Sunnyside Head Coach Richard Sanchez has a talk with Jose Herrera (4) during a time out.

  RENEE BRACAMONTE / Tucson Citizen

Blue Devils rush for over 600 yards


By MATT MESSINA - Citizen Staff Report
Tucson Citizen

The Sunnyside offense couldn't be stopped in a 55-0 defeat of host Flowing Wells on Friday night.

Jovan Stevenson ran for three touchdowns - on three straight carries - to help the Blue Devils (6-2, 3-0) win the Class 5A South Region contest.

Flowing Wells (1-7, 1-2) struggled to get anything going on both sides of the ball, giving up 656 yards while gaining 111, all through the air.

Big night: Stevenson ran for 210 yards in addition to his three scores. On defense, he snared an interception.

Turning point: Sunnyside's third play from scrimmage was a 50-yard run by Alex Leon that put the Blue Devils up for good.

Key stat: Of Sunnyside's total yards, 604 came on the ground.

Quotable: "We made some mistakes that we need to correct," Sunnyside coach Richard Sanchez said. "We got what we came for. We got a win. We're 3-0 in the league, and next week is going to be tough. The next two weeks are going to be tough."

Sunnyside plays Mountain View next week, then hosts Salpointe in the final game of the regular season.