DRidge Falls Short with Loss to Brophy 35-40

 Brophy team came a little hungry for a little payback after a bitter state playoff defeat last year at the hands of our Jaguars.  The Jags suffer a loss to the Brophy Broncos at Phoenix College Friday night.   "Give them credit, those kids, they came out to play, Desert Ridge coach Jeremy Hathcock said.  They saw some things and what we do, and they exposed us a little bit."

It was a back and forth game most of the evening and it boiled down to the last minute of the game with the Jags in possession of the ball.  A pass to Morrison, was dropped which sealed the deal for Brophy giving them a win on their homecoming night.  Tate Shumway stated after the game,  "I feel like I played one of the worst first halves in my life.  We had missed opportunities.  We weren't aligned, we were"t doing our assignment, and ended up losing, he said.   A little thing built on another, and another and another.  We got our heads down a little bit, and that's what killed us."

Scorers for Desert Ridge;  Morrison, Taufa, Irby (3 TD's), Whitlow (5 extra points)

Next weeks opponent Mesa High School on Thursday 10/2/14 @ home.

Desert Ridge Slams the Millennium Tigers 43-0

Desert Ridge stands at 4-0 with a big win over the Millennium Tigers.  It seems as though the media didn't give much attention to the Jags this week with no air time in the news, but that's okay.  We will make the headlines next week as we face the Brophy Broncos Friday night @ Phoenix College.  Don't underestimate this years Jaguar team, they are ready, focused, and have the talent and skill to win the State Championship!  Tonights leading scorers were Alec Hathcock (2) TD's, Taren Morrison (2) TD's, Junior Darius Boyd (1) TD, and Mason Madrid swoops up a loose ball and scores.  Landon Whitlow pulled through with 5 extra points.  


Jag Family, We are planning a military appreciation night for our home game on Oct 2, 2014.  We will have military representatives at the game wand would like to acknowledge those varsity seniors who are enlisting in the military after graduation.  We would also like to extend this to varsity parents who are currently active duty, National Guard, or retired.  We need a list of names before September 26th.  Please email Christine Omitt Secretary@desertridgefootball.com

Desert Ridge Defense Challenged by SDO

The final score doesn't reflect the battle that took place on the field for the Jags Friday night.  Desert Ridge struggled to hold the Eagles until the final quarter when the Jags advanced themselves for the win.  It was a back and forth game and the Eagles definitely came to play.  
Coach Hathcock has some adjusting to do as they face Millennium next Friday night.  Several of our Jags scored this evening; Sean Eremia, Justin Irby, Alec Hathcock (2), and Taren Morrison (2) and Landon Whitlow scored with his incredible kicking!  Final score 49-35  Good Luck next week boys!

 Video Highlights Desert Ridge VS SDO 9/12/14

Desert Ridge Blows Out Gilbert 52-14

Desert Ridge knew going into Friday nights game that the Gilbert Tigers were hungry for a win, but that added fuel to the fire for the Jags.  Six different players ran the ball in for touchdowns and they became unstoppable after halftime.  Players Justin Irby, Taren Morrison, Steven Gomez (2 TD's), Alec Hathcock, and Jathan Tenorio all scored showing that Desert Ridge has truly become multifaceted and the competition better look out because you can never predict the arsenal that Desert Ridge will use on the field!  "We finally wore them down. That was the thing," Desert Ridge coach Jeremy Hathcock said. "Eventually we started seeing holes as they were shifting and we just took what they gave us."

Video Highlights Desert Ridge VS Gilbert 9/5/14

Big Win for the Desert Ridge Jaguars!

Desert Ridge wins big tonight against the Eastlake Titans with a score of 23-11.   DRidge had an excellent defensive game and were able to hold the Titans to bring a win back home to Arizona!  Way to go gentlemen!!  

Congratulations to Mason Madrid who broke a school record with 23 tackles!!

2014 Desert Ridge Football Starts Today!  GO  Jags!!!

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