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Football roundup: Mesa explodes for first win

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Mesa coach Kap Sikahema talks to the Jackrabbits after the team's first win of the season. (Photo courtesy of Mesa athletics Twitter page)

Two weeks of frustration quickly went by the wayside for Mesa football on Friday night.

The Jackrabbits thumped Copper Canyon 60-19 after two lopsided defeats to open the season.

Quarterback Nate Hanna threw for six touchdown passes including two each to Marcus Taylor and Boyd Mox.

Kris Jackson had four total touchdowns (three rushing and receiving) including an 85-yard run.

Skyline 41, Valley Vista 3

The Coyotes returned to their winning ways to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Quarterback Steven Castle connected on a 73-yard pass to Marcus Brown and 20 yards to Darius Glover in the first half.

Glover returned a punt block for a score, caught a touchdown pass and had an interception.

Mountain View 35, Corona del Sol 18

The Toros took over in the second half to improve to 2-0.

Corona del Sol led 12-7, but Mountain View pushed the halftime lead out to 21-12 on Tate Allen’s touchdown catch just before halftime.

Devin Waite scored a defensive touchdown and then when Corona tried to get back into it with a touchdown to make it 28-18 in the fourth quarter the Toros’ Alex Talamantes sealed it with a kickoff return for a score.

Dobson 28, Central 0

The Mustangs defense controlled the line of scrimmage and the offense kept adding on after Issic Gomez opened the scoring with a short run to improve to 2-0.

– Jason P. Skoda is a senior writer for MyNewsMesa.com. Send Mesa-based story ideas to jskoda@mynewsmesa.com.

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    • We apologize and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We have corrected the story. With so many players to write about we do our best to double check names, but this one slipped by us and we are sorry.

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