by Rob Tetro
Every player that took the field during Saturday’s game between Phoenix and Mexico had this game marked on their calenders for months.
However, there was no player more ready for this contest between these two long time rivals than Mexico’s John Eastman.
Phoenix had no answers for Eastman, who led Mexico with five touchdowns en route to a 36-6 win.
To the credit of the defenses of both teams, little scoring was done during the first half. During the first quarter, Eastman gave Mexico a 6-0 lead following a 46-yard touchdown run. Eastman struck again during the second quarter. He scored from 6 yards out to give Mexico a 12-0 lead going into halftime.
Eastman doubled his touchdown total during the third quarter, which created a deficit Phoenix was unable to overcome.
Early on in the third quarter, Eastman scored on a run from 30 yards out to give Mexico a 20-0 lead. Later in the third quarter, Eastman scored his fourth touchdown of the game. Eastman gave Mexico a 28-0 lead following a four-yard touchdown run.
Eastman capped off his five-touchdown performance during the fourth quarter. His fifth touchdown came on a 24-yard touchdown to put Mexico ahead 36-0.
Phoenix was able to get on the board before the game concluded. Avery Chisolm threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Dakota Belknap.