Pusch Ridge gets past American Leadership; Cienega outlasts Marana to retain top spot

Turner Harris had 41 yards receiving. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


Jerry Harris had just over two dozen players at his disposal Friday night and about a third of the players he suited up against American Leadership Academy were either freshmen or sophomores. Not quite the “300 Spartans” Harris envisioned prior to the game but, then again, he wasn’t that far off….

GAME STORY AT AZPreps365.com

1: Cienega (1-0)
2: Salpointe (2-0)
3: Ironwood Ridge (2-0)
4: Marana (0-2)
5: Tucson 2-0)
6: Sabino (2-0)
7: Pueblo (2-0)
8: Canyon del Oro (1-0)
9: Catalina Foothills (1-1)
10: Pusch Ridge (1-0)


Friday, August 25
Tucson 24, Mountain Ridge 14
Dobson 22, Rincon/University 16
Pueblo 7, Sunnyside 6
Ironwood Ridge 23, Sunnyslope 9
Cienega 57, Marana 50
Salpointe 34, Mountain View 0
Sabino 41, Sahuaro 13
Buena 14, Flowing Wells 7
Desert View 42, Palo Verde 7
Cholla 50, Amphitheater 0
Canyon del Oro 42, Shadow Mountain 34
Walden Grove 52, Rio Rico 0
Catalina Foothills 12,) at Tempe 0
Bisbee 22, Douglas 21
Catalina 21, Globe 13
Empire 31, Coolidge 0
Pusch Ridge 24, American Leadership 14
Safford 42, Sahuarita 18
San Manuel 28, Tanque Verde 7
Benjamin Franklin 61, Santa Rita 6
Thatcher 42, Benson 0
Santa Cruz 52, Paradise Honors 0
Antelope Union 23, Tombstone 14
Willcox 29, Lordsburg 6
Greyhills 60, Baboquivari 6
Mayer 80, St. David 14
Valley Union 48, Joseph City 12

Friday, September 1
Salpointe: Bye
Douglas: Bye
Pueblo: Bye
Santa Rita: Bye
Sabino at American Leadership
Flowing Wells at Amphitheater
Canyon Del Oro at Apache Junction
Catalina at Benjamin Franklin
Pima at Bisbee
Sunnyside at Buena
Empire at Casteel
Cholla at Catalina Foothills
Shadow Ridge at Cienega
Rio Rico at Cortez
Tucson at Desert Ridge
Maricopa at Desert View
Palo Verde at Glendale
McClintock at Marana
Benson at Morenci
Rincon/University at Mountain View Marana
Ironwood Ridge at Nogales
Sahuaro at Queen Creek
Florence at Sahuarita
Veritas Prep at San Manuel
Coolidge at Santa Cruz
San Carlos at Tombstone
Pusch Ridge at Walden Grove
Tanque Verde at Willcox
Baboquivari at Ray
Arete Prep at Valley Union
St. David at Valley Lutheran

Friday, September 8
Empire at Amphitheater
Benson at Arizona Lutheran
Phoenix Christian at Bisbee
Rincon/University at Buena
Flowing Wells at Catalina Foothills
Nogales at Cienega
Desert View at Douglas
Tanque Verde at Globe
Canyon Del Oro at Ironwood Ridge
San Manuel at Miami
Catalina at Palo Verde
Santa Cruz at Parker
Tombstone at Pima
Cholla at Pueblo
Sahuarita at Rio Rico
Pusch Ridge at Safford
Marana at Sahuaro
Mountain View Marana at Sunnyside
Salpointe at Tucson
Santa Rita at Walden Grove
Morenci at Willcox
Hayden at Baboquivari
St. David at Ray

Saturday, September 9
PDSD at Valley Union, 4 p.m.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


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