FOOTBALL: Aztecs win semifinal round in double overtime

Compiled from a press release

The Pima Community College football team (3-7) defeated No. 5 Eastern Arizona College 21-20 in double overtime on Nov. 1 in Thatcher in the semifinal round of the WSFL consolation bracket.

The No. 8 seeded Aztecs trailed 14-6 at halftime and rallied to force overtime. Freshman Cameron Bean had the play of the night, blocking Eastern Arizona’s field goal in the second overtime to secure the win for the Aztecs.

Sophomore Tanner Fanning hit two first-half field goals. Freshman Deontay Townsend had a rushing touchdown and sophomore Angel Holmes had a touchdown reception in the second half.

The Aztecs will play at No. 6 Mesa Community College in the consolation bracket final round on Nov. 8. Game time is to be announced.

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By BETO HOYOS

The No. 8 seeded Pima Community College football team picked up a 27-10 victory on Oct. 25 against No. 9 Phoenix College in the quarterfinal round of the WSFL consolation bracket.

The Aztecs will play the semifinal round at No. 5 Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Pima beat Phoenix College for its only win of the regular season, and had their number again in the playoffs.

PCC fell behind 10-6 in the first half, but broke the game open in the second half, scoring the final 21 points of the game.

Freshman quarterback Kian Homme threw his first touchdown pass in the third quarter to freshman Jason Luna for a 60-yard find.

After tough defense forced Phoenix College to punt, Homme went back to work. He found Matthew Robertson on a 45-yard pass that set up a 16-yard touchdown pass to DeQuavan Brooks.

With 2:34 left in the game, Homme again connected with Brooks for a touchdown.

Sophomore kicker/punter Tanner Fanning, who was named TEP Aztec Power Player of the Week on Oct 21, finished with two field goals, one from 38 yards and another from 26 yards.

The Pima defense had eight sacks, with six coming in the second half. Freshman Cameron Bean led the team with four and a half sacks.

In the first half, freshman Ronald Dowdell had two fumble recoveries. Pima held Phoenix College to 19 yards of total offense in the second half.

On Oct. 18, Pima lost to No. 6 Snow College 73-6 in the final game of the regular season.

The Aztecs turned the ball over on their first three possessions, and found themselves down 24-0 in the first quarter.

Freshman Donovan Moore scored Pima’s only goal on an 81-yard quarterback keeper.

Snow College went on to score 49 unanswered points.

Freshman Cameron Bean had a sack in the second quarter and sophomore Stokeley Session had an interception in the fourth quarter for Pima.

Aztec power player of the week Tanner Fanning puts his punts to use

Aztec power player of the week Tanner Fanning prepares to kick a punt. (Photo courtesy of PCC)

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