Thair Blakes, #11 of Mountain Pointe, listens to Head Coach Norris Vaughan speak to the team after their first loss of the season after the football game between Mountain Pointe and Brophy at Phoenix College on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
The scene probably should have been chaotic, but if the Mountain Pointe football team has proven anything in this coronary of a season, it is the Pride have an ability to keep still in flinching moments.
SIERRA VISTA — A 3 1/2-hour drive to play a game can lead to all sorts of issues, for a football team, most notably fatigue following the long trip, uncertainty about the distant locale and fears of not taking seriously an opponent it beat handily the year before.
The mass exodus from St. Mary's has left the program to struggle
with its identity, but has provided depth at other programs like
Mountain Pointe as Garette Craig, left, and Thair Blakes, right,
returned to their home school.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald