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FLOWING WELLS CABALLEROS
2021 RECORD: 4-7
- Former Flowing Wells offensive coordinator Brian Hook is the new coach, taking over for Scott Cortese, who stepped down after three years as the head coach. Hook served on the staff of former Flowing Wells coach Mark Brunenkant for nine seasons as the offensive coordinator until Brunenkant resigned to become the school’s athletic director in 2019-20.
- Flowing Wells was gracious enough to add a game in its schedule last season at Empire (a game the Caballeros won 37-21 on Sept. 17), giving it an 11-game schedule without a bye week. The Caballeros are back to a 10-game schedule this season.
- The Pride of Prince Road rivalry with Amphi kicks off the season Sept. 2 at home at the Caballeros’ newly-remodeled field. Hook’s team then plays three straight road games sandwiched around a bye week, which means the Caballeros do not return home until Oct. 7 against Ironwood Ridge.
- The non-region road games in this stretch are against Paradise Valley, Agua Fria and Desert View. Paradise Valley is coming off a 2-8 season and Agua Fria was 6-4, barely missing a chance at the 5A state playoffs losing 31-30 at Canyon View to end the regular season. Desert View advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 5A playoffs and Ironwood Ridge was also a state-playoff team.
- Flowing Wells begins its 5A Sonoran schedule with a home game against Cholla on Oct. 14. The Caballeros also have home region games against Marana (Oct. 28) and Sunnyside (Nov. 11) as well as road games against Nogales (Oct. 21) and Rincon/University (Nov. 4).
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