Charlie Quinn, Horizon take down Deer Valley

Charlie Quinn, Horizon take down Deer Valley


Charlie Quinn, Horizon take down Deer Valley


With a big game looming next week against Phoenix Pinnacle, Phoenix Horizon had to be careful not to overlook an opponent while being thrown off by a different offensive scheme than what they watched in practice.

However, for the Horizon defense it didn’t matter if it was the spread or a one tight end set, as it defeated Glendale Deer Valley 37-14 at home in a Division II game and made it a family affair.

“We started off strong, and they weren’t really getting anywhere,” Horizon outside linebacker Ben Farthing said. “Getting closer to half(time) we started getting penalties, and that killed us. They were able to drive down the field and get that touchdown.”

Deer Valley (1-3) was able to end the shutout bid by Horizon when Sy Munden scored from eight yards out to cap off an eight-play, 38-yard drive.

During the drive, the Horizon defense was penalized for 30 yards for a facemask and a pass interference call on fourth and goal that set up Munden’s run to make the score 23-7.

It didn’t take very long for Horizon (4-0) to answer the score.

As they did all night, they went to Charlie Quinn, who scored four rushing touchdowns.

“I came into this game excited,” said Quinn, who scored on a 2-yard run during the first possession after halftime to put Horizon up 30-7.

He also had scoring runs of 30, 1, and 22 yards.

“We have plenty of talent on this team,” said Quinn, whose brother Victor, the team’s starting quarterback, was taken out in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. “It’s always tough when your quarterback goes down, but we came together as a team and pulled it together.”

Said Victor Quinn: “We played really well, and the offense executed the best they have all season. ur offensive line is starting to get better and that really helped us.”

Victor also scored for Horizon on a one yard run to go up 10-0 in the first quarter.


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