Salpointe over Cienega 30-22 to kick off Week 5

Anthony Wilhite gained 86 yards on 18 carries for Salpointe. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


5A Salpointe 30, 5A Cienega 22


5A Marana (2-0) at 6A Tucson (0-1)
Tucson holds a slim 2-1 margin over Marana with the loss coming last year. Marana was considered a “small school” from 1951 to 1993.

5A Nogales (1-0) at 5A Cholla (1-1)
Nogales holds a 16-10 lead on Cholla dating back to 1970. Cholla’s last victory came in 2005, the year the team went 9-3 with a quarterfinal finish.

5A Campo Verde (1-1) at 5A Ironwood Ridge (1-1)
Campo Verde is 2-0 over Ironwood Ridge since 2018.

5A Rincon/UHS (0-2) at 5A Maryvale (0-2)
The first meeting for the two programs.

5A Paradise Valley (1-1) at 5A Sunnyside (1-1)
The first meeting for the two programs.

5A Mountain View (0-1) at 4A Sahuaro (0-1)
Mountain View is 10-4 against Sahuaro dating back to 1993 including 35-7 last year.

5A Flowing Wells (0-2) at 4A Empire (1-1)
Flowing Wells leads the series 3-1 dating back to 2013.

4A Catalina Foothills (0-2) at 4A Pueblo (1-0)
Catalina Foothills leads Pueblo 11-4 dating back to 1997. Pueblo hasn’t won since 2004.

4A Canyon del Oro (0-2) at 4A Poston Butte (1-1)
CDO beat Poston Butte and Paul Moro 34-28 in 2015 – the only meeting.

4A Thunderbird (1-1) at 4A Amphitheater (2-0)
The first meeting for the two schools.

4A Rio Rico (0-1) at 4A Walden Grove (1-1)
Walden Grove is 6-1 against Rio Rico dating back to 2013, the year Rio Rico won.

4A Douglas (1-0) at 3A Safford (3-0)
Possibly the longest rivalry this week with Douglas leading Safford 24-12 dating back to 1927. The teams haven’t played since 2012.

3A Sahuarita (0-3) at 3A Pusch Ridge (3-0)
Pusch Ridge is 5-0 against Sahuarita dating back to 2015.

3A Sabino (2-1) at 3A Thatcher (3-0)
The first meeting between the two programs.

2A Catalina (1-2) at 3A ALA Ironwood (1-2)
The first meeting with ALA Ironwood playing AIA games starting in 2018.

2A Willcox (3-0) at 2A Valley Lutheran (1-2)
The first meeting between the two programs.

2A AZ Lutheran (3-0) at 2A Santa Cruz (2-1)
The teams are 1-1 since 2018.

2A NFL Yet (2-1) at 2A Benson (1-1)
The first meeting between the two programs.

2A Tombstone (1-1) at 2A Tanque Verde (1-2)
Tombstone is 5-0 dating back to 2011.

2A Pima (1-2) at 2A Santa Rita (2-0)
The first meeting between the two programs.

2A Bisbee (2-1) at 2A Sequoia Pathway (2-1)
The first meeting between the two programs.

1A St. David (3-0) at 1A Mogollon (4-0), 3 p.m.
Mogollon leads 2-1 dating back to 2009 with both wins coming in the state playoffs.

1A Cibecue (0-1) at 1A Baboquivari (1-0)
Baboquivari leads 1-0 with a 74-0 win in 2019.

1A San Manuel (3-0) at 1A Valley Union (2-1)
San Manuel beat Valley Union 28-6 in 2020.

BYES: 5A Buena (1-1) and 5A Desert View (2-0)


5A South Mountain at 6A Tucson
5A Ironwood Ridge at 5A Salpointe (AIA Game of the Week)
5A Gilbert at 5A Nogales
5A Mountain View at 5A Millennium
5A Buena at 5A Sunnyside
5A Marana vs. 5A Flowing Wells at Amphi
5A Cholla at 4A Empire
4A Sahuaro at 5A Desert View
4A Catalina Foothills at 4A Canyon del Oro
4A Rio Rico at 4A Pueblo
(CA) Granite Hills at 4A Walden Grove
4A Douglas at 3A Thatcher
3A Coolidge at 4A Mica Mountain
3A Snowflake at 3A Pusch Ridge
3A Bourgade Catholic at 3A Sabino
3A Safford at 3A Sahuarita
2A Glendale Prep at 2A Santa Cruz
2A Santa Rita and 2A Bisbee
2A Willcox at 2A North Pointe Prep
2A Tanque Verde at 2A San Tan Charter
2A Catalina at 2A Tombstone
2A Benson at 2A Veritas Prep
1A Baboquivari at 1A Duncan
1A San Manuel at 1A Ft. Thomas
1A Valley Union at 1A St. David
BYES: 5A Cienega, 5A Rincon/UHS, 4A Amphitheater


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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