Tire Pros Team of the Week: Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets are the Tire Pros High School Team of the Week

for the weekend of Oct. 18-20 after their 24-14 victory over Show Low in the annual showdown between White Mountain rivals and Division IV powers.

The Yellow Jackets won on the strength of their defense forcing five turnovers, including an interception that Ben Watson returned 93 yards for their first touchdown. Nolan Cook added a pair of touchdown runs in the second half.

Blue Ridge improved to 10-0 while Show Low fell to 9-1. Both teams remained ranked 1-2 in the Varsity Xtra Division IV rankings.


teams receiving consideration were Pinnacle for its victory over Desert Mountain, Chaparral for its dominant win over Horizon, Valley Vista, Sahuarita, Mountain Pointe, Cactus, Queen Creek, Williams Field and Snowflake.

The Tire Pros High School Team

of the Week is selected by a panel consisting of Jason Skoda of MaxPreps

and the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Jason Jewell of Scout.com and

24-7football.com, Mark Heller and Kyle Odegard of the East Valley

Tribune and Craig Morgan, Matt Swartz and Dave Lumia of