Tucson Sugar Skulls

Sugar Skulls look to build on momentum in rematch against Duke City

Tucson wide receiver Carrington Thompson had three receptions for 102 yards with two touchdowns against Northern Arizona last Saturday. (Sugar Skulls photo)

The Tucson Sugar Skulls look to build on the momentum from a 72-62 win at home against Northern Arizona last Saturday when it takes on Duke City at Tucson Arena tomorrow. 

The win for the Sugar Skulls snapped a 3-game losing streak, but according to Tucson head coach Dixie Wooten, there’s no place for complacency in the IFL.

“I’m just going to point out all the mistakes, he said following the game on Saturday. “We come back in the building tomorrow to watch film and get better. It’s about pointing out the mistakes to get better. You never want to get complacent in this league because you can win this week, but you can lose next week. 

“You gotta build on wins and losses, and you can build on a win, but you gotta build on the mistakes to get better to get more wins.”

The 72 points Tucson scored, and the 134 combined points in the game last Saturday are both franchise records. 

Tucson Quarterback Daquan Neal had seven combined touchdowns (four passing, three rushing) against Northern Arizona last Saturday.

Western Conference rival Duke City beat Tucson 57-52 the last time they faced off in Albuquerque on April 16. The Sugar Skulls had a shot to tie the game with four seconds remaining from its own 10-yard line, but an errant snap went over kicker Logan Justus‘ head and out of the end zone for a safety as time expired.

The Sugar Skulls lead the IFL in points per game at 54.4.

Tucson is 1-1 at Tucson Arena this season.

The Sugar Skulls (2-3) play tomorrow at Tucson Arena against the Duke City Gladiators (2-4). Kickoff is at 6:05 p.m.


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writing intern Kevin Murphy was born and raised in Tucson, and has followed Arizona Wildcats athletics since childhood. Murphy is a journalist product manager with the Green Valley News & the Sahuarita Sun. He is currently attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU where he is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies.

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