FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Tombstone ends losing streak with big win at Santa Rita

Tom Joseph talks things over with Lennox Pye. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


Tombstone won for the first time since 2019 after beating Santa Rita 42-0 Friday night on the road and the Yellow Jackets did most of their damage with senior Jaremy McCoy running for big gains on his birthday.

McCoy finished with 133 yards rushing with touchdown runs of 35, 36 and 46 yards but the table was set by 10 seconds into the game with Dometrious Fenning returning the opening kick 75 yards to give Tombstone a lead the team would never give up…..



3A Sabino 28, 3A Chandler AZ College Prep 6
3A Thatcher 53, 3A Sahuarita 7
3A Pusch Ridge 34, 2A Benson 21
2A Bisbee 46, 2A Catalina 0
2A Santa Cruz 36, 2A Gilbert San Tan Charter 6
2A Tombstone 42, 2A Santa Rita 0
2A Tanque Verde 50, 2A Heritage Academy Laveen 8
2A Willcox 57, 2A Globe 0
1A San Manuel 66, 1A Kearny Ray 6
1A St. David 69, 1A Cibecue 0
1A Bullhead City Mohave Accelerated 69, 1A Valley Union 22


5A Flowing Wells at 4A Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
4A Pueblo at 4A Sahuaro, 7 p.m. (Region Game)


5A Maricopa at 6A Tucson, 7 p.m.
5A Cienega at 5A Sunrise Mountain, 7 p.m.
5A Desert View at 5A Sunnyside, 7 p.m.
5A Cholla at 5A Rincon/UHS, 7 p.m.
5A Buena at 5A Goldwater, 7 p.m.
5A Mountain View at 5A Marana, 7 p.m.
5A Ironwood at 5A Ironwood Ridge, 7 p.m.
4A Canyon del Oro at 5A Salpointe, 7 p.m.
4A Walden Grove at 3A Pusch Ridge, 7 p.m.
4A Empire at 3A Sahuarita (0-1), 7 p.m.
3A Sabino (1-0) at 4A Catalina Foothills, 7 p.m.
3A Coronado at 2A Catalina (0-1), 7 p.m.
2A Santa Rita (0-1) at 2A Benson (0-1), 7 p.m.
2A Bisbee (1-0) at 2A Miami (0-1), 7 p.m.
2A Tanque Verde (1-0) at 2A Willcox (2-0), 7 p.m.
2A Highland Prep (0-1) at 2A Santa Cruz (1-0), 7 p.m.
2A Chandler Prep (1-0) at 2A Tombstone (1-0), 7 p.m.
1A Duncan (1-1) at 1A San Manuel (1-0), 7 p.m.
1A Bagdad (1-1) at 1A St. David (1-0), 7 p.m.


1A Valley Union (1-1) at 1A Cibecue (0-1), 4 p.m.

BYE: 5A Nogales, 4A Douglas, 4A Rio Rico, 1A Baboquivari


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 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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