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Tony Luzania led Elfrida valley Union to a state title in 2007. Hopes are high again (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Tony Luzania led Elfrida valley Union to a state title in 2007. Hopes are high again (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Five Southern Arizona football teams remain unbeaten:
Flowing Wells 5-0
Sabino 4-0
Benson 4-0
St. David 4-0
Valley Union 4-0

As we move into the section phase, it’s important to point out that the section champion gets the only automatic bid to the state playoffs. It becomes a “second season” or a second chance for teams that struggled during the “Freedom” portion of their schedules.

Although all games are important, here are a couple from each division from Southern Arizona that are sure to shape the rest of the season:

DIVISION IV

Section II Standings
Thatcher (2-2, 1-0)
Douglas (1-3, 1-0)
Santa Rita (1-3, 1-0)
Empire (1-3, 0-0)
Pueblo (1-3, 0-1)
Catalina (0-4, 0-1)
Palo Verde (0-5, 0-1)

Section VI Standings
Flowing Wells (5-0, 1-0)
Pusch Ridge (3-1, 1-0)
Sahuarita (1-3, 1-0)
Walden Grove (2-2, 0-0)
Cholla (3-1, 0-1)
Rio Rico (2-3, 0-1)
Amphitheater (0-4, 0-1)

Thatcher (2-2) at Palo Verde (0-5)

Not many power points on the table for Thatcher but the win over Pueblo put them in the driver’s seat for the section title. A win over Palo Verde puts them up 2-0 in the section.

Douglas (1-3) at Pueblo (1-3)

Douglas defeated Catalina to give them an important start in section play but they will be traveling to Pueblo. Pueblo in hungry for a win.

DIVISION V

Section II Standings
Benson (4-0, 0-0)
Bisbee (2-1, 0-0)
San Manuel (1-2, 0-0)
Tombstone (1-2, 0-0)
Tanque Verde (1-4, 0-0)
Willcox (1-4, 0-0)

Section VIII Section Standings
Santa Cruz (3-1, 0-0)

Benson (4-0) at San Carlos (1-4)

Benson is still a couple of weeks away from section play but beefing up their division record will help keep the Bobcats ahead of everyone else.

Santa Cruz (3-1) at Benjamin Franklin (2-2)

Dust Devils can get into their section race with a win this week. This is an intriguing week for a small school that produced three NFL standouts.

DIVISION VI

Sections Combined
St. David (4-0, 1-0)
Valley Union (4-0, 0-0)
Duncan (1-3, 0-1)
Ajo (3-1, 1-0)

St. David (4-0) at Fort Thomas (2-3)

St. David finishes the regular season with games against Valley Union and Pima (5-0). The Tigers need to keep pace.

Valley Union (4-0) at Duncan (1-3)

Huge win over Glendale Prep has the Blue Devils believing. The game between Valley Union and St. David is set for Oct. 9.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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