1A Football: St. David falls to Hayden in first-round action

St. David head coach Braden Davis returns all but three athletes. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


The Tigers took an early 6-0 lead on a 5-yard fumble return by Kason Jacquez but the Lobos took over from there and scored 48 straight points for the win. Still, Davis is just as optimistic as Hayden head coach John Estrada.

“I’m proud of our younger guys for fighting just to get to the playoffs,” Davis said. “There are no excuses for losing to a great team but we only have three seniors and we are short on the line. We knew it was going to be a challenge because Hayden plays sound football but we are young and we will learn from this.”



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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