The Scorpions won their first game of the season, 55-0, at Mohave Accelerated on Friday, Oct. 14, improving their record to 1-7, according to Head coach John Bradshaw did not return a phone message left late Monday seeking details on the game. Sedona hosts Tonopah Valley High School Friday, Oct. 21.

Taking on even a half Iron Man event is more than most people even in their prime consider, but not Jean Donnelly.

Even after having half her hip resurfaced with metal. And overcoming breast cancer. And losing 80 pounds. And traveling from her New York home to considerably hotter Tempe.

Donnelly will race the IronMan Arizona 70.3 on Sunday, Oct. 16, in Tempe. The 70.3 refers to the half Iron Man distance, split between swimming, biking and running.

In a heretofore dismal season marked by injuries and apathy, Sedona Red Rock High School varsity coach John Bradshaw remains hopeful.

“We have been improving. Our last three games should be better,” he said. [The players] know what they have to do.”

Bradshaw was reflecting on his team in the wake of the Scorpions’ latest defeat, 56-14, to visiting Paradise Honors High School on Friday, Oct. 7, dropping their record to 0-7.

The Sedona Red Rock Junior High School football team improved to 2-1 in its inaugural season with a 41-0 victory Sept. 29, over visiting Joseph City Middle School.

In a game that was effectively decided in the first half by the Scorpions big playmakers, Clay Christensen got the scoring started early in the first quarter with a touchdown run, followed soon afterward by Micah Johnson, who scored the first of his three touchdowns on a 42-yard run with 2:26 left in the opening period.

A few minutes later, following a Joseph City punt to the Sedona 45-yard line, Johnson would take the handoff, break some attempted tackles and sprint to the end zone to put the Scorpions ahead 18-0. Christensen ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 20-0.

Sedona Red Rock High School football lost its fifth game of the season, 44-13, at Kingman Academy on Friday, Sept. 23.

The team will be seeking its first win Friday, Sept. 30, at Phoenix Christian.

Decimated by injuries, the Scorpions were unable to contain Kingman’s senior running back Jordan McDowell-Seybert who ran for 163 yards on seven carries, with his longest being 75 yards. He scored half the Tigers’ points on three touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions.