Open division implications were on the line Friday night when sixth-ranked Campo Verde battled Higley in a matchup between two of the top teams in the 5A Conference.
The two teams traded blows throughout the first half, but Higley was ultimately able to pull away from Campo Verde, defeating the Coyotes 52-30.
“We have great athletes out there and we have a great offensive system,” Higley coach Eddy Zubey said. “Brandon Large is a great offensive coordinator and he just called all the right plays. We just took advantage of the situations.”
Higley held on to a one-score lead at the half after junior quarterback Kai Millner connected with junior Branson Heywood and senior Isaiah Eastman for the Knights’ only two touchdo...