Mountain View hosted Mountain Pointe Monday in a match that won’t decide a state playoff spot but there’s still plenty to celebrate with the Mountain Lions competing this year for the first time in school history and the Pride getting a full season in after only playing three matches last year.
The state tournament is one week away so let’s take a quick look at the playoff picture for teams from Southern Arizona:
LINK: FULL AIA PLAYOFF PICTURE
Ironwood Ridge (7-3, 2-1) is looking to improve on a playoff seed this week but the team is in and will most likely travel in the first round on May 3.
Salpointe (10-0, 3-0) is in and playing for the top seed. Canyon del Oro (5-5, 2-1) is on the edge.
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 email@example.com