How the Top 20 Arizona high school football teams fared in Week 5: Queen Creek, Liberty notch big wins

Here’s a look at how SBLive’s Top 20 Arizona high school football teams fared in games played Friday, Oct. 30.

Photo: Liebrock Photography


Oct. 30, 2020

1. Chandler (5-0) beat No. 5 Centennial 31-7

Chandler led 13-7 at halftime, but an 18-point third quarter made it a blowout. Nicolas Nesbitt scored three touchdowns for the Wolves.

2. Hamilton (4-0) beat Desert Vista 38-17

Hamilton led 38-0. Nicco Marchiol threw a seven-yard pass to Zachary Lewis for the Huskies’ first touchdown.

3. Saguaro (3-1) beat No. 10 Casteel 48-20

Saguaro dominated a game that was scheduled on short notice because of COVID-19.

4. Highland (4-1) lost to No. 11 Queen Creek 24-14

Max Davis scored a late touchdown to get Highland within 10 points, but that was as close as the Hawks would get.

5. Centennial (3-2) lost to No. 1 Chandler 31-7

Centennial trailed 13-7 at halftime, but the Coyotes were shut out in the second half against one of the nation’s top teams.

6. Chaparral (1-1) lost to No. 8 Liberty 53-27

Chaparral trailed 39-14. The Firebirds’ first two possessions ended with a three-and-out and an interception.

7. Sunrise Mountain (4-1) lost Ironwood to 20-11

In one of the surprises of the night, Sunrise Mountain fell to Ironwood. Ironwood’s Elijah Sanders caught the first Eagle score.

8. Liberty (3-2) beat No. 6 Chaparral 53-27

The Lions jumped out to a 13-0 lead and never trailed.

9. Williams Field (3-2) beat No. 14 Higley 28-27

Caden Cloud’s three-yard rushing touchdown won the game for Williams Field. Higley missed a 40-yard field goal attempt as time expired.

10. Casteel (3-2) lost to No. 3 Saguaro 48-20

The Colts got on the scoreboard thanks to a well-executed trick play.

11. Queen Creek (3-2) beat No. 4 Highland 24-14

Queen Creek put the game away with a key fourth-down conversion.

12. Corona del Sol (5-0) beat Mountain Pointe 45-9

“We got a bit better offensively and obviously it’s a rivalry, so our kids were ready to play,” Corona del Sol head coach Jon Becktold told Koki Riley postgame.

13. Desert Edge (4-0) beat Mesa 28-17

Jeryll McIntosh had three touchdowns for Desert Edge.

14. Higley (2-3) lost to No. 9 Williams Field 28-27

Higley had a 40-yard field goal miss just short as time expired.

15. Boulder Creek (4-1) beat Sandra Day O’Connor 27-12

Boulder Creek’s Jacob Cisneros passed for, ran for and caught a touchdown.

16. Salpointe Catholic (3-0) beat No. 17 Campo Verde 21-14

Anthony Wilhite scored a two-yard touchdown in the win.

17. Campo Verde (3-2) lost to No. 16 Salpointe Catholic 21-14

Campo Verde scored with 13 seconds left, but the comeback attempt ran out of time. Noah Borchard caught the final touchdown pass for Campo Verde.

18. Mountain View Mesa (4-0) beat Westwood 32-8

Mountain View Mesa led 30-0 at halftime.

19. Mesquite (4-1) beat Gilbert 47-46

Mesquite trailed 38-21 and made a remarkable comeback. Ty Thompson passed for the winning touchdown.

20. Pinnacle (2-2) beat Brophy Prep 28-7

Sophomore Duce Robinson caught a touchdown for Pinnacle.

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