REPLAY VIDEO - Round Valley 45, Pima 0

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - The last team standing in the 3A East was eliminated from the playoffs on Friday as the No. 3 ranked Snowflake Lobos fell to No. 6 Sabino, 30-14, at Lobo Stadium, in the 3A state quarterfinals. The Lobos struggled on offense, gaining 150 yards less than the Sabercats, who will next play Yuma Catholic this Saturday in the semifinals. 

 

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 - The No. 3 ranked Round Valley Elks opened the playoffs with a home date against the Pima Roughriders - after ending the regular season with a win over Pima last week - and didn't disappoint their legion of fans. They came away with a 45-0 victory over the Roughriders and were led by the Sports Zone Radio's Player of the Game, Tayvin Bevell. Tayvin rushed for 168 yards on just 6 carries with four of those handles going for touchdowns. Round Valley will play Arizona Lutheran Academy next Friday in the quarterfinals at the Round Valley Dome.

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Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 - In the final regular season week of football, Blue Ridge errupted for 28 second half points to knock off Payson. The win sewed up the No. 11 seed for the upcoming 3A state playoffs for the Yellow Jackets, and it sealed Payson's fate as they missed the playoffs. Zeke Kessay caught a touchdown pass from QB PJ London, and Zeke also scored on a Pick-Six, returning an interception 28 yards for a touchdown. Kessay was named the Sports Zone Radio Player of the Game.

 

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 - The Snowflake Lobos made good on their No. 2 ranking with a convincing 41-6 win over the Show Low Cougars - the first home win in the series for the Lobos since 2011. David Brimhall ran for 105 yards and added great defense to pick up the SZR Player of the Game, which could have gone to a number of different players. Brig Turley scored three TD's. Ethan Rammage didn't throw an incomplete pass all night, while heaving two touchdown passes. Justin White dominated in the trenches. Jake Christensen was a dynamo on both sides of the ball. Watch the video and share with your friends!

 

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 - The No. 19 Show Low Cougars came from behind to beat No. 17 Payson in a crucial 3A East matchup between two teams on the playoff bubble. James Turner picked up the SZR Player of the Game Award after rushing for 127 yards with two touchdowns while also returning the opening kickoff 95 yards for a score.

 

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 - The Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets went into Cougar Stadium and picked a 3A East region victory over Show Low, 23-12. The story of the game was Yellow Jacket Chase Esparza, who broke the Blue Ridge school record for rushing attempts in a game. The senior running back carried the ball 46 times for 199 yards, breaking the long-time record of 24 held by Jeremy Hathcock.