MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Isaac Chacon had himself a night as he scored rushing touchdowns in the 3rd quarter as CDO pulled away from the Marana (3-6) 40-12, ending the Tigers three-game winning streaking and spoiling the school's celebration of their 1960s dynasty of state champions.
Although a loss really couldn't damper the history that saw the return of players from the school's four state championship football teams (1963, 1964, 1967 and 1968) and the storied class of 68-69 that won an unprecedented four boys state titles in football, basketball, baseball and track.
Marana legends like Sonny Campbell, Hector Brill, Ray Alexander, Paul and Jerry Robinson and Mark and Bustamante joined former coach Norm Patton and others in reliving a time when not only where they trailblazers on the field but in the way the treated and protected each other in the quite ethnically diverse student body.
Defense was the story early in this game as both units dominate the first quarter. CDO (3-6) even tried a fake punt on fourth and ten but was denied when Jake Bewley busted up Jordan Lopez-Closs' pass attempt to Tommy Sawyer.
The Dorados struck first when senior running back Isaac Chacon busted of a 30-yard run to the doorstep, setting up his own one-yard scoring run and an early 7-0 Dorado lead.
CDO effectively took control of the game late in the second quarter when they put together a late drive that was marred by penalties and Tiger mistake. The most critical, an offsides that turned a fourth and six attempt into fourth and one.
The Dorados converted that shorter try and scored when senior Leo Khawam scrambled to find an open Sawyer for a seven-yard score. The Dorado led 13-0 at the break and cruised in the second half behind the running of Chacon.