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Tucson High football coach Justin Argraves speaks with his team after the Badgers snapped a 22-game skid against neighborhood rival Salpointe Catholic on Sept. 9.

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»

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»

Salpointe Catholic's football team rolled to a 48-6 win on Thursday night to move onto the state semifinals for the third time in the last five seasons. Now the No. 4 Lancers take on top-seeded Scottsdale Saguaro next week for a spot in the 4A state championship game.

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»

Salpointe players huddle up around coach Dennis Bene after Friday's 34-7 win against Catalina Foothills, locking up the 4A Kino regional championship.

Sophomore Mario Padilla rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns as freshman Bijan Robinson added 140 yards on the ground and a score of his own to help Salpointe top the Falcons on homecoming night. The Lancers locked up the 4A Kino regional title with a 34-7 win. 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

Amphitheater travels to play at Empire on Friday night, in a homecoming for third-year coach Jorge Mendivil.

It's already the fourth week of the season and there is no shortage of storylines as the stakes continue to increase. Here’s a look at five things to watch, including a rare Thursday night underneath the lights, and a real old-school rivalry. Read more» 1