Six Southern Arizona programs are appealing initial AIA conference placements

Ironwood Ridge, Rincon/University, Tucson High, San Miguel, Catalina and Flowing Wells are all appealing the initial AIA conference placements released on Oct. 9.


Of the six, Ironwood Ridge was the only program to appeal up from 4A to 5A which appears to have approval at this stage of he process. The other five programs will have the appeals heard from Oct. 21-23. Region placements will also be set during this time period.

The updated conference and region placements will be released on Oct. 25. The next appeal phase will end on Nov. 1 and the final decisions will be released on Nov. 19.

The initial football placements will be made on Dec. 12.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner 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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