A Closer Look
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Combs hosted winless Dysart on its Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 28, and sent Coyotes’ fans and alumni happy after defeating the Demons, 28 – 20. Following their second-straight win, the Yotes remain undefeated and atop the Black Canyon Region standings. homecoming game.
Combs was holding a 21 – 7 lead at halftime.
Leading 28 – 7 in the fourth quarter, it appeared the Yotes would win with a blowout, but suddenly Dysart answered with 14 points later in the quarter. The Combs’ offense had ran out the clock in victory formation.
The Yotes totaled more than 300 rushing yards for the second time in as many games, including 367 rushing yards against the Demons. Senior running back Cody White ended with 254 rushing yards on 26 carries. In his last two games, White has rushed for 429 yards on 48 carries.
After starting the season with five-straight losses, the Coyotes are hoping to go on extended winning streak.
As a result of its move 6A before this season, Queen Creek is a member of the 6A Central Region along with Desert Ridge, Desert Vista, Corona del Sol, Highland, and Mountain Pointe. This region is arguably one of the toughest, but there isn’t an automatic playoff berth for the region champs. These teams have to finish in top 16 of the final rankings to make the playoffs. Before the regular season started, I predicted the Bulldogs would be the No. 4-seed in 6A.
The Bulldogs only have the lone loss (Chandler) and have won five-straight games since. I believe they are very competitive team in 6A.
On Friday, Sept. 28, Queen Creek hosted Corona del Sol on Homecoming. In my opinion, Corona del Sol was considered the underdog team, especially with only one win this season.
In third quarter, the Bulldogs were leading 24 – 21 following an Aztecs’ touchdown. The Bulldogs outscored them 21 – 3 from there and were no longer in danger of suffering an upset loss.
Queen Creek defeated Corona del Sol, 45 – 24, to improve to 6 – 1. Quarterback Devin Larsen completed 23-of-33 for 302 yards and one touchdown. Ryan Dobbs caught eight passes for 123 receiving yards.
The Bulldogs’ defense was led by Zane Lalama, who finished with 17 tackles and an interception in the win.
Queen Creek improved to 2 – 0 in region play.