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2-day camp open to all positions for 9th-12 grade athletes. Held at Mountain Pointe High School June 22 & 23, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
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Tuesday & Thursday | 2:00 – 5:00 PM
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Congratulations Mountain Pointe student athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football and further their education as follows:
Ahmen Williams | Southwestern University (Football & Golf)
Jakim McKinney | University of Mary
Eriq Williams | Northern Arizona University
Kenny Lofton | CSU-Pueblo
Jathan Washington | Montana Tech
Photo courtesy of Kimberly Williams
All family and friends are invited to celebrate the 2018 football season on Tuesday, December 11th. Awards will begin at 7:00 pm in the Pride Arts Center (Auditorium), with a dessert reception following in the lobby.
Mountain Pointe sophomore running back Eli Sanders breaks away Friday in a 6A quarterfinal game at Chandler. The Pride’s season ended at 7-5 with the 49-21 loss.
Chandler High again is beginning to look unbeatable in the 6A high school football playoffs.
On Friday, Mountain Pointe, which had won four straight games, could not keep up with the Wolves and fell, 49-21, in the state quarterfinals at Chandler.
It was only the second time in six games that the two-time defending 6A state champion Wolves have been held under 50 points.
Mountain Pointe cornerback Lacarea Pleasant-Johnson announced his commitment to the University of Utah on Twitter Wednesday, dedicating it to his mother, Jaquel Pleasant, who passed away when he was 11 years old.
It’s been a long road for Mountain Pointe’s Lacarea Pleasant-Johnson, but it all came to fruition on Wednesday when the three-star cornerback announced his commitment to the University of Utah on Twitter.
Pleasant-Johnson dedicated his commitment to his mother, Jaquel Pleasant, who passed away when he was just 11 years old.
“Dear mom, ever since you’ve been gone I’ve been out here staying out the way and being humble like you taught me,” Pleasant-Johnson wrote. “I promised you that I would go to a division I football program and make an early impact on that university and put the family on the map.
“All those early morning jogs and steady conversations willing my success in the name of Jesus paid off and I thank you for those blessings. I have not arrived yet but I am on my way … With that being said I love and miss you mom and I am more solid than ever. With that being said my commitment is for you and I thank you for birthing me. This is my commitment letter to you.”
Pleasant-Johnson chose Utah over eight other division I programs who had offered full-ride scholarships, including Colorado, Florida, Missouri and Nebraska.
He leads the Pride’s secondary this season with 13 passes defensed and is tied for a team-high three interceptions.
Pleasant-Johnson’s commitment comes just two days before eighth-ranked Mountain Pointe plays No. 1 Chandler in the 6A quarterfinals.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Friday at Chandler High School.
Here we go. It’s getting closer to the truth. Who will survive to hold up the gold ball at Sun Devil Stadium on Dec. 1?
Let’s break down the 6A state football quarterfinals with a prediction on each game.
On Tuesday, we’ll look at 5A, Wednesday will be 4A and Thursday is 3A, 2A and 1A.
No. 8 Phoenix Mountain Pointe (7-4) at No. 1 Chandler (10-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
This might be the only team on Chandler’s side of the bracket that really has a shot at slowing down the Wolves. But Pride coach Rich Wellbrock will see first-hand why it has been so difficult for anybody in Arizona to contain the Wolves. It starts with third-year varsity starting quarterback Jacob Conover. It ends with a solid defensive front and linebacking corps. If QB Nick Wallerstedt can crack through Chandler’s secondary, the Pride has a chance. RB Jakim McKinney will be needed at full strength. And the receivers are going to have to get open. Wallerstedt’s speed turning up field will have to be something the Wolves watch out for. He’s fast and tough. Chandler’s secondary will be challenged. But who is going to slow down Chandler’s game breakers on offense?
Prediction: Chandler 42, Mountain Pointe 31
Washington: “It was just a good team victory.” Eric Norwood, Special to azcsports
No. 5 Gilbert Highland (10-1) at No. 4 Peoria Liberty (10-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Highland’s only loss was to Mountain Pointe. Liberty’s only loss was to Pinnacle, a one-point heart-breaker. These are two of the better defensive teams in 6A. Liberty’s defense is led by DL Braxten Croteau and LB Ryan Puskas, both Cal commits. Croteau leads the Lions in sacks and Puskas leads them in tackles. Highland RB/SS Kohner Cullimore holds down a stingy defense and makes enough big plays on offense to open it up for the Hawks. Highland has been playing so well the last few weeks, that it’s going to take Liberty’s best game for four quarters to win.
Prediction: Highland 24, Liberty 20
No. 6 Gilbert Perry (9-2) at No. 3 Phoenix Desert Vista (10-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
This is a chance for the Thunder to show what it is made of. The team feels like it has been flying under the radar all season with the only loss coming against Highland, where Desert Vista lost top rusher Tyson Grubbs for the season with an injury. Colby Humphrey is coming off maybe his best game running the ball last week for the Thunder. Desert Vista will need to control the clock and not let junior QB Chubba Purdy take over the game for Perry with his legs. He has run for more than 150 yards in each of his last two games. Perry’s defense, led by safety Travis Calloway, took a big step in the right direction last week, forcing five Basha turnovers in a 38-21 win.
Prediction: Perry 33, Desert Vista 28
Chubba Purdy leads Perry’s high-powered offense against Basha in first round state playoff game.Richard Obert, azcentral sports
No. 10 Mesa Red Mountain (9-2) at No. 2 Phoenix Pinnacle (10-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Pinnacle has shown great fortitude, coming back from deficits against Liberty and last week against Mesa Desert Ridge in the second half to win. QB J.D. Johnson will have to be spot on, because Red Mountain’s defense is tough. It likes to blitz and put pressure on the quarterback. Shaq Daniels leads a strong shut-down secondary for the Lions, who withstood a late rally by Queen Creek last week to move on. But this will be the fastest team Red Mountain has seen with a next-man-up mentality on offense carrying the Pioneers.
Prediction: Pinnacle 31, Red Mountain 28
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