Kam Kranz rushes during Friday nights football game against
the Sunnyside Blue Devils
tops Sunnyside in matchup of 4A powers
Sunnyside High triple-teamed wide receiver
John Peel last night.
Scottsdale Chaparral quarterback Darren Mougey threw to other
teammates, and the top-ranked Firebirds rolled to a 41-14 victory at
home in a matchup between two Class 4A powers.
"We have so many other weapons on this team," the
6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback said.
Mougey scored on a 75-yard quarterback draw. He also threw
scoring passes of 35 yards to running back Billy Berans and 8 yards
to tight end Adam Levandowsky.
Tailback Kam Kranz scored on a 50-yard run, and cornerback Geoff
Williams tacked on another touchdown late in the second quarter,
returning his second interception of the game 88 yards.
Williams, who had three interceptions, has four in two games.
"The offense and defense are both forces," Williams
Chaparral's offense finally slowed, but that came after a
30-minute delay in the second quarter when an official's aide was
knocked unconscious by a swarm of players along the Chaparral
sideline. The elderly man's head snapped back and hit the asphalt
The aide regained consciousness and paramedics arrived, but the
man refused medical attention.
Sunnyside (0-2) prided itself on defense in 2001 when it won the
4A title and last season when it kept Chaparral close in the
semifinals before losing on a field goal.
The Blue Devils have given up 76 points in two games against
Sunnyside coach Richard Sanchez remembered last year's 4A
semifinal in which wide receiver Peel came up huge.
The team didn't remember Kranz, who watched last year's game from
the sideline because of a hand injury.
"They made some very big adjustments to take away
Peel," Firebirds coach Ron Estabrook said.
Sanchez doesn't need to be convinced that Chaparral is No. 1.
"They're good," he said.