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Ironwood Ridge presented Tucson with a team ball signed by all the players to commemorate the passing of former head coach Ismael Arce #azpreps365 @AmphiSchools @AthleticsIrhs @THSBadgerSoccer https://t.co/XvLIwYfT3j pic.twitter.com/rSQHG4FytP
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) February 11, 2021
...Bel Haouala replaced longtime head coach Ismael Arce before the season started. Arce led the Badgers to a state championship in 2014 and he unexpectedly passed away on Jan. 28. Ironwood Ridge presented Tucson with a signed soccer ball expressing the program’s sorrow for the loss of Arce….
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