OVERTIME: Silva shines in season-opening win for Sunnyside - Tucson News Now

OVERTIME: Silva shines in season-opening win for Sunnyside

Sunnyside's Jose Silva gets stretched out for cramps after his 96-yard interception return for a touchdown. Sunnyside's Jose Silva gets stretched out for cramps after his 96-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Noagles' Leo Yepiz (21), Josh Tapia (8) and Jesus Urena (62) look on during second quarter action of Thursday night's loss at Sunnyside. Noagles' Leo Yepiz (21), Josh Tapia (8) and Jesus Urena (62) look on during second quarter action of Thursday night's loss at Sunnyside.
  • Also on the WebMore>>

  • OVERTIME: Complete 2015 results

    OVERTIME: Complete 2015 results

    Thursday, August 13 2015 8:52 PM EDT2015-08-14 00:52:47 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:43:46 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The schedules were taken from the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Game times and location are subject to change.

    The schedules were taken from the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Game times and location are subject to change.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Senior Jose Silva scored two big touchdowns for Sunnyside, one on offense and one on defense Thursday night helping lead the Blue Devils to a 36-16 season-opening win over visiting Nogales.

The game was the first high school football affair this season in the entire state of Arizona and in the four-game Coaches for Charity Kickoff Classic.

Silva, who had never scored a varsity touchdown entering the night, found the end zone in the first half on a 55-yard touchdown strike from senior quarterback Joe Fuentes.

He sealed the win with a school record 96-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Apaches (0-1) were driving to take the lead.

Fuentes ran for a pair of scores (16 and 53 yards). Junior running back Willie Rose had the Blue Devils other touchdown.

Sunnyside (1-0) led 13-3 early before Nogales rallied in the second quarter to take a 16-13 advantage.

Apaches senior quarterback Josh Tapia threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to Leo Yepiz (20 yards) and a 64-yard strike to Ivan Romero.

Romero suffered what looked like a serious knee injury in the fourth quarter and his status for the remainder of the season will be evaluated in the coming days.

Next up Nogales hosts Ironwood Ridge in Week 1 while Sunnyside visits Pueblo.

The other three games in the Coaches for Charity Kickoff Classic will be played Friday night at 7 p.m. including our KOLD Overtime Game of the Week with Marana hosting Ironwood Ridge.

Rincon will debut their new Arizona Cardinals sponsored football field when the Rangers host Pueblo.

The final Classic game pits Palo Verde against Tanque Verde.

Our Damien Alameda and David Kelly will have all the highlights on our long-running high school football show Overtime, which follows the KOLD News 13 at 10 p.m.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins

    Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:15:04 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:51:15 GMT
    Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson (23) is tackled by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Blake Countess (24) during the first half of an NFL football game against Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/MattArizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson (23) is tackled by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Blake Countess (24) during the first half of an NFL football game against Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt

    The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.

    The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.

  • No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

    No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-08-20 16:13:23 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:51:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) celebrates his touchdown during overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, in Atlanta. The AP preseas...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) celebrates his touchdown during overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, in Atlanta. The AP preseas...
    Alabama will begin its quest for a repeat national championship ranked No. 1 ahead of Clemson, Georgia.
    Alabama will begin its quest for a repeat national championship ranked No. 1 ahead of Clemson, Georgia.
  • Ohio State trustees set Wednesday meeting on Meyer's future

    Ohio State trustees set Wednesday meeting on Meyer's future

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-08-20 19:11:31 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-08-21 03:50:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. The ...(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. The ...
    Ohio State trustees have set a private Wednesday meeting to talk about the future of football coach Urban Meyer.
    Ohio State trustees have set a private Wednesday meeting to talk about the future of football coach Urban Meyer.
Powered by Frankly