The Nogales High School football season came to a disappointing end on Friday, when the Apaches lost at home to Sunnyside, 48-0.
With the NHS offense stymied throughout the game, the team’s highlights came at the defensive end – particularly on two interceptions that kept the score close during the early stages of the game.
The first came less than two minutes into what was still a scoreless contest, when Benjamin Ley picked off a pass at the goal line and brought it back close to midfield.
Then, after Sunnyside took a 6-0 lead and threatened for more, Alex Armendariz intercepted a potential touchdown pass in the end zone as time ran out in the first quarter.
The visitors scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to go up 20-0 at halftime, then added four more TDs in the second half.
Nogales ended the season with an overall record of 3-7, with the wins coming against Rio Rico, Cholla and Rincon/University.