A LOOK TO WEEK SIX
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (all video games 7 p.m.)
Salpointe (1-2) at Cienega (1-1)
Salpointe and Cienega meet in a non-region sport between two conventional powers during the last decade. The Bobcats have a successful report of 4-3 towards the Lancers of their seven conferences.
Sunnyside (1-1) at Waddell Canyon View (1-2)
Sunnyside returns from a bye week to go back and forth to Canyon View at the some distance westside of Phoenix within the first assembly of the systems.
Ironwood Ridge (0-2) at Goodyear Wasteland Edge (2-1)
The Nighthawks, any other of many Southern Arizona groups coming off a bye week, have a troublesome process to earn the primary win of the Dale Stott training technology taking part in at Wasteland Edge.
Phoenix South Mountain (2-1) at Tucson (1-1)
Arizona linebacker nice Byron Evans and his alma mater make a go back and forth to Tucson Prime for the second one consecutive season. The Jaguars prevailed 26-20 closing season.
Canyon del Oro (2-0) at Marana (2-0)
Probably the most expected Southern Arizona sport on Friday is suffering from the unlucky construction of six CDO gamers, together with starters, not able to play for disciplinary causes. “The District isn’t ready to remark because of federal confidentiality regulations about knowledge contained in scholar information,” Michelle Valenzuela, Amphitheater Communications Director, said.
Catalina Foothills (0-2) at Mica Mountain (1-2)
Two groups looking for their identification meet in Vail with Catalina Foothills having a bye closing week and Mica Mountain coming off consecutive losses to 4A juggernauts Bradshaw Mountain and Poston Butte.
Mesa Pink Mountain (2-1) at Mountain View (0-2)
Mountain View’s Matt Johnson continues his sound scheduling philosophy of taking part in tough groups from the Phoenix subject to spice up his group’s possibilities of qualifying for the state playoffs down the street.
Safford (1-4, 0-1 3A South) at Sabino (4-0, 1-0)
Sabino seems to stay rolling in conjunction with Ed Doherty Award state participant of the yr candidate Cameron Hackworth, a junior, at quarterback. Ryan McBrayer is 41-13 in his 6th yr at his alma mater.
Pusch Ridge (5-0, 1-0 3A South) at Thatcher (4-0, 1-0)
Every other marquee matchup, one of the crucial best possible within the state, any classification. A Pusch Ridge win would spice up the Lions’ possibilities for a 3A South identify and automated bid to the state playoffs. Every other vital showdown looms subsequent Friday with Sabino touring to Oro Valley to play Pusch Ridge. The sport will also be heard survive KATO 1230-AM with Arizona grad Lee Patterson at the name.
Palo Verde (2-3, 0-1 3A South) at Benson (3-2, 0-1)
If Palo Verde can pull off the disillusioned, the Titans can be at .500 after six video games, matching the feat when Mike Wells was once the trainer in 2019. That’s pronouncing one thing with Palo Verde now not having a varsity group closing season on account of a loss of eligible gamers.
Nogales (0-2) at Sahuaro (1-1)
The Cougars have had two weeks off to develop from their loss to rival Sabino whilst the Apaches want to finish a six-game shedding streak courting to closing season.
Amphitheater (0-2) at Tempe Marcos de Niza (3-0)
Amphi trainer Jorge Mendivil, who has 112 occupation victories, additionally makes use of the strategy of scheduling Phoenix-area groups. This one will probably be tricky going towards the unbeaten Padres who want to fit their win general for all of closing season.
Cholla (1-2) at Buena (2-1)
Virgil Henderson’s Chargers suffered a 56-49 shootout loss at house towards Douglas closing week and now will have to go back and forth to Sierra Vista. Each groups can most sensible their win general for all of closing season with a victory.
Sahuarita (0-2) at Rincon/College (0-3)
Each faculties are in search of their first win of the season and to position an finish to long shedding streaks going again to closing season — the Mustangs are at 5 video games and the Rangers 10.
Rio Rico (1-1) at Douglas (2-0)
Douglas, coached by way of former Arizona defensive lineman Hunter Lengthy, can legitimately get started 3-0 for the primary time since 1990, when Dick Keith’s group went 6-4-1 and misplaced within the first spherical of the state playoffs. The 2018 group began 5-0 however the ones video games had been forfeited on account of the usage of ineligible gamers.
Pueblo (2-0) at Walden Grove (1-2)
The Warriors seeking to get started 3-0 for the primary time since Brandon Sanders’ closing season main this system in 2019. They made it to the state playoffs and completed 8-3 that season. Walden Grove once more appearing a potent passing offense with senior QB Gabe Smith the chief.
Flowing Wells (1-1) at Avondale Agua Fria (0-3)
Flowing Wells is in the middle of 3 immediately street video games, 2d consecutive within the Phoenix subject after shedding at Paradise Valley closing week.
Morenci (4-0) at Tombstone (2-2)
The upstart Yellow Jackets, at the back of dual-threat QB DJ Elias, face their maximum tricky check of the season web hosting 2A protecting state champion Morenci. Tombstone is 2-2 after successful its closing two video games. It was once 2-18 within the earlier 20 video games courting to 2019.
Empire (1-1) at Glendale Deer Valley (0-3)
The Ravens got here as regards to beginning 2-0 however fell 14-12 at house closing week to Sierra Linda. A win over Deer Valley can set the tone to a conceivable 4-1 get started heading into the 4A Kino opener at Mica Mountain.
Pima (3-1) at Willcox (3-1)
Willcox took protecting 2A state champion Morenci to the prohibit closing week at the street earlier than shedding 21-14. Every other tricky problem occurs Friday at house Pima, a 2A state semifinalist closing yr, coming to the town.
Phoenix North Pointe (0-4) at Tanque Verde (0-4)
Tanque Verde enters winless at 0-4 after its Sept. 2 victory over Valley Lutheran was once forfeited on account of the usage of an ineligible participant because of a clerical error. The Hawks glance to care for industry earlier than going through the uncertainty of getting Catalina and Santa Rita subsequent on their agenda to start out play within the 2A San Pedro. Catalina and Santa Rita were compelled to forfeit video games in contemporary weeks on account of now not having sufficient eligible gamers
Phoenix NFL But (2-2) at Bisbee (1-3)
Bisbee has misplaced 3 immediately video games since its opening win at Eloy Santa Cruz. The Pumas will attempt to generate offense at the back of the productive speeding offensive backfield of quarterback Sebastian Lopez and operating again Diego Chavez, who mix for 755 speeding yards.
St. David (5-0, 3-0 1A South) at Valley Union (0-5, 0-3)
The Tigers have a showdown looming with San Manuel subsequent week at house in a sport that can most likely make a decision the 1A South championship and automated bid for the state match.
Duncan (1-3, 1-2 1A South) at Baboquivari (3-2, 2-1)
Baboquivari is in place to succeed in 4 wins for the primary time since 2019 (this system didn’t play a sport in 2020 and had handiest six video games closing yr because of COVID-19 protocol). The Warriors are attempting to reach their first successful season since going 5-2 in 2003 underneath Jeff Pichotta.
Fortress Thomas (0-5, 0-3 1A South) at San Manuel (4-1, 2-0)
San Manuel is on target to play for a 1A South identify subsequent week at St. David. Senior protection Ralphie Valencia, who additionally performs QB, has six interceptions this season after tallying 10 closing yr. His 16 occupation interceptions ties him for third-most in 1A state historical past. The report is 25 set by way of Seligman’s Joe Campbell from 1973-75.
Globe over Catalina (forfeit)
Wittmann Mountainside over Santa Rita (forfeit)
BYE: Wasteland View (0-2)
A LOOK BACK TO WEEK FIVE
San Tan Valley Poston Butte 40, Mica Mountain 0
Kingman Academy 54, Catalina 0
Basha 46, Salpointe 14
Canyon del Oro 38, Wasteland View 7
Goodyear Millennium 42, Cienega 14
Vista Grande 31, Ironwood Ridge 17
Buena 41, Nogales 0
Douglas 56, Cholla 49
Phoenix Alhambra 32, Rincon/UHS 10
Phoenix Thunderbird 55, Amphitheater 7
Chandler AZ Faculty Prep 28, Walden Grove 20
Phoenix Sierra Linda 14, Empire 12
Flagstaff 59, Rio Rico 12
Sabino 55, Palo Verde 6
Pusch Ridge 59, Benson 0
Morenci 21, Willcox 14
Tombstone 56, St. John Paul II 0
Gilbert San Tan Constitution 16, Tanque Verde 7
Phoenix Veritas Prep 27, Bisbee 8
Baboquivari 20, Kearney Ray 14
St. David 61, Heber Mogollon 44
San Manuel 58, Valley Union 6
Phoenix Cortez over Santa Rita (Forfeit)