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  • Writer's pictureJenn Brown

Canyon del Oro Captures Arizona 4A High School Football State Championship

The Canyon del Oro Dorados triumphed over another team in an amazing championship final and captured the Arizona 4A high school football state championship with a score of 35-27 from the Yuma Catholic Shamrocks. The Dorados achieved this rare feat of winning a fourth trophy for the state, after winning it in 1976,1977, and 2009.


Unflinching determination led to triumph and enabled them to take this route. Despite going against the powerful Yuma Catholic Shamrocks, the Dorados persisted right up to the last whistle of this outstanding game in which they displayed excellent abilities and firm courage.


Both teams proved offensive during the game when at the kicking off they had exchanged touchdowns leaving the score to a fine line. Moreover, the Dorado’s defense remained robust throughout by disruption of the Shamrock’s pace, thus securing vital turnovers.


The offensive prowess of the Dorados came out as the game went on and on. The star of the day was running back Kayden Luke who managed to dodge the Shamrocks’ defence for yardages and scores. He was ably complemented by the quarterback Chase Laux who threw accurate passes, calling the shots for the Dorado’s offensive onslaught.


The Shamrocks fought hard and refused to let their title go without a struggle. Quarterback Nash Ott guided the Shamrocks’ offense through his pinpoint accuracy and poise under duress. The same was true for running back Tayt Ford who proved athleticism by pushing through tackles and gaining yards.


The Shamrocks put up a good fight against their opponent. However, the Dorados were more aggressive in attack than the Shamrocks. The Dorados won the match in spectacular fashion when they scored several essential plays that muted the Shamrocks’ comeback attempt.


The Dorados exploded with joy as the final whistle sounded that saw their efforts culminate into winning the much-coveted state championship. Their triumph bears testimony to their indomitable zest and undeterred solidarity.


Winning the title does not simply highlight an amazing campaign and puts the Dorados in a category with other Arizona high school football greats. Success leaves behind tracks, and these still serve as beacons for future Canyon del Oro athletes, proof that success is a goal built on team spirit, hard work, and striving for perfection.

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