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Bijan Robinson. 170 yards rushing with 4 TDs. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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The Bijan Robinson watch continues and Robinson is now only 366 yards away from setting a new 4A-6A or “Big School” rushing record. Former Tolleson standout Marcus Thomas graduated in 2002 with 5,878 career rushing yards and Robinson is sitting at 5,512. The overall record of 7,544 career rushing yards held by former (2A) Northwest Christian standout Casey Jahn appears to be safe.

Often compared to former Canyon del Oro standout Ka’Deem Carey, Robinson is closing in even faster on that front. Carey graduated with 5,701 career rushing yards with 82 TDs in 41 games played so Robinson is only 184 yards away and three TDs away after 38 games…

Whitney & Sybil Dosty were inducted into the Lancer Hall of Fame (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)
John Ash (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)
Kris O’Dowd, (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

5A Mountain View Marana 12, 6A Tucson 0
Mountain View has a 15-5 advantage over Tucson dating back to 1993. Might put a dent in the Badgers’ hopes.

5A Buena 35, 5A Desert View 15
Buena holds a 10-2 record over Desert View dating back to 1989. Desert View hasn’t beaten Buena since 1994.

5A Cienega 63, 5A Rincon/UHS 7
Cienega beat Rincon/UHS 56-14 last year in the first meeting between the two programs.

5A Centennial 37, 5A Ironwood Ridge 7
Centennial holds a 4-2 record on Ironwood Ridge dating back to 2008.

5A Williams Field 62, 5A Marana 0
Williams Field is 3-0 against Marana. Marana fell to 0-5 for the first time since 2012.

5A Paradise Valley 63, 5A Flowing Wells 30
Flowing Wells beat Paradise Valley 50-43 last year in the first meeting between the two programs. Flowing Wells fell to 0-5 for the first time since 2013.

4A Sahuaro 50, 5A Cholla 14
Sahuaro is 20-3 against Cholla dating back to 1969. Cholla hasn’t won in this matchup since 1978. The Cougars moved to 5-0, keeping pace with Canyon del Oro.

4A Pueblo 22, 5A Sunnyside 21
Sunnyside is 31-13 against Pueblo since 1962. Sunnyside beat Pueblo 21-14 last year. 1992 was the last year the Warriors started out 4-0.

4A Walden Grove 29, 5A Nogales 0
Walden Grove is 4-0 against Nogales.

4A Palo Verde 19, 5A Empire 14
Empire is 4-3 over Palo Verde dating back to 2011.

4A Salpointe 54, 4A Cactus 8
Salpointe is now 3-0 against Cactus since 2017.

Lathan Ransom:
78 yard TD run & 5 catches for 89 yards and 2 TDs. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

4A Canyon del Oro 36, 4A Amphitheater 0
Amphitheater holds a 28-20 advantage over Canyon del Oro dating back to 1967 but the Panthers last victory came in 2003. The Dorados reached 5-0 for the first time since 2010.

4A Silver City, NM 45, 4A Douglas 14
Douglas holds a slim 10-9 margin over Silver City dating back to 1924.

4A Casa Grande 62, 4A Rio Rico 3
Casa Grande beat Rio Rico 70-7 last year in the first meeting between the two schools.

3A Sabino 23, 3A Blue Ridge 6
Sabino is now 2-0 against Blue Ridge.

3A Payson 48, 3A Catalina 0
Payson is now 2-0 against Catalina.

3A Snowflake 27, 3A Pusch Ridge 6
Snowflake beat Pusch Ridge 21-7 last year in the first meeting between the two schools.

3A Winslow 54, 3A Tanque Verde 6
Winslow beat Tanque Verde 40-0 last year in the first meeting between the two schools.

2A Thatcher 34, 2A Benson 12
Thatcher holds a 28-12 lead over Benson dating back to 1972 including the last nine since 2009.

2A Bisbee 18, Pima 12 OT
The two teams are 7-7 dating back to 1991. Bisbee started the 20-10 season out with five wins.

2A Miami 40, 2A Santa Rita 28
Miami is now 2-0 against Santa Rita.

2A Globe 28, 2A Tombstone 19
Globe beat Tombstone 49-40 last year in the first meeting between the two schools.

2A Willcox 35, 2A San Manuel 0
San Manuel holds a 9-4-1 advantage over Willcox dating back to 1955 but the Cowboys have won the last three.

2A Santa Cruz 28, 2A Morenci 7
Santa Cruz holds a 5-2 record over Morenci dating back to 1968.

1A Baboquivari 44, 1A Valley Union 20
Valley Union is now 3-1 against Baboquivari.

1A St. David 28, 1A Ft. Thomas 20
St. David holds a 10-7 lead over Ft. Thomas dating back to 1984

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

3A Sahuarita (1-2) at 3A Holbrook (0-3), 6 p.m.
Sahuarita beat Holbrook 46-0 last year in the first meeting between the two schools.

BYE
4A Catalina Foothills (1-3)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
4A Salpointe (3-0) at 6A Tucson (3-2)
5A Nogales (3-1) at 5A Empire (1-3)
5A Apollo (1-3) at 5A Buena (3-1)
5A Mountain View (1-3) at 5A Cienega (2-2)
5A Desert View (2-2) at 5A Ironwood Ridge (1-3)
4A Sahuaro (5-0) at 5A Sunnyside (1-3)
5A Rincon/UHS (2-2) at 4A Palo Verde (2-2)
4A Catalina Foothills (1-3) at 4A Pueblo (4-0)
4A Glendale (3-1) at 4A Walden Grove (3-1)
3A Sabino (3-1) at 3A Franklin (5-0)
3A Fountain Hills (2-2) at 3A Pusch Ridge (1-3)
3A Catalina (0-4) at 3A Coolidge (4-1)
3A AZ College Prep (4-1) at 3A Tanque Verde (0-4)
3A Sahuarita at 3A San Tan Foothills (1-3)
2A Benson (3-1) at 2A Heritage Academy (2-3)
2A Bisbee (4-0) at 2A Morenci (2-2)
2A Tombstone (1-3) at 2A Pima (2-2)
2A Willcox (2-2) at 2A Arizona Lutheran (4-1)
2A San Manuel (1-3) at 2A Santa Rita (1-3)
2A Thatcher (3-1) at 2A Santa Cruz (4-1)
1A Baboquivari (3-2) at 1A Cibecue (0-5)
1A St. David (2-2) at 1A Duncan (3-1)
1A Ft. Thomas (2-3) at 1A Valley Union (1-4)

BYES
5A Marana (0-5)
5A Flowing Wells (0-5)
5A Cholla (1-4)
4A Amphitheater (3-2)
4A Douglas (2-3)
4A Rio Rico (2-3)
4A Canyon del Oro (5-0)

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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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