TUCSON – Sahuaro’s ground game showed up as advertised Friday night in a 47-13 domination of rival Sabino.
The Cougars (3-0) ran for 378 yards on the evening and now have 1,128 on the ground this season.
Izaiah Davis followed up his 266-yard performance against Buena by racking up 177 yards on 20 carries.
Jamir Gasaway electrified the crowd on the Cougars’ first play from scrimmage taking a power-sweep pitch by Devyn Roberts 61 yards for the game’s opening score.
Sabino tied the game on a 16-play 88-yard drive that culminated in a two-yard touchdown pass from AJ Skaggs to Diego Armijo.
The junior and senior connected for a pair of scores in the game.
That was as good as it got for the Sabercats (1-1).
Sahuaro came right back and scored on their next possession on a 42-yard touchdown run by Trevion Watkins.
Skaggs then made his biggest mistake of the night, an errant throw that was picked off by the Cougars Calen McFarland and returned 45 yards for a touchdown.
Sahuaro safety Calen McFarland symbolic of the Cougars' tough defense to this point of the season. Sahuaro has yet to allow a rushing TD through its first three games. McFarland had a pick-6 and recovered a fumble in the 47-13 win over rival Sabino. pic.twitter.com/LHh8hQKACR
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Sahuaro led 21-7 at the point and never looked back.
The Cougars won the annual rivalry game for the second year in a row. First time that has happened in back-to-back years for Sahuaro since 1987-88.
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