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Emphatically, CDO halts a streak

Carey runs for 299; 44-0 loss Saguaro's first in 37

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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:32 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

A lot has changed since 2006. Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union, America elects a new president, and Pluto is no longer officially a planet.

One thing hadn't changed, at least not until last Friday night.

Scottsdale Saguaro's football team rolled onto the field at Canyon Del Oro in possession of a 37-game win streak, dating back to Oct. 27, 2006. That win streak included three straight state championships, including one (in 2007) won on a last-second field goal over the Dorados.

"That was a tough loss two years ago," said CDO head coach Dusty Peace. "But this is a whole different group of kids."

With a very different result.

The Dorados (6-0) stifled the Sabercats (4-1) at every turn, ending the game — and Saguaro's streak —with a 44-0 shutout victory, solidifying their No. 1 ranking in Arizona 4A-I.

"We knew it would be a big game," said senior defensive back Jared Tevis. "We just came out and played hard."

"It's very exciting for the entire program," said Peace.

The first quarter — a 0-0 stalemate — was pretty exciting as well, as a promising (for Saguaro) first and goal at CDO's 3-yard line went unfulfilled when the Dorados, led by senior lineman Colby Tigges, stuffed every Sabercat scoring attempt, and a 33-yard field goal kick sailed wide left.

In the second quarter, after a drive led by senior starting quarterback Mike Lewis (sporting a heavily-bandaged non-throwing hand), a field goal from senior kicker Tilghman Harvey with 7:50 left in the half ignited a scoring blitz that saw junior running back Ka'Deem Carey score on a diving one-yard touchdown run, and Tevis return an interception 25 yards for a touchdown.

The third quarter was more of the same, as in a two-minute span, Carey scored on runs of 84 and 44 yards to put the Dorados up 30-0.

In the final quarter, Carey added another 57-yard touchdown and junior backup quarterback Jason McBrayer added a three-yard dive over the goal line to finish the scorings.

Carey ended the game with 299 yards rushing on 19 carries, breaking the record for single-game yardage at CDO.

"He's a special kid, a special athlete," said Peace.

While Carey's record-breaking effort impressed his coach, Peace stressed that his defense shared the spotlight.

"Putting up a zero against a team like Saguaro is huge for our confidence defensively," said Peace.

The next test of that confidence comes this Friday, as the Dorados travel to take on rival Catalina Foothills. Tevis said the Dorados' win over Saguaro won't mean a letdown against the Falcons.

"We've just got to keep our minds straight," said Tevis.

Peace also cautioned against making too much of last Friday's win.

"This isn't the end of our season, it's the beginning," he said.

Despite the desire to focus on the immediate future, however, Peace is aware of the possibility of meeting the Sabercats again down the line — in the state playoffs.

"We know it could happen, and we know they'll come back ready for us," said Peace.

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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)

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Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

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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

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