No. 7 Marana beat No. 10 Desert View 54-12 to win the 5A Sonoran Region
No. 2 Cienega beat No. 5 Ironwood Ridge 52-27
Th Bobcats are the Southern Region champions due to the tiebreaker formula:
1.Head to Head in Region/Section Games
2.Conference/Division Win Percentage
3.Overall Win Percentage
4.Overall Power Ranking
5.Coin Flip if simply to break a tie for seeding
6.Mini playoff if to go into the tournament
Even if Mountain View beats Cienega next Friday, Ironwood Ridge beat Mountain View and Cienega beat Ironwood Ridge. All three teams would have one region loss – sending the tiebreaker to the conference win percentage. This is only my interpretation of the rules. The final decision is with the AIA.
No. 14 Flowing Wells beat Walden Grove 1-20 to give head coach Mark Brunenkant his 100th victory.
No. 6 Salpointe beat No. 4 Catalina Foothills 34-7.
The win by the Lancers is huge but there is another test in the form of No. 9 Canyon del Oro next Friday. The two teams will meet for the 4A Kino Region title. If CDO wins, they will be region champions due to a better conference win percentage.
No. 19 Amphitheater to play No. 21 Pueblo for Gila Region title.
The Panthers are 3-0 in the Gila region and so are the Warriors. This might be a winner-take-all game because both teams might be ranked outside of the top 16. If that is the case, the winner of this game will knock a team out of the playoffs that is ranked in the top 16.
No. 3 Santa Cruz beat No. 4 Benson 44-8 to claim the 2A South Region.
Former Flowing Wells and Pusch Ridge assistant Rishard Davis going to the playoffs again.
No. 9 Desert Christian beat No. 3Will cox 2-1 to win 2A South Region.
The playoffs for fall soccer begins on Friday, Oct. 28.
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