Varsity Football at ASU Prep

The North Pointe Falcon Football team ended their season on a very strong outing defeating the Sun Devils of ASU Prep, 42-0. Senior Daniel Ritchie carried the ball 19 times and amassed 161 yards with two touchdowns. Junior Joe Soriano had 11 carries for 103 yards and one TD. In total, your Falcons rushed for a combined 384 yards with additional carries by David Vargas (2 rushing touchdowns), Travis Evans (1 rushing touchdown), Christian Alley, Brevin Martin, Nijel Rosado and Cylar Alley. Cylar Alley connected with Senior Noah Farnsworth on a 34 yard reception. Defensively, your Falcons recorded their first shutout of the year and had four takeaways, three fumble recoveries and one interception. Junior Michael Zipprich recovered two ASU Prep fumbles, Sophomore Matthew McGovern recovered one fumble and Freshman Jesse Erlandson Gonzales had one interception. Sophomore Connor Christensen and Senior Noah Farnsworth both recorded two defensive sacks. After the game Coach Norris said, “I could not be more proud of these young men and how they ended this season. Going into the year we knew we had a special group of players, that when everything clicks, had the opportunity to do great things. The future here at North Pointe is brighter than its ever been, and as a coaching staff we are forever grateful for the foundation our seniors laid. Thank you Daniel Ritchie, Travis Evans, Noah Farnsworth, Emmanuel Peinado, Christian Alley, Justin Hodges and Zach Wilcox for an amazing season and allowing me to coach you, it has been a pleasure. Falcon Strong.”

Varsity Football vs Casteel

Senior night ended with a 63-0 defeat for our North Pointe Falcon Football team. Senior Daniel Ritchie set a new school record for individual rushing yards in a season with 605 yards with still one more game to go. Running back Joe Soriano-Garfias came out of his shell and rushed for 47 yards on just nine carries. Defensively our Falcons were mostly in position to make plays however, mental errors and correctable mistakes led to too many missed tackles. Juan Medina led our Falcons defensively with six solo tackles and one assisted tackle. After the game Coach Norris said, “I am proud of each and every senior on our squad and their effort tonight. Daniel Ritchie ran the ball hard and his new school record is a testament of not only his hard work, but also our offensive linemen up front that helped pave the way. Losses are not ever what we want as a program, but we will not allow these games to effect our attitude toward building a winning football program here at North Pointe. Falcon Strong!”

Varsity Football at Yuma Catholic

Our North Pointe Falcon Football Team made the long trek to face the Yuma Catholic Shamrocks tonight and suffered a loss of 58-0. Defensively, the Falcons held Yuma Catholic to one score in the 2nd half and was led by Daniel Ritchie’s eight tackles and David Vargas’ six tackles. On offense, the Falcons had a balanced rushing attack with Joe Soriano leading the running back group with 30 rushing yards. Nijel Rosado added 29 yards on the ground and Daniel Ritchie had 22 yards. Quarterback Cylar Alley completed three of his four passes for 41 yards with the longest going to Nijel Rosado for 20 yards. After the game Coach Norris said, “As always, tonight was a learning experience for our young team. I see some fight in our players eyes and that is encouraging as a coach to know your players desire greatness. Even though our win/loss record does not reflect the hard work our young men have put in, I know in my heart that these difficult games will pay off in the future.”

Varsity Football at Valley Christian

Our North Pointe Prep Falcon Football Team took on the Valley Christian Trojans and suffered a defeat of 62-6. Offensively, the Falcons were led by Travis Evans and his 76 rushing yards on 10 carries. Quarterback Cylar Alley connected with Noah Farnsworth on a six yard touchdown pass. On defense, North Pointe’s leading tackler was David Vargas with five tackles followed by Nijel Rosados four tackles. After the game Coach Norris said, “Every Friday night our young men learn valuable lessons; tonight was no different. We went up against an experienced football team with a football Hall of Famer Head Coach and held our own for the most part. If we can continue to chip away and take steps forward, these difficult games we’re currently playing will pay off in the future. I’m excited for the future of this program as we have quality young men that represent North Pointe positively on and off the football field.”

Varsity Football vs Fountain Hills

Homecoming Football Friday Night did not go as expected as our North Pointe Football team lost 50-0 to Fountain Hills HS. The bright spot of tonight was the 2nd half defense as our Falcons held Fountain Hills to one touchdown. Defensively, David Vargas led the team with five tackles and Joseph Faast followed with four tackles of his own. Travis Evans recovered the opening “pooch” kickoff by kicker Ali Al-Shiteawi. After the game Coach Norris said, “As I emphasized last week to our players, we are a young football team that is constantly learning. Tonight’s first half of football was littered with mental errors that we need to correct moving forward. We have a lot of young men that are playing football for the first time in their life, and I am proud of the effort we put forth in the 2nd half. Long term, these difficult games we are playing this season will benefit us in the future as I truly believe this football program is headed in the direction of greatness. Go Falcons!”

Varsity Football at Odyssey

Football Friday Night took place in Buckeye, AZĀ  against Odyssey Institute. Our Falcon Football team came up short with a score of 38-0. Senior Travis Evans recovered a fumble early in the game and also collected three tackles. Juan Medina led the Falcons defense with six tackles and a forced fumble. Daniel Ritchie led the Falcons offense with 36 yards rushing. After the game Coach Norris said, “We are a young football team that needs to learn how to fight through adversity. Each game is a learning tool for our young men and we will take away the positive moments from tonight and build upon them to build a championship program.”

Varsity Football vs Chino Valley

The Falcons Football team dropped Friday night’s game 21-0. Daniel Ritchie led the offense with 30 carries for 89 yards. The Falcons defense forced two turnovers with one fumble and one interception. Freshman Jesse Erlandson-Gonzales recovered a fumble and Senior Travis Evans intercepted a Chino Valley pass. After the game Coach Norris said, “to build winning culture we need to be all in on playing 48 minutes of football. As a whole, we can improve significantly in these next six games as our young men will continue to work hard and show up day in and day out.”