San Manuel moved to 2-0 on the year for the first time since 2012 and only the third time since 1995. The 42-12 victory over Ft. Thomas at home Friday night also moved the Miners up in the 1A South Region standings along with St. David with the Tigers moving to 3-0 after beating Duncan 59-12 at home.
Ft. Thomas fell to 0-3 on the year for only the second time in modern history. The Apaches were hampered by six turnovers in the game with three interceptions and three fumbles. The Miners also had difficulty with four turnovers but the team was able to cash in thanks to some big plays on offense….
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
Eloy Santa Cruz 61, Heritage Academy Laveen 15
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
3A Pusch Ridge 58, 3A Thatcher 26
2A Morenci 39, 2A Bisbee 14
2A Willcox (47, 2A Tombstone 0
1A St. David 59, 1A Duncan 12
1A San Manuel 42, 1A Ft. Thomas 12
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
1A Elfrida Valley Union (0-2) at Bullhead City Mohave Accelerated (0-2), 3 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
5A Buena (2-0) at 5A Salpointe (1-0), 7 p.m.
3A Pusch Ridge (2-1) at 3A Safford (2-0), 7 p.m.
2A Bisbee (0-3) at 2A Benson (2-0), 7 p.m.
2A Tombstone (0-3) at 2A Morenci (3-0), 7 p.m.
2A Pima (0-1) at 2A Willcox (1-0), 7 p.m.
2A Wellton Antelope (0-1) at 2A Santa Cruz (3-0), 7 p.m.
1A Scottsdale Cicero Prep (1-2) at 1A St. David (3-0), 6 p.m.
1A San Manuel (2-0) at 1A Valley Union (0-2), 6 p.m.
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