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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.)

6A METRO

*Denotes region champion. Note: Region champion does not automatically qualify for state playoffs. Top 16-rated teams are in 6A playoffs after removal of teams that qualify for Open Division playoffs.
TeamRegConfOvrStk
No. 9 Cesar Chavez*4-06-27-2W6
No. 26 Tucson3-13-33-6L5
No. 28 Trevor G. Browne2-24-45-4L1
No. 32 North2-22-62-7L1
No. 35 Alhambra1-31-81-8W1
No. 36 Maryvale0-40-80-9L9

Friday’s games:

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

5A SOUTHERN

Note: Region champion does not automatically qualify for state playoffs. Top 16-rated teams are in 5A playoffs after removal of teams that qualify for Open Division playoffs.
TeamRegConfOvrStk
No. 10 Cienega4-07-27-2W6
No. 13 Buena3-16-17-2W2
No. 11 Ironwood Ridge3-15-45-4L1
No. 29 Sunnyside 2-23-43-6W1
No. 27 Nogales0-43-44-5L4
No. 35 Marana0-40-80-9L9

Friday’s games:

Marana at Buena
Ironwood Ridge at Nogales
Cienega at Sunnyside

5A SONORAN

*Denotes region champion. Note: Region champion does not automatically qualify for state playoffs. Top 16-rated teams are in 5A playoffs after removal of teams that qualify for Open Division playoffs.
TeamRegConfOvrStk
No. 18 Mountain View*4-04-45-4W4
No. 21 Desert View 3-15-45-4L1
No. 31 Rincon/University2-23-45-4W1
No. 36 Flowing Wells2-22-32-7W1
No. 32 Cholla1-31-52-7L1
No. 41 Empire0-40-61-8L7

Thursday’s game:

Desert View at Rincon/University

Friday’s games:

Empire at Flowing Wells
Cholla at Mountain View

4A KINO

*Denotes region champion. #Denotes presently in Open Division. Region champion automatically qualifies for state playoffs. Top 16-rated teams are in 4A playoffs after removal of teams that qualify for Open Division playoffs.
TeamRegConfOvrStk
No. 1 Salpointe*#4-06-08-0W8
No. 3 Canyon del Oro3-16-18-1W1
No. 4 Sahuaro2-23-27-2W1
No. 14 Casa Grande2-25-35-4L1
No. 25 Catalina Foothills1-32-43-6L2
No. 46 Vista Grande0-40-80-9L9

Friday’s games:

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

4A GILA

*Denotes region champion. Region champion automatically qualifies for state playoffs. Top 16-rated teams are in 4A playoffs after removal of teams that qualify for Open Division playoffs.
TeamRegConfOvrStk
No. 6 Walden Grove*4-05-18-1W6
No. 16 Pueblo3-14-27-2W1
No. 26 Amphi2-23-45-4L1
No. 40 Douglas 1-31-33-6W1
No. 34 Rio Rico1-31-43-6L1
No. 38 Palo Verde1-31-43-6L3

Friday’s games:

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

3A SOUTH

Region champion automatically qualifies for 3A state playoffs. Seven region champions and nine at-large teams (16 teams) are seeded by ratings in the state tournament.
TeamRegConfOvrStk
No. 12 Safford4-07-17-2W6
No. 8 Sabino4-05-17-2W4
No. 17 Pusch Ridge2-23-34-5L2
No. 25 Sahuarita1-33-44-5L1
No. 39 Catalina1-31-51-8W1
No. 37 Tanque Verde0-40-60-9L9

Friday’s games:

Tanque Verde at Pusch Ridge
Catalina at Sabino
Sahuarita at Safford

2A SAN PEDRO

Region champion automatically qualifies for 2A state playoffs. Seven region champions and nine at-large teams (16 teams) are seeded by ratings in the state tournament.
TeamRegConfOvrStk
No. 9 Benson3-06-36-3L1
No. 10 Bisbee2-16-27-2W1
No. 17 Willcox2-14-45-4W3
No. 32 Tombstone1-22-72-7L1
No. 29 Santa Rita 0-43-63-6L3

Friday’s games:

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

1A SOUTH

TeamRegConfOvrStk
Duncan5-07-17-1W4
St. David4-15-35-3W3
Baboquivari3-24-44-4L2
Fort Thomas2-35-45-4W2
Valley Union1-41-81-8L8
Cibecue0-50-80-8L7

Friday’s games:

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


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