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Youth Football: City Championships this Saturday

Keanu Romero is being tackled by Isaac Fierros (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Tucson Youth Football City Championships

Tucson High School
Gates Open at 6:30 a.m.
Tickets: $10
Clear bag Policy
No outside food or drinks

The Jaguars defeated the Raiders 34-6 to advance to the 10U City Championship against the Southwest Rams. The Jaguars are the top-ranked team at the 10U level and the Rams are No. 2.

The Jaguars took a 13-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 5-yard scoring run from Eric Gutierrez and a 4-yard dash from Jeremiah Anderson. Jeffrey Smith added a conversion after the first touchdown.

 The Jaguars increased the lead to 20-0 on a 70-yard sprint Jake Bondi (Anderson) but David Cons scooped a fumble and returned it 20 yards to cut the lead down to 20-6 (failed conversion) at the half.

The score remained 20-6 after three quarters but Bondi hit Gavin Brown on a short 3-yard pass (Smith) to increase the score to 27-6 in the fourth and Marcos Gradillas scored on a 20-yard run (Smith) to make the final score, 34-6 Jaguars.

Desmond Dowayee rushed for 44 yards to lead the Raiders and Diego Monge came up with another fumble recovery for the Raiders.

Smith rushed for 160 yards to lead the Jaguars and Bondi added 94.

The Rams beat No.6 Falcons 38-0 in the other semifinal game.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

8U SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Redskins 48, No. 5 Broncos 0

No. 2 Rams 38, No. 3 Scorpions 14

9U SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Rams 31, No. 4 Cowboys 13

No. 3 Thunder 26, No. 7 Raiders 0

10U SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Jaguars 34, No. 5 Raiders 6

No. 2 Rams 38, No. 6 Falcons 0

11U SEMIFINALS

No. 3 Jaguars 32, No. 4 Raiders 6

No. 1 Scorpions 42, No. 2 Redskins 0

12U SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Jaguars 36, No. 4 Redskins 0

No. 3 Scorpions 30, No. 2 Rams 27

13U/14U SEMIFINALS

No. 1 49ers 46, No. 4 Falcons 0

No. 3 Dolphins 25, No. 2 Raiders 8

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

8U: No. 1 Redskins vs. No. 2 Rams, 8 a.m.
9U: No. 1 Rams vs. No. 3 Thunder, 10 a.m.
10U: No. 1 Jaguars vs. No. 2 Rams, Noon
11U: No. 1 Scorpions vs. No. 3 Jaguars, 2 p.m.
12U:  No. 1 Jaguars vs. No. 3 Scorpions, 4 p.m.
13/14U: No. 1 49ers vs. No. 3 Dolphins, 6 p.m.

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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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