No. 15 Ironwood Ridge took care of No. 14 Marana 69-27 Friday night in a contest that most figured to be a game that might come down to the last play but the Nighthawks outscored the Tigers 41-7 in the second half to make a strong case for a solid seed in the 5A state playoffs.
With Saguaro slated to move into the Open Division, the top 16 seeds are expected to shift up one spot which makes things more exciting for the teams ranked 14-18 heading into the final night of the regular season. The AIA Bracket Show is schedule for 8-10 a.m. Saturday morning so some teams, like Marana, will be tossing and turning all night….
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11
No. 24 Corona del Sol 52, No. 38 Tucson 7
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
No. 3 Salpointe 49, No. 32 Flowing Wells 0
No. 4 Desert View 56, No. 40 Cholla 6
No. 10 Cienega over No. 42 Rincon/UHS, forfeit
No. 15 Ironwood Ridge 69, No. 14 Marana 27
No. 24 Sunnyside 48, No. 34 Nogales 0
No. 25 Mountain View 28, No. 26 Buena 21
No. 14 Canyon del Oro 49, No. 38 Sahuaro 19
No. 12 Bradshaw Mountain 36, No. 15 Mica Mountain 7
No. 24 Catalina Foothills 34, No. 36 Douglas 0
No. 31 Amphitheater 27, No. 47 Rio Rico 7
No. 18 5A Sunnyslope 42, No. 32 Empire 6
No. 30 Walden Grove 34, No. 37 Pueblo 26
3A CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 ALA-Gilbert North 38, No. 9 Sabino 7
2A CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
No. 3 Benson 48, No. 11 St. Johns 6
No. 1 Parker 36, No. 8 Willcox 22
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
1A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Mogollon (11-0) vs. No. 2 St. David (10-1) at Coronado, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
2A CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
No. 3 Benson vs. No. AZ Lutheran at Phoenix Desert Vista, 2 p.m.
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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at email@example.com