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Pima football standout Cotton named NJCAA All-American

Pima Community College football standout Jeff Cotton (Mountain View HS) earned another honor for his play during the 2016 season. The sophomore wide receiver was named NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American Offense on Thursday. ... Read more»

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Tucson's prep football season loaded with memories despite somber ending

The 2016 season featured two programs snapping longstanding losing streaks against neighborhood rivals, another earning its first playoff victory in 33 years and a certain local power returning to dominance with a perfect regular season. That’s just to name a few of the high notes, despite the lack of a championship.... Read more»

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State title hopes more than just a dream for Catalina Foothills & Sabino

The two programs are led by veteran coaches and a pair of Arizona Wildcats commits, hungry to go out as champions. Both programs are one win from achieving that mighty goal.... Read more»

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Cienega stalls in semifinals, reflects on memorable season

Cienega’s football team put together a perfect regular season and rolled through two playoff games to pull within one win of its second state championship appearance in program history. But for everything the Bobcats have to remember about their 2016 season, Friday night provided plenty to forget.... Read more»

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5 local football teams aim for state championship berths

Southern Arizona teams have historically taken a back seat to their Phoenix-area counterparts and others in the northern part of the state. Here's a chance to prove that theory wrong. Cienega, Salpointe and Foothills play Friday; Sabino and Benson on Saturday. Each is just one win away from playing in a championship game.... Read more»

PCC receiver Cotton headlines as Aztecs earn spots on All-Conference and All-Region teams

Pima Community College football players were recognized by the Western States Football League, Arizona Community College Athletic Conference and Region I as the All-Conference and All-Region teams were released on Wednesday.... Read more»

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Sabino rolls past Winslow to reach 3A state semifinals

“There was really no doubt, from the minute we came out, who was going to win this football game,” Sabino coach Jay Campos said. “Our defense played great and when we got clicking on offense it was hard to stop us and we were scoring points left and right.” The Sabercats next take on top-seeded Show Low.... Read more»

Pima football season ends with loss to Mesa

The Pima Community College football team closed out the 2016 season on Saturday against No. 9-ranked Mesa Community College (8-2, 6-1) at Kino North Stadium. The Aztecs fell short on their final drive and lost 37-32 to the Thunderbirds.... Read more»

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Ground attack helps Salpointe down Marcos de Niza in 4A quarterfinals

Running back Mario Padilla rushed for 212 yards and two TDs as Lancers rolled past Tempe for 48-6 win in the 4A state quarterfinal. Salpointe, the winner of six straight, moves on to play top-seeded and nationally ranked Scottsdale Saguaro next week for a spot in the state championship game. ... Read more»

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Sabino's Jay Campos preps for life after football as playoffs continue

“It’s been a roller coaster, this year for me,” said Campos, who took over the program in 2003 but is stepping down to focus on being an assistant principal. “Knowing this could be my last one and knowing we have such a strong team, wanting to all the right things and putting ourselves in the best position, it’s been like no other year I’ve ever had."... Read more»

Martin throws 3 TDs but Pima football falls short at Glendale

The Pima Community College football team (3-5, 2-4 in WSFL) attempted to dig out of a 20-point deficit but fell short Saturday at Glendale Community College (3-6, 1-5). The Aztecs surrendered 14 unanswered points in the third quarter but came back to score 14 points of their own in the fourth. They turned the ball over on downs with 1:45 left in their 30-24 loss.... Read more»

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Leavens leads Marana to 1st playoff win since 1983

Senior quarterback Connor Leavens passed for three touchdowns, and rushed for the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute to give the Tigers a dramatic 28-21 win — Marana's first postseason victory since 1983.... Read more»

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16 Southern Arizona football teams set to kick off state playoffs

Play opens Friday night, with 11 Tucson-area teams on the gridiron, with another five taking the field on Saturday. Here's our game-by-game breakdown with predictions for all of the local first-round action.... Read more»

Pima wideout Cotton earns WSFL Player of the Week

Pima Community College sophomore wide receiver Jeff Cotton (Mountain View HS) was instrumental in helping the Aztecs snap a three-game losing streak last Saturday and he was rewarded for it.... Read more»

Pima football scores 69 points in onslaught vs. Phoenix College

The Pima Community College football team (3-4, 2-3 in WSFL) snapped a three-game slide on Saturday against Phoenix College at Kino North Stadium. The Aztecs scored 48 points combined in the second and third quarters and went on to beat the Bears 69-27... Read more»

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Cienega caps off perfect season with win at Mountain View

Jamarye Joiner and the top-ranked Bobcats finished off an undefeated regular season by holding on for a 43-28 win at Mountain View, sending Cienega into the 5A state playoffs as the No. 1 seed and the team to beat.... Read more»

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