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Data and info of 5A and 4A Southern Arizona football teams in state quarterfinals

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CLASS 5A

QUARTERFINALS

Thursday

No. 9 Mesquite (8-3) at No. 1 Cienega (11-0), 7 p.m.

Former Arizona coach Larry Smith’s grandson Preston Smith is a senior receiver with Mesquite. Coach Smith’s son, Corbin, who is Preston’s father, teaches special education at Mesquite. He is also the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks and linebackers coach for the Wildcats.

Cienega QBs

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Cienega top RBs

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Cienega top WR

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Cienega top tackler

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No. 6 Queen Creek (9-2) at No. 3 Ironwood Ridge (9-2), 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge QB

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Ironwood Ridge top RB

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Ironwood Ridge top WR

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Ironwood Ridge top tackler

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No. 7 Marana (9-2) at No. 2 Williams Field (11-0), 7 p.m.

Former Arizona cornerback Kelvin Hunter, who played for the Wildcats from 1996-99, is the defensive coordinator for unbeaten Williams Field.

Marana QBs

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Marana top RB

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Marana top WR

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Marana top tacklers

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CLASS 4A

QUARTERFINALS

Thursday

No. 6 Catalina Foothills (9-2) at No. 3 Sunrise Mountain (10-1), 7 p.m.

Rich Rodriguez’s son and Arizona commit …

Catalina Foothills QB

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Catalina Foothills top RB

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Catalina Foothills top WR

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Catalina Foothills top tackler

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No. 5 Marcos de Niza (8-3) at No. 4 Salpointe (9-2), 7 p.m.

Marcos de Niza placekicker Krysten Muir trains individually with Arizona great Max Zendejas

Salpointe QBs

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Salpointe top RB

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Salpointe top WR

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Salpointe top tackler

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