Football: Aztecs lose to Scottsdale by 52 points


The Pima Community College football team lost its third game in a row Oct. 15, when Scottsdale Community College defeated the Aztecs 76-24.

The road loss was the season’s largest margin of defeat, and the team’s second loss to Scottsdale this year.

Pima’s overall record is 2-6, with a 1-4 Western States Football League record.

Four Aztec players put points on the board during the Scottsdale game.

Sophomore wide receiver Cameron Gaddis caught a 42-yard pass for a touchdown. Gaddis is first on the team in passes caught with 16 and second for receiving yards with 131. He is tied for second on receiving touchdowns, with two.

Sophomore running back A.J. Willis ran 11 yards for a touchdown. Willis leads the team in carries with 66, rushing yards with 369 and rushing touchdowns with three.

Freshman safety Darius Kelly returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown. Kelly leads the team in interception yards with 59 and has the team’s only interception touchdown.

Freshman kicker Jon Mora made a 36-yard field goal. Mora leads the team in field goals made with three and topped the previous longest field goal of 35 yards.

The Aztecs are enjoying a bye week, with their next game scheduled for Oct. 29.

Head coach Pat Nugent feels the time off will be beneficial.

“Without question, we are really banged up and need a week to recover,” he said.

The Oct. 29 home game against Mesa Community College will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Kino Stadium. Mesa finished last in the league last season, but has been picked to finish just above Pima this year.

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