Jaime Valdez

Sunnyside 49, Casa Grande 6


Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.13.2007

Sunnyside rushed for 310 yards, and host Casa Grande managed just 39 yards from scrimmage in the second half in a nonregion game Friday night.

The Cougars (1-6) made the first half interesting after wideout Mike Subia caught a 65-yard pass from quarterback Ben Rodriguez to cut Sunnyside's lead to 14-6 with 7:25 left in the second quarter.

But the Blue Devils (7-0) responded with a 97-yard drive, capped by a 2-yard run by QB Jaime Valdez with 26 seconds left before halftime to give the Blue Devils a 21-6 lead.

On the first play of the second half, Sunnyside running back Jovan Stevenson ran for a 68-yard score to put the game out of reach. Stevenson carried 11 times for 166 yards and two TDs, and added a 20-yard interception return for a score in the third quarter for Sunnyside.

— Shane Dale, East Valley Tribune