Division I state title game

University of Phoenix Stadium

Glendale, Ariz.

2:07 p.m. kickoff

Box score

Desert Vista 45, Hamilton 19
Desert Vista                14        7          7          17        45
Hamilton                      0          7          7          13        19                   
 
                                    Desert Vista    Hamilton
First Downs                20                    16
Rushes-Yards             41-184             20-74
Passing yards             177                  267
Comp-Att-Int            13-23-1           19-32-1
Fumbles-Lost              0-0                   0-0
Penalties-Yards          1-11                 9-82
 
SCORING SUMMARY:
DV – Hilgers 1 run (Goldfein kick) (1st, 6:41)
DV – Young 44 interception return (Goldfein kick) (1st, 5:49)
DV – Arredondo 1 run (Goldfein kick) (2nd, 7:46)
H – Thymes 41 pass from Kemp (Wichman kick) (2nd, 5:14)
DV – Germinaro 21 run (Goldfein kick) (3rd, 2:57)
DV – Goldfein 41 field goal (4th, 9:07)
H – Taylor 4 pass from Kemp (4th, 7:46)
DV – Arredondo 10 run (Goldfein kick) (4th, 4:56)
H – Taylor 7 pass from Kemp (4th, 3:52)
DV – Kereluk 6 run (Goldfein kick) (4th, 2:16)
 
Rushing
Desert Vista – Mike Arredondo 13-70-2, Dominic Kereluk 12-55-1, Kaleb Germinaro 5-30-1, Jarek Hilgers 7-28-1, Kahlil Kennedy 1-4, Hunter Rodriguez 2-1, Matt Young 1-(-)4. Hamilton – Kendyl Taylor 3-24-0, Blake Kemp 6-23-0, Clayton Stanchik 5-16-0, Marcus Jones 5-12-0, Allen Thigpen 1-(-)1.
 
Passing
Desert Vista – Hunter Rodriguez 13-23-177-1-0, Hamilton – Blake Kemp 19-31-267-3-2, Allen Thigpen 0-1-0-0-0.
 
Receiving
Desert Vista – Matt Geranen 4-94-0, Shaw Loomer 4-31-0, Dominic Kereluk 2-9-0, Matt Young 1-21-0, Ryan Ortega 1-12-0, Cody Peterson 1-10-0. Hamilton – Kendyl Taylor 11-123-2, Just’n Thymes 4-109-1, Clayton Stanchik 2-13-0, Marcus Jones 1-13-0, Israel Simpson 1-9-0.
Time of game: 3:00. Attendance: 8,311 (est.). Officials: Referee - Rian Mahoney; Umpire - Joe Sanchez; Linesman - Tracy Hernandez; Line judge - Bob Shreves; Back judge - Matt Widdman.
 
VITALS:
With the roof open on a clear Saturday afternoon in Glendale, No. 3 Phoenix Desert Vista (13-1) upset top-seeded Chandler Hamilton (13-1), 45-19, in the Division I state championship at University of Phoenix Stadium.
 
HIGHLIGHT:
Just a few plays after Jarek Hilger’ 1-yard touchdown run got Desert Vista on the board on the game’s opening drive, Matt Young picked off Hamilton’s Blake Kemp and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown. The rout was on.
 
PLAYERS OF THE GAME:
Desert Vista’s Mike Arredondo ran for 70 yards on 13 carries, while Matt Geranan caught four passes for 94 yards.
Hamilton’s Kendyl Taylor caught 11 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns, although both of his touchdowns came when the game was well out of reach.
 
KEY STAT:
Desert Vista did not punt once the entire game while Hamilton gave up the most points in the program’s history.
 

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