Desert Oasis needs a win and help to reach the postseason from the Southwest League. Foothill and Chaparral will decide the Southeast’s situation on the field.
The Palo Verde boys are shooting for their fourth straight championship, while the Coronado girls will shoot for their third in a row at the 4A state tennis tournament.
Here are some of the top performances for the week of Oct. 21-26.
My’Quel Johnson hit Latroy Howard for a 10-yard touchdown pass with three seconds left to lift the Chargers to a 49-48 victory and their first playoff berth since 2013.
After Centennial running back Jordan Smith blew by several Palo Verde defenders, Adrian Ellis stood up near the Bulldogs’ sideline, low-fived one of their assistant coaches and said, “That boy can run.”
Jovantae Barnes rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and Desert Pines stayed undefeated with a 21-14 homecoming win over Legacy on Thursday.
Palo Verde looks to maintain its unbeaten record in Mountain League play against Centennial in the headliner of this week’s games in the valley.