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FOOTBALL: Catalina continues historic run plus updated Tucson Top Twenty

Malik Martin (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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TUCSON TOP TWENTY

1: Cienega (5-0)
2: Salpointe (5-0)
3: Ironwood Ridge (4-1)
4: Marana (3-2)
5: Mountain View (4-1)
6: Canyon del Oro (3-2)
7: Sabino (4-1)
8: Pusch Ridge (5-0)
9: Catalina Foothills (4-2)
10: Walden Grove (4-1)
11: Tucson (2-4)
12: Pueblo (3-2)
13: Sahuaro (2-3)
14: Cholla (3-3)
15: Catalina (5-1)
16: Santa Cruz (4-0)
17: Empire (3-2)
18: Buena (4-1)
19: Desert View (3-2)
20: San Manuel (5-1)

1974. That was the last time Catalina started out a season with a 5-1 record and, some 43 years later, the Trojans matched that mark after beating Tanque Verde 21-7 Friday night. The 1974 team finished 7-3 but did not make the playoffs under the old system.

The Trojans reached seven victories four times since 1966 and eight games once (1967) but it was the unlikely 5-5 squad from 2009 that finally broke through and earned a playoff spot. It is doubtful five wins will get a team in the playoffs this year and the Trojans will be tested right away with a trip to Sabino (4-1) coming next Thursday….

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