TYFSF Game of the Week: Jaguars remain undefeated in 9U action

Tristan Ortega (12) and Emilio Melendez (17) attempt to stop Gabriel Lopez (2) of the Falcons with Deshawn Williams offering support. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson).


The 9U Jaguars played a steady run game to get past the Falcons Saturday morning at Catalina High School by a score of 18-0. The victory kept the team from Tucson High undefeated in the Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation (TYFSF) and the Falcons remain in the mix for one of the top spots in the division.

Other teams playing near the top of their respective divisions at this stage of the season include the 13U/14U Jaguars and Vikings, the 12U Jaguars and Raiders, the 11U Falcons and Redskins, the 10U Raiders, Vikings and Wildcats and the 8U Thunder, Vikings and Dolphins but there is still plenty of action left to shift the divisions.

The 9U Falcons were led by Deshawn Williams, Gabriel Lopez and Jayden Ortiz but the team was unable to score despite eating up yardage and game time which limited the opportunities for the Jaguars. Still, Jordan Moore Bustamante was able to breakthrough for a 14-yard scoring run in the first quarter and he added a 6-yard run in the second to give the Jaguars a 12-0 lead at the half.

Bustamante finished with 34 yards and Santiago Acuna added a 23-yard dash for the 18-0 final in the third quarter.



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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