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Frog & Firkin Football Rewind & Preview: Bijan Robinson breaks two state records

Bijan Robinson broke the state career rushing record & the state career rushing TD record (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

THURSDAY, OCT. 3

5A CONFERENCE

No. 24 Desert View 27, No. 27 Rincon/UHS 26

FRIDAY, OCT. 4

5A CONFERENCE

No. 7 Buena 64, No. 38 Marana 6
The Colts reached for 5-1 for the first time since 1996 and the Tigers fell to 0-6 for the first time since 2011. Buena QB Jovoni Borbon entered the game with 4,763 career passing yards. No word on his totals from the game.

No. 16 Cienega 26, No. 26 Sunnyside 14
Cienega holds a 6-2 advantage since 2003. The Bobcats host Buena next week.

No. 18 Ironwood Ridge 35, No. 15 Nogales 9
Ironwood Ridge is now 6-0 against Nogales since the school opened in 2002.

No. 33 Mountain View 56, No. 32 Cholla 0
Mountain View is 6-1 over Cholla since 1988. The Mountain Lions are on track to win the 5A Sonoran Region.

No. 37 Flowing Wells 10, No. 36 Empire 7
Flowing Wells is now 3-1 against Empire since 2013.

4A CONFERENCE

No. 1 Salpointe 58, No. 2 Sahuaro 13
Salpointe is now 16-11-1 against Sahuaro since 1970 including the last eight since 1994.

No. 35 Palo Verde 46, No. 27 Amphitheater 43
Palo Verde owns a slim 14-12 advantage since 1963 and the Titans broke a string of four straight Panther victories since 2014.

No. 10 Pueblo 39, No. 40 Douglas 14
Pueblo has now beaten Douglas six times in a row. The Warriors are now 5-1 for only the fourth time in school history (2000, 1967 and 1958). The 1967 campaign started out 11-1.

No. 8 Walden Grove 42, No. 31 Rio Rico 9
Walden Grove is 6-1 against Rio Rico since 2013. At 5-1, the Red Wolves have tied the best start in program history (2017).

No. 4 Canyon del Oro 34, No. 20 Catalina Foothills 21
Canyon del Oro is now 12-2 against Catalina Foothills since 2001. The Dorados are 6-0 for the first time since 2010.

3A CONFERENCE

No. 6 Sabino 61, No. 40 Catalina 0
Sabino is 24-6 over Catalina since 1973.

No. 21 Pusch Ridge 63, No. 38 Tanque Verde 0
Pusch Ridge is now 5-1 over Tanque Verde since 2011.

No. 12 Safford 31, No. 18 Sahuarita 0
Safford is 29-6 over Sahuarita since 1974 including the last four in a row.

2A CONFERENCE

No. 6 Benson 46, No. 36 Tombstone 0
Benson is 38-11 over Tombstone since 1969 including the last 13 in a row since 2007.

No. 7 Bisbee 28, No. 21 Willcox 21
Willcox is 21-16 over Bisbee since 1965.

No. 25 Santa Rita 26, No. 30 Tonopah 20
Tonopah Valley beat Santa Rita 38-0 last year. The Eagles are 3-3 for the first time since 2013.

No. 5 Phoenix Christian 42, No. 3 Santa Cruz 18
Phoenix Christian beat Santa Cruz 27-7 last year.

No. 14 Chandler Prep 56, No. 31 San Manuel 33
Chandler Prep beat San Manuel 36-14 last year.

1A CONFERENCE

No. 16 St. David 68, No. 20 Valley Union 0
Valley Union beat St. David 44-38 last year.

BYES
No. 25 Tucson (3-3)
No. 10 Baboquivari (3-2)

MONDAY, OCT. 7

1A CONFERENCE

No. 10 Baboquivari (3-2) at No. 23 Cibecue (0-6)

FRIDAY, OCT. 11

6A CONFERENCE

No. 25 Tucson (3-3) at No. 9 Chavez (5-2)

5A CONFERENCE

No. 7 Buena (5-1) at No. 16 Cienega (4-2)
No. 26 Sunnyside (1-5) at No. 15 Nogales (3-2)
No. 18 Ironwood Ridge (3-3) at No. 38 Marana (0-6)
No. 24 Desert View (3-3) at No. 32 Cholla (1-5)
No. 27 Rincon/UHS (3-3) at No. 37 Flowing Wells (1-5)
No. 33 Mountain View (2-4) at No. 36 Empire (1-5)

4A CONFERENCE

No. 14 Casa Grande (4-2) at No. 1 Salpointe (5-0)
No. 2 Sahuaro (6-1) at No. 4 Canyon del Oro (6-0)
No. 40 Douglas (2-4) at No. 8 Walden Grove (5-1)
No. 35 Palo Verde (3-3) at No. 10 Pueblo (5-1)
No. 20 Catalina Foothills (2-4) at No. 46 Vista Grande (0-7)
No. 31 Rio Rico (2-4) at No. 27 Amphitheater (3-3)

3A CONFERENCE

No. 6 Sabino (4-2) at No. 38 Tanque Verde (0-6)
No. 12 Safford (4-2) at No. 40 Catalina (0-6)
No. 21 Pusch Ridge (3-3) at No. 18 Sahuarita (3-3)

2A CONFERENCE

No. 10 Arizona Lutheran (6-1) at No. 3 Santa Cruz (5-2)
No. 11 Round Valley (3-2) at No. 6 Benson (5-1)
No. 36 Tombstone (1-5) at No. 7 Bisbee (5-1)
No. 21 Willcox (2-4) at No. 25 Santa Rita (3-3)

1A CONFERENCE

No. 10 Baboquivari at No. 16 St. David (3-3)
No. 6 Duncan (5-1) at No. 20 Valley Union (1-6)

SATURDAY, Oct. 12

2A CONFERENCE

No. 31 San Manuel (1-5) at No. 37 Tempe Prep (0-6)

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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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