Kiko Trejo leads Amphi past Flowing Wells in Coaches For Charity Kickoff Classic

Kiko Trejo (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


The “Battle for Prince Road” was fought in the trenches where mistakes were turned into opportunities for some, and disappointments for a few others, but Kiko Trejo made the most of his 25 carries Thursday night to help lead Amphitheater to a comeback victory over Flowing Wells at home.

Down 12-0 with 3:50 left in the first quarter, Trejo scored four touchdowns on 245 yards rushing the rest of the way to hold off the Caballeros 27-24 to give the Panthers an early boost to start the season under the bright lights of the Coaches for Charity Kickoff Classic….


Laura Espinoza-Watson and her mother were honored by Amphitheater. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


Former Amphitheater standouts Jesse Quintana (1997 championship game QB) and Michael Bates visited the Panther sidelines.

Flowing Wells honored the 2020-2021 girls basketball team and Amphitheater honored their beach volleyball team as part of the Title IX celebration.

Pueblo will face Sahuaro in October in the other Coaches for Charity game after the contest was delayed from Thursday night.



4A Amphitheater 27, 5A Flowing Wells 24
Coaches for Charity Game with Amphitheater now holds a 16-12 advantage dating back to 1962.


5A Maricopa at 6A Tucson, 7 p.m.
The first meeting between the two programs mainly because the Rams were considered a small school between 1965 to 2008.

5A Cienega at 5A Sunrise Mountain, 7 p.m.
The first meeting for the two programs.

5A Desert View at 5A Sunnyside, 7 p.m.
Sunnyside holds a 13-4 lead on Desert View since 1985 but only 5-3 since the rivalry was continued in 2011.

5A Cholla at 5A Rincon/UHS, 7 p.m.
Rincon/University leads the series 18-3-1 dating back to 1972 but Cholla is 2-1 since 2015.

5A Buena at 5A Goldwater, 7 p.m.
First meeting. Goldwater opened in 1987.

5A Mountain View at 5A Marana, 7 p.m.
Mountain View holds a 13-2 record over Marana in the “Battle of the Boot.”

5A Ironwood at 5A Ironwood Ridge, 7 p.m.
Oddly, first meeting between the two schools. Ironwood is the 5A runner-up.

4A Canyon del Oro at 5A Salpointe, 7 p.m.
Salpointe holds a 27-10-1 lead over the Dorados dating back to 1967 including seven in a row since 2004.

4A Walden Grove vs. 3A Pusch Ridge at Mountain View, 7 p.m.
Pusch Ridge holds a slim 3-2 advantage over Walden Grove dating back to 2015. The game will be played at Mountain View with the Pusch Ridge field recovering from construction and sodding.

4A Empire at 3A Sahuarita (0-1), 7 p.m.
Sahuarita leads the series 3-2 starting in 2011 with Empire winning the last two meetings.

3A Sabino (1-0) at 4A Catalina Foothills, 7 p.m.
Sabino leads the series 10-3 dating back to 1995.

3A Coronado at 2A Catalina (0-1), 7 p.m.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

2A Santa Rita (0-1) at 2A Benson (0-1), 7 p.m.
Benson has outscored Santa Rita 97-0 in the only two meeting between the two schools in 2018 and 2019.

2A Bisbee (1-0) at 2A Miami (0-1), 7 p.m.
Bisbee holds a very slim 20-19-1 lead over Miami dating back to 1927. Bisbee won in 2018 and 2019 to take the lead.

2A Tanque Verde (1-0) at 2A Willcox (2-0), 7 p.m.
Willcox holds a 6-1 lead over Tanque Verde dating back to 2011.

2A Highland Prep (0-1) at 2A Santa Cruz (1-0), 7 p.m.
This is Highland Prep’s first year at 11-man football.

2A Chandler Prep (1-0) at 2A Tombstone (1-0), 7 p.m.
This is the first meeting between the two programs.

1A Duncan (1-1) at 1A San Manuel (1-0), 7 p.m.
San Manuel is 2-1 against Duncan dating back to 2001.

1A Bagdad (1-1) at 1A St. David (1-0), 7 p.m.
Bagdad is 3-0 against St. David dating back to 2015 with two of those victories coming in the state playoffs.

1A Valley Union (1-1) at Cicero Prep (0-1), 7 p.m.

BYE: 5A Nogales, 4A Sahuaro, 4A Pueblo, 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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