Tucson Youth Football & Spirit Federation
Week One of the Tucson Youth Football & Spirit Federation (TYF) season got underway on Saturday with games held at Catalina, Cienega, Nogales, Palo Verde, Sabino, Sahuarita and Sunnyside.
The 13U Oro Valley Dolphins beat the Tucson Jaguars 76-0 at Catalina High School. Although the final score was lopsided, there were plenty of spirited plays by both teams. Luis Sanchez recovered a fumble for the Jaguars and Jose Roman used his big body to block an extra point attempt.
Jordon Thomas rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Dolphins. Cody Raetzman had a 31-TD run and he added 15 yards receiving. Josue Franco, Jr. had a 40-yard TD run and he pulled in an interception. Lloyd Johnson had a 34-yd TD run. Dylan Dreis threw for 37 yards and two TDs. Tyler Haynie threw for 15 yards and rushed for 17 more with a TD. Landon Billings had a 20-yard TD reception. Jesse Hernandez had a 17-yard TD reception. Jesse Raymond had a 20-yard fumble recovery for a TD.
The schedule for Week Two can be found at http://tyfsf.com.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com