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Falcons fall short of first playoff win

Citizen Staff Report

Catalina Foothills fell short in its bid for the first playoff win in school history, losing 21-7 at Paradise Valley on Friday in the opening round of the Class 4A Division I state tourney.

The Falcons lost in the first round at state in 2001, 2002 and 2005.

No. 14-seeded Foothills got its only score on Ronnie Russo’s 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to cut the lead to 14-7.

Paradise Valley’s Jake Brown scored from 5 yards out later in the quarter to push the deficit back to 14.

Tyree Parker had an 8-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to open the scoring.

David Godley caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kevin Spain in the second quarter to give Paradise Valley a 14-0 halftime lead.

The Falcons rushed for 118 yards and passed for 168.

Foothills finished 6-5 in coach Matt Johnson’s first year. The Falcons finished in second place in the Class 4A Sonoran with a 3-1 region record.

No. 3 Paradise Valley (9-2) hosts Canyon del Oro, which won the region, at 7 p.m. Friday in a quarterfinal game.

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