Sahuarita gets past Cholla 52-6 for first win


Damion Hill (Andy Morales/

Damion Hill (Andy Morales/


Sahuarita defeated Cholla 52-6 in a game a few pundits saw ending the other way. A Charger win may have been a safe and logical prediction considering the 3-0 record Cholla sported while the Mustangs came in winless at 0-3 but a closer look at the three losses was warranted.

Playing in Division IV, Sahuarita took on D-II powers Sahuaro and Salpointe to start the season and then followed that up with a trip to D-III power Nogales. The Mustangs were remarkably within a couple of plays of starting out 2-0 but the winless streak caused some to wonder if this was the same team that went 12-0 last year before losing to Mohave Valley River Valley in the semifinal round.

Well, it’s not the same team. It just might be better….


Bobby Vega-Rodriguez (Andy Morales/

Bobby Vega-Rodriguez (Andy Morales/

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. 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, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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