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
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.
Saguaro v. Prescott
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