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CDO defeats Flowing Wells 52-10, improves to 3-2

CDO wins three straight, faces Salpointe

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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:00 am

The Canyon Del Oro Dorados are gaining some confidence as they have won three straight football games to improve to 3-2 for the season.

The Dorados moved up six places in the state’s high school rankings this week to 31st overall, and to ninth place in Division II ranks.

After starting the season 0-2 with some tough losses against rival Ironwood Ridge, and then the upset loss to Mountain View, the Dorados have worked to get their game back on track.

Since the start, the Dorados have come together to defeat Chavez in a close 28-27 victory. They then beat Williams Field, and most recently, blew out Flowing Wells 52-10.

Coach Dustin Peace called the first two victories “too close,” but having a big game against Flowing Wells allowed every player to get on the field.

“We knew if we stuck to the plan and worked on getting better, we’d have a good game,” he said. “It was good to see everybody get on the field in a game that wasn’t so close.”

In Friday’s game, dual-threat quarterback Cooper Smith finished with more than 100 yards on the ground. Senior Blake Martinez had three touchdowns, including a 62-yard catch and run to score.

Josh Brown had an 84-yard punt return Friday night, as the Dorados scored 31 points in the second quarter alone.

Peace said with each victory, the Dorados have been able to gain more confidence and correct some early-season problems as they continue to improve.

That improvement will be put to the test this week as the Dorados prepare to take on Salpointe Catholic in a Division II, Section II showdown on Sept. 30.

Salpointe is 4-1 for the season, coming off a dominating 57-0 victory over the Marana Tigers last week.

Peace agreed Salpointe will be a tough game, but the Dorados continue to work in practice week after week to stay on track.

The Dorados will host Salpointe Friday night. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

Saturday, October 4

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Desert Christian

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