2023 High School Football

Bernal Fitness & Performance Southern Arizona 2023 football schedules/results


Mountain View’s Nicholas Horrocks is one of the top running backs in Southern Arizona (Lexie Fegan/Special to AllSportsTucson.com)

6A CENTRAL

2. SALPOINTE CATHOLIC (10-2)

Head coach: Eric Rogers
Lancers compete in the 6A Central. Bold are playoff games. Playoff games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LSalOpp
8/25MaranaW3514
9/1at Bishop Alemany (CA)W5221
9/8at Shadow RidgeW4924
9/15Valley VistaW506
9/29Desert VistaW3424
10/6Corona del SolW2920
10/13at LibertyL049
10/20Mountain PointeW3526
10/27at SaguaroW2114
11/3at Brophy PrepL1214
11/9Corona del SolW410
11/17Williams FieldW3525
11/24Saguaro

5A SOUTHERN

15. BUENA (7-3)

Head coach: Joe Thomas
Colts compete in the 5A Southern. Bold are playoff games. Playoff games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LBueOpp
8/25FairfaxW400
9/1at Ironwood RidgeW3520
9/8Catalina FoothillsW3328
9/15at TucsonW2113
9/22PuebloW3414
9/29MaranaL055
10/6at Desert ViewW3614
10/20at CienegaL617
10/27at SunnysideW1514
11/3Casa GrandeL3531
11/9at Desert Edge

10. CASA GRANDE (5-2, 2-0)

Head coach: Mark Luna
Cougars compete in the 5A Southern. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25at Corona del SolL, 14-00-10-0
9/1NogalesW, 50-01-10-0
9/8at Paradise ValleyW, 45-152-10-0
9/15MaricopaW, 72-73-10-0
9/22at Mica MountainL, 42-273-20-0
9/29at Desert View*W, 50-64-21-0
10/6Cienega*W, 53-215-22-0
10/20Sunnyside*------
10/27Marana*------
11/3at Buena*------

21. SUNNYSIDE (3-3, 1-0)

Head coach: Thomas Romack
Blue Devils compete in the 5A Southern. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25at ApolloL, 28-30-10-0
9/1at Flowing WellsW, 28-101-10-0
9/8at Raymond S. KellisL, 21-71-20-0
9/15Mica Mountain*L, 35-71-30-0
9/22Nogales*W, 43-62-30-0
10/6Marana*W, 17-63-31-0
10/13Cienega*------
10/20at Casa Grande*------
10/27Buena*------
11/3at Desert View*------

22. CIENEGA (3-3, 0-1)

Head coach: Justin Argraves
Bobcats compete in the 5A Southern. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25at Desert RidgeL, 49-80-10-0
9/1Paradise ValleyW, 30-171-10-0
9/8TucsonW, 28-242-10-0
9/15at Walden GroveL, 26-72-20-0
9/21McClintockW, 23-193-20-0
10/6at Casa Grande*L, 53-213-30-1
10/13at Sunnyside*------
10/20Buena*------
10/27Desert View*------
11/3at Marana*------

11. MARANA (5-5)

Head coach: Phillip Steward
Tigers compete in the 5A Southern. Bold are playoff games. Playoff games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LMarOpp
8/25at SalpointeL1435
9/1at TucsonW437
9/8at HigleyL2429
9/15at Mountain ViewL3542
9/22Canyon del OroL2149
9/29at BuenaW550
10/6at SunnysideL617
10/20Desert ViewW498
10/27at Casa GrandeW429
11/3Cienegaw460
11/9at ALA-Gilbert North

27. DESERT VIEW (3-4, 0-2)

Head coach: Robert Bonillas
Jaguars compete in the 5A Southern. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25Willow CanyonW, 26-251-00-0
9/1NorthW, 25-72-00-0
9/8at Canyon del OroL, 50-202-10-0
9/15NogalesW, 49-133-10-0
9/22at Walden GroveL, 33-63-20-0
9/29Casa Grande*L, 50-63-30-1
10/6Buena*L, 36-143-40-2
10/20at Marana*------
10/27at Cienega*------
11/3Sunnyside*------
Salpointe’s Richard Ediminson puts pressure on Marana quarterback Jason Wood in the Lancers’ 35-14 victory earlier this season (Lexie Fegan/Special to AllSportsTucson.com)

5A SONORAN

16. IRONWOOD RIDGE (8-2)

Head coach: Dale Stott
Nighthawks compete in the 5A Sonoran. Bold are playoff games. Playoff games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LIROpp
8/25at Seton CatholicW5930
9/1BuenaL2035
9/8at EmpireW280
9/15DouglasW4714
9/22at SahuaroW447
9/29Flowing WellsW357
10/6TucsonW3722
10/20at NogalesW540
10/27at MaricopaL1421
11/3Mountain ViewW1817
11/9at Higley

28. MOUNTAIN VIEW (2-4, 1-0)

Head coach: Matt Johnson
Mountain Lions compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25at GilbertL, 27-210-10-0
9/1HorizonL, 52-00-20-0
9/8at Sunrise MountainL, 53-140-30-0
9/15MaranaW, 42-351-30-0
9/29Walden GroveL, 35-211-40-0
10/6Flowing Wells*W, 35-142-41-0
10/13Nogales*------
10/20Maricopa*------
10/27at Tucson*------
11/3at Ironwood Ridge*------

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

Head coach: Zachary Neveleff
Badgers compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
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*------
11/3Nogales*------

42. FLOWING WELLS (1-6, 0-2)

Head coach: Brian Hook
Caballeros compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25at Agua FriaL, 21-160-10-0
9/1SunnysideL, 28-100-20-0
9/8AmphiL, 27-210-30-0
9/15SahuaritaW, 35-71-30-0
9/21at Barry GoldwaterL, 56-281-40-0
9/29at Ironwood Ridge*L, 35-71-50-1
10/6at Mountain View*L, 35-141-60-2
10/20Tucson*------
10/27at Nogales*------
11/3Maricopa*------

45. NOGALES (0-6, 0-1)

Head coach: Joshua Jetton
Apaches compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25PuebloL, 35-130-10-0
9/1at Casa GrandeL, 50-00-20-0
9/8Rio RicoL, 39-00-30-0
9/15at Desert ViewL, 49-130-40-0
9/22at SunnysideL, 43-60-50-0
10/6at Maricopa*L, 41-00-60-1
10/13at Mountain View*------
10/20Ironwood Ridge*------
10/27Flowing Wells*------
11/3at Tucson*------

4A KINO

3. MICA MOUNTAIN (11-1)

Head coach: Pat Nugent
Thunderbolts compete in the 4A Kino. Bold are playoff games.. Playoff games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LMMOpp
8/25at Poston ButteW3428
9/1MesquiteW3412
9/8SabinoW497
9/15at SunnysideW357
9/22Casa GrandeW4227
10/6at PuebloW570
10/13at Canyon del OroL1517
10/20SahuaroW5520
10/27Walden GroveW217
11/3at Catalina FoothillsW2821
11/9SnowflakeW3124
11/17Northwest ChristianW3817
11/24at Canyon del Oro

2. CANYON DEL ORO (13-0)

Head coach: Dustin Peace
Dorados compete in the 4A Kino. Bold are playoff games. Championship 12/1 starts at 4 p.m. at ASU.
DateOpponentW/LCDOOpp
8/25EastmarkW2114
9/1at Bradshaw MountainW427
9/8Desert ViewW5020
9/15at AmphiW410
9/22at MaranaW4921
10/6at Catalina FoothillsW5014
10/13Mica MountainW1715
10/20at PuebloW467
10/27SahuaroW420
11/3Walden GroveW219
11/9Poston ButteW4520
11/17AZ College PrepW (4OT)3327
11/24Mica MountainW237
12/1Yuma Catholic

11. WALDEN GROVE (6-4)

Head coach: Corey Noble
Red Wolves compete in the 4A Kino. Bold are playoff games. Playoff games start at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LWGOpp
8/25at Northwest ChristianL2638
9/1ArcadiaL2834
9/15CienegaW267
9/22Desert ViewW336
9/29at Mountain ViewW3521
10/6Sahuaro*W518
10/13Pueblo*W427
10/20at Catalina Foothills*W4934
10/27at Mica Mountain*L721
11/3at Canyon del Oro*L921
11/9at Northwest Christian

23. CATALINA FOOTHILLS (3-4, 1-1)

Head coach: Daniel Sainz
Falcons compete in the 4A Kino. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25at CombsW, 20-161-00-0
9/1Yuma CatholicL, 37-201-10-0
9/8at Buena*L, 33-281-20-0
9/14at Pusch RidgeL, 28-131-30-0
9/22at TucsonW, 28-212-30-0
9/29Sahuaro*W, 43-73-31-0
10/6Canyon del Oro*L, 50-143-41-1
10/20Walden Grove*------
10/27at Pueblo*------
11/3Mica Mountain*------

26. PUEBLO (3-3, 0-1)

Head coach: Jake Allen
Warriors compete in the 4A Kino. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25at NogalesW, 35-131-00-0
9/1Vista GrandeL, 14-71-10-0
9/8at ChollaW, 27-02-10-0
9/15EmpireW, 31-63-10-0
9/22at BuenaL, 34-143-20-0
10/6Mica Mountain*L, 57-03-30-1
10/13at Walden Grove*------
10/20Canyon del Oro*------
10/27Catalina Foothills*------
11/3at Sahuaro*------

NO. 32 SAHUARO (2-5, 0-2)

Head coach: Al Alexander
Cougars compete in the 4A Kino. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25SabinoL, 19-60-10-0
9/1Northwest ChristianL, 53-220-20-0
9/8at DouglasW, 48-291-20-0
9/15ChollaW, 29-102-20-0
9/22Ironwood RidgeL, 44-72-30-0
9/29at Catalina Foothills*L, 43-72-40-1
10/6at Walden Grove*L, 51-82-50-2
10/20at Mica Mountain*------
10/27at Canyon del Oro*------
11/3Pueblo*------

4A GILA

AMPHI

Head coach: Jorge Mendivil (40-54, 11th season at Amphi and 121-101 overall in 23rd season overall).

Panthers compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30Maryvale------
9/6at Independence------
9/13Flowing Wells------
9/20at Canyon del Oro------
9/27Cholla*------
10/4at Douglas*------
10/11Empire*------
10/18at Rincon/University*------
10/25Rio Rico*------
11/1at Sahuarita*------

RIO RICO

Head coach: Carlos Duran (first year at Rio Rico and overall)

Hawks compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.

DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30at Desert Sunrise------
9/5Glendale------
9/13Nogales------
9/19at Florence------
9/27at Rincon/University*------
10/11Sahuarita*------
10/18Douglas*------
10/25at Amphi*------
11/1Empire*------
11/8at Cholla*------

DOUGLAS

Head coach: Hunter Long (15-24, sixth year at Douglas and overall)

Bulldogs compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30ALA - Ironwood------
9/6at Bisbee------
9/13at Sahuaro------
9/20Ironwood Ridge------
9/27Empire*------
10/4Amphi*------
10/11at Cholla*------
10/18at Rio Rico*------
11/1Rincon/University*------
11/8at Sahuarita*------

EMPIRE

Head coach: George Kelly (15-27, sixth season at Empire and overall)

Ravens compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games are at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30Sierra Linda------
9/6at La Joya------
9/13at Ironwood Ridge------
9/20Pueblo------
9/27at Douglas*------
10/4Sahuarita*------
10/11at Amphi*------
10/25Cholla*------
11/1at Rio Rico*------
11/8Rincon/University*------

CHOLLA

Head coach: Paul Tripp (first year at Cholla and overall)

Chargers compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/29at Copper Canyon------
9/6Maryvale------
9/13at Pueblo------
9/20Sahuaro------
9/27at Amphi*------
10/4Rincon/University*------
10/11Douglas *------
10/18at Sahuarita*------
10/25at Empire*------
11/1Rio Rico*------

RINCON/UNIVERSITY

Head coach: Johnny Chan (first year at Rincon/University and overall)

Rangers compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30Washington------
9/6Palo Verde------
9/13at Safford------
9/27Rio Rico*------
10/4at Cholla*------
10/11at Vista Grande------
10/18Amphi*------
10/25Sahuarita*------
11/1at Douglas*------
11/8at Empire*------

SAHUARITA

Head coach: Jake Allen (first year at Sahuarita, 15-15, fifth year overall).

Mustangs compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30Alhambra------
9/6at Deer Valley------
9/13at Maricopa------
9/20Flowing Wells------
10/4at Empire*------
10/11at Rio Rico*------
10/18Cholla*------
10/25at Rincon/University*------
11/1Amphi*------
11/8Douglas*------

3A SOUTH

SABINO

Head coach: Ryan McBrayer (56-20, eighth year at Sabino and overall)

Sabercats compete in the 3A South. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23Coolidge------
8/30Sahuaro------
9/6at Crismon------
9/13Mica Mountain------
9/20Safford*------
10/4at Pusch Ridge*------
10/11at Thatcher*------
10/18at ALA-West Foothills------
10/25Morenci*------
11/1at Mohave------

THATCHER

Head coach: Daniel Jones (33-14, fifth season at Thatcher and overall.)

Eagles compete in the 3A South. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23Paradise Honors------
8/30at Crismon------
9/6Valley Christian------
9/13at Round Valley------
9/20Yuma Catholic------
10/4at Show Low------
10/11Sabino*------
10/18at Safford*------
10/25Pusch Ridge*------
11/1at Morenci*------

PUSCH RIDGE

Head coach: Kent Middleton (34-11, fifth year at Pusch Ridge and overall)

Lions compete in the 3A South. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30at Show Low------
9/6at Benjamin Franklin------
9/13Yuma------
9/20at Catalina Foothills------
9/27San Tan Foothills------
10/4Sabino*------
10/11at Morenci*------
10/18Coolidge------
10/25at Thatcher*------
11/1Safford*------

MORENCI

Head coach: Frankie Gonzalez (first year at Morenci and overall).

Wildcats compete in the 3A South. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23ALA - Ironwood------
8/30Round Valley------
9/6Benson------
9/13Pima------
9/20at Blue Ridge------
10/4at Safford*------
10/11Pusch Ridge*------
10/18at Fountain Hills------
10/25at Sabino*------
11/1Thatcher*------

SAFFORD

Head coach: Robert Park (14-18, fourth season at Safford and overall)

Bulldogs compete in the 3A South. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23Payson------
8/30at Pima------
9/6Florence------
9/13Rincon/University------
9/20at Sabino*------
9/27at Blue Ridge------
10/4Morenci*------
10/11at Round Valley------
10/18Thatcher*------
11/1at Pusch Ridge*------

2A SAN PEDRO

TANQUE VERDE

Head coach: Jeffrey Bollnow (9-3, second year at Tanque Verde and overall)

Hawks compete in the 2A San Pedro. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LTVOpp
8/23Phoenix Christian------
9/6Glendale Prep------
9/13at Cortez------
9/20at Palo Verde*------
9/27Catalina*------
10/4at Tombstone*------
10/11Willcox*------
10/18at Bisbee*------
10/25at Santa Rita------
11/1Benson*------

BISBEE

Head coach: Carlos Lopez (first year at Bisbee and overall)

Pumas compete in the 2A San Pedro. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30at Madison Highland------
9/6Douglas------
9/13Santa Cruz Valley------
9/20at Catalina*------
9/27Benson*------
10/4Willcox*------
10/11at Palo Verde*------
10/18Tanque Verde*------
10/25at Tombstone*------
11/1at Santa Rita------

TOMBSTONE

Head coach: Dominik Bonilla (15-16, fourth year at Tombstone and overall)

Yellowjackets compete in the 2A San Pedro. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/29at Heritage Academy Laveen------
9/6San Carlos------
9/13Globe------
9/20at Benson*------
9/27at Willcox*------
10/4Tanque Verde*------
10/11at Catalina*------
10/18Santa Rita------
10/25Bisbee*------
11/1at Palo Verde*------

WILLCOX

Head coach: Jeston Lotts (first year at Willcox, 61-40, 10 years overall).

Cowboys compete in the 2A San Pedro. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23at Arizona Lutheran------
8/30Tonopah Valley------
9/6Show Low------
9/20at Santa Rita------
9/27Tombstone*------
10/4at Bisbee*------
10/11at Tanque Verde*------
10/18Palo Verde*------
10/25at Benson*------
11/1Catalina*------

BENSON

Head coach: Chris Rasmussen (first year at Benson and overall)

Bobcats compete in the 2A San Pedro. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23at Shadow Mountain------
8/30Phoenix Christian------
9/6at Morenci------
9/20Tombstone*------
9/27at Bisbee*------
10/4Palo Verde*------
10/11Santa Rita------
10/18Catalina*------
10/25Willcox*------
11/1at Tanque Verde*------

CATALINA

Head coach: Andy Fetsis (first year at Catalina and overall)

Trojans compete in the 2A San Pedro, *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23at Highland Prep------
8/30NFL Yet------
9/6at ALA-Anthem South------
9/20Bisbee*------
9/27at Tanque Verde*------
10/4Santa Rita------
10/11Tombstone*------
10/18at Benson*------
10/25Palo Verde*------
11/1at Willcox*------

PALO VERDE

Head coach: Jamal Chatman (4-16, third year at Palo Verde and overall)

Titans compete in the 2A San Pedro. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30Antelope Union------
9/6at Rincon/University------
9/13at Coronado------
9/20Tanque Verde*------
9/27Santa Rita------
10/4at Benson*------
10/11Bisbee*------
10/18at Willcox*------
10/25at Catalina*------
11/1Tombstone*------

1A SOUTH

St. David and San Manuel two of the top teams in 1A (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

SAN MANUEL

Head coach: Ernest Ivy (29-17, sixth year at San Manuel and overall)

Miners compete in the 1A South (8-man football). *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23Lincoln Prep------
8/30at Ray*------
9/6at Duncan*------
9/13Fort Thomas*------
9/20at Valley Union*------
9/27Cicero Prep------
10/4at St. David*------
10/11at Desert Heights------
10/18Baboquivari*------

ST. DAVID

Head coach: Braden Davis (41-25, eighth year at St. David and overall)

Tigers compete in the 1A South (8-man football). *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23at Cicero Prep------
8/30Baboquivari*------
9/6Ray*------
9/13at Duncan*------
9/20Mogollon------
9/27at Valley Union*------
10/4San Manuel*------
10/10at Fort Thomas*------
10/18Desert Christian------

BABOQUIVARI

Head coach: Cody Garcia (5-4, second year at Baboquivari and overall)

Warriors compete in the 1A South (8-man football). *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.

DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/23Fort Thomas*------
8/30at St. David*------
9/6Valley Union*------
9/20at Ray*------
9/27Duncan*------
10/4at Hayden------
10/18at San Manuel*------

VALLEY UNION

Head coach: Skyler Hill (6-11, third year at Valley Union and overall)

Blue Devils compete in the 1A South (8-man football). *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.

DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/30Desert Heights------
9/6at Baboquivari*------
9/13Ray*------
9/20San Manuel*------
9/27St. David*------
10/4at Fort Thomas*------
10/11at Duncan*------
10/18Superior------

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