (Souder) and 107 yards (Cole), respectively.  Overall, the Lancers had 229 rushing yards on 48 carries.  Brevaire passed for 129 yards (1 TD; 2 INTs) in the victory.


            The Salpointe line consistently pressured Mack, sacking him three times.  Alex Lee recorded 1.5 sacks, Ian Brinker had 0.5, and Andrew Berryhill had 1 and forced a fumble.  The Toros were held without a sack. 


            Next week, the Lancers travel to back Gilbert for their second straight test.  This time they will face the Gilbert Tigers.  Mesa Mountain View will try to get back on the winning track at Dobson High School.

Key Players


Salpointe (2-1)


QB Sean Brevaire

9-of-18 for 129 yards, 1 TD/2 INT 

1 rushing TD


WR Jack Darlington

7 rec. for 73 yards


RB Nicholas Cole

18 attempts for 107 yards



Mesa Mountain View (1-2)


QB Tyler Mack

12-of-19 for 216 yards; 1 TD


RB Alex DeVito

8 attempts for 42 yards

2 rec. for 57 yards; 1 TD


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