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Harrison's Prep Sports Ticker - The Nighthawks stood out in week 1

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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:11 pm

The high school football season is under way and we already have our standout team, while other teams are still shaking off the cobwebs. For many teams it was evident that it was their first game of their season. From bad passes to penalties, many teams struggled throughout the game. However, the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks hit the ground running in their 36-0 route of CDO.

It was the Nighthawks running game the proved dominant against the Dorados. After a touchdown by tailback Anthony Braunreiter on the first possession of the game, the Dorodos came back only to fumble the punt setting up another touchdown for the senior tailback. By this point the adrenaline was flowing and the crowd was behind them. The Dorados simply couldn’t find an answer as the Nighthawks scored on their next possession putting them in the lead 20-0.

As the final minutes ticked down on the clock, CDO showed some glimpses of execution almost scoring at the end of the game. The Doroados look to bounce back this Friday against the Mountain View Mountain Lions, while the Nighthawks take on the Marana Tigers.

In a much more contested match-up, the Mountain Lions were able to edge out the Tigers with the final score of 25-17. After a slow start, Mountain View took a 6-0 lead at halftime. The game went back and fourth giving both teams a chance to take over but the Mountain Lions maintained their lead throughout the game to begin their season 1-0.

A tough task was given to the Pusch Ridge Lions as they faced powerhouse Joy Christian from Glendale. Struck with injuries, the Lions took their 38-0 loss as a learning lesson. As many players were either moved up from JV or switched positions filling in for the hurt players, the Lions were forced to make many adjustments.

Pusch Ridge will look to re-cooperate and fix their mistakes as they host Empire on Friday at 7 p.m.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

Saturday, October 4

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Desert Christian

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