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Gameday Preview: #9 Mingus at #8 Bradshaw Mountain — State Playoffs, 1st Round
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Bradshaw Mountain's Anthony Mata scores against Youngker on Aug. 31, 2018, in Prescott Valley. The No. 8-ranked Bears will host Mingus in the first round of the 4A state playoffs Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Prescott Valley.(Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

Bradshaw Mountain's Anthony Mata scores against Youngker on Aug. 31, 2018, in Prescott Valley. The No. 8-ranked Bears will host Mingus in the first round of the 4A state playoffs Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Prescott Valley.(Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

GAMEDAY PREVIEW — 4A STATE PLAYOFFS, 1ST ROUND

Who: #9 Mingus Marauders at #8 Bradshaw Mountain Bears

When: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Where: Bob Pavlich Field, Prescott Valley

Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Doug Cook on Twitter @dougout_dc for updates on Friday night’s game.

Coaches: Mingus — Robert Ortiz (1st Year); Bradshaw Mountain — Chuck Moller (2nd Year)

Records: Mingus (8-2, 5-1 Grand Canyon); Bradshaw Mountain (8-2, 4-2 Grand Canyon)

Last Week: Bradshaw Mountain — The Bears beat Mohave 75-13; Mingus — Beat Prescott 12-10 for the Grand Canyon region title

Last Meeting: Mingus 28, Bradshaw Mountain 6 (Oct. 12, 2018, in Cottonwood, Ariz.)

The Setting: Bradshaw Mountain is 4-1 at home this season. Mingus is 3-2 on the road this season.

Players to Watch: Bradshaw Mountain (2018 Stats) — RB Anthony Mata [1,025 yards, 20 TDs; single-game program record 8 TDs vs. Mohave Oct. 19];SS/RB Logan Brannan [95 total tackles, 2 sacks, 4 interceptions, 5 pass deflections, blocked punt; 455 yards rushing, six TDs]; LB Noah Shaver [team-best 115 total tackles, 71 solo tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, interception, 2 pass deflections, caused fumble, recovered fumble]; #8, LB Connor Scott [61 total tackles, team-best 28 tackles for loss, team-best 14.5 sacks, 2 caused fumbles]; LB/P Luke Huenemeyer [93 total tackles, 56 solo tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, interception, recovered fumble, caused fumble, blocked field goal]; DL Jared Wasielewski [22 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks]; FS Ismael Solano [59 total tackles, 33 solo tackles, 2 interceptions, pass deflection, caused fumble, recovered fumble]; SS/LB Elijah Knisely [58 total tackles, 39 solo tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, interception, 3 pass deflections, caused fumble]; OG/DT Coby Meldrum [28 total tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks]; ILB Manny Salcido [37 tackles, 23 solo tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, recovered fumble]; DE/TE Mason Stults [24 tackles, 16 solo tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, caused fumble]; Mingus (2018 stats) — QB Antoine Zabala [120 for 195, 1,801 yards, 25 TDs, 7 interceptions]; RB/CB Alex Nelson [259 carries, 1,703 yards, 7 100-yard rushing games, 15 TDs; 19 total tackles, 11 solo tackles, 2 interceptions]; WR/LB/KR/PR Chaz Taylor [43 catches, 789 yards, 11 TDs; 81 total tackles, 56 solo tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, team-best 5 interceptions, 8 pass deflections]; TE/MLB Kendrew Streck [27 catches, 379 yards, 7 TDs; team-best 146 total tackles, 84 solo tackles, 11 tackles for loss, interception, 3 pass deflections, 2 caused fumbles]; LB Joe Machado [75 total tackles, 42 solo tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 4 hurries, interception, 3 caused fumbles, 3 recovered fumbles]; T/MLB Gabe Meyers [51 total tackles, 24 solo tackles, tackle for loss, interception, 2 recovered fumbles]; DB Chris Mathe [67 total tackles, 26 solo tackles, 3 tackles for loss, interception, 3 pass deflections, caused fumble]; RB/CB Colby Fanning [34 carries, 132 yards, 4 TDs; 59 total tackles, 38 solo tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, 11 pass deflections, 2 recovered fumbles]; WR/DB Fabian Jimenez [19 catches, 223 yards, TD; 52 total tackles, 22 solo tackles, interception, 3 pass deflections]; DE Ethan Hayden [50 total tackles, 21 solo tackles, 2 tackles for loss, four hurries, caused fumble, 2 recovered fumbles]; DL Tyson Savage [38 total tackles, 15 solo tackles, 2 tackles for loss, half a sack, hurry, pass deflection].

Weather Forecast: 57 degrees at kickoff, 6 mph WSW, sunset at 5:34 p.m.

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