4A State Playoffs capsule: (9) Bradshaw Mountain at (8) Peoria

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4A STATE PLAYOFF CAPSULE

Friday’s (Nov. 4) First Round (9) Bradshaw Mountain at (8) Peoria

Kickoff, 7 p.m.

LOCATION

Jantzen Field at Peoria High School, 11200 N. 83rd Ave. in Peoria.

RECORDS

Bradshaw Mtn. – 8-2 overall, 6-0 Grand Canyon Region, 4-1 on the road. Peoria – 7-3 overall, 2-2 West Valley Region, 3-2 at home.

COMMON OPPONENTS

Bradshaw Mtn. (1-2) – Cactus [L, 70-49, Aug. 26]; Estrella Foothills [W, 31-28, Sept. 2]; Marcos de Niza [L, 53-33, Sept. 16]. Peoria (1-2) – Estrella Foothills [W, 38-14, Aug. 26]; Marcos de Niza [L, 35-0, Sept. 9], Cactus [L, 35-28, Sept. 30].

POINTS FOR-AGAINST

Bradshaw Mtn. – 416-265. Peoria – 285-242.

Coaches: Bradshaw Mtn. – David Moran. Peoria – Will Babb.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradshaw Mtn. – QB Gunner Bundrick (2,402 yards passing, 25 TDs, 4 INTs; 908 yards rushing, 12 TDs); TB Olijah Sally (507 yards rushing, 7 TDs in 5 games); WR Ryan Shaver (917 yards receiving, 8 TDs); LB Jake Morales (40 total tackles, 12 for loss, 10 sacks); LB Jacob Walker (48 total tackles, 10 for loss, three sacks); DB Tim Young (44 tackles, 2 for loss).

Peoria – QB Nate Dobson (1,666 yards passing, 11 TDs, 7 INTs; 801 yards rushing, 14 TDs); RB Sonatane Zabala (602 yards rushing, 6 TDs); WR Isaiah Veal (623 yards receiving, 5 TDs); LB Austin Enteman (79 total tackles, 9 for loss); DE Zacahry Bingham (46 total tackles, 6 for loss, 7 sacks, 12 hurries, 2 caused fumbles, interception); LB Robert Duque (62 total tackles, 3 for loss, 5 INTs, 3 pass deflections).

QUESTIONABLE

Bradshaw Mtn. – LB Luke Huenemeyer (ankle).

Out: Bradshaw Mtn. – NT Jacob Kidd (ankle).

LAST MEETING

Nov. 8, 2013 – Peoria 50, Bradshaw Mtn. 23 (D-III first-round playoff in Peoria).

SKINNY

Bradshaw Mountain is riding a six-game winning streak heading into the state playoffs, while Peoria has won its past two. Tonight’s contest will likely come down to whether Bradshaw’s high-powered spread offense can deceive a pretty tenacious Peoria defense. Expect a close one in the desert.

NEXT UP

Bradshaw Mtn.-Peoria winner vs. (16) Amphitheater-(1) Saguaro winner, 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the 4A Quarterfinals.