San Manuel defeats Miami, 34 – 14

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San Manuel Miners

  The San Manuel football team picked up its third win of the season last Friday, defeating Miami on the road, 34 – 14.

  The Miners, now 3 – 6 on the year, threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two more in the win. Quarterback Caleb Quintero passed for 209 and the three touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown while Julian Rodriguez ran for the other.

  The Miners’ defense finished with five sacks and three turnovers, including an interception by Abel Aguirre and fumble recoveries by Louis Chavez and Christian Estrada. Jose Moreno, Aguirre, Chavez, Mike Ochoa and Santiago Salazar accounted for the five sacks. Ochoa led the team with 10 tackles.

  San Manuel will host San Carlos in its season finale this Friday on Senior Night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Andy Luberda (1080 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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