4A Pueblo 21, 6A Tucson 7
Tucson holds a 33-11-2 record over Pueblo, which won for the first time over the Badgers since 2000.
#FINAL: @PuebloFootball defeats @FootballBadgers 21-7 to break the 19yr. drought! Great TEAM WIN for the Warriors to start the season. Next week they will visit Casa Grande. #WarriorsRise pic.twitter.com/YiKOyIoHpR
— Pueblo DB Edgar Lopez INT, TD run
— Pueblo RB Enrique Cancio 2-yard TD run
— Pueblo RB Julian Lopez 7-yard TD run
— Tucson RB Gary Love Jr. 46-yard TD run
Friday: 6A Alhambra (0-2) at Tucson (1-1) in a Region game. Pueblo (1-0) is at 4A Casa Grande (1-1). The game will feature two former Arizona defensive back greats coaching against each other — Pueblo head coach Brandon Sanders against Casa Grande defensive coordinator Randy Robbins.
After beating Tucson High for the first time since 2000, former Arizona Wildcat Brandon Sanders dedicates the win to his coach, the late Dick Tomey.
“I’d be getting a message right now. He would love this. … This was a Coach Tomey victory.” (2/2) pic.twitter.com/dtrihTkvxM
5A Fairfax 58, 5A Marana 12
Fairfax avenged last season’s 26-0 loss at Marana (0-2) last year.
Friday: Marana plays at 4A Catalina Foothills (0-2).
5A Cienega 48, 5A Cholla 7
Cienega (1-0) is now 2-0 in its brief series with Cholla (0-2).
— Cienega DB Tristan Pralle INT
— Cienega RB Elijah Amico 40-yard rushing TD, 37-yard punt return for a TD and 25-yard TD reception.
— Cienega QB Daniel Montana 8-yard rushing TD
— Cienega QB Bobby Beltz 25-yard TD pass to Amico
— Cienega RB Ryan Swoger 35-yard rushing TD
— Cholla RB Estevan Reyna 1-yard rushing TD
— Cienega RB Rafael Moody 11-yard rushing TD
— Cienega DB Cameron Horn recovered a fumble
Friday: 5A Cholla (0-2) at 4A Vista Grande (0-2) and 5A Cienega (1-0) at 5A Phoenix Sunnyslope (0-1).
5A Desert View 20, 5A Sunnyside 6
Sunnyside holds a 14-4 lead over Desert View but the Jaguars have won three of the last four years.
— Sunnyside RB Angel Cano six carries for 53 yards and six receptions for 63 yards. Also had a 53-yard punt return.
— Desert View RB Serge Gboweiah 21 carries for 166 yards and a TD.
— Desert View RB Carlos Alvarez 10 rushes for 66 yards and two TDs.
— Desert View FS Enrique Gonzalvez INT
Friday: 5A Nogales (1-0) at 5A Desert View (1-0) and 5A Rincon/UHS (1-0) at 5A Sunnyside (0-2)
4A Sahuaro 28, 5A Buena 6
Sahuaro holds an 18-10-1 record over Buena. The Cougars avenged last year’s home loss to the Colts.
— Sahuaro RB Jamir Gasaway 94-yard TD run.
— Sahuaro RB Izaiah Davis 71-yard and 42-yard TD runs, three TDs total.
— Buena TE Jesse Avina 27-yard TD pass from QB Jovoni Borbon
Friday: 3A Sabino (1-0) at 4A Sahuaro (2-0) and Buena is off.
4A Rio Rico 41, 5A Empire 14
Empire holds a 6-1 record against Rio Rico.
The Rio Rico High School band, football players, cheerleaders and fans celebrate the team’s 44-14 win over Empire on Friday with a rousing rendition of the school fight song. pic.twitter.com/ufzaeK2hio
Friday: 5A Empire (0-1) at 5A Douglas (1-1) and 4A Rio Rico (1-1) at 4A Catalina (0-1)
4A Walden Grove 56, 5A Flowing Wells 0
Walden Grove avenged last year’s loss at Flowing Wells.
— Walden Grove senior WR Jordan Lopez caught three touchdowns with his brother QB Alex Lopez completed four TD passes.
— Walden Grove DB William Fortin had an INT returned for a TD.
Friday: 3A Pusch Ridge (1-0) at 4A Walden Grove (1-0) and 5A Flowing Wells (0-2) at Palm Desert (CA) (1-1)
4A Salpointe 63, 6A Dobson 6
Series is now tied at two wins apiece after Salpointe’s routs the last two years, outscoring Dobson 119-13.
— Salpointe RB Bijan Robinson eight carries for 111 yards and four touchdowns. Also scored on a 93-yard kickoff return.
— Salpointe QB Jackson Bolin 6-7 for 127 yards with two TDs.
— Salpointe WR Lathan Ransom one catch for 57 yards.
Friday: 4A Salpointe (1-0) at 4A Desert Edge (2-0)
4A Amphitheater 7, 4A Vista Grande 0
Amphi leads the series 2-1 with Vista Grande avenging last year’s loss on the road.
Amphi’s 7-0 win over Vista Grande last night improved Jorge Mendivil’s career head coaching record to 99-82 in 19 years at San Manuel, Empire and Amphi. He can earn Win No. 100 Friday at Tanque Verde. pic.twitter.com/daBVBv4j9T
Friday: 4A Amphitheater (1-1) at 3A Tanque Verde (0-1)
4A Cactus 13, 4A Catalina Foothills 0
Cactus is 3-0 against Catalina Foothills including wins the last two seasons.
Cactus 13-0 over Catalina Foothills pic.twitter.com/jTLIYeG2sk
Friday: 5A Marana (0-2) at 4A Catalina Foothills (0-2)
4A Canyon del Oro 23, 4A Prescott 13
Canyon del Oro (2-0) is 4-0 against Prescott including wins the last two seasons.
— CDO Cory Bonstrom 3-yard TD run.
— CDO PK Raymond Duarte with three FGs (32 yards two from 18 yards)
Friday: 4A Apache Junction (1-1) at 4A CDO (2-0)
3A Sabino 14, 4A Casa Grande 7
Sabino now holds a 6-1 record on Casa Grande.
— Sabino senior Jayson Petty forced a fumble
— Sabino QB AJ Skaggs 3-yard touchdown toss to Dawson Szarek. Skaggs finished with 138 yards passing.
— Sabino RB Andrew Owen rushed for 89 yards
Friday: 3A Sabino (1-0) at 4A Sahuaro (2-0)
4A Palo Verde 61, 3A Catalina 0
Palo Verde holds a 25-13 lead over Catalina dating to 1963.
Friday: 4A Palo Verde (1-1) at 3A Sahuarita (0-1) and 4A Rio Rico (1-1) at 4A Catalina (0-1)
2A Bisbee 36, 4A Douglas 21
Douglas holds a 38-13-2 lead over Bisbee dating back to 1963. Bisbee has won six of the last seven.
“It’s outright ours now” pic.twitter.com/dbX9ZJBnaC
— Bisbee RB Hunter Perry led the Pumas with three touchdowns in the win
— Douglas QB Trey Rose 90-yard and 30-yard TD passes
Friday: 5A Empire (0-1) at 5A Douglas (1-1) and 2A Bisbee (1-0) at 2A Globe (1-1)
2A Santa Cruz 33, 3A San Tan Foothills 0
San Tan Foothills holds a 5-3 record over Santa Cruz but Santa Cruz has won the last two years.
— Santa Cruz RB Hunter Ogle 6-yard and 4-yard TD runs.
— Santa Cruz RB Ricardo Alaniz 5-yard and 2-yard TD runs.
— Santa Cruz CB Arik Padilla INT
— Santa Cruz QB Austin Hukill 55-yard TD pass to Padilla
Friday: 2A Santa Cruz (2-0) at 2A Round Valley (0-1)
2A Benson 54, 2A San Manuel 6
Benson holds a 12-6-1 advantage over San Manuel.
— Benson RB Carson Barney five rushes for 122 yards with three TDs, including a 95-yard run.
— Benson RB Dondre Villalobos six rushes for 66 yards and a TD
— Benson RB Skylar Fox three carries for 67 yards and had a sack on defense.
Friday: 2A Benson (1-0) at 2A Morenci (1-0) and 2A Tombstone (1-0) at 2A San Manuel (0-2)
2A Morenci 42, 2A Santa Rita 0
After not meeting since 1977, Morenci has defeated Santa Rita by scores 66-0 last year and the 42-0 win last night.
Friday: 2A Santa Rita (0-1) at 2A San Carlos (0-1)
2A Tombstone 45, 2A San Carlos 12
Tombstone owns a 6-1 record over San Carlos.
TOMBSTONE — Despite being outsized and outnumbered, the Tombstone Yellow Jackets stung the San Carlos Braves Friday evening by a score of 45-12 in their season-opening football game. https://t.co/vlxAS9Rwqi
— Tombstone WR Zeke Esparza scored two touchdowns, kicked a field goal and made five extra-points.
1A Baboquivari 64, 1A San Pasqual 18
Baboquivari holds a 7-3 record over San Pasqual.
Friday: 1A Baboquivari (2-0) at 1A Arete Prep (0-2)
1A Superior 62, 1A Valley Union 0
Superior is 2-0 against Valley Union, winning by scores of 54-0 last year and 62-0 on Friday.
Friday: 1A Valley Union (1-1) at 1A Joseph City (0-0)
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