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Class 5A Southern Arizona state football playoffs capsules

Rundown of the four Southern Arizona Class 5A teams in the state playoffs that start Friday.

Stats provided by MaxPreps.com.

NO. 1 CIENEGA (10-0)

Coach: Patrick Nugent (fourth season, 26-7)

Jamarye Joiner (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

W 25 Aug at Marana, 57-50
W 01 Sep vs. Shadow Ridge, 51-6
W 08 Sep vs. Nogales, 43-0
W 15 Sep at Flowing Wells, 56-14
W 22 Sep vs. Tucson (at Rincon), 51-17
W 28 Sep vs. Salpointe Catholic, 30-20
W 06 Oct at Sahuaro, 49-28
W 13 Oct at Buena, 33-10
W 20 Oct vs. Ironwood Ridge, 56-55
W 27 Oct vs. Mountain View, 41-14
Friday vs. No. 16 Betty H. Fairfax, 7 p.m.

— QB Jamarye Joiner has completed 93 of 106 pass attempts for 1,681 yards with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has rushed for 921 yards and 16 touchdowns on 98 carries. Combining his passing and rushing yards, Joiner has 2,602 total yards.

— RB Geo Owens has rushed for 503 yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries.

— WR Terrell Hayward has 32 receptions for 717 yards with 10 touchdowns. Hayward has 1,596 all-purpose yards. He is also the Bobcats’ primary returner.

— WR Jerry White has 17 receptions for 371 yards with five touchdowns.

NO. 6 IRONWOOD RIDGE (7-3)

Coach: Matt Johnson (ninth year, 78-29)

Heath Beemiller (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

W 18 Aug at Marana, 42-35
W 25 Aug at Sunnyslope, 23-9
W 01 Sep at Nogales, 41-7
W 08 Sep CDO, 24-21
L 22 Sep Queen Creek, 35-28
L 28 Sep at Mountain View, 28-23
W 06 Oct Buena, 50-15
W 13 Oct Tucson, 35-17
L 20 Oct at Cienega 56-55
W 27 Oct Sahuaro, 42-18
Friday vs. No. 11 Apollo, 7 p.m.

— QB Heath Beemiller has completed 105 of 172 pass attempts for 1,315 yards with 16 touchdowns and only four interceptions.

— RB Nick Brahler has rushed for 1,506 on 191 carries with 18 touchdowns. He has 1,706 all-purpose yards.

— Three players have at least 20 receptions — Andrew Cook (28 for 571 yards and eight touchdowns), Brahler (23 for 200 yards and three touchdowns) and Noah Pallanes (20 for 210 yards and two touchdowns).

— LB Freddie Frazier IV leads the Nighthawks with 66 tackles, including four for loss.




NO. 9 MARANA (8-2)

Coach: Andy Litten (sixth year, 35-27)

Trenton Bourguet (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

L 18 Aug Ironwood Ridge, 35-42
L 25 Aug Cienega, 57-50
W 01 Sep McClintock, 42-13
W 08 Sep at Sahuaro, 35-7
W 22 Sep at CDO, 55-20
W 28 Sep Flowing Wells, 55-0
W 06 Oct at Cholla, 52-6
W 13 Oct at Poston Butte, 49-28
W 20 Oct Desert View, 64-16
W 27 Oct at Rincon/University, 59-3
Friday at No. 8 Verrado, 7 p.m.

— QB Trenton Bourguet has completed 115 of 189 pass attempts for 2,495 yards with 34 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has also rushed for 244 yards on 40 carries with four touchdowns. Bourguet accounts for 2,739 total yards.

— RB Rene Valenzuela has rushed for 689 yards on 105 carries with seven touchdowns.

— RB Zach Roberts has gained 450 yards rushing on 90 carries with 10 touchdowns.

— Bourguet’s three primary targets each have at least 25 receptions — WR Diego Miranda (30 receptions for 582 yards), WR Teon Simmons (27 catches for 636 yards) and WR Jesus Valenzuela. Simmons has 1,061 all-purpose yards and Valenzuela is at 1,019.

— LB T.J. Cephers is the leading tackler with 93, including four for loss.

— DE John Morgan leads the Tigers with six tackles for loss.

No. 12 Mountain View (7-3)

Coach: Bam McRae (sixth year, 41-23)

Wyatt Adams. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

L 25 Aug Salpointe Catholic, 34-0
W 01 Sep Rincon/University, 63-0
W 08 Sep at Sunnyside, 29-6
W 15 Sep Tucson, 42-20
W 22 Sep at Poston Butte, 27-21
W 28 Sep Ironwood Ridge, 28-23
W 06 Oct at Desert View, 47-11
W 13 Oct Sahuaro, 38-14
L 20 Oct at Buena, 49-48
L 27 Oct at Cienega, 41-14
Friday at No. 5 Queen Creek, 7 p.m.

— QB Josemaria Alcala has completed 43 of 83 pass attempts for 803 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions.

— RB Wyatt Adams is a 1,000-yard rusher, at 1,009 yards on 118 carries, with one touchdown.

— RB Varney Larson has gained 613 yards on 75 carries with one touchdown.

— WR Joshua Hart leads the Mountain Lions with 25 receptions for 619 yards and one touchdown.

— LB Calib McRae leads Mountain View with 77 tackles, including six tackles for loss.

— LB Weston Aguilar tops the Mountain Lions with nine tackles for loss.


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