Hawks spoil Tigers’ home opener

ImperialHigh’s Joey Ramos makes a catch against Gila Ridge High during a non-conference football game on Friday in Imperial. SERGIO BASTIDAS PHOTO 

IMPERIAL — The Imperial High football team had its 2019 home opener spoiled by the Gila Ridge Hawks, who held off the Tigers late in the fourth quarter to return to Yuma with a 37-34 victory here on Friday night.

The Tigers fought all game to make up for a handful of costly first-quarter mistakes that allowed Gila Ridge to jump to a 21-8 lead by the end of the first period.

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