Saguaro v. Prescott

Saguaro got on the board early and never looked back in their season opener against Prescott.

There were reminders posted all around the campus of Saguaro High School that read 2006 state champs. The defending state champions of 4A1, and preseason #1, played visiting Prescott to open up the 2007 regular season.

Prescott received the kickoff to start the game, on the opening drive the Badgers coughed up the ball on consecutive plays, but on the latter of the two, Saguaro's Corey Adams' sack forced a fumble, recovered by Saguaro linebacker Brett Spotleson.

The turnover gave the Saguaro offense the ball at the 16 yard line. Beau Burton took the hand off on back to back rushing plays for gains of 13 and then from three yards out. Saguaro up 7-0.

From there on out Saguaro didn't look back and kept rolling. The Badgers had an amount of first downs and plays that added up, but couldn't keep the ball moving in order to put points up on the score board. 

Prescott's penalties added up into the double digit figures, turnovers and missed assignments were problems throughout the game. Prescott has the talent and is capable of playing with a team of Saguaro‘s caliber. A team can't have that many mistakes like Prescott did and expect to have a chance to win a game against a team at that level.

As a good team does, Saguaro capitalized on the mistakes by Prescott, starting from the first drive of the game. These two teams could possibly meet again down the road in the playoffs.

The two man show in the backfield came up huge for the Saguaro squad. Quarterback Tim Ruben ran for 200 yards on 11 carries, passed for 126 yards, completing 11 of 14 and totaled three touchdowns. Running back Beau Burton was able to reach the end-zone two times in the game. 
The final score on the scoreboard read Saguaro 35, Prescott 3.

Saguaro (1-0) travels down to Tucson this upcoming week to visit Sahuaro. Prescott (0-1) will look to bounce back at home, but the schedule doesn't let up. No. 2-ranked Scottsdale Chaparral pays Bill Shepard Field a visit.

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