Originally Published: September 23, 2011 11:57 p.m.
The Prescott High football team couldn't pull out its first road win of the season Friday night, losing to Cactus Shadows, 21-15, in Cave Creek.
The Badgers (2-3) were shut out in the second half, as they let a 15-7 halftime lead slip away.
Cactus Shadows (1-4) scored a touchdown late in the third quarter, but missed the two-point conversion to make it 15-13.
PHS made a crucial mistake with five minutes left in the contest, as Brady Mengarelli fumbled inside Falcons territory.
Cactus Shadows recovered the ball on its own 18-yard line and drove the length of the field, scoring a touchdown to take a 21-15 lead.
The Badgers had a chance to win the game with less than two minutes to play, but couldn't find the endzone.
PHS coach Steve Moran gave senior quarterback Brad Hall the start over junior Nick Rock, who started in last week's game against Phoenix Moon Valley.
Hall finished the game 10-of-24 passing for 151 yards.
He completed one touchdown pass to DJ Schroeder with 32 seconds left in the second quarter and had no interceptions.
Dane Campbell made a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter, and Dakoda Peterson rushed for a 25-yard score in the first.
The Badgers gave up 97 yards rushing and allowed 239 through the air.
PHS tallied 279 yards of total offense.
Kaeln Bierhaus had a key interception, and Mengarelli finished with 74 return yards on five punts.
PHS had nine penalties for 100 yards.
The Badgers host Sandra Day O'Connor on Friday at 7 p.m.
Mayer 58, Beaver Dam 6
The Mayer football team crushed Beaver Dam, 58-6, on Friday night in Mayer.
The Wildcats (3-2) were led by sophomore running backs Tyler Edwards, Bryce Atkerson and Dylan Conklin.
"They all played really well," MHS coach Rick Lashley said.
Mayer led 36-0 at halftime.
The Wildcats play at Orme on Friday.
Joy Christian 62, Bagdad 16
The Bagdad football team sustained its first loss of the season to Joy Christian, 62-16, on Friday night in Bagdad.
The Sultans' overall record dropped to 4-1 on the season.
Bagdad plays at Salome on Friday.
Editor's Note: The Orme School did not call in its results.
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