Cienega and Ironwood Ridge battled to a 2-2 tie Thursday and the result could have a major effect on seeding, depending on how the tie is factored into the power-rankings come Friday afternoon. Cienega (14-3-2) came in ranked No. 2 in the 5A Conference and Ironwood Ridge (5-7-3) was No. 18 with a week left in the regular season….
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