February 28th 2:00 pm PHOENIX OUTLAWS - 37, Yuma Sun Devils - 0
February 21st 12:00 pm East Valley Ravens - 13 PHOENIX OUTLAWS - 51
Photo by: Gray Photography
The Phoenix Outlaws set out to keep their unblemished record in tact when they went up against the East Valley Ravens last Saturday. The Ravens are currently in a rebuilding state but with the talent that they have, they are always dangerous! After a three and out, the Outlaws took the ball and quickly went down the field capping off the drive with a 28 yard touchdown pass from Tony Aguilera to Allen Farinacci. On the day Aguilera would throw for three touchdowns and 244 yards on only 9 completions. His other two touchdowns were to Jarrell Davis from 22 yards out and another one to C.J. Venezia from 47 yards out. Venezia would also have a big day ending up with 4 receptions for 167 yards. Outlaw runningback Laz Avila also had two touchdown rushes and the day was complete on offense with 330 total yards. Not to be outdone the Outlaws defense also scored twice on interceptions. Chris Putton scored from a year put as well as James Castillo from 27 yards out. Jimmy Fuentes lead the defense in tackles with 4 followed by Tracy Peoples, Ron Romero, Arnold Erazo, Tomas Macedo, Art Maranda, Ralph Gumbs, and Ian Jackson all with three each. Tyson Muse, Gumbs, and Putton all recorded a sack and Justin Thomas and Jackson shared a sack. Jackson also recorded an interception as well as A.J. Williams, James Castillo, Reno Blomquist, and Putton all had a pick! The Defense has a six turnover day. Next up.... the also undefeated Yuma Sun Devils. The Outlaws were able to play our entire roster this week so we will be fresh for the Devils. 2:00 pm in Yuma... should be a fun game, so make the trip and watch two 3-0 teams go to battle!!!
In week two, it was a rematch of last seasons championship game. With both rosters stacked everyone knew this one was not only the game to see, but the game to be in as well. Both teams moved the ball and it was a back and forth game from start to finish. After a fumble on the opening kickoff the Phantoms with a short field cashed in on a QB sneak for the first points of the day. The Outlaws Phil Insalaco kicked a 44 yard field goal and then Outlaw receiver C.J. Venezia would get behind the defense to score on a 35 yard pass from Tony Aguilera and just like that the Phnatoms 6-0 lead was turned around to a 10-6 Outlaw lead. just prior to the half the Phantoms were driving for the go a head score when Outlaws James Castillo would get an interception and a big return. The Outlaws went into their two minute offense and just like last week they scored quickly when Castillo caught Aguilera's second touchdown pass from 47 yards out and the Outlaws went into the half up 16-6. In the second half the teams went back and forth with out any scoring until Phantoms Sparks ran through the entire Outlaws defense for a 10 yard score and the heat was on closing the gap to 16-13. The Outlaws scored next after another Castillo interception when Aguilera would throw his third touchdown pas on the day, this time from 26 yards out to Christian Miller. The Phantoms would close out the scoring on the day when Sims would catch a 6 yard pass from Raya. The Outlaws had to kill 4:40 worth of clock and did just that when the last play of the game was a looping pass out of the back of the endzone for checkmate as the time expired but it was called intentional grounding so the Phantoms would get one more play. Outlaws defensive end put an end to the game with a sack on the games final play and the Outlaws got the early season win to move to 2-0. This series has always been a close one and this games gives the impression that it will be that way again this season. The leading tackler on the Outlaws was Frazier and Art Maranda with 6 each followed by Jimmy Fuentes with 5. Frazer recorded two sacks and James Castillo recorded two interceptions. Jarrell Davis lead the team in rushing with 42 yards on 10 carries and C.J. Venezia lead the team in receiving with 90 yards on 4 receptions. Next up: The East Valley Ravens at 12:00 pm at Williams Field High.
February 7th 1:00pm Imperial Valley Knights - 6 Phoenix Outlaws - 56
PHOTO by: John Nettle's drone
The Phoenix Outlaws started the 2015 season with a strong performance against the Imperial Valley Knights from California. The Outlaws dominated on the ground rushing for 288 yards on the day on only 20 attempts for a 14.40 rushing average and six touchdowns. Jarrell Davis, George Thomas and Laz Avila each scored twice. Davis was the leader in yardage on the day with 121 yards followed by Thomas with 88 and Avila with 60. The passing game was not required much, but Tony Aguilera completed 7 passes on 13 attempts for 132 yards and two touchdowns, one each by C.J. Venezia and James Castillo. Venezia was the leader in yardage with 97 followed by Jamel Ward with 18 and Christian Miller with 15. The Outlaw defense picked up where they left off last season with six turnovers including 4 interceptions, two by Ruben Gammage and one each by James Castillo and A.K. Kilbert. The defense also recorded 3 sacks one each by Justin Thomas, Jimmy Fuentes and Ralph Gumbs. The leader in tackles was Ruben Gammage and A.J. Williams with four each followed by Art Maranda, James Castillo, Ralph Gumbs and Tomas Macedo with three each. All in all the 56-6 win was impressive and with all 56 players getting to see the field, it was a perfect opening day. The Phoenix Outlaws would like to thank the Johnson family for continuing the best league in the state. The accommodations at Williams Field could not have better. (Unless it was located on the west side! LOL). Next up..... a rematch of last season's championship game between the Phoenix Outlaws and the Phoenix Phantoms at 12:00 noon high at Williams Field. Don't miss this one. With both teams scoring over 50 points in week one it should be one heck of a game!