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Cienega beat Mountain View 43-28 last week to cap off an unbeaten regular season and earn the No. 1 seed in the 5A state playoffs. The two could meet in the state quarterfinals next week.

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»

Desert View running back Alex Courtemanche is the state's leading rusher, with 1,763 yards and 25 touchdowns. But, more importantly, the senior has the Jaguars on the verge of their first postseason appearance since 1996.

The clash is just one of three matchups in Tucson this week with significant playoff implications. No. 4 Ironwood Ridge host second-ranked Cienega in a big 5A Southern showdown while fourth-ranked Catalina Foothills travels to face No. 6 Salpointe Catholic with the 4A Kino regional title still up for grabs. But, given their history, just about all eyes should be on Desert View and Marana. Read more»

Desert View senior running back breaks lose in a win against Sahuaro earlier this season. The unbeaten Jaguars play at Cholla on Friday, with a chance to improve to 6-0.

Take a look at five questions for the final five weeks of the regular season of high school football action in Tucson. Read more» 1

Desert View football coach Robert Bonillas talks with his team following Friday's 42-20 win over district rival Sunnyside.

Senior running back Alex Courtemanche plowed through the Blue Devils for a game-high 242 yards and rushed for three touchdowns to power Desert View to a 42-20 win on homecoming night, keeping the Jaguars unbeaten and giving them just their second-ever victory against Sunnyside. Read more»