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September 21, 2019

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high school football:

Desert Oasis starting to play like a top team

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With the No. 2 seed and a home playoff game a virtual lock for the Desert Oasis High football team, the Diamondbacks are working in the final three weeks of the regular season to gain momentum for the postseason.

A 56-14 victory Friday against visiting Sierra Vista was a step in the right direction.

“It’s just a matter of hopefully peaking at the right time,” Desert Oasis coach Scott Staudinger said.

Desert Oasis (5-2 overall, 5-1 Southwest) received three rushing touchdowns from Devin Fortenberry and two from Trevon Barnes. Mark Federicks caught two of quarterback Herman Smith’s three touchdown passes.

Staudinger was more impressed with his defense, which allowed just one touchdown — with seven seconds remaining. Sierra Vista’s other points came on a fake punt.

“We got a lot of things going in the right direction tonight, both offensively and defensively,” the coach said.

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