Maricopa Wells broke a scoreless tie in the third quarter, then went on to defeat Cactus Canyon 20-6 on Feb. 28 in a Junior High Winter Football League semifinal at Davis Field.
Wells surged ahead at 5:35 of the third quarter on a 51-yard scoring pass from Merhauti Xepera to D.J. Scott.
The Panthers extended their lead to 14-0 with 7:25 left in the fourth quarter, when they recovered a Cactus Canyon fumble in the end zone. After Jayson Crawley scored the third Wells TD, Jordan Morris put the Cougars on the board with a 4-yard touchdown run in the closing seconds.
Cactus Canyon finished its season 3-2.
Photo above: Cactus Canyon back Gavyn Limongello (8) turns the corner in a run against Wells in the Jr. High Football League semifinals. (Photo by Daniel Dullum)