The Sequoia Pathway Academy football team defeated South Pointe, 44-0, in the semifinal of the state championship.
Competing in Canyon Athletic Association’s open division, the Pumas remain undefeated. They next play San Tan Charter for the title Nov. 16 at Bourgade Catholic High School.
Despite a slow start laden with penalty flags on its home field at Pacana Park, Pathway strung together a series of scoring runs and passes while the defense held the Griffins practically immobile. The scoring was capped off by a display of sportsmanship as both teams helped a Puma with autism score a final touchdown to end the game.