Mesa got the rock first and went right into their ball control wing-t offense, chewing up over half of the first quarter to take an early 6-0 lead when RB Devontae Kellybrew plunged in from a few yards out. The score was set up after Jaymen Green's 20 yards run to get the Jackrabbits into the redzone.
Chavez was not able to get a rythm and punted the ball away. This was common as the Mesa D played tough all night, swarming to the ball and not allowing any big plays.
Mesa added another score before the end of the first half going on another long drive set up in similar fashion to the first. Green raced for a 30 yard gain and QB Kyler Frackrell hooked up with TE Kolter Anderson for a 10 yard gain. Kellybrew added his second score of the night from 6 yards out. Frackrell lined up at wideout and grabbed a jump ball in the corner of the endzone on the two-point conversion.
Score at half 14-0 Mesa.
Cesar Chavez finally got on the board late in the 4th when QB Josh Raya hit Chevyn Bryant from 30 yards out to make it interesting with 5:42 to play. 14-7.
The Chavez D forced a 4th and 1 inch at the Mesa 35 yard line but MHS head man Kelly Moore went for it and Kellybrew got the first. Frackrell ended all hopes of a comeback with a 55 yard TD pass to Anderson to make it 21-7.
Mesa plays disciplined, ball control football. They make few mistakes, not committing turnovers or penalties. Green is their big play guy but they drive the field methodically and play very sound defense.
Chavez doesn't have great size on either side of the ball and the game was never really within reach. They never were able to get things rolling offensively.
Mesa's Devontae Kellybrew had two rushing TDs and had a clutch 4th and inches run to seal the win for the Jackrabbits.
Mesa Tops Chavez
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