Saguaro vs Saint Mary’s recap
By RYAN DORFMAN
PHOENIX — The game had not even begun yet, and Saguaro quarterback Max Massingale was dialed in. He was in game form, throwing bullet passes to his receivers. The vibrations from the field are the reminders he needs. This is why he plays football. It’s in his veins.
Massingale had a huge game, throwing five touchdown passes, all in the first half, en route to a 34-6 blowout victory against St. Mary’s.
“We felt good, we came out hitting in the first half, we wanted to throw the first punch. We didn’t finish well, but once we put it all together, we’ll be great. We need to finish. That’ll be our goal for next week,” Massingale said.
Massingale tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Zach Wilson and a 54-yard touchdown toss to Jacob Christofferson to give the Sabercats a 14-0 lead going into the second quarter.
The Sabercats then piled on with a 49-yard Massingale touchdown pass to Giovanni Miranda to take a commanding 21-0 lead.
A 14 yard TD pass to WR KJ Jarrell, normally a safety, in the second quarter and a three-yard pass to Stone Matthews extended the lead to 34-0. Five drives for five scores in the first half.
Jarrell surprised some by playing on the offensive side of the ball during Friday’s game.
“He’s played some snaps at receiver the last few games. When he’s out there, he’s a dangerous player,” Mohns said.
Josiah Bradley plays running back and defensive back. Bradley went into this game playing with a chip on his shoulder. Oregon State offered Bradley a scholarship after last week’s three-touchdown performance against Higley. The Beavers are also recruiting Massingale but haven’t offered him a scholarship just yet.
Jarrell is the big man on campus with the college offers from SEC schools. Still, Mohns is confident that while Jarrell has the spotlight now, Bradley’s time will come soon.
On a second quarter run, Bradley transformed into a Brinks truck and plowed through the entire defense, carrying defenders on his back, refusing to be brought to the ground. He showed another glimpse of stardom.
“This time next year he’ll be the four-star that everyone wants to talk to,” Mohns said.