Empire running back Cody Woody holds the school's season and career rushing records with 1,677 yards and 3,012 yards, respectively.
Over the next three weeks, the Star will count down the top 10 football players from each major Southern Arizona high school program:
Jorge Mendivil is all too familiar with the growing pains that come with building a high school football program from scratch.
Rozario Martinez is a student of the game - especially the game in which he's currently playing.
At Empire, the Ravens (6-2) jumped out of the gate with 37 points in the first quarter. The Empire rushing attack racked up 369 yards. Chance Hatfield and Spencer Woody combined for 272 yards on the ground and four touchdowns.
At Rio Rico, Chance Hatfield's TD and Charlie Ashworth's PAT in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference for the Ravens (4-1). J.J. Gretta had a big night, catching three balls for 122 yards and two scores.
At Empire, the Ravens opened up their ground attack, rushing for 394 yards on the night. Chance Hatfield rushed for 171 yards and Spencer Woody for 125. Each scored a rushing touchdown.
Sahuarita running back Chris Snodgrass lingered on the field after Friday's game at Empire. "Hey, you can't get 900 yards every game!" one fan reassured him.
At Flowing Wells, Amphi (0-2) scored twice after trailing 21-7, but fell an extra point short of tying the game against the Caballeros (1-1). Panthers QB Thomas Bolen had three touchdown passes of over 60 yards. The Panthers missed the crucial extra point on the final TD.
At Fountain Hills, after a scoreless first quarter, Empire (9-1,
5-1) and Fountain Hills (8-2, 6-0) traded leads until a last-second
field goal by Empire forced the overtime period. Each team scored a
touchdown in overtime, but Empire's conversion attempt failed,
ending its perfect season.
Sunnyside 72, Rincon/University 27
NEW YORK — There was another blown call by the postseason
umpires in the seventh inning of New York's 3-1 victory over the
Phillies on Thursday night.
Many of the greatest poker players on the planet descended on
The Casino at The Empire in Leicester Square, London, last month,
trying to win millions of dollars and a World Series of Poker
Many events offer discounted tickets for students, seniors,
military and others. Call venue for details.
PHILADELPHIA — Now the Philadelphia Phillies can say it: The
defending champs wanted the New York Yankees all along.