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Marauders ground Eagles in easy win

Led by junior Tyler Kelly’s four touchdowns, Mingus Union High School easily took down Flagstaff High School, 49-14, in the Walkup Skydome on the campus of Northern Arizona University Friday, Oct. 14.

The win improved the Marauders’ record to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the…

Cowboys win second straight

Jerry Rhoades has coached the Camp Verde High School varsity football team for five games. Which means the “interim” coach has been head man on the sideline more than the man he’s standing in for, Steve Darby, who was suspended Sept. 13 for unspecified reasons. Neither Darby nor Camp Verde Unified School District officials have commented on the situation.

Rhoades, like most, says he’s not privy to what’s going on. “I heard from a couple of people that [Darby’s] portion of the [school] board meeting was canceled.”

When it was suggested that with just two games remaining, it’s likely he would be coaching through the end of the season, Rhoades said, “That’s kind of what I’m thinking; it’s probably a moot point.”…

Camp Verde defense fuels shutout win at home

The Camp Verde High School football team won its first game this season on the filed thanks to “perfect storm” of offensive and defensive execution, according to coach Jerry Rhoades.

The win boosts Camp Verde’s record to 2-5. The other win was a forfeit when Arete Prep Academy was unable to field a team.

“It was just one of those nights... a perfect storm,” he said about the Cowboys’ 39-0 victory of visiting Mohave Accelerated.…

Marauders dominate Prescott on the ground

Senior running backs Juan Ruiz and Jason Groth combined for nearly 300 yards on the ground to power Mingus Union High School to a 48-12 win over visiting Prescott on Friday, Oct. 7.

The victory improves the Mauraders’ record to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the Grand Canyon Region, second to Bradshaw Mountain High School at 3-0.

Mingus was impressive in a bounce-back game after losing to the Bears the previous week.…

Cowboys caught by surprise

It’s disconcerting for a sportswriter when he calls a football coach to talk about the game his team played the night before and he says, “I’ll tell you what, I don’t even know [the score] .... The last I saw, it was 48-6.”

But, Camp Verde High School coach Jerry Rhoades was simply reflecting the odd circumstances surrounding the Cowboys’ loss to Paradise Honors High School Saturday, Oct. 1, in Surprise. For the record, the score posted on is 54-6.…

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