Football teams begin practice for 2011-’12 season - Tucson Local Media: Sports

Football teams begin practice for 2011-’12 season

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:00 am

High school football programs officially get under way this week, marking the start of the fall ball season.

While most programs work in passing leagues, weightlifting and conditioning throughout the summer, mandatory practices begin this week, with the start of the 2011-2012 season slated to begin the week of Aug. 26.

Coach Anthony Coronado said the Marana Tigers hit the field Monday, Aug. 1 for a week of practices that begin at 2 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

The Tigers, who fall into a tough Division II region, will work to improve on last year’s 1-9 overall record.

The Tigers open the season against inner-district rival Mountain View High School.

Mountain View is also looking at a rebuilding season under new head coach Larry Branson.

Branson, known for his ability to turn around struggling programs, has worked most of the summer on improving conditioning and attitude for the Lions, who finished last season 3-7.

To start a new tradition at Mountain View, the Lions will hit the field in full pads for the first big practice on Aug. 4, starting at 12:01 a.m.

Ironwood Ridge will continue aiming for a state championship, building on last season’s 9-4 record, with the season ending in a 38-28 loss to Centennial in the state championships

Ironwood Ridge will travel to Canyon Del Oro on Aug. 26 for the first game of the season. The first home game will be against Marana on Sept. 2.

Canyon Del Oro also will be looking at building on last season’s success. CDO finished the 2010-2011 season undefeated in the regular season with a 13-1 record, losing in the 5A State Championships 41-34 to Saguaro High School.

In small-school competition, the Pusch Ridge Lions will work to build on last season’s 8-2 record. The Lions lost in the first round of the 2010-2011 playoffs.

Coach Bob Vance said the new season comes with a lot of unknowns and a relatively young squad.

With few returning players, Vance said they will use the first weeks of practice to assess talent, assign positions and see where the team stands as they prepare for the Aug. 27 opener against Peoria Accelerated.

© 2014 Tucson Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

Oro Valley Audiology

Oro Valley AudiologyAddress: 2542 E Vistoso Commerce Loop Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755Phone:(520) ...

HS Schedule

High School Basketball

(G) = Girl's game

Monday, Dec. 1

Mountain View vs. Boulder Creek 7 p.m.

@Marana vs. Palo Verde 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 6 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Amphi 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 8 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 6:30 p.m.

(G) Marana vs. Nogales 7 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Nogales 7 p.m.

Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 8 p.m.

@Marana vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

(G) @Marana vs. Cienega 7:30 p.m.

Canyon del Oro vs. Empire 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Basha 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Saguaro 7 p.m.

Marana vs. Catalina 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

(G) @Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.

(G) @Marana vs. Empire 7:30 p.m.

Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Douglas 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Buena 7:30 p.m.

Mountain View vs. St. Mary's

Marana vs. Empire 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 12

(G) @Marana vs. Catalina 7:30 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Rincon 7 p.m.

Pusch Ridge vs. Sahuarita 8 p.m.

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Cienega 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13

@Ironwood Ridge vs. Mountain Pointe 5 p.m.

Mountain View vs. Moreau Catholic 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Mountain View vs. Valley Vista 7 p.m.

@Marana vs. Santa Rita 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Canyon del Oro vs. Walden Grove 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

(G) Canyon Del Oro vs. Marana 7:30 p.m.

(G) @Mountain View vs. Flowing Wells 7 p.m.

@Canyon del Oro vs. Marana 7 p.m.

@Pusch Ridge vs. Miami 7 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge vs. Vista Grande 7 p.m.

Catalina Bighorn Sheep Releases

Arizona Game and Fish released 30 Bighorn Sheep in a 2-Day period into the Catalina Mountains ...

More Featured Videos

Catalina Bighorn Sheep Releases

Arizona Game and Fish released 30 Bighorn Sheep in a 2-Day period into the Catalina Mountains ...

More Featured Videos
Spacer4px

Follow us on Facebook