Youth Football

Tucson Youth Football & Spirit Federation Old Pueblo Classic in Photos: 50 Years Strong

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The Old Pueblo Football Classic kicked off the 50th Anniversary of the Tucson Youth Football & Spirit Federation (TYFSF).

Teams from all over Southern Arizona and a few teams from Phoenix took part in the Old Pueblo Classic held at the historic Rillito Park located on 1st Avenue and River Road. The Classic served as a combine of sorts, comprised of scrimmages against other Federation programs.

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No longer based solely on weight, the Federation competes in several divisions based on age: Flag (5-7); 8U (7-8), 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 14U.

2019 PROGRAMS: Marana Broncos, Tanque Verde Cowboys, Oro Valley Dolphins, Sahuarita 49ers, Vail Viking, Santa Cruz Cardinals, Falcons, Jaguars, Raiders, Rams, Redskins, Scorpions, Steelers, Thunder and Wildcats.

The regular season starts next Saturday, August 24.


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 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at

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