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Football: Sabino moves to 1-0; Week 2 scores and a look ahead to Week 3

Sabino head coach Ryan McBrayer (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Sabino beat Casa Grande 14-7 Friday night in a defensive battle that saw both teams struggle in the red zone. The win by the Sabercats avenged a 21-6 loss to the Cougars from last year and the loss puts Casa Grande in a difficult situation.

The Sabercats started out 0-2 last year, but eight straight wins led to a No. 6 ranking heading into the 3A playoffs, and the team was able to rally for a semifinal finish. The Cougars, on the other hand, started the season out 5-1 but the 4A Kino Region is one of the most difficult ones in the state and losses to Salpointe, Catalina Foothills, Sahuaro and Canyon del Oro dropped the Cougars to 5-5 and out of the playoff hunt. Simply, Casa Grande needs wins to offset region play…..

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

1A St. David 45, 1A Cibecue 0

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

4A Pueblo 21, 6A Tucson 7
5A Fairfax 58, 5A Marana 12
5A Cienega 48, 5A Cholla 7
5A Desert View 20, 5A Sunnyside 6
4A Sahuaro 28, 5A Buena 6
4A Rio Rico 41, 5A Empire 14
4A Walden Grove 56, 5A Flowing Wells 0
4A Salpointe 63, 6A Dobson 6
4A Amphitheater 7, 4A Vista Grande 0
4A Cactus 13, 4A Catalina Foothills 0
4A Canyon del Oro 23, 4A Prescott 13
3A Sabino 14, 4A Casa Grande 7
4A Palo Verde 61, 3A Catalina 0.
2A Bisbee 36, 4A Douglas 21
2A Santa Cruz 33, 3A San Tan Foothills 0
2A Benson 54, 2A San Manuel 6
2A Morenci 42, 2A Santa Rita 0
2A Tombstone 45, 2A San Carlos 12
1A Baboquivari 64, 1A San Pasqual 18
1A Superior 62, 1A Valley Union 0

BYES
Ironwood Ridge (1-0)
Mountain View (0-1)
Nogales (1-0)
Rincon/University (1-0)
Pusch Ridge (1-0)
Sahuarita (0-1)
Tanque Verde (0-1)
Bisbee (0-0)
Willcox/Bowie (1-0)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

6A Alhambra (0-2) at 6A Tucson (1-1) (Region Game)
5A Cienega (1-0) at 5A Sunnyslope (0-1)
5A Ironwood Ridge (1-0) at 5A Millennium (1-0)
5A Nogales (1-0) at 5A Desert View (1-0)
5A Rincon/UHS (1-0) at 5A Sunnyside (0-2)
5A Empire (0-1) at 5A Douglas (1-1)
5A Flowing Wells (0-2) at Palm Desert (CA) (1-1)
5A Mountain View (0-1) at 5A Higley (0-2)
5A Cholla (0-2) at 4A Vista Grande (0-2)
5A Marana (0-2) at 4A Catalina Foothills (0-2)
4A Salpointe (1-0) at 4A Desert Edge (2-0)
4A Pueblo (1-0) at 4A Casa Grande (1-1)
4A Rio Rico (1-1) at 4A Catalina (0-1)
4A Palo Verde (1-1) at 3A Sahuarita (0-1)
4A Amphitheater (1-1) at 3A Tanque Verde (0-1)
3A Sabino (1-0) at 4A Sahuaro (2-0)
3A Pusch Ridge (1-0) at 4A Walden Grove (1-0)
2A Benson (1-0) at 2A Morenci (1-0)
2A Tombstone (1-0) at 2A San Manuel (0-2)
2A Pima (0-1) at 2A Willcox (1-0)
2A Bisbee (1-0) at 2A Globe ()
2A Santa Rita (0-1) at 2A San Carlos (0-1)
2A Santa Cruz (2-0) at 2A Round Valley (0-1)
1A Baboquivari (2-0) at 1A Arete Prep (0-2)
1A St. David (1-0) at 1A NFL Yet (1-0)
1A Valley Union (1-1) at 1A Joseph City (0-0)

BYE
Buena (1-1)

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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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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