In their previous meeting, Desert Ridge delivered Mesa a punishing 69 - 42 defeat. This time around? Just more of the same. Desert Ridge took its contest against Mesa by a conclusive 31 - 7 score. The margin wasn't a surprise since Desert Ridge is ranked 87 positions ahead of Mesa in the state.
Despite Mesa's defeat, the squad still enjoyed a top-notch performance from senior Kris Jackson, who ran for 157 yards and also punched in one touchdown. This marked the 5th consecutive game in which Jackson had 100+ rushing yards.
The defeat dropped Mesa's record to 1-4. The win bumped Desert Ridge's record up to 3-1.
Both Desert Ridge and Mesa will be guarding their home fields in their upcoming games. Desert Ridge will face off against Desert Mountain Friday at 7:00 PM. Desert Ridge has the odds in its favor, so it won't want to drop the ball. Meanwhile, Mesa will battle it out against Basha on Friday at 7:00 PM.
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