Scattered upsets highlight football's second week of play

    Pinnacle High School will no longer be able to work under the
radar, following a 34-17 upset win over No. 5 Millenium High School in
5A competition.  And credit Alex Zemezonak for his role in the outcome.
    Zemezonak had a hand in every one of the Pioneer scores, pulling in a short pass from Alex Cappellini
for the opening score of the game and a 22-yard pass for the game’s
final score.  In addition, he kicked the extra points for each score
and added a couple of field goals, from 28 and 40 yards.
    Oh yeah, don’t forget that time in the third quarter when he made an on-side kick – and then recovered the kick himself.
   
In 4A, the only miscue among the top five teams was a Cactus Shadows HS
victory over No. 3 Cienega (Vail) in division I.  But the one-point win
(33-32) can’t be considered measured on the Richter scale – but an
upset win nonetheless that will knock Cienega out of the top team
considerations.
    Looking around the Friday night landscape, there
were many outstanding individual efforts… Seton Catholic HS’s
quarterback, Justin Sieczkowski, throwing for 388 yards and five (count ’em – 5) touchdowns… another QB with a great evening, Kody Karjala from Buckeye HS passing for 132 yards and three TDs… and senior QB John O’Connor also contributing three scores in Red Mountain’s 56-28 win over Corona del Sol on passing for 249… and teammate Derek Molina adding two more TDs as he chewed up 133 more yards on the ground… Cactus HS running back Allen Woods piling up 236 yards and a TD in the 47-21 win over Coronado HS… and then there was Matt Jones
of Horizon, who had more than half of Horizon HS’s 49 points in its win
over Yuma HS, running for 186 yards and four TDs… and a big night for
Casey Jahn from Northwest
Christian HS, who ran all over Pusch Ridge Christian HS in the 45-16
win, scoring five times (count ’em again – 5) while running up 254
yards… Horizon’s QB Ryan Stanford going 12-foer-19 for 179 yards and three scores… and senior QB Will King, leading Notre Dame Prep’s 24-9 season opener win over Shadow Mountain HS with 13-of-19 passing for 164 yards and a TD.