Queen Creek defensive back Colton Moore, left, strips a pass from Nogales tight end Mikey Lopez that could have gone for a first down in the third quarter but was ruled incomplete.
Queen Creek running back Matt Guida parts the Nogales defense in the second quarter for one of his three touchdowns. He had 213 rushing yards.
GILBERT - Nogales coach Vince Villanucci couldn't stop shaking his head.
Brian McCarty is still Nogales' running back, but he's now also lining up as a receiver. He has caught 11 passes for 291 yards and 3 TDs in the playoffs.
NOGALES - When the Nogales boys basketball team went to and won the 4A-I state championship in Glendale two years ago, Apaches fans did not disappoint.
At Nogales, the Apaches (8-2) finished the regular season with a big win over Pueblo (3-7). Four different players scored TDs for Nogales, including a 1-yard run from nose tackle Edgar Teran. Brian McCarty scored 4 TDs in the win.
At Nogales, the Apaches (7-2) scored 42 first-half points on their way to a victory over the Chargers (0-9).
Howard's 86-yard kickoff return gets Sahuarita back on track with game tied
Sahuarita's Aric Howard picks up a first down despite the effort of Nogales' Chris Valencia in the fourth quarter. Howard scored on an 86-yard kickoff return in the same quarter.
Nogales' Nick Colgate drives into Sahuarita's Joey Howard to hold him short of the goal line after catching a pass in the second quarter.
Sahuarita's Chris Snodgrass gets by Nogales' Nick Colgate in the first quarter. He ran for 120 yards on 20 carries for three TDs.
At Nogales, the Apaches (5-0) jumped to a 22-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Brian McCarty and Alan Garcia combined for 213 rushing yards and each had two rushing TDs. Nogales earned its third shutout of the season, holding the Titans (1-4) to 70 total yards.
At Sierra Vista, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, the state's No. 1 team in several polls, raced out to a lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
At Nogales, quarterback Marcel Renteria threw for five touchdowns as the Apaches moved to 3-0. Amphi dropped to 0-3. Nogales running back Brian McCarty added 169 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
Our countdown to the beginning of the high school football season continues with Brian McCarty from Nogales.