Frog & Firkin Football Frenzy: Complete results and look at Week 7

Tucson’s Paul Gomez made a one-handed touchdown reception for the Badgers in their 20-14 win over Phoenix South Mountain on Friday night (D’Andre Davis/AllSportsTucson.com)


Tucson High School, coming off a controversial preseason with Richard Sanchez resigning his head coaching position, is off to a 2-1 start under interim coach Malcolm Nelson and Sanchez’s former coaching staff following Friday night’s 20-12 win over visiting Phoenix South Mountain.

The Badgers have passed their win total of last year (1-9 record) and matched the last two years (2-10 record with shortened 2020 season because of COVID-19).

The Badgers’ start is their best since 2019, under Justin Argraves. They will attempt to start 3-0 with a win over their next opponent — Catalina Foothills, which defeated host Mica Mountain 29-26 on Friday night. The game will be at Catalina Foothills at 7 p.m.

Tucson took a 20-0 lead over South Mountain — coached by Arizona linebacker great Byron Evans — when Paul Gomez made a highlight-reel one-handed 9-yard touchdown reception with 28 seconds left in the first half.

South Mountain coach Byron Evans, an Arizona linebacker great, speaks with his team after the 20-14 loss to Tucson (D’Andre Davis/AllSportsTucson.com)

The Badgers held on despite South Mountain’s late rally, scoring its last touchdown with 1:19 left in the game on Caleb Palmer’s 1-yard run.

After South Mountain recovered the onside kick, Tucson High’s defense stopped the Jaguars (2-2) on fourth down at the Badgers’ 42-yard line.

Tucson’s other scores were a 1-yard run by Andres Gomez with 7:20 left in the second quarter followed by Prince Mugisha’s 8-yard run busting through the line with 5:05 remaining before halftime.

35. TUCSON (1-5, 0-1)

Head coach: Zachary Neveleff
Badgers compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
8/25South MountainW, 62-241-00-0
9/1MaranaL, 43-71-10-0
9/8at CienegaL, 28-241-20-0
9/15BuenaL, 21-131-30-0
9/22Catalina FoothillsL, 28-211-40-0
10/6at Ironwood Ridge*L, 37-221-50-1
10/13at Maricopa*------
10/20at Flowing Wells*------
10/27Mountain View*------


Marana 40, CDO 37

Rincon/University 14, Sahuarita 6

Sabino 68, Safford 14

Walden Grove 34, Pueblo 6

Agua Fria 22, Flowing Wells 14

Bisbee 44, NFL Yet 8

Desert Edge 50, Ironwood Ridge 0

Canyon View 17, Sunnyside 0

Globe over Catalina (forfeit)

Salpointe 37, Cienega 13

Empire 6, Deer Valley 0

Douglas 25, Rio Rico 21

Marcos De Niza 55, Amphi 7

Red Mountain 42, Mountain View 7

Mountainside over Santa Rita (forfeit)

Sahuaro 21, Nogales 7

Tanque Verde 60, North Pointe Prep 0

Morenci 56, Tombstone 0

St. David 55, Valley Union 6

Buena 51, Cholla 7

Catalina Foothills 29, Mica Mountain 26

Benson 62, Palo Verde 20

Duncan 44, Baboquivari 32

San Manuel 22, Fort Thomas 0 (game called in first quarter because of lightning)

Thatcher 14, Pusch Ridge 7 (suspended, lightning – game to resume Saturday at 7 pm at Thatcher)

Pima at Willcox (postponed due to lightning)

Bye: Desert View (0-2).


Tucson (2-1) at Catalina Foothills (1-2)
Cienega (1-2) at Goodyear Desert Edge (3-1)
Sunnyside (1-2) at Ironwood Ridge (0-3)
Canyon del Oro (2-1) at Phoenix St. Mary’s (2-1)
Mesa Westwood (1-3) at Marana (3-0)
Mountain View (0-3) at Nogales (0-3)
Flowing Wells (1-2) at Desert View (0-2)
Vista Grande (2-2) at Rio Rico (1-2)
Thatcher (4-0) at Sahuaro (2-1)
Sabino (5-0) at Pusch Ridge (5-0)
Tanque Verde (1-4) at Santa Rita (0-5)
Glendale Independence (0-3) at Douglas (3-0)
Pueblo (2-1) at Amphitheater (0-3)
Sahuarita (0-3) at Empire (2-1)
Willcox (3-1) at Bisbee (2-3)
Tombstone (2-3) at Catalina (0-5)
Valley Union (0-6) at Fort Thomas (0-6)
Baboquivari (3-3) at Mayer (0-6)
San Manuel (5-1) at St. David (6-0)

BYES: Salpointe (2-2), Cholla (1-3), Rincon/UHS (1-3), Buena (3-1), Walden Grove (2-2), Mica Mountain (1-3), Benson (4-2), Palo Verde (2-4).

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