Queen Creek survives test against Gilbert Campo Verde

Queen Creek survives test against Gilbert Campo Verde


Queen Creek survives test against Gilbert Campo Verde


Queen Creek remained undefeated in its toughest test to date dropping Gilbert Campo Verde 21-3 in a Division III game in Queen Creek.

But it wasn’t easy.

Queen Creek (9-0) had to punt two times in-a-row for the first time all season before running back Matt Guida scampered 32 yards for a 7-0 lead after Miguel Ibarra’s kick with 11:13 to go in the second quarter. Guida finished the game with 24 carries and 224 yards rushing.

“We knew coming into the game that this was going to be a tough test,” Guida said. “It took us awhile to get going but we finally got into our rhythm. I just wish I had that one fumble back.”

Queen Creek had two crucial fumbles in the game, one by Guida on the Campo Verde 1-yard line.

“I just didn’t put the ball away,” Guida said. “It was stripped away. We just played too messy of a game.”

Queen Creek’s Marcus Still fumbled on the Queen Creek 20-yard line and that led to Campo Verde’s only points in the game.

A 21-yard field goal by Austin Wells with 2:47 left in the second quarter making the score 7-3.

David GenAntonio gave Queen Creek some breathing room when he scored on a 1-yard plunge for a 14-3 lead with 4:12 to go in the third quarter.

Campo Verde (6-3) had its problems, too. Quarterback Luke Pineda was picked off by Queen Creek’s Michael Graff at the line. That led to a 42-yard pass from Queen Creek quarterback Carson Jones to Kevin Paarkinson five plays later that put the game away, making the score 21-3 with 10:20 left in the game.


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