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Dylan Raiola, nation's No. 1 quarterback, intercepted late as Basha (Arizona) deals nationally ranked Chandler first loss

ESPN-televised Arizona high school football showdown features the two best quarterbacks in Arizona

ESPN's national high school game of the week took place in Arizona, and a nationally ranked team was upset in epic fashion.

Basha (Arizona) dealt Chandler, No. 10 in the SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25, a 14-7 loss on Friday night at Chandler High School in a game that went down to the wire.  

Dylan Raiola, the nation's No. 1 quarterback in the 2024 class, was picked with fewer than two minutes left to seal the game for the Bears (6-1).

Wyatt Milkovic, a three-star Boise State commit, deflected a pass on 4th and 2 in Chandler territory and DJ Jaiman snagged a tipped pass from Raiola to help secure the win with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter. 

The matchup received top billing as a matchup between two of the country's best quarterback prospects — and the top two in Arizona — in four-star Demond Williams Jr. (Basha) and Raiola, an Ohio State commit, and two Oregon Ducks commits, Basha's cornerback Cole Martin and Chandler's A'mauri Washington.

Chandler was the Arizona Interscholastic Association Open Division favorite going into Friday's contest. 

It's the first time the Bears have beat their cross-town rivals since 2011.

Lead photo by Steven Davis