No. 12 Tanque Verde came up with the upset of the day after taking out No. 3 Safford 3-1 in the opening round of the 3A playoffs held at Camelback High School this morning. The magic did not hold up and the Hawks fell to No. 4 Blue Ridge in the quarterfinal round later in the day.
No. 12 Benson and No. 15 St. Augustine lost in the first round of 2A action, but No. 8 Gregory School knocked off No. 8 Bowie/San Simon and No. 6 St. David beat No. 11 Rock Point to make it to the quarterfinals of the 1A Conference.
Both St. David and The Gregory School were eliminated later in the day in the quarterfinal round.
No. 3 Salpointe is the last team from Southern Arizona alive in the state playoffs.
SEMIFINALS: Tuesday, Nov. 7
No. 3 Salpointe vs. No. 2 Cactus, 5 p.m. at Mountain Pointe
FIRST ROUND: Friday, Nov. 3 at Camelback
No. 8 Valley Christian over No. 9 Pusch Ridge, 3-0
No. 12 Tanque Verde over No. 3 Safford, 3-1
QUARTERFINALS: Friday, Nov. 3 at Camelback
No. 4 Blue Ridge over No. 12 Tanque Verde, 3-0
FIRST ROUND: Friday, Nov. 3 at Arcadia
No. 5 Glendale Prep over No. 12 Benson, 3-0
No. 2 Horizon Honors over No. 15 St. Augustine, 3-0
FIRST ROUND: Friday, Nov. 3 at North
No. 9 Gregory School over No. 8 Bowie/San Simon, 3-1
No. 6 St. David over No. 11 Rock Point, 3-1
QUARTERFINALS: Friday, Nov. 3 at North
No. 1 Mogollon over No. 9 Gregory School, 3-0
No. 3 St. Michael over No. 6 St. David, 3-0
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