Frog & Firkin High School Report: Regional Standings and Schedules

This Friday’s games mark the start of regional play for most of the local high school football teams.

With the AIA rating system determining playoff berths and seedings for all classifications, the importance of the regional standings are diminished, especially with Class 5A and 6A schools. Region champions for those classifications do not earn automatic bids to the playoffs.

Game of the Week: The unbeatens Sahuaro and Salpointe face each other Friday night at Salpointe (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Schools in Class 1A to 4A automatically enter the postseason with regional titles but how they are seeded depends on their rating.

Overall, regional play brings a sense of pride for coaches and their players attempting to top their rivals to reach the top of the standings.

The standings and schedules (kickoffs are at 7 p.m.)

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Friday’s games:

Trevor Browne at Alhambra
North at Cesar Chavez
Maryvale at Shadow Ridge
Tucson bye

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Friday’s games:

Marana at Buena
Ironwood Ridge at Nogales
Cienega at Sunnyside

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Thursday’s game:

Desert View at Rincon/University

Friday’s games:

Empire at Flowing Wells
Cholla at Mountain View

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Friday’s games:

Canyon del Oro at Catalina Foothills
Salpointe at Sahuaro
Casa Grande at Vista Grande

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Friday’s games:

Pueblo at Douglas
Amphi at Palo Verde
Walden Grove at Rio Rico

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Friday’s games:

Tanque Verde at Pusch Ridge
Catalina at Sabino
Sahuarita at Safford

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Friday’s games:

Benson at Tombstone
Santa Rita at Tonopah Valley (non-region)
Bisbee at Willcox

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Friday’s games:

Fort Thomas at Duncan
St. David at Valley Union
Note: Baboquivari at Cibecue on Oct. 7


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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