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FOOTBALL: Ironwood Ridge escapes with 20-17 win at Tucson

Ironwood Ridge RB Nick Brahler was an unlikely hero. 30 carries for 144 yards and two TDs. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Ironwood Ridge RB Nick Brahler was an unlikely hero. 30 carries for 144 yards and two TDs. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Ironwood Ridge held on to defeat Tucson 20-17 Friday night in one of the most mind-boggling games of the year. The Nighthawks dominated with over 420 yards of offense but the Badgers, with just a bit over 200, still had a chance to win even as the clock was winding down to zero.

The disparity in offensive production in such a close game was just one of many curious storylines in the game between 5A power Ironwood Ridge (7-1, 2-0) and 6A Southern/Tucson Region champion Tucson (4-4, 1-0)….

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Daniel Peabody (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Daniel Peabody (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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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 and on AZPreps365.com. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

 

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