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Posted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Statues fell — and new monuments rose — with Griffin Ronstadt’s 1-yard touchdown late in the third quarter of Canyon Del Oro’s 35-27 win over Cienega last Friday.

The senior back’s third score of the night was the 34th of his career — breaking the Dorado record for rushing touchdowns set in 1969 by NFL referee Ed Hochuli.

“I had no idea I was even near it,” Ronstadt said. “Coaches came up to me after the touchdown and shook my hand. So it felt pretty good.”

With more than 500 Dorado offensive yards — 264 of which came on Ka’Deem Carey’s feet — Ronstadt’s milestone might’ve slipped past fans without the loudspeaker bulletin on homecoming eve.

“Whatever I can do to help the team, I’m ready to do it,” Ronstadt said. “(The number has) been around a long time, and I feel honored to have this record.”

Regardless of teammates’ fire, it’s always great when any young athlete can break long-standing totals, said CDO head coach Pat Nugent.

“(Ronstadt) doesn’t get the touches, because obviously Ka’Deem Carey is an unbelievable athlete,” Nugent said. “But Griffin Ronstadt, I’ll take him wherever I want. He’s a great player and we’ll give it to him wherever we need to.”

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Monday, Dec. 1

Mountain View vs. Boulder Creek 7 p.m.

@Marana vs. Palo Verde 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 6 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Amphi 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 8 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 6:30 p.m.

(G) Marana vs. Nogales 7 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Nogales 7 p.m.

Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 8 p.m.

@Marana vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

(G) @Marana vs. Cienega 7:30 p.m.

Canyon del Oro vs. Empire 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Basha 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Saguaro 7 p.m.

Marana vs. Catalina 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

(G) @Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.

(G) @Marana vs. Empire 7:30 p.m.

Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Douglas 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Buena 7:30 p.m.

Mountain View vs. St. Mary's

Marana vs. Empire 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 12

(G) @Marana vs. Catalina 7:30 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Rincon 7 p.m.

Pusch Ridge vs. Sahuarita 8 p.m.

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Cienega 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Mountain Pointe 5 p.m.

Mountain View vs. Moreau Catholic 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Mountain View vs. Valley Vista 7 p.m.

@Marana vs. Santa Rita 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Canyon del Oro vs. Walden Grove 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

(G) Canyon Del Oro vs. Marana 7:30 p.m.

(G) @Mountain View vs. Flowing Wells 7 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Marana 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Miami 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Vista Grande 7 p.m.

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