If you are itching to watch a first-rate contest, no game is supposed to fit the bill better than the one between Mountain Pointe (2nd in the power rankings) and Desert Ridge (15th). With the two teams stumbling in off of losses, both Mountain Pointe and Corona del Sol will be hungry for the win. Mountain Pointe has never lost back-to-back this season, but Corona del Sol hopes to show it that there is a first time for everything.
The battle between Highland (ranked 18th in the power rankings) and Mountain Pointe (ranked 2nd) turned out to be a fierce competition. Highland and Mountain Pointe were almost perfectly matched up, but Highland suffered an agonizing 14 - 13 defeat. The outcome was a definite jolt of excitement for Highland after its previous game, where the margin was anything but close.
Movin on Up
Liberty not only got the result it was looking for last game, but the team outscored its opponent Chaparral in every quarter. Liberty picked up a decisive 'W' against Chaparral, finishing up at 63 - 13. Senior Ryan Bendle was a big part of the win as his strong performance led the charge (he threw for 132 yards and five touchdowns). The success catapulted Liberty seven spots up the power rankings, enough to make it the biggest riser of the week.
This Week's Big Showdown
One of the hottest tickets last week involved the clash between Chandler (3rd in the power rankings) and Perry (4th). Chandler took its contest against Perry by a conclusive 55 - 27 score. Senior Drake Anderson deserves a lot of the credit as he earned four touchdowns and 236 yards rushing the ball. This marked the 4th consecutive game in which Anderson had 100+ rushing yards.
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