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Tevis, CDO 'D' dry out Cienega

Dorados meet Sabino for title Saturday night

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Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:33 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

For Canyon Del Oro, the bad news was that Ka'Deem Carey had 16 yards rushing at halftime. The good news was that CDO held Cienega star Willie Willis to five in the half.

For 24 minutes, Friday night's 4A-1 semifinal game at Tucson High School looked like a heavyweight fight between two top-ranked contenders. Cienega slugged its way to a 3-0 lead.

But, for the second straight week, CDO erupted with a blitzkrieg of offense in the third quarter, scoring six touchdowns, forcing five turnovers defensively and rolling to a 48-16 win over the Bobcats.

The win puts the 13-0 Dorados into the 4A-1 state championship game with Sabino, a team CDO defeated 34-21 during the regular season, at 6 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arizona.

"Cienega had us scared there for a while," said CDO coach Dustin Peace. "In the second half, we broke it open."

The break-out offensive play for the Dorados came on the second play of the half, when Carey raced 55 yards for a touchdown to give CDO its first lead at 7-3. The Bobcats did not find the end zone until the fourth quarter, pleasing Peace.

"We played great defense throughout the game," the coach said.

Indeed, CDO's defense set the tone. Carey and Josh Robbins, who clamped down on Cienega's big wide receiver Trent Simon in the second half, each intercepted a pair of passes in the game. Jared Tevis had a pick he ran back for a touchdown, part of a remarkable burst for the senior.

Tevis, who sometimes operates in the formidable shadow of Carey, had another huge game. In the third quarter, CDO's wide receiver / safety / punt returner scored four touchdowns in three different ways.

A minute after Carey's touchdown, Tevis returned a punt 55 yards for a score. Next, he caught a pass from quarterback Mike Lewis and went 75 yards for a score. Then, on an errant pass by Cienega, Tevis took it back 24 yards for another touchdown that put the game out of reach at 28-3. He finished the rampage with a 59-yard scoring connection with Lewis.

" I don't think I've had a quarter like that before," Tevis said. "We needed to make some changes in the secondary (after the first half). We made a couple of corrections."

In the first half, the Bobcats' Simon burned CDO with six catches for 125 yards. He finished with 151 yards, but only caught two balls in the second half under the duress of Robbins.

Carey scored three touchdowns, gaining 122 yards on 12 carries and catching a 43-yard pass. Tevis finished with 187 yards on five catches. Lewis completed nine of his 17 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns.

"We're a second-half team," Carey said. "Coach didn't say anything (at halftime). Number 16 (Simon) was killing us. He came out and performed."

Sabino reached the final, the first all-Tucson state championship game since Mountain View beat Sahuaro in 1993, by defeating Scottsdale Saguaro, 28-6.

When they played in November, the Sabercats held Carey to 87 yards rushing. Sabino is paced by Keanu Nelson, who has verbally committed to study and play football at Stanford. Nelson had 202 yards of total offense and scored two touchdowns in the win over Saguaro.

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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)


Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions


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