Mesa, AZ - The #20 Mesa Thunderbirds lost Saturday night to the #19 Scottsdale Artichokes, 52-35, at John D. Riggs Stadium in a Western States Football League game.
It was the Artichokes, who had five touchdowns through the air, that kept Mesa on their heels all night.
Also tripping up the T-Birds was a rough two minute spell that occured a minute before halftime and one minute into the second half. Scottsdale scored on a long pass as time was near expiring to tie the game at 21. Mesa received the second half kickoff but the T-Birds fumbled it and it was recovered by the Artichokes, in prime scoring position.
Scottsdale did just that as they scored on a four yard rush play just 47 seconds into the half. The momentum fell to Scottsdale the rest of the night.
Mesa moves to 2-1 on the season. The T-Birds will have a bye next weekend then they will travel down to Arizona Western on September 22nd for 7 pm matchup with the Matadors.