Sunnyside scores late TD to get past Rincon 7-6; Tucson Top Twenty

Rincon TE Eric Petronella. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


One play here. One play there. Right or wrong, sometimes that’s all it takes to change a season and we had plenty of those emotion-changing moments Friday night at Rincon with Sunnyside scoring late to defeat the Rangers 7-6.

It was a game where both quarterbacks combined for 4-for-25 so running the ball became key – but that proved to be a struggle as well. The Rangers were hampered by a series of penalties (even the band was flagged) and a couple of very costly fumbles while the Blue Devils were held on downs three times and were forced to punt on five of their possessions. The clock appeared to be the only thing moving forward…..


Joe Fuentes got hot when it mattered. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


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


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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