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Pirates fall to HV

October 3, 2012
Phoenix High School

Medford Mail Tribune

PHOENIX — Hidden Valley used strong line play and three touchdown passes from Tyler Gulbransen to defeat Phoenix 27-0 in the Skyline Conference opener for both teams Friday at Jack Woodward Stadium.

Gulbransen, a senior quarterback, was 16 of 24 passing for 226 yards. He added 24 yards rushing on six carries.

"(Gulbransen) is a great athlete," said Phoenix coach Toby Walker. "He's the heart and soul of their offense. He throws a good ball and makes good decisions."

Joe Wardle was the Mustangs' top receiver with five catches for 55 yards and one touchdown. Travis Cafferty hauled in four receptions for 63 yards and one TD.

AJ Potts paced Hidden Valley's ground game with 77 yards on 17 attempts

Hidden Valley (4-1, 1-0 Skyline) amassed 345 yards in offense to 113 for Phoenix.

The Pirates (2-2, 0-1) were limited to five first downs and 80 yards rushing.

"They're a physical football team and they shut us down," said Walker. "We gave up some big passing plays at the most inopportune times."

Junior quarterback Andrew Reynoso was the Pirates leading ground gainer with 51 yards on 13 carries. Reynoso was 3 of 8 passing for 33 yards.

Hidden Valley 0 14 7 6 — 27

Phoenix 0 0 0 0 — 0

HV — Potts 4 run (Gulbransen kick)

HV — Cafferty 36 pass from Gulbransen (Gulbransen kick)

HV — Wardle 18 pass from Gulbransen (Gulbransen kick)

HV — Davison 46 pass from Gulbransen (kick failed)

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