Getting Back on the Right Track

Salpointe and Flowing Wells Look to Jumpstart Struggling Seasons

 

Tucson, ArizonaTucson Flowing Wells High School and Tucson Salpointe High School appear to be two similar teams on paper.  The Salpointe Lancers hold a 2-3 (0-1 5A Southern Region) record and Flowing Wells is 2-3 (1-1 Southern Region).  Both teams have lost to a shared opponent (Tucson Canyon del Oro). 

 

            Also, Salpointe and Flowing Wells tout two of the top quarterbacks in Tucson.  Sean Brevaire (Salpointe) is the top ranked passer in Tucson and Miles Collie (Flowing Wells) is ranked 3rd.  The two teams also claim two of Tucson's top receivers.  Salpointe has Jack Darlington (3rd) and Flowing Wells has James Smith (1st). 

 

            Both teams have very balanced run/pass offenses.

 

            Enough about their similarities, on to their differences. 

 

            While Flowing Wells has a total offensive output of 25.4 points per game, Salpointe only puts up, on average, 13.6 points per game.  However, the Flowing Wells defense yields a tremendous average of 31.6 points per game and Salpointe only gives up around 21 points per game.

 

            Flowing Wells also has the running of Michael Gilmore, ranked as the 4th best running back in Tucson.  Salpointe uses a two-back attack, spearheaded by Nicholas Cole and Nick Souder.

 

            This is a crucial game for both schools to climb back to the .500 mark overall.  Most importantly for Salpointe is earning their 1st region victory. 

 

            The teams sit at numbers 5 and 6, respectively in the 5A Southern region.

 

            Salpointe, playing at home, is favored to win.  Five out of six sports writers from the Tucson Citizen chose the Lancers to defeat Flowing Wells.

 

Key Players

Salpointe Lancers (2-3, 0-1)
QB Sean Brevaire
56-of-105 for 895 yards; 4 TDs/4 INTs

WR Jack Darlington
21 rec. for 330 yards  

RBs Souder and Cole
112 attempts for 454 yards and 5 TDs combined

Flowing Wells Caballeros (2-3, 1-1)
QB Miles Collie

48-of-90 for 761 yards; 5 TDs

WR James Smith
23 rec. for 439 yards; 2 TDs

 

RB Michael Gilmore

86 attempts for 606 yards; 7 TDs


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