2A State Soccer playoffs: Desert Christian & The Gregory School

Desert Christian head coach Al Robles led the Eagles to a region title in his first year. (Andy Morales/

The brackets for the 2A state soccer championships have been posted. Desert Christian and The Gregory School qualified from Southern Arizona on the boy’s side. There are no girl’s teams competing from Southern Arizona.

Desert Christian won the 2A South Region and The Gregory School took third place but finished higher than runner-up finisher Benson in the final power rankings.

The Eagles lost 4-0 to Blue Ridge at the Old Pueblo Soccer Classic in September.


Wednesday, Oct. 25
No. 7 Desert Christian at No. 2 Blue Ridge, 3:30 p.m.
No. 8 The Gregory School at No. 1 Chino Valley, 6 p.m.


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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