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Amphi wins Gila Region with 24-17 victory over Pueblo; Saturday playoff schedule

Zulu Deah led all rushers with 112 yards. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Zulu Deah led all rushers with 112 yards. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Amphitheater coaching legend Vern Friedli is still the man in Southern Arizona. He retired in 2011 with (what was then) a state-record 331 wins. He guided the Panthers to a state championship, he led them to their last playoff appearance in 2010 and he had the best seat in the house Friday night when he saw his former team beat Pueblo 24-17 to get back to the postseason…..

….Amphitheater was 3-0 in the Gila Region and so was Pueblo. This game was all-or-nothing. It was, in fact, a playoff game….

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Ricardo Medina had one final shot to tie the game but Amphi broke up the pass in the end zone. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Ricardo Medina had one final shot to tie the game but Amphi broke up the pass in the end zone. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

FALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

2A SOCCER QUARTERFINALS

Friday, Oct. 28
Tempe Benedict Sports Complex

No. 4 Willcox lost to No. 5 Snowflake, 4-2
No. 7 Desert Christian lost to No. 2 Chino Valley, 2-0

SWIM & DIVE

Southern Arizona Regional Qualifier
Friday, Oct. 28 – Saturday, Oct. 29
Oro Valley Pool

SATURDAY

1A FOOTBALL QUARTERFINALS

Saturday, Oct. 29
No. 5 NFL Yet at No. 4 St. David, 6 p.m.
No. 6 Valley Union at No. 3 Williams, 6 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY SECTIONALS

Saturday, Oct. 29
Rio Rico High School
Division II, Section I
Division III, Section I
Division IV, Section II

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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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