In the challenge of moving up to 11-man football in Division III of the Canyon Athletic Association, Sequoia Pathway Academy overcame odds and won the state championship on Saturday.
The Pumas defeated American Leadership Academy-Ironwood 20-13 at Phoenix Christian High School for the division trophy.
Senior running back Travion Bolds was named Most Valuable Player in the division. During the season he led the CAA in rushing with 1,731 yards. Senior quarterback Arthur Silva led Division III and was third overall in passing with 878 yards. Senior wide receiver Trey Anderson was first in the division and fourth overall in receiving yards with 658.