Mike Smith

Sunnyside 29, Sierra Vista Buena 10



Mike Smith turned on the wheels against the host Colts.

Smith had 297 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries to help lead the Blue Devils to their second straight win.

Sunnyside starting quarterback Sammy Olivas had a tough night with an 0-for-5 passing performance, but Blue Devil backup Jaime Valdez came in and was 6 for 6 for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

Sunnyside gained 443 total yards.

The Blue Devils led 21-3 at halftime, but weren't able to blow out Buena in the second half.

Buena's Jamal Womble led the Colts with 87 rushing yards.

- Michael Caccamise / Tucson Citizen


Sunnyside 29, Sierra Vista Buena 10

At Buena, the Blue Devils' Michael Smith rushed for 297 yards on 37 carries and scored two touchdowns to lift Sunnyside to a 5A Southern Region victory.

The Blue Devils never trailed against the Colts.

They were ahead 21-3 at the half and scored a late touchdown and a two-point conversion to finish strong.

"What made the difference was probably the running of Mike Smith," Buena assistant coach Mike Merz said.

Sunnyside "had some big plays. They had a good running attack and made some good breaks."

- D.J. Rodriguez / Arizona Dail Star