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FCS playoffs extend football season for 'a lot of ballers' from Arizona

None of Arizona’s three Division I football teams will compete for a national championship this fall, but 25 players with Arizona ties will still have a shot at a title - including Tucson alumnus from Salpointe Catholic and Cienega High School.... 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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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»

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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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Blue Devils, Badgers collide Friday with chance of another classic

Tucson High held on for a 27-20 overtime victory at Sunnyside last year but, in 2014, it was the Blue Devils who prevailed in a wild triple-overtime game. You can expect another memorable game when they meet in Friday night's homecoming showdown.... Read more»

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From a stacked region, to a surprise unbeaten: What to watch down the stretch

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

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Unbeaten Cienega ready for 'big-time game' vs. Tucson High

The Bobcats of 5A host Tucson High of 6A on Friday night in their biggest test of the season so far, with the AIA’s first batch of power rankings scheduled to come out next Tuesday. Cienega has a chance to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2011, when it won its first 13 games and reached the state championship.... Read more»