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Thu, Dec. 12

Quiet night for Prescott football offense

The high-octane Prescott High School offense met its match.

After the Badgers put up 63 points one week ago to continue a season in which the offense has dictated game tempos, PHS managed just one score on offense on Friday night - a field goal - in a 31-10 loss to O'Connor in Phoenix.

Senior Zach Koehler levied most of Prescott's damage, including a 1-yard interception return against an O'Connor offense pinned deep in its own end of the field to tie the game at 7-7 in the first period. It was the fourth pick-six of the season for the Badger defense.

But the offense was completely shut down until Koehler - who kicked a school record nine extra points last week - made good on his first field goal attempt of the season with 6:55 left in the third quarter, as the Badgers tried to claw their way back into the game after trailing 25-7 at the half.

Running back Brady Mengarelli, in the midst of the PHS rushing game's record-setting season, was contained to just 32 yards on the night and no touchdowns, one week after he torched Cactus Shadows for six touchdowns and 419 rushing yards, which was the second highest prep total in the U.S. last week.

Meanwhile, O'Connor had its offense rolling.

Running back Tiger Scott got loose for a 59-yard TD run in the first half on a night he would finish with 94 yards to punctuate O'Connor's homecoming. The O'Connor defense also recovered a first-half fumble, which led to a touchdown pass on the ensuing play with 3:28 left before halftime.

The Badgers' Gunner Wilken picked off his third interception of the season on Friday night, and Chris Parker added another pick.

Prescott (4-2) lost its first road game of 2012, and will look to rebound on the road next week at Goldwater.

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