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Sabino senior Drew Dixon, who is verbally committed to play for the Arizona Wildcats, has accounted for 1,367 yards rushing and receiving, 1,100 passing yards and 34 total touchdowns. More importantly, he has the Sabercats in the state finals for the first time since 2009

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»

Cienega and second-year coach Pat Nugent are a win away from the program's second state championship appearance. The undefeated Bobcats play Peoria Centennial in the 5A state semifinals at Tucson High on Friday night.

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»

Sabino football coach Jay Campos, left, poses with senior athlete Drew Dixon after Saturday's 48-0 win again Winslow in the 3A state quarterfinals.

“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»

Sabino football coach Jay Campos speaks with his team after a win against Pusch Ridge Christian earlier this season. The fifth-seeded Sabercats host No. 13 Winslow in the 3A state quarterfinals on Saturday night.

“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»

Sabino players celebrate after Drew Dixon scores his third rushing touchdown of the night, securing a 34-20 win against Pusch Ridge Christian.

Star senior Drew Dixon, who is verbally committed to play for the Wildcats, had a hand in five touchdowns and converted a fake punt for a big gain early in the fourth quarter, sparking the Sabercats to a 34-20 win over defending state champion Pusch Ridge. The victory on homecoming night may have locked up the 3A South regional championship. 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

Drew Dixon amassed 361 yards rushing and receiving and scored four touchdowns to lead Sabino past Sahuaro.

Sabino football coach Jay Campos didn't shy away from the truth when his team gathered around him Thursday night, after logging a come-from-behind victory against East-Side rival Sahuaro. "That it was not the prettiest thing I've ever seen." Read more» 1

Fans rejoice: The dog days of summer are coming to a close and the return of high school football is on the horizon. A new season kicks off Thursday night in Tucson, when Sabino hosts east-side rival Sahuaro for a 7 p.m. showdown. Read more» 1