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Southern Arizona AIA Football Schedules Released


The “Battle of the Boot” is the rivalry game between Marana and Mountain View. Marana beat Mountain View in the first varsity meeting between the two schools in 1988 and again some 10 years later. The Mountain Lions have a commanding 13-2 record in the series and this will be the first game between the two programs since 2014.  

38 teams in Southern Arizona. Mica Mountain (4A Kino) is playing a JV schedule.

STATE PLAYOFFS QUALIFYING
5A-6A: Top 16 after Open Division removed
1A-4A: Region Champion automatic qualifier

CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES
5A-Open: ASU
4A: UA if Southern Arizona team
3A: Gilbert Campo Verde High School
1A-2A: Scottsdale Coronado High School

SOUTHERN ARIZONA TEAMS
6A Region 4: Tucson
5A Sonoran I: Buena
5A Sonoran I: Cholla
5A Sonoran I: Desert View
5A Sonoran I: Flowing Wells
5A Sonoran I: Mountain View
5A Sonoran I: Salpointe
5A Sonoran II: Cienega
5A Sonoran II: Ironwood Ridge
5A Sonoran II: Marana
5A Sonoran II: Nogales
5A Sonoran II: Rincon/University
5A Sonoran II: Sunnyside
4A Gila: Amphitheater
4A Gila: Catalina Foothills
4A Gila: Douglas
4A Gila: Empire
4A Gila: Palo Verde
4A Gila: Rio Rico
4A Kino: Canyon del Oro
4A Kino: Pueblo
4A Kino: Sahuaro
4A Kino: Walden Grove
3A South: Pusch Ridge
3A South: Sabino
3A South: Sahuarita
2A San Pedro: Benson
2A San Pedro: Bisbee
2A San Pedro: Tombstone
2A San Pedro: Willcox
2A Rillito: Catalina
2A Rillito: Santa Cruz
2A Rillito: Santa Rita
2A Rillito: Tanque Verde
1A East: San Manuel
1A South: Baboquivari
1A South: St. David
1A South: Valley Union

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

(All games 7 p.m.)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
6A Tucson at 5A Maricopa
5A Goldwater at 5A Buena
5A Rincon/UHS at 5A Cholla
5A Sunrise Mountain at 5A Cienega
5A Sunnyside at 5A Desert View
5A Ironwood Ridge at 5A Ironwood
5A Marana at 5A Mountain View
5A Flowing Wells at 4A Amphitheater
5A Salpointe at 4A Canyon del Oro
4A Mingus Union at 4A Rio Rico
4A Pueblo at 4A Sahuaro (Region Game)
4A Palo Verde at 4A Walden Grove
3A Sahuarita at 4A Empire
4A Catalina Foothills at 3A Sabino
3A Pusch Ridge at 4A Vista Grande
2A Willcox at 3A ALA-Ironwood
2A Santa Cruz at 2A Catalina (Region Game)
2A Pima at 2A Tanque Verde
2A San Carlos at 2A Tombstone
1A Superior at 1A Baboquivari
1A St. David at 1A Cibecue (Region Game)
1A San Manuel at 1A Valley Union
BYES: Nogales; Douglas; Benson; Bisbee; Santa Rita

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
5A Rincon/UHS at 6A Tucson
6A Desert Ridge at 5A Ironwood Ridge
5A Buena at 5A Cienega
5A Mountain View at 5A Sunrise Mountain
5A Desert View at 5A Verrado
5A Flowing Wells at 5A Willow Canyon
4A Vista Grande at 5A Cholla
4A Tempe at 5A Marana
4A Vista Grande at 5A Cholla
4A Rio Rico at 5A Nogales
4A Canyon del Oro at 4A Apache Junction
4A Palo Verde vs. 4A Rio Rico
4A Canyon del Oro at 4A Walden Grove
4A Amphitheater at 3A Sahuarita
3A Safford at 4A Empire
3A Sahuarita at 4A Sahuaro
2A Bisbee at 4A Douglas
3A Eastmark at 3A Sabino
2A Santa Cruz at 3A San Tan Foothills
2A Catalina at 2A Benson
2A San Carlos at 2A Santa Rita
2A Willcox at 2A Sequoia Pathway
2A Tombstone at 2A Tanque Verde
1A Valley Union at 1A Anthem Prep
1A Cicero Prep at 1A San Manuel
1A Baboquivari at 1A San Pasqual
1A Bagdad at 1A St. David
BYES: Salpointe; Pusch Ridge

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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. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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