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It’s pretty clear the talent to win a state title was there for Mountain Pointe.
The Mountain Pointe Pride had a purpose when it got off the bus in Las Vegas three months ago.
GLENDALE - Mountain Pointe had a purpose when it got off the bus in Las Vegas three months ago.
Timmy Hernandez might be the most understated two-way player in the state.
Bishop Gorman’s Randall Cunningham Jr. scored on a 1-yard run with 2 minutes and 56 seconds left in the third quarter against Mountain Pointe on Aug. 23.
Somehow, someway it has already been 10 weeks since the Mountain Pointe football season started with a boom and bang.
Pride running back Paul Lucas helped the Pride get off to a fast start in the season opener and had stopped much since the win over Bishop Gorman.
What was once viewed with disdain is now being widely accepted.
Believe it or not, the football season is already halfway complete.
Ever since Paul Lucas dazzled the state with his electric 100-meter dash state title run last spring, he figured to be an asset for the Mountain Pointe football team.
The action on the field, regardless of who is healthy and who isn’t, will take care of itself.
Mountain Pointe does a lot of good things on the football field.
The jump in talent Mountain Pointe has to contend with this week is significant.
One only played in a handful of games on the junior varsity level last year and the other was more known for what he does after the starting gun goes off than what he does after breaking the huddle.
Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan did not want to run up the score.
LAVEEN – Ka’wuan Ellis might have overshot it just a tad, but he still has some bragging rights.
Mountain Pointe senior Mitchell Fraboni (44) and the rest of the defensive line did a great job of neutralizing the Bishop Gorman front line.
Scheme and determination were a great equaluizer for the Mountain Pointe defense against the bigger Bishop Gorman offensive line.
In 2006, the Hamilton football program began a trend of venturing out from Arizona to play some of the nation’s premier teams. The Huskies have acquitted themselves well in these high-profile matchups, winning several and staying competitive in the losses, proving they deserve mention among the country’s top programs.
SAN DIEGO – Cade van Raaphorst understood the decision; he just wishes it never got to that point.
Timmy Hernandez wasn’t always making over-the-shoulder catches in the corner of the end zone.
I sat in Norris Vaughan’s football office in August of 2010, just a month after taking the job at the AFN, when all the veteran coach wanted to talk about was this freshman he had coming into the program.
LAS VEGAS - Jeff Decker played on a field that wasn’t synthetic, put on his shoulder pads in a locker room that was surrounded by steel cages instead of polished pine and had his head shot in the team program if it got back from the printer in time instead of on every recruiting website.
LAS VEGAS – A host of new characters showed up in the second straight impressive season-opening win by Mountain Pointe.
LAS VEGAS –The first one stunned Bishop Gorman. The last 10 seemingly broke the will of a perennial national power.