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Chandler vs. Saguaro won of the top 5 of the Top 20 games nationally.
The long awaited battle between the Arizona classes went to 12th-ranked Chandler (Ariz.)
But as expected, it went right down to the wire.
The Wolves jumped to a 21-0 first-quarter lead on a Mikey Keene touchdown pass and run, plus a pick-6 from Brandon Buckner
, and then held off a big second-half rally en route to a 42-35 victory over Saguaro in the first Arizona Open Division football champion Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium, home of Arizona State.
Chandler finished 13-0 and extended its overall win streak to 26. Saguaro (11-2), however, it didn't go down without a fight.
The Sabercats came in on a 10-game win streak kept battling back, starting with a 19-yard touchdown run by
Chandler's Daveon Hunter
, who earlier in the game broke off a 74-yard touchdown run, all but sealed it, capping off a long drive with a 4-yard TD jaunt to go up 42-28 with three minutes to go.
Shaffer added a 1-yard touchdown run in the final seconds for Saguaro, but Chandler held on for the hard-fought victory.