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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:00 am | Updated: 4:46 pm, Wed Sep 11, 2013.

The Cienega Bobcats no doubt had revenge on the mind as their bus pulled into the parking lot of Mountain View High School on Friday evening.

The Mountain Lions had a different plan.

After beating the Bobcats twice last season – once during the regular season and again in the playoffs to deliver Cienega a season-ending blow, the Mountain Lions proved it was no fluke by again defeating their D-II foe in a 21-0 shutout.

While it was Richie Estrada who led the offensive efforts for Mountain View, it was the leadership and presence of Corbin Gouby on defense that kept the Bobcats scoreless. 

Along with a first quarter interception, Gouby batted down a pass and added 12 tackles for the game.

“Corbin stepped it up,” said Mountain View head coach Clarence ‘Bam’ McRae. “He’s trying to lead this team by example, and he’s definitely getting himself in the right position to do so.”

Offensively, Estrada took advantage of the continued opportunities his defense provided, scoring his sixth and seventh touchdowns of the season and rushing for 175 yards in the process.

Estrada first struck with eight and a half minutes remaining in the half when he sliced through several defenders to find the end zone on a 17-yarder. 

It looked like Bobcats’ quarterback Adriell Alvarado was prepared to answer in Cienega’s next possession when he threw for gains of 15 and 14 yards, but a subsequent incomplete pass and a sack by linebacker Garrett Darmer forced a punt.

The two teams would alternate possession in a defensively dependent first half, which ended with the Mountain Lions holding onto a 7-0 lead. 

Out of the locker rooms, the Bobcats’ never found a solution for the Mountain Lions’ defense, punting in their first possession after Vaughan Brown knocked down a pass, and turning the ball over on downs in their second possession when Alvarado was sacked on a fourth and 12 attempt. 

“Defensively we game-planned well, and we had a good idea what they would try to attack us with,” said McRae. “Our kids made plays when we needed to make plays.”

The Mountain Lions then drove from their own 36 to the Bobcats’ 27-yard line thanks to a rushing flurry by Estrada who carried eight consecutive times for 37 yards.

From there, quarterback Cody Rochon faded and hit receiver Andre Duncan in the end zone to make it 14-0 early into the fourth.

The game ended just as it started when an interception provided another scoring opportunity for the Mountain Lions. It was Darmer with the pick this time. 

“When it came down to it, it was our defense that kept everything alive,” said Darmer. “Things just really clicked for us tonight.”

Estrada didn’t let his defense down.

With a minute and a half remaining, he broke free on a run down the middle, outpacing several defenders on an 84-yard score for a 21-0 lead.

“It took me a little bit to get going in this game,” said Estrada. “They had a good defense, they hit hard, but that time I just saw the gap and I went,” said Estrada. 

The Mountain Lions (2-0) will look to remain undefeated when they face Mesquite High School at home on Thursday.

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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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