Cienega DE Damaggio Strevay (6-2, 230) collected three sacks and six tackles in a 10-0 victory at Ironwood Ridge last Friday. The win clinched the 5A Southern championship and a No. 7 seed in the state playoffs.
Now with eight sacks on the year, Strevay is in the top five for all of Southern Arizona. The Bobcat defense concluded the regular season with a program-record three shutouts on the year and Cienega (8-2) will host No. 10 Phoenix Sunnyslope (6-4) next Friday in the first round of the 5A state playoffs.
Great start to the season against Cholla. Came out with the dub, and I can't wait for more to come. Here is my first, but not last, sack of my Senior season: https://t.co/qS6Q90Mk8x@NAU_Football @WNMUFootball @ArizonaFBall @USDFootball @DrakeBulldogsFB @FootballMediaAZ pic.twitter.com/rdJKnB1aFx
NOTABLE: Salpointe standout DB Charlie Raetzman collected two interceptions against Vista Grande to give the senior six interceptions on the year putting him in a tie with Sabino senior Ethan Alegria, Buena senior Jovoni Borbon and Benson sophomore Devin Bowling for tops in Southern Arizona.
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