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The latest media rankings for high school football are out and there is starting to be a lot of moving going on as the season gets into its fourth week.
Storms affected every football game in Southern Arizona last Friday. There was not a single game in the area that was not delayed or postponed. Two games, CDO/Ironwood Ridge and Pusch Ridge/ Scottsdale Christian did not resume that night.
Monday, September 15
Friday night means a full slate of football games involving Northwest Teams. The highlight of the schedule is the rivalry match-up between Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge.
The Catalina Foothills boys and girls cross country teams swept a three-team race with Empire and Flowing Wells on Wednesday.
This week just three area teams are ranked in their respective top-10 polls, while two more were still receiving votes despite suffering loses last week.
Despite a rough final hole, Catalina Foothills edged Ironwood Ridge 151-152 in their boys golf match on Tuesday. Douglas was third with a 217.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.
The AIA will not publish official boys golf rankings until 9/15. However, their formula is public and can be computed for Southern AZ teams before that date. Below are the unofficial rankings of Southern AZ teams for results played and posted by Sunday 9/7. The team with the lowest ranking in each section gets an automatic berth in their State Tournament. Eight at-large berths from non-section winners around the state will be given in each Division.
Girls cross country teams from CDO, Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, Marana, Salpointe and Mountain View
High School sports schedule for the Northwest Teams, Marana, Mountain View, Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO and Pusch Ridge. Weather will most likely wipe out Monday's golf matches.
The 2014 high school cross country season got started on Wednesday with the Northwest Showdown at Riverfront Park in Oro Valley. Eight boys squads and seven girls squads competed in the event.
Five of the six Northwest area football teams were ranked in their respecitve top-10 of the ACS Football rankings.
No games on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday, but there is still a full slate of games, including the start of swimming, volleyball and cross country.
A brief breakdown of the week's football games, including the game of the week: Marana vs. Mountain View. We also take a look back at Ironwood Ridge's tough season opener against Liberty.
Northwest High School Athletics Schedule for the Week of August 25-30
Andy Litten knew when he took the Marana coaching job that it would not be a quick fix. Inheriting a zero-win team, was not easy, but changing the culture that begun to accept losing. After two successful seasons, which the Tigers have won nine games in the last two seasons after winning just eight the previous four seasons, the goal is simple; get to the postseason.
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The high school football season is less than two weeks away, with the bulk of the teams getting started a week later. Here is a week by week schedule of the Northwest teams.
Hopes were high at Catalina Foothills when Jeff Scurran became the head coach prior to last season. Although the Falcons were coming off an 0-10 season, Scurran had a reputation for quick turnarounds. The expectations were high, but they were met.
It may be tough to think about football when it is 105 degrees outside, but in case you have not checked the calendar, we are less than 40 days away from the start of the high school football season.
It was a good run for the Catalina Foothills boys basketball team over the weekend at the Falcons took two teams to the semi-finals of the Sean Miller Team Camp.
TSAFC took on one of the top teams in the WPSL Pacific South Division and fell 3-1 to undefeated Beach FC on Sunday.
This time of year most high school students are looking forward to summer vacation. For football players, this time of year means spring football practice and getting a jumpstart on next season. All of the area high schools have different goals and philosophies for spring ball.