Devils host Bulldogs: Homecoming tilt will be River Valley’s, Kingman’s first region game
MOHAVE VALLEY — The Dust Devils will host their homecoming Arizona Interscholastic Association 3A West Region football game at 7 tonight at River Valley High School against the Kingman High School Bulldogs.
River Valley is coming off of a 50-12 defeat against the Shamrocks at Yuma Catholic High School, and Kingman fell 56-0 at home to the Paradise Honors High School Panthers. Both games were played on Sept. 21.
The Dust Devils’ record is 1-4 overall, 0-0 in region, and the Bulldogs’ record is 3-2 overall, 0-0 in region.
“This is our first section game,” said Dust Devils head coach Jonathan Clark by email, “and its important we get that win.”
“They run an atypical offense and I feel that their quarterback is their biggest threat to us,” added Clark about the Bulldogs. “I believe he has over (500 yards) rushing this season thus far.”
Bulldogs junior quarterback Austin Dias has rushed for 551 yards on 77 carries with six TD runs.
“Defensively, size- and speed-wise I believe we match up well,” said the first-year River Valley head coach. “(I’m) hoping we can be competitive.”
Dust Devils junior quarterback Seth Christy has been River Valley’s most consistent offensive player this season.
River Valley’s signal-caller has completed 35-of-81 passes for 535 yards with one TD pass and five interceptions.
Christy has rushed for 89 yards on 41 carries with three TD runs.
River Valley senior backup quarterback Evan Oehler completed 6-of-7 passes for 59 yards with one TD pass after relieving Christy against the Shamrocks.
Oehler tossed a 20-yard TD pass to senior wide receiver Kayden Vancamp.
Dust Devils junior running back Alex Castillo rushed for 75 yards on 10 carries against Yuma Catholic.
Clark said Dust Devils senior linebacker Seth Solano played well.
Solano recorded three tackles — all solo — against Yuma Catholic.
Statistics courtesy of MaxPreps.