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GAME OF OCT. 23, 2014:



Pinnacle
 
at Horizon
       


GAMES OF OCT. 24, 2014:



Chandler
 
at Basha
       




Perry
 
at Gilbert
       




Hamilton
 
at Highland
       




North Canyon
 
at Boulder Creek
       




Mountain Ridge
 
at O'Connor
       




Brophy
 
at Dobson
       




Corona del Sol
 
at Desert Vista
       




Desert Ridge
 
at Desert Mountain
       




Mesa
 
at Skyline
       




Mesa Mountain View
 
at Red Mountain
       



 
North
 
at Cesar Chavez
       



 
Maryvale
 
at Valley Vista
       




Westview
 
at Millennium
       



 
Campo Verde
 
at Poston Butte
       




Marcos de Niza
 
at Mesquite
       




Fairfax
 
at Westwood
       




Independence
 
at Arcadia
       




Chaparral
 
at Cactus Shadows
       



 
Notre Dame
 
at Paradise Valley
       




Kellis
 
Apollo
       




Centennial
 
at Willow Canyon
       




Deer Valley
 
at Prescott
       



 
Liberty
 
at Ironwood
      



 
Ironwood Ridge
 
at Salpointe
       



 
Marana Mountain View
 
at Tucson
       



 
Rincon
 
at Vista Grande
       



 
Nogales
 
at Buena
       




Desert View
 
at Cienega
       




Sunnyside
 
at Sahuaro
       




Gila Ridge
 
at Cibola
       




Yuma
 
at Kofa
       




Camelback
 
at Copper Canyon
       




Sunnyslope
 
at Carl Hayden
       




La Joya
 
at Tolleson
       




Trevor Browne
 
at St. Mary's
       



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Division I & II SECTIONS for the 2014 season

DIVISION I:

SECTION 1:  Basha, Chandler, Gilbert, Hamilton, Highland, Perry.

SECTION 2:  Cesar Chavez, Maryvale, Millennium, North, Valley Vista, Westview.

SECTION 3:  Desert Mountain, Desert Ridge, Mesa, (Mesa) Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline.

SECTION 4:  Brophy, Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Dobson, Mountain Pointe.

SECTION 5:  Boulder Creek, Horizon, Mountain Ridge, North Canyon, O'Connor, Pinnacle.

DIVISION II:

SECTION 1:  Camelback, Carl Hayden, Copper Canyon, Fairfax, La Joya, St. Mary's, Sunnyslope, Tolleson, Trevor Browne.

SECTION 2:  Buena, Cienega, Desert View, Nogales, Sahuaro, Sunnyside.

SECTION 3:  Apollo, Centennial, Deer Valley, Ironwood, Kellis, Liberty, Willow Canyon.

SECTION 4:  Cibola, Gila Ridge, Kofa, Lake Havasu, Yuma.

SECTION 5:  Ironwood Ridge, (Marana) Mountain View, Rincon, Salpointe, Tucson, Vista Grande.

SECTION 6:  Campo Verde, Marcos de Niza, Mesquite, Poston Butte, Westwood.

SECTION 7:  Arcadia, Cactus Shadows, Chaparral, Notre Dame, Paradise Valley.



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Trojans smash Cactus Shadows 42-7

Bridge-Gadd throws his 30th TD as Paradise Valley goes to 7-1

WEEKLY BLOG:  10/17/14

Daniel Bridge-Gadd, Jacob Brown, and Bailey Thompson put on an offensive show in the first half on Friday night at Paradise Valley as the Trojans romped over Cactus Shadows 42-7 in Division II, Section 7 football action.

While it was another successful night in what is becoming a season to remember for Paradise Valley, it was quickly evident that this would be one to forget for the Falcons.

The first time it had the ball, it only took Paradise Valley (7-1 overall, 2-0 Division II, Section 7) six plays to go 80 yards.  Thompson had a 22-yard run with plenty of jukes for the touchdown, the first of three for the senior running back on the night. 

Following a three-and-out by the PVHS defense, it was right back to work for the no-huddle Trojan attack.  Junior quarterback Daniel Bridge-Gadd threw a deep pass to his favorite receiver, Jacob Brown, for a 47-yard scoring play.  Brown was a good two steps ahead of the Falcon defender.

"They played a lot of Cover 1 press," Bridge-Gadd said.  "We're known to go deep."

Cactus Shadows got the ball back, but had it for just one play as Damon Brown recovered a fumble to put the Trojan offense back in business.  On the very next snap, Bridge-Gadd found Brown again for a 22-yard touchdown pass and a 21-0 first-quarter lead.

"The defense is so underrated on our team," Paradise Valley head coach Greg Davis said.  "They're doing a heck of a job and bend, but don't break."

Bridge-Gadd entered the night leading the state in touchdown passes and now has 30 on the season (and 57 in his career).  Brown, also a junior, has 16 of those receptions this year.  That also led all divisions in Arizona.

In the second quarter, Cactus Shadows (2-6, 0-2) had its best drive of the night taking it 50 yards to the Trojans' 11-yard line where the Falcons faced a fourth-and-four.  Cactus Shadows went for it and converted as senior quarterback Payton Ringwald rambled six yards on a keeper to the 5.  But, from there, a combination of ill-timed penalties and a sack by Davis Marlar knocked the Falcons back to the 21-yard line, where Ringwald's fourth-down pass fell incomplete in the end zone.

Thompson (108 yards on 10 carries) took off on a 47-yard run to keep momentum squarely on the home team's sideline.  That was the big play in a possession that led to Paradise Valley facing a fourth-and-four deep in Cactus Shadow's territory.  Bridge-Gadd secured the first down on a keeper and then took it in up the middle giving the Trojans a 28-0 advantage.

Time is simply not a factor with this lethal offense.  The Trojan defense forced another punt giving Bridge-Gadd and company the ball back at its own 14 with just 1:11 remaining in the half.  Paradise Valley still had all three time outs, but could the two-minute offense score again in a fraction of the time?  Oh, yes it could.

Bridge-Gadd surgically took apart the defense finding Brown and James Dragon to move the chains.  Thompson scored on a short run leaving 14 seconds on the clock as Paradise Valley took a 35-0 lead into the halftime intermission.

All told, it was a dominant first half with the Trojans scoring touchdowns on five of their six possessions.  Yardage-wise, Paradise Valley held a 287-120 advantage.  Brown had four catches for 86 yards.

The Trojans took great field position after Cactus Shadows attempted an onside kick to begin the second half.  This time, Paradise Valley kept it on the ground and Thompson started the running clock (42-point differential) for a while with his third touchdown from nine yards out.

The highlight for the visitors from Cave Creek came early in the fourth quarter when Ringwald dropped back from his own 20 and threw a perfect strike to senior tight end Braxton Gallion near midfield.  Gallion turned on the jets down the left sideline and wasn't caught to put the Falcons on the board and end a scoreless streak that had stretched seven quarters.

With the score out of hand, Paradise Valley played several of its backups and was actually held to its lowest point total of the year.

For the Trojans' quarterback, it was as perfect as you can get in the game of football.  Bridge-Gadd attempted 13 passes and completed 13 passes.  He finished with 180 yards and two touchdowns.  With the team having a strong defense, he has only needed to play all four quarters twice this season.

"He keeps on progressing every single week," Davis said.  "He's becoming a real leader out on the field and in the locker room."

Bridge-Gadd, who stands 6-2, has had some interest from Duke and while he is still looking for that first offer, he is putting together quite a junior season tape.

"My O-line is stepping up," Bridge-Gadd said.  "It's a high-octane offense and a lot of fun to play in."

The other storyline from this game was the reunion of Davis with the Cactus Shadows team he coached for the past three years.  In February, when longtime PVHS head coach Donnie Yantis left to take the reins at Arizona Christian, Davis was hired to replace him.  He admitted that this wasn't an ordinary week in the season.

"The feeling is awful," Davis said.  "These are kids I still love.  I was very emotional this week."

So, Paradise Valley is 7-1 and getting hardly any media buzz (I counted one media member interviewing players and coaches after the game).  You can make the argument that the Trojans haven't beaten a bonafide playoff team yet.  But, look at the one loss that PVHS has.  It came back in Week 4 against Horizon and in that one, the Trojans led 45-34 with less than six minutes remaining.  Horizon scored, converted a 2-point conversion, recovered an onside kick, and scored again to take it 49-45.  Only becomes relevant tonight when you look at the top game in Division I where the Huskies defeated a previously undefeated Boulder Creek team, 56-35.

The Trojans will have their shot against a big opponent as they end the season in Scottsdale against Chaparral.  But before that, Paradise Valley will celebrate Homecoming next Friday against Notre Dame Prep.

Cactus Shadows has the tall task of hosting Chaparral next week before finishing at Arcadia.

 
Trojans 42, Falcons 7

1 2 3 4 F
Cactus Shadows
 0  0 0 7  7
Paradise Valley
21 14 70 42

First Quarter:
PV - Bailey Thompson 22 yard run (Milad Rafie kick), 6:42
PV - Jacob Brown 47 yard pass from Daniel Bridge-Gadd (Rafie kick), 3:31
PV - Brown 22 yard pass from Bridge-Gadd (Rafie kick), 3:16
Second Quarter:
PV - Bridge-Gadd 1 yard run (Rafie kick), 3:24
PV - Thompson 2 yard run (Rafie kick), 0:14
Third Quarter:
PV - Thompson 9 yard run (Rafie kick), 9:14
Fourth Quarter:
CS - Braxton Gallion 80 yard pass from Payton Ringwald (Antonio Marchica kick), 10:43

PHOTO CAPTION:  Paradise Valley quarterback Daniel Bridge-Gadd gets plenty of time to survey the field with blocking from his offensive line and backfield in the Trojans' 42-7 Senior Night win over Cactus Shadows.  Bridge-Gadd was 13-for-13 passing for 180 yards as the Trojans boosted their record to 7-1.  He added two TD passes to make it an even 30 for the season.

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FOOTBALL POWER POINTS - 2014

(as per AIA/MaxPreps)


 

DIVISION I

School Section Record Week 9 Game
Power Points vs. Last Wk.
1. Hamilton
Sect. 1 7-1 @ Highland
 17.9637

     -

2. Chandler
Sect. 1 7-1 @ Basha
 16.7090      -
3. Brophy
Sect. 4 6-3 @ Dobson
 13.7159

    + 3

4. Desert Ridge
Sect. 3
7-1 @ Desert Mountain
 13.2406
   + 1
5. Pinnacle
Sect. 5 7-1 @ Horizon
 13.2376
    - 1
6.
Mountain Pointe
Sect. 4 7-2 Bye
 12.5705
   + 1
7. Boulder Creek
Sect. 5 7-1 vs. North Canyon
 11.1351
    - 4
8. Horizon
Sect. 5 7-1 vs. Pinnacle
 10.8403
   + 4
9. Basha
Sect. 1 5-3 vs. Chandler
   9.1781
   + 2
10. Skyline
Sect. 3 7-1 vs. Mesa
   9.1174
    - 2
11.
Westview
Sect. 2
6-2 @ Millennium
   7.3407
    - 2
12. O'Connor
Sect. 5 5-4 vs. Mountain Ridge
   7.0701
    - 2
13. Highland Sect. 1
5-3 vs. Hamilton
   4.6876
     -
14. Perry
Sect. 1
4-4 @ Gilbert
   4.2133
     -
15. Millennium
Sect. 2 4-4 vs. Westview
   2.6546
   + 2
16. Mesa Mountain View
Sect. 3 3-5 @ Red Mountain
   1.2899
   + 4
17. Red Mountain
Sect. 3 2-6 vs. Mesa Mountain View
   0.9700    + 1
18.
Dobson
Sect. 4
5-3 vs. Brophy
   0.7575
    - 2
19. Valley Vista
Sect. 2 4-4 vs. Maryvale
   0.6750
    - 4
20. Gilbert
Sect. 1 2-6 vs. Perry
   0.5594
    - 1
21.
Desert Vista
Sect. 4 2-6 vs. Corona del Sol
   0.0837

    + 2

22. Mountain Ridge
Sect. 5 1-7 @ O'Connor
 - 1.7851
     -
23. Cesar Chavez
Sect. 2 2-6 vs. North
 - 1.8744
   + 3
24. Mesa
Sect. 3
2-6 @ Skyline
 - 1.9035
    - 3
25. Corona del Sol
Sect. 4 1-7 @ Desert Vista
 - 3.7413
    - 1
26. Desert Mountain
Sect. 3
1-7 vs. Desert Ridge
 - 3.9482     - 1
27. North Canyon
Sect. 5 0-8 @ Boulder Creek
 - 8.1797      -
28. North
Sect. 2 1-7 @ Cesar Chavez
 - 8.4768
     -
29. Maryvale
Sect. 2 0-8 @ Valley Vista
-12.7288      -

The top team from each section based on section record is guaranteed playoff one of the 16 playoff berths.  These 16 teams will be seeded in a bracket according to the final power points.

The AIA works with Maxpreps in devising the power points formula.  This is a statistical method that incorporates an algorithm not able to be duplicated by Gridiron Arizona.  For more on the formulas, or to see the points for Divisions III, IV, V, and VI, see the AIA web site at www.aiaonline.org.

 

DIVISION II

School Section Record
Week 9 Game

Power Points vs. Last Wk.
1. Liberty
Sect. 3 7-1
@ Ironwood

  14.2591

        -

2. Centennial
Sect. 3 6-2
@ Willow Canyon

  13.0678       -
3. Ironwood Ridge
Sect. 5 7-1
@ Salpointe

  12.7755       -
4. Cienega
Sect. 2 7-1

vs. Desert View

  11.4176
    + 2
5. Poston Butte
Sect. 6 7-1
vs. Campo Verde

  10.7092
    + 2
6. Chaparral
Sect. 7 6-2
@ Cactus Shadows

  10.2909
     - 2
7. Sahuaro
Sect. 2 8-0
vs. Sunnyside

   9.4463
    + 1
8. Deer Valley
Sect. 3 6-2
@ Prescott

   8.914
    + 1
9. Sunnyslope
Sect. 1 8-0
@ Carl Hayden

   8.7270
    + 1
10. Salpointe
Sect. 5
7-1
vs. Ironwood Ridge

   8.1256
    + 1
11.
Paradise Valley
Sect. 7 7-1
vs. Notre Dame

   7.7642
    + 1
12.
Marcos de Niza
Sect. 6 5-3
@ Mesquite

   7.4947
    + 1
13. Westwood
Sect. 6 7-1

vs. Fairfax

   7.2525
     - 8
14. Arcadia
Sect. 7
6-2
vs. Independence

   4.5145
    + 3
15. Lake Havasu
Sect. 4 7-2
Bye

   4.3204
    + 1
16. Sunnyside
Sect. 2 5-3

@ Sahuaro

   3.6900
     - 2
x-
Marana Mountain View
Sect. 5 4-4

@ Tucson

   3.6838
     - 2
17. St. Mary's
Sect. 1 6-2
vs. Trevor Browne

   2.7289
      -
18. Mesquite
Sect. 6
3-5
vs. Marcos de Niza

   1.3995
      -
19. Gila Ridge
Sect. 4
4-4
@ Cibola

   1.0315
    + 2
20.
Apollo
Sect. 3 3-5
vs. Kellis

   0.6349

     + 5

21. Tolleson
Sect. 1 5-3
vs. La Joya

   0.5716     + 5
22. Cibola
Sect. 4 4-4
vs. Gila Ridge

   0.3394     - 3
23. Campo Verde
Sect. 6 4-5
@ Poston Butte

 - 0.0610
    + 1
24.
Notre Dame
Sect. 7 3-5
@ Paradise Valley

 - 0.0662      - 2
25. Tucson
Sect. 5 4-4
vs. Marana Mountain View

 - 0.5089
     - 2
26. Willow Canyon
Sect. 3
4-4
vs. Centennial

 - 0.6309      - 6
27. La Joya
Sect. 1 5-3
@ Tolleson

 - 1.1086       -
28. Ironwood
Sect. 3 3-5
vs. Liberty

 - 1.3072
      -
29. Nogales
Sect. 2 3-5
@ Buena

 - 1.8301       -
30. Fairfax
Sect. 1 4-4
@ Westwood

 - 3.5519     + 1
31. Kofa
Sect. 4 3-5
vs. Yuma

 - 3.9181      - 1
32. Buena
Sect. 2 2-7
vs. Nogales

 - 4.6757       -
33. Vista Grande
Sect. 5 2-6
vs. Rincon

 - 5.4564     + 1
34. Cactus Shadows
Sect. 7
2-6
vs. Chaparral

 - 6.2453
     + 1
35. Yuma
Sect. 4 2-7
@ Kofa

 - 6.4071      - 2
36. Camelback
Sect. 1 2-6
vs. Tolleson

 - 6.8143
      -
37. Trevor Browne
Sect. 1 2-6
@ Copper Canyon

 - 9.7584
      -
38. Rincon
Sect. 5 2-6

@ Vista Grande


-10.6311

      -
39. Desert View
Sect. 2 0-8
@ Cienega

-11.9180
      -
40. Kellis
Sect. 3 0-8
@ Apollo

-13.7108     + 1
41. Copper Canyon
Sect. 1 0-8
vs. Camelback

-14.3106      - 1
42.
Carl Hayden
Sect. 1 0-8
vs. Sunnyslope

-16.5521
      -

The top team from each section based on section record is guaranteed playoff one of the 16 playoff berths.  These 16 teams will be seeded in a bracket according to the final power points.

x - Marana Mountain View has been placed on probation by the AIA due to recruiting violations.  The Mountain Lions are ineligible for the 2014 playoff tournament.  This chart places where the school would be if it were not under these sanctions.

NOTE: Rincon was awarded a victory over Santa Rita by forfeit due to SRHS playing ineligible players.  That win is being reflected on their record, but the game is not included in the power points as the AIA/MaxPreps formula does not allow for a reversal of a forfeited game.  Instead, the result is simply thrown out.  Santa Rita has the option to appeal the decision by the AIA to forfeit the games by October 31.

The AIA works with Maxpreps in devising the power points formula.  This is a statistical method that incorporates an algorithm not able to be duplicated by Gridiron Arizona.  For more on the formulas, or to see the points for Divisions III, IV, V, and VI, see the AIA web site at www.aiaonline.org.