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Marana drops game to Williams Field, 33-14

University of Arizona commit Jordan Morgan protects Marana QB Trenton Bourguet from Williams Field DE Seth Suesue. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Down 14-12 at the half Friday night, the Black Hawks of Williams Field found another gear on the road and pulled away from Marana, 33-14. The victory pushed the Black Hawks to 4-1 on the year, practically erasing an opening week 41-29 setback at Norco, California.

Both squads talked of Friday night being filled with defining moments, good or bad, but it’s hard to gauge what the loss for Marana (4-1) and the win for Williams Field means as far as the postseason goes with region finishes no longer being part of the equation at the 5A level. The key, now, is to be one of the top 16 teams in the state after the final week and, for the last six years, seven wins appears to be the magic ticket to a playoff run, with a few exceptions…..

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Walking the sidelines Friday night was Arizona OL coach Joe Gilbert and Western New Mexico offensive coordinator Paul Hansen. Gilbert was checking on several big men including Marana lineman Jordan Morgan (6-5, 265). Morgan committed to Arizona but USC came calling Friday afternoon. Hansen offered Trenton Bourguet and T.J. Cephers.

WEEK FIVE REVIEW

THE UNDEFEATED
Tucson (5-0)
Douglas (4-0)
Salpointe (4-0)

Friday, Sept. 14
6A Tucson 19, 5A Mountain View 14
5A Williams Field 33, 5A Marana 14
5A Buena 27, 5A Desert View 8
5A Cienega 56, 5A Rincon/UHS 14
5A Centennial 55, 5A Ironwood Ridge 7
5A Flowing Wells, 50, 5A Paradise Valley 43
5A Sunnyside 21, at 4A Pueblo 14
4A Walden Grove 49, 5A Nogales 0
5A Empire 55, 4A Palo Verde 12
4A Sahuaro 47, 5A Cholla 0
4A Casa Grande 70, 4A Rio Rico 7
4A Canyon del Oro 46, 4A Amphitheater 0
4A Salpointe 41, Cactus 15
3A Payson 32, 3A Catalina 14
3A Snowflake 21, 3A Pusch Ridge 7
3A Sabino 14, 3A Blue Ridge 7
3A Winslow 40, 3A Tanque Verde 0
2A Thatcher 48, 2A Benson 6
2A Globe 49, 2A Tombstone 40
2A Pima 46, 2A Bisbee 20
2A Willcox 26, 2A San Manuel 12
2A Miami 6, 2A Santa Rita 3
2A Morenci 42, 2A Santa Cruz 12
1A Fort Thomas 74, at 1A St. David 23
1A Valley Union 74, 1A Baboquivari 20
1A NFL YET 46, 1A Bowie/San Simon 14

Saturday, Sept. 15
3A SAHUARITA (2-1) at 3A Holbrook (1-1)

4A Douglas (4-0) BYE
4A Catalina Foothills (1-3) BYE

 

WEEK SIX PREVIEW

Friday, Sept. 21
6A Tucson (5-0, 3-0) at 4A SALPOINTE (4-0)
5A BUENA (3-1) at 5A Apollo (1-3)
5A CIENEGA (3-1) at 5A Mountain View (0-3)
5A Sunnyside (3-1) at 4A SAHUARO (4-1, 1-0)
5A EMPIRE (1-3) at 5A Nogales (2-2)
5A IRONWOOD RIDGE (1-3) at 5A Desert View (1-3)
4A PALO VERDE (1-3) at 5A Rincon/UHS (0-4)
4A Walden Grove (3-1) at 4A GLENDALE (4-0)
4A DOUGLAS (4-0) at 4A Silver City, NM (2-1)
4A Pueblo (1-3) at 4A CATALINA FOOTHILLS (1-3)
4A Prescott (3-1) at 4A CANYON DEL ORO (3-1)
3A Ben Franklin (3-2, 1-0) at 3A SABINO (2-2)
3A San Tan Foothills (2-2) at 3A SAHUARITA (2-1)
3A COOLIDGE (4-1, 0-1) at 3A Catalina (1-3)
3A Pusch Ridge (1-3) at 3A FOUNTAIN HILLS (2-2)
3A TANQUE VERDE (1-3) at 3A AZ College Prep (0-4)
2A Heritage (0-5) at 2A BENSON (2-2, 1-0)
2A Pima (2-2) at 2A TOMBSTONE (3-1)
2A MORENCI (4-1) at 2A Bisbee (2-2)
2A AZ LUTHERAN (4-0) at 2A Willcox (3-1)
2A Santa Rita (0-4, 0-1) at 2A SAN MANUEL (0-3)
2A Santa Cruz (1-3) at 2A THATCHER (5-0, 1-0)
1A Valley Union (1-4, 1-0) at 1A FORT THOMAS (4-0, 2-0)
1A Duncan (2-2, 1-0) at 2A ST. DAVID (3-2, 1-1)
1A Bowie/San Simon (0-4, 0-2) at 1A BABOQUIVARI (1-4, 0-2)

5A Marana (4-1) BYE
5A Flowing Wells (4-1) BYE
5A Cholla (0-5) BYE
4A Amphitheater (1-4) BYE
4A Rio Rico (1-4) BYE

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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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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