San Manuel defeats Tombstone for first victory

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Noah Huerta evading Tombstone tackle on his way to a touchdown. Photo by M. Schofield

  The San Manuel football team turned the tables a bit following a pair of lopsided losses to open the season by defeating visiting Tombstone last Friday, 26 – 15, for its first win of the year.

  Senior quarterback Caleb Quintero threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another in the win. Seniors Benny Laguna and Jose Moreno along with sophomore Noah Huerta were on the receiving end of Quintero’s scoring passes.

  Up next:  At Willcox on Friday, Sept. 20.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

San Manuel High School Cheer squad salute to veterans. Photo by M. Schofield
Mathias Medina running the ball. Photo by M. Schofield
Andy Luberda (1120 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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