Backup QB leads football to 37-10 road win

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The Pima Community College football team snapped its three-game losing streak Sept. 24 by beating Phoenix College 37-10 on the road without the starting quarterback.

For the Aztecs (2-3, 1-1 Western States Football League), the victory marked their third win in a row against the Bears.

Sophomore Devin Stewart started at quarterback in place of injured sophomore Zander McKean. Stewart completed 10 of 12 pass attempts for a total of 200 yards and had two touchdown passes.

Freshman Josh Kimbell had five catches for 149 yards with two touchdown catches. Sophomore defensive lineman Clinton Gray returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown.

“We really played well on both sides of the ball,” head coach Patrick Nugent said.

The next opponent for Pima is WSFL power, No. 3 Arizona Western College. The Aztecs travel to Yuma on Oct. 1.

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Nugent’s plan is to give his quarterbacks as many reps as they can handle and try to keep the team in a winning frame of mind.

“We need to keep momentum going after a big win,” Nugent said. “We face Arizona Western and it will be tough.”

On Sept. 17, PCC lost its third straight game, 35-14, to No. 7 Snow College. It was the first game played at Kino Stadium this year.

Snow scored two touchdowns in the first quarter. Pima answered early in the second quarter with a touchdown.

Pima was able to hold Snow in the second quarter, thanks to some deep kicks and the defense maintaining its composure.

Snow was able to pull away late though, with two third quarter touchdowns and one in the fourth.

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