Ray posts shutout in first victory

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Jaden Lagunas (#10) with the ball.

  The Ray football team notched its first victory of the season behind a 66 – 0 blowout against visiting Baboquivari.

Fabian Valenzuela (#25) with the ball.

  Junior quarterback threw for two touchdowns, both to Fabian Valenzuela, and ran for two more in the Bearcats’ win. Sophomore running back Jando Felix ran for 99 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns. Jayden Lagunas also had a rushing score in the game.

Ray Cheerleaders at the home game against Baboquivari. Pictured from left are: Corrina Martinez, Destiny Gonzalez, Alena Martinez, Ema Alvarado and Savannah Ortiz.

  Dakota Willis, a junior, led the Bearcats defensively with nine tackles. Valenzuela and Lagunas finished with eight tackles each.

  Up next:  St David at Ray on Friday, Sept. 8. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Andy Luberda (940 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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