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CDO holds off Prescott 35-23; prepares for a difficult region

Cory Bonstrom was one of several Dorados who came up big Friday night. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Is Canyon del Oro back? It’s hard to say. The Dorados beat Prescott 35-23 Friday night at home in an important 4A clash but the game also rang the bell on what will be very difficult region schedule for both squads.

Canyon del Oro (4-1) has to survive a gauntlet in the 4A Kino Region that includes Catalina Foothills (2-3), Sahuaro (5-1), Salpointe (5-0) and Casa Grande (4-1). With little room for error, The Dorados will be living on the edge the rest of the way while Prescott (3-2) has to survive Coconino (4-1), Bradshaw Mountain (6-0) and Mingus Union (4-2) in the Grand Canyon Region. How difficult is that? The Badgers have won seven games three times since 2014 and it still wasn’t enough to make the playoffs…

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WEEK SIX REVIEW

Friday, Sept. 21
4A Salpointe 27, 6A Tucson 3
5A Apollo 43, 5A Buena 42
5A Cienega 38, 5A Mountain View 21
4A Sahuaro 48, 5A Sunnyside 0
5A Empire 37, 5A Nogales18
5A Ironwood Ridge 48, 5A Desert View 15
5A Rincon/UHS 51, 4A Palo Verde 45
4A Glendale 35, 4A Walden Grove 14
4A Douglas 7, 4A Silver City, NM 3
4A Catalina Foothills 31, 4A Pueblo 12
4A Canyon del Oro 35, 4A Prescott 23
3A Sabino 21, 3A Ben Franklin 14
3A Sahuarita 43, 3A San Tan Foothills 6
3A Coolidge 39, 3A Catalina 20
3A Pusch Ridge 27, 3A Fountain Hills 3
3A Tanque Verde 35, 3A AZ College Prep 28
2A Benson 61, 2A Heritage 0
2A PIma 52, 2A Tombstone 25
2A Morenci 64, 2A Bisbee 20
2A AZ Lutheran 44, 2A Willcox 12
2A San Manuel 47, 2A Santa Rita 28
2A Thatcher 48, 2A Santa Cruz 6
1A Fort Thomas 58, 1A Valley Union 14
1A Duncan 44, 2A ST. David 22
1A Baboquivari 1, 1A Bowie/San Simon 0

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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