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Tue, Sept. 24

Chino Valley football bounces back, rips Tuba City 43-6
Prep Football

— TUBA CITY — Chino Valley’s football team bounced back nicely from a blowout loss to Valley Christian last week in Flagstaff by taking out its frustrations on Tuba City Friday night.

In the Cougars’ 43-6 win over the Warriors in a 3A contest, senior running back Michael Paulus led the way, scoring three touchdowns, including two on the ground and one on a punt return. He also kicked two PATs.

Tailbacks Trevor Gianfrancesco and Ty Bassett chipped in with a rushing TD apiece.

In the passing game, Chino Valley junior quarterback Tyler Carey threw a TD pass to wideout Elijah Scordato. Scordato and tight end J.R. Willingham each hauled in a 2-point conversion reception.


Chino Valley (1-1 overall record) will play host to county rival Camp Verde for its home opener at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, on its campus field.

Tuba City (0-2) will play its third consecutive home game this week. The Warriors face Hopi at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

Doug Cook is a sports reporter for The Daily Courier. Follow him on Twitter at @dougout_dc. Email him at or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2039.

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