Ironwood Ridge coach Matt Johnson holds the championship trophy as the Nighthawks celebrate the school's second state title in a team sport.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter leaps through an opening in the Centennial defense in the second quarter at Sun Devil Stadium.
TEMPE - The day began quietly.
Running back Anthony Braunreiter says having his dad on the Ironwood Ridge coaching staff is "awesome" and "always helpful."
Ironwood Ridge's Anthony Braunreiter had a low key Thanksgiving.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter doesn't pass the eye test.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter isn't especially tall or big, but he scores high marks in smarts, effort and strength.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter doesn’t pass the eye test.
Undefeated Ironwood Ridge jumped out to a 13-0 lead over Mountain View but the Mountain Lions rallied to a one-point lead and had their sights set on a second upset of the season.
Ironwood Ridge's Anthony Braunreiter drags along a pack of Mountain View defenders in the third quarter. He finished with 196 yards on 16 carries.
Ironwood Ridge's Julian Figueroa, left, congratulates Cris Thorson on his long run in the third quarter of their win over Mountain View. Thorson, a former Mountain View player, had two touchdown runs.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter slips through the grip of Canyon del Oro defenders in the second quarter. Braunreiter, a senior, finished with 12 carries and two catches for 111 yards.
Ironwood Ridge defenders Jake Matthews (6), John Robert Klass (5), Cris Thorson (7) and Thomas Gutierrez (9) swarm over Canyon del Oro's Isaac Chacon in the second quarter.
Ironwood Ridge turned a bitter rivalry into a blowout Friday night. The Nighthawks jumped out to a 29-0 lead by halftime on their way to a 36-0 win over Canyon del Oro in the season opener for both teams. It was CDO's worst loss since 1999.