Thunderbird and Apollo Football Teams Advance to the State Quarterfinals

GUHSD Football Teams Hanging Tough in State Playoffs
November 2012- Both the Thunderbird and Apollo football teams have advanced to the state championship quarterfinals.
 
Thunderbird defeated the Maricopa Rams in the first-round of the Division III state football playoffs with a score of 34-28. Quarterback Jake Glatting completed 12 of 18 passes and senior running back, Kani Benoit, carried the ball 19 times for 103 yards. The Thunderbird Chiefs now have a record of 8-3 and will face off against the Queen Creek Bulldogs on Friday, November 9th.

The Apollo Hawks defeated Horizon with a score of 24-20 during the first-round of Division II state football playoffs. Rodrigo Hernandez kicked a field goal with a minute left in the game to give Apollo the lead. Nico Bayless, Apollo’s junior running back, ran for two touchdowns during the game. Apollo will now square off against Ironwood Ridge on Friday, November 9th.