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Friday Football Fever Wrapup: Playoffs First Round

It’s the last Friday Football Fever of the season as 13 Southern Arizona schools are in the Arizona State Playoffs, with four teams hosting games in the Tucson area.


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5A #8 Cienega 49, # 9 Marana 28

In a re-re-re-rematch, Cienega dominated Marana in the first half and cruised to an easy win. Terrell Hayward (Week 1 Tucson Roadrunners Player of the Week) dominated, including a 96 yard touchdown run. Cienega will face of in a rematch against #1 Centennial in the Phoenix area.


4A  #1 Salpointe 56, #16 Apache Junction 7

11-0. The Salpointe Lancers have to be the favorite in class 4A as the defending champion Saguaro Sabercats are missing several key players. Bijan Robinson (Week 10 Tucson Roadrunners Player of the Week) and Mario “El Jukebox” Padilla (Week 2 Tucson Roadrunners Player of the Week) had huge games in the win. The #1 Lancers will host #9 Mingus Union.


4A #5 Sahuaro 49, #12 Glendale 48

The Cougars move on in a nailbiter over Glendale. Cameron Williams scored several first half touchdowns to keep Sahuaro in it, after trailing 28-14 at one point. The Cougars will host #13 Seton Catholic, who upset #4 Peoria.


3A #6 Sabino 38, #11 Blue Ridge 6

Quarterback AJ Skaggs came to play as did Diego Armijo, who caught a touchdown pass and laid a big hit as part of a great defensive effort for the Sabercats. Sabino goes on the road to play Snowflake in the quarterfinals.


Scores around Southern Arizona:

5A

#6 Millenium 58, #11 Flowing Wells 7

#5 Higley 47, #12 Ironwood Ridge 21

4A

#7 Cactus 37, #10 Canyon Del Oro 26

#3 Desert Edge 49, #14 Walden Grove 7

3A

#10 Safford 34, #7 Odyssey Institute 0

#4 Page 48, #13 Pusch Ridge 2

2A

#9 Benson 46, #8 Alchesay 42

#7 St. John’s 29, #10 Willcox 8

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