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Salpointe advances to the 5A State Championship

Salpointe will face Horizon next Friday night at ASU. (Andy Morales/AZPreps365)

Down 23-17 with 7:14 left in the semifinal match at No. 2 Salpointe, the No. 3 Desert Edge Scorpions drove from their own 18-yard line to within striking distance but a sack from Davian Miranda Carrasco on third down was followed by another sack from Damian Coley and the game belonged to the Lancers with 2:40 left. The Lancers were able to run the clock down the rest of the way and Treyson Bourguet hit Dylan Dries from 30 yards out for the 29-17 final score as the clock expired.

The victory sends Salpointe (11-2) to the 5A state championship game against No. 1 Horizon (11-2) next Friday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Sun Devil Stadium will play host to the 4A title game between No. 1 Poston Butte (11-2) and No. 2 Casa Grande (12-0) at 4 p.m. as part of a double-header that night….

LINK: GAME STORY AT AZPREPS365

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3

5A SEMIFINAL
No. 2 Salpointe 29, No. 3 Desert Edge 17

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10

5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 2 Salpointe (11-2) vs. No. 1 Horizon (11-2), 8 p.m. at ASU

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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 amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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