Willcox all set for 2A Soccer Playoffs

Blue Ridge standout Tommy Pederson (8) scored 5 goals and collected 2 assists against Willcox in September. (Andy Morales/

No. 6 Willcox (7-2-1) will travel to No. 3 Blue Ridge (11-1) Wednesday night in first round action of the 2A Soccer Playoffs. Blue Ridge beat Willcox 12-0 at the Old Pueblo Soccer Classic in September.

No other teams from Southern Arizona qualified for the playoffs.


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