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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:20 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Homecoming at Canyon del Oro couldn't have come at a better time.

After traveling to Scottsdale Saguaro and defeating the former three-time state champions the week before, a letdown would've seemed natural for the Dorados. However, emotions stayed intensified for Homecoming Night as the Dorados, now 7-0, defeated Catalina Foothills 48-7, after building a 42-0 halftime lead.

"We did some things right in the first half," said CDO coach Dustin Peace. "Homecoming helped us come out explosively."

Ka'Deem Carey gained 92 yards rushing on 16 carries, and scored three touchdowns. Quarterback Jason McBrayer ran for 96 yards on eight carries.

This Friday, the Dorados play host to Flowing Wells.

The Dorados scored out of the gate. After a face-masking penalty against Foothills put the Dorados on the Falcons 36-yard line, Carey went to work. He ran for 13 yards and a first down to the 23-yard line. After a loss, Carey ran for seven, then he broke an 18-yarder for a touchdown. With Tilghman Harvey's conversion, it was 7-0.

The fireworks were set off on the side of the Falcons' goal, punctuating the touchdown and the early lead on this special night.

Foothills' first offensive series ended up being its best scoring opportunity of the half. It looked like the Falcons were stopped on three plays, until a roughing the punter call against CDO gave them a first down at the 43-yard line. A 29-yard pass completion from Alyn Fletcher to Shawn Kobylinski put it down at the CDO 30-yard line. But after a fourth-down conversion put the ball on the 19-yard line, a penalty stymied the Falcons and forced a field-goal attempt. Andrew Flores missed the kick wide right.

CDO capped off an 80-yard scoring drive with a long run by McBrayer. After a nine-yard run by Carey, McBrayer took the snap and immediately bolted up the middle for 52 yards and a touchdown.

Cooper Smith returned an interception 31 yards to give the Dorados a 21-0 lead in the final minute of the first quarter.

The Dorados only scored one touchdown in the second half, but it wasn't like the near-meltdown at Saguaro the week before.

"We sat on it," Carey said. "I wasn't concerned."

The reason he wasn't concerned was because the big lead allowed the Dorados to play their second-string, whereas the week before the regulars stayed in the game.

"We had one drive in the second half and then substituted," Peace said. "We had opportunities to play (other players)."

JasonVartanian gained 34 yards on six carries. The defense scored three touchdowns for the Dorados.

In addition to Smith's interception return, Bobby Henkel picked up a fumble and went five yards to paydirt in the second quarter. On the final play of the game, junior Rey Reyna intercepted the ball and returned it 25 yards for the Dorados' only score of the second half. The touchdown also set off a final round of fireworks. In addition to the fireworks, there was also a pre-game parachutist, who landed near the goal line, and ran about 50 yards before coming to a stop.

For the Dorados, the biggest concern after the game may be the health of offensive/defensive threat Blake Martinez, who was hurt on the first series and never returned.

"It was his Achilles heel," Peace said. "We'll evaluate it next week."

"Blake should be back next week," said Carey.

Peace and Carey each agreed that Carey felt much better than he had the week before.

With three games left on the schedule, and after winning, the Dorados are feeling pretty good themselves these days.

"We've gotten better each week (defensively)," Peace said. "We haven't given up many points. They're really focused."

So how does the team need to approach the final few games before the playoffs start?

"We need to focus on what we do," Peace said. "Our battle is to keep our focus in practice."

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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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