Gameday Preview: Apache Junction at Prescott — Week 2
Who: Apache Junction Prospectors at Prescott Badgers
When: Friday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Bill Shepard Field, Prescott, Arizona
Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Brian M. Bergner Jr. on Twitter at @TheEditorDesk for updates on Friday night’s game.
Broadcast: 103.5 FM/1490 AM KYCA
Coaches: Prescott — Cody Collett (41-22, 7th season); Apache Junction — Bruce Binkley (1st season)
Records: Prescott (0-1, 0-1 Grand Canyon); Apache Junction (0-1, 0-0 Black Canyon)
Last Meeting: Prescott 69, Apache Junction 28 (Oct. 2, 2015, in Prescott, Arizona)
Last Week: Prescott — Nathan Wright ran for two touchdowns and more than 150 yards to give the Badgers a 15-7 lead near halftime, but the defense surrendered 24 unanswered points the rest of the way in a 31-15 loss to Lee Williams. It was the first loss to the Volunteers in program history; Apache Junction — The Prospectors’ defense had no answer for Mesquite quarterback Ty Thompson, who was 13 of 18 for 368 yards and threw for five touchdowns in a 46-21 win over Apache Junction.
The Setting: Prescott’s defense will have their hands full Friday night as Apache Junction quarterback Gavin Limongello had a good night despite the loss in Week 1, throwing for 331 yards and two touchdowns against Mesquite. He also ran the ball 16 times for 98 yards and a score. Look for the Prospectors’ offensive coordinator to call Limongello’s name a lot, and if the Badgers can’t stop him, they’ll could be 0-2 to start the 2020 season.
Players to Watch: Prescott — RB Nathan Wright, Sr.; WR Nathan Briseno, Sr.; QB Wyatt Snyder, Sr.; SS Luke McCauslin, Sr.; WR Brayden Nelson, Sr.; OL/DL Vincent Oldfield, Sr.; DB Koltin Barnes, Jr.; Apache Junction — QB Gavin Limongello, So.; RB Aydin Franko, Sr.; WR Isaiah Savoie, Fr.; WR Cameron Garcia, So.; RET Jordan Digos, Jr.
Weather Forecast: 67 degrees at kickoff, clear, 7 mph SSW, sunset at 6:04 p.m.