Old Pueblo Soccer Classic sets stage for the playoffs

Desert Christian senior captain Kati Vidal has control. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


Old Pueblo Soccer Classic
Udall Park: Sept. 28-29

The Lakeside Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets continued their run through the state by outscoring opponents 30-0 at the Old Pueblo Soccer Classic held at Udall Park in Tucson. Hosted by Desert Christian, seven of the current top ten teams in the state took part including No. 2 Blue Ridge, No. 3 Camp Verde, No. 4 Chino Valley, No. 5 Willcox, No. 6 Page, No. 8 Benson and No. 9 Snowflake.

Blue Ridge is 12-0 overall, 8-0 in power-ranking matches and 5-0 in the 2A East Region and is slated to play at No. 1 Phoenix Country Day (7-0) on Thursday, Oct. 4. Phoenix Country Day beat Blue Ridge 2-1 (PK 4-3) in the 2A state championship last fall….



Friday, Sept. 27
No. 8 Benson 1, No. 13 Ash Fork/Seligman 1
Bisbee 4, No. 19 Holbrook 1
No. 9 Snowflake 3, No. 15 Desert Christian 1
Snowflake 2, Bisbee 1
No. 10 St. Johns 5, No. 5 Willcox 3
Desert Christian 5, Holbrook 2
St. Johns 2, Benson 0
Willcox 1, Ash Fork/Seligman

Saturday, Sept. 28
No. 4 Chino Valley 3, Benson 1
No. 1 Blue Ridge 12, Willcox 0
Blue Ridge 10, Benson 0
Desert Christian vs. Ash Fork/Seligman
Bisbee vs. St. Johns
Willcox vs. Chino Valley
Bisbee vs. Ash Fork/Seligman
Desert Christian vs. St. Johns


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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