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All Sports Tucson Talk Podcast: Preview of Football Friday in Southern Arizona

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Information gathered by’s Andy Morales:

3A Sabino at 3A Chandler AZ College Prep, 7 p.m.
First meeting between the two programs. The Knights went 5-3 last year and Sabino went 2-0.

3A Sahuarita at 3A Thatcher, 7 p.m.
The two schools are even at 2-2 but all games took place between 1970 to 1973. Thatcher was 5-4 last year and Sahuarita was 0-3.

3A Pusch Ridge at 2A Benson, 7 p.m.
Benson has a 7-3 advantage over Pusch Ridge dating back to 1999 but 2015 was the last game between the two. The Lions were 8-2 last year and Benson was 9-1 with a runner-up finish at the 2A level.

2A Catalina at 2A Bisbee, 7 p.m.
Remarkable that these two programs have never played against each other. Bisbee was 1-6 last year and the Trojans did not play.

2A Eloy Santa Cruz at 2A Gilbert San Tan Charter, 7 p.m.
Santa Cruz beat San Tan Charter 61-0 and the team finished 9-1 with a 2A state championship. The Roadrunners went 3-5.

2A Tombstone at 2A Santa Rita, 7 p.m.
Tombstone is 3-0 against Santa Rita since 1969 but the two programs didn’t play again until 2018. Santa Rita went 0-2 last year and Tombstone was 0-7.

2A Heritage Academy Laveen vs. 2A Tanque Verde at Cienega, 7 p.m.
The first meeting between the two. Tanque Verde was 3-0 last year and the Heroes were 0-7.

2A Globe at 2A Willcox, 7 p.m.
The two programs are 3-3 against each other dating back to 1975 with Globe winning the last match in 2015. Willcox was 3-3 last year and Globe was 1-4.

1A Kearny Ray (0-1) at 1A San Manuel, 7 p.m.
San Manuel holds an 18-9-1 lead on Ray dating back to a tie in 1956 but the two teams haven’t played since 2010. The Bearcats did not play last year and San Manuel went 3-2.

1A Cibecue at 1A St. David, 7 p.m.
St. David beat Cibecue 45-0 in 2019. Cibecue didn’t play last year and St. David went 5-1.

1A Bullhead City Mohave Accelerated (1-0) at 1A Valley Union (1-0), 7 p.m.
Valley Union beat Mohave Accelerated 48-44 last year. The Patriots finished 0-6 last year and the Blue Devils were 0-4.

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District

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