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Frog & Firkin Friday Rewind: Notes, top performances from Week 13


THURSDAY

6A

No. 24 Corona del Sol 52, No. 38 Tucson 7

— Legendary coach Richard Sanchez endured a 1-9 season with the Badgers in his first year as head coach.

FRIDAY

5A

No. 3 Salpointe 49, No. 32 Flowing Wells 0

SALPOINTE

— The Lancers (8-2) are the No. 2 seed in the 5A state playoffs and will open against No. 15 Phoenix Sunnyslope (6-4) on Friday at 7 p.m.

— QB Treyson Bourguet, a senior, completed 8 of 11 passes for 113 yards with three TDs.

— QB Dylan Dreis, a senior, completed 8 of 10 passes for 176 yards and a TD.

— WR Antonio Martinez, a senior, caught four passes for 87 yards and a TD.

— WR Gage Felix, a junior, had three receptions for 66 yards and a TD.

FLOWING WELLS

Scott Cortese’s team capped a difficult year in which the team played all but two of its games on the road because of renovations done on its field. The Caballeros finished 4-7.

No. 4 Desert View 56, No. 40 Cholla 6

— The Jaguars (9-1) set a record for most wins in the regular season and also accomplished hosting its first state playoff game in program history. Desert View, seeded No. 6 in the 5A state playoffs, will host No. 11 Goodyear Millennium (5-5) on Friday at 7 p.m.

— QB Oscar Barraza, a senior, completed 4 of 6 passes for 133 yards with a TD.

— RB Abdulahi Yusuf, a senior, rushed eight times for 82 yards with a TD.

— WR Richard Santiago, a senior, had three receptions for 144 yards with two TDs.

— LB Carlos Arvizu, a senior, had 13 tackles.

— DB Jah-Li Govan, a junior, had a pick-6.

CHOLLA

— The Chargers finished its season 1-7.

No. 10 Cienega over No. 42 Rincon/UHS, forfeit

CIENEGA

— Justin Argraves’ team that is 7-3 in his first season advances to the 5A state playoffs as the No. 9 seed. The Bobcats will travel to No. 8 Verrado (7-3) on Friday for a first round game.

RINCON/UNIVERSITY

— The Rangers (1-9) had to forfeit their last two games against Sunnyside and Cienega because of a lack of healthy players.

No. 15 Ironwood Ridge 69, No. 14 Marana 27

IRONWOOD RIDGE

James Hardy’s team finished 6-4 in the regular season coming on strong to win the last four games and land with the No. 13 seed in the 5A state playoffs. The Nighthawks outscored Sunnyside, Rincon/University, Nogales and Marana 227-34 in those four games.

— QB Tyler Haynie, a senior, completed 9 of 12 passes for 220 yards with three TDs.

— RB Jordan Thomas, a junior, rushed for 248 yards on 25 carries with four TDs, and he had a 94-yard kickoff return for a TD.

— RB Landon Billings, a senior, had 129 yards on 13 carries with two TDs.

— WR Hudson Thompson, a senior, finished with three receptions for 60 yards and a TD.

— LB Anthony Cox, senior, finished with 10 tackles.

— DE Sam Benjamin, a senior, had nine tackles, two for loss (both sacks).

MARANA

— The Tigers, in Phillip Steward’s first season, fell just short of making the 5A state playoffs with a 7-3 record, which includes losses in the last two weeks to playoff-bound Cienega and Ironwood Ridge.

— QB Elijah Joplin, a junior, completed 21 of 33 pass attempts for 248 yards with two TDs, and he rushed for 92 yards on 10 carries with two TDs.

— WR Dezmen Roebuck, a freshman, had eight catches for 60 yards.

— WR Jaelen Collins, a sophomore, finished with three receptions for 115 yards with a TD.

— FS Alonzo Loree, a senior, had 13 tackles.

No. 24 Sunnyside 48, No. 34 Nogales 0

SUNNYSIDE

— The Blue Devils (6-4) achieved their first winning season since 2015, the last year of Glenn Posey’s previous tenure at his alma mater.

NOGALES

— The Apaches conclude their season 3-7 after not playing a game in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions.

— LB Carlos Bravo, a junior, led his team with 14 tackles, two for loss.

— DB Gabe Badilla, a senior, finished with 13 tackles, one for loss.

— LB Samuel Ocampo, a sophomore, had 12 tackles, one for loss (a sack).

— DT Omar Sanchez, a junior, tallied three tackles for loss.

No. 25 Mountain View 28, No. 26 Buena 21

MOUNTAIN VIEW

— The Mountain Lions finished 4-6 with wins in two of their last three games.

— QB William Howell, a sophomore, completed 10 of 20 passes for 161 yards with two TDs.

— WR Dillon Arvayo, a senior, had four receptions for 103 yards with three TDs.

BUENA

— The Colts conclude their season with a 2-7 record.

— WR Keyon Taylor, a senior, had 91 yards rushing on 13 attempts.

— RB Andres Bonillas, a freshman, rushed 15 times for 68 yards.

— WR Rashaud Armstrong, a senior, had four catches for 80 yards with a TD.

— LB Rhubin Harris, a senior, finished with 15 tackles.

— DE William Stemler, a senior, had 14 tackles.

Dillon Arvayo capped his senior season with a 103-yard receiving game (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

4A

No. 14 Canyon del Oro 49, No. 38 Sahuaro 19

CDO

— The Dorados (6-4) finished their season winning six of their last seven games to qualify for the No. 12 seed in the 5A state playoffs. They will travel to No. 5 Lake Havasu (7-2).

SAHUARO

— The Cougars concluded their season with a 1-9 record.

— FS Javez Blair, a senior, finished with nine tackles.

No. 12 Bradshaw Mountain 36, No. 15 Mica Mountain 7

MICA MOUNTAIN

— Mica Mountain (3-3) finished just shy of making the 16-team 4A state playoffs in its first varsity season ranked No. 17.

No. 24 Catalina Foothills 34, No. 36 Douglas 0

DOUGLAS

— The Bulldogs completed their season 2-6.

CATALINA FOOTHILLS

— The Falcons won the 4A Gila title and finished 6-4 after winning their last five games in Daniel Sainz’s first season.

No. 31 Amphitheater 27, No. 47 Rio Rico 7

AMPHI

— The Panthers finished with a winning record (5-4) and stopped a three-game losing streak with the win.

RIO RICO

— The Hawks conclude their season 0-8.

No. 18 5A Sunnyslope 42, No. 32 Empire 6

EMPIRE

— The Ravens finished 5-6 playing this game in Phoenix after scheduling it last week. Empire had its best season in George Kelly’s three years as the head coach after going 1-10 in the previous two seasons.

— QB Miles Kinney, a senior, completed 10 of 20 passes for 133 yards.

— WR Jacob Puentes, a senior, caught five passes for 108 yards.

— LB Jake Lambert, a senior, had 11 tackles

— LB Jordan Naveunxay, a sophomore, finished with 10 tackles.

No. 30 Walden Grove 34, No. 37 Pueblo 26

PUEBLO

— The Warriors finished their season 3-6.

WALDEN GROVE

— The Red Wolves stopped a five-game losing streak and finished 4-6.

3A QUARTERFINALS

No. 1 ALA-Gilbert North 38, No. 9 Sabino 7

SABINO

— The Sabercats end their season 8-3 in Ryan McBrayer’s fifth season. The program is 38-12 with McBrayer as head coach.

— QB Cameron Hackworth, a sophomore, completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 134 yards with one TD.

— WR Derek Sanchez, a senior, finished with six receptions for 90 yards and a TD.

— LB Levi Miranda, a senior, tallied 14 tackles with a sack.

2A QUARTERFINALS

No. 3 Benson 48, No. 11 St. Johns 6

BENSON

— The Bobcats are 10-2 heading to their second consecutive trip to the 2A semifinals, where they will play No. 2 Arizona Lutheran (11-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix.

— RB Devin Bowling, a senior, had 419 yards rushing on 18 carries with five TDs.

— RB Jace Barney, a senior, carried the ball eight times for 60 yards with a TD.

— LB Ryan Francione, a senior, had eight tackles, one for loss (a sack).

No. 1 Parker 36, No. 8 Willcox 22

WILLCOX

— The Cowboys finished 8-3 in Eric Hjalmarson’s second season.

— RB/LB Cristian Pando, a junior, finished with 144 yards on 31 carries with two TDs, and he finished with 17 tackles.

SATURDAY

1A CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 1 Mogollon 58, No. 2 St. David 12

ST. DAVID

— The Tigers finished 10-2 with both losses to Mogollon, which went unbeaten with a 12-0 record in its second consecutive championship season.

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