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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jake Fischer

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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Watch Ironwood Ridge’s Jake Fischer play football for any length of time and the classic question, “What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?” is finally resolved.

Answer: On offense, the 5-11, 225-pound Fischer is irresistible. On defense, he is immovable. Unless cloning technology makes huge strides before the playoffs, Nighthawk opponents will be the only ones worried about colliding with the burly senior linebacker / running back.

During Ironwood Ridge’s 55-26 victory at Tucson High on Friday, Fischer rushed for 151 yards on 17 attempts, an average of nearly nine yards a carry, and scored a touchdown late in the game, helping to ensure the Nighthawk victory.

Tucson High QB Peter Borquez is also unlikely to forget Fischer’s defensiveness. Fischer intercepted a pass deep in Badger territory early in the game, setting up a Nighthawk score, and later leveled a scrambling Borquez with a crushing tackle that sent the 175-pound QB flying into teammates on his own sideline.

Despite personal achievements that have given Fischer enough football notoriety to make the University of Arizona take notice (he will be wearing a Wildcat uniform next season), he seems less interested in his own statistics than those of his teammates.

“We came out a little sluggish, but our offense was amazing tonight,” Fischer said after Friday’s game. “I just love playing with these guys, it is the best group I’ve ever been around, and not just as teammates, but as people.”

The Nighthawks are now 6-1 and ranked third in the state in 5A-II, with three weeks left in the regular season. Fischer isn’t focused on anything but Friday’s home game against Rincon High School.

“We are taking it week-by-week, and we are definitely not going to overlook them,” he said.

While Fischer is unwilling to discuss anything but the immediate future, he points to the Nighthawks’ commitment during the offseason and practice as a reason for his success, as well as that of the team.

“We all came to work; you see what happens,” he said with a slight smile.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

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

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

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

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

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

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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