Though holding their own in the first quarter and starting with a 2-0 lead, the Maricopa High School football Rams had a mountain to climb when hosting Gilbert’s Campo Verde. One of the top-ranked teams in the state, the Coyotes won Friday night, 43-9.
Campo Verde is undefeated and leads the 5A San Tan region. Maricopa’s record fell to 3-4 (0-2). The Rams are ranked 20th in 5A. Maricopa, on fall break, next plays Oct. 18, hosting Williams Field, 5-2 (2-0). As the final home game, it will be senior night.