Mountain Pointe defeats Desert Vista in Ahwatukee Bowl

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Ahwatukee Bowl By Jennifer Thomas Ahwatukee Bowl By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- The Mountain Pointe Pride earned 2012 neighborhood bragging rights after defeating the top ranked Desert Vista Thunder 23-21 in Friday night's Ahwatukee Bowl.

More than 13,000 fans saw a first-half scoring fest with each team reaching the end zone three times. However, the second half was riddled by mistakes and turnovers from both teams.

Desert Vista had two critical fumbles in the final three minutes that helped seal their fate. The 5th-ranked Mountain Pointe Pride took the lead for good on a bad snap by Desert Vista that was recovered in the end zone for a safety.

Watch the video above for all the action and post-game reaction from the "Tukee Bowl."