Comstock claims second football vote in a row for Ridge

Mountain Ridge junior kicker Blake Comstock (88) attempts a 36-yard game winning field goal with no time on the clock against Corona del Sol during the second half of their 6A football game on Friday, Aug. 30. [Ralph Freso for West Valley Preps]

West Valley Preps

Suddenly, the Mountain Lions can’t stop winning. Mountain Ridge football was 0-10 in 2018, but has started 2019 3-0 and has gone 2-0 in West Valley Preps’ football player of the week poll.

Mountain Ridge junior kicker Blake Comstock held off two tough competitors for the Week 2 football player of the week honors.

In his team’s 16-13 thrilling home opener against Tempe Corona del Sol on Aug. 30, Comstock kicked three fourth-quarter field goals, including the 36-yard game winner on an untimed down. He finished with 320 votes – of  a total of 1,024 votes cast – to win the award.

Valley Vista senior tailback Henry Brown was second with 263 votes for his performance in the Monsoon’s 47-12 rout of Mesa Westwood.

He finished with 12 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Liberty senior wide receiver Jaiden Pina made a late charge to third place with 229 votes.

In the Lions’ 48-0 decimation of Copper Canyon, Pina rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches for 73 yards.

For the fourth straight year, player of the week honorees, including Comstock and teammate Keegan Stancato, will win more than bragging rights.

Celebrity Tux and Tails, returns as the sponsor of the player of the Week poll. The store, at 9240 W. Northern Ave., Suite 103-A in Peoria, will provide each winner a free rental redeemable any time this school year.

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Voting for the Week 3 player of the week is available on the lower right side of our home page, Mobile visitors should scroll to the bottom of the home page.

Eight options are available, and we will add a Glendale Prep player if stats are provided. Voting will continue through Tuesday night.

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