This Friday 10/02, Higley will host the Channel 12 Game of the Week. Be sure to show your Higley Pride for the filming of the news! Channel 12 will be at Higley High School filming live on Friday at 4, 5 and 6pm. Please show up in your Higley gear and support YOUR Knights.
Sometimes coaches want their defense to do all the work to preserve a victory and other times it is put in the hands of the offense.
Gilbert Higley did some of both. The defense held an explosive Laveen Cesar Chavez team at bay and gave their offense one last drive to pull out a 37-33 win to open the season.
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Congratulations to Higley’s #11 James Garcia! Garcia signed as a linebacker and safety with ACU. “He’s the hardest working kid I’ve coached since I’ve been at Higley. He is the definition of hard work pays off”, says Coach Zubey about Garcia. Pictured is James with his family.
When Higley played Apache Junction on Oct. 10, the two schools nearly ran out of room on the scoreboard. The teams combined for 170 points in a 95-75 win for Higley that saw quarterback Mason Crossland set a state record with 641 yards and nine touchdowns.
With the win, Higley kept its playoff hopes very much alive by pushing its record to 6-1. The East Valley Tribune caught up with Higley football coach Eddy Zubey before the Knights’ game against McClintock to talk about their game against Apache Junction, their season to this point and their hopes for the playoffs.
Q: What is your reaction to your game against Apache Junction? It’s not often you see teams put up 170 combined points.
A: Wow. It was something that definitely wasn’t planned for. It just kind of happened. I’ve been asked multiple times by colleagues and friends and fans, ‘What happened?’ And I really don’t have a good answer for you because I can’t tell. I don’t know. It was crazy. It was something that I know that I’ve never been a part of before
Q: What was it like to call that game offensively? I mean, everything you called must have seemed to work.
A: Well, you know we have a really good offensive coordinator, Joe Ortiz. Him and I have been together, this will be our seventh year together — four at Higley and three at St. Mary’s High School over there together. He just had a good feel and a good bead for what Apache Junction was doing and we just kind of took advantage of that.
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