azcentral Sports Published 4:50 p.m. UTC Aug 18, 2018 This is the Week One scoreboard for Arizona high school football. This page will be updated throughout the night as scores come in. You can also follow our live updates from reporters around the Valley here. Richard Obert's predictions for Week One can be found on this page. Game times and locations are listed but subject to change. Thursday, Aug. 16 Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge 42, Marana Mountain View 14 Friday, Aug. 17 6A Queen Creek 61, Mesa Westwood 0 Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor 52, Mesa 6 Mesa Skyline 47, Glendale Mountain Ridge 7 Gilbert Perry at Phoenix Pinnacle, 7 p.m. Chandler at Corona (Calif.) Centennial, 7 p.m. Scottsdale Chaparral at Chandler Hamilton, 7 p.m. Mesa Desert Ridge at Mesa Red Mountain, 7 p.m. Gilbert Highland at Phoenix Alhambra, 7 p.m. Palm Springs (Calif.) at Phoenix Desert Vista, 7 p.m. Laveen Cesar Chavez at East (Alaska), 7 p.m. Yuma Cibola at Imperial (Calif.), 7 p.m. Phoenix Brophy Prep at Peoria … [Read more...] about Arizona high school football schedule/scores for Week One
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Richard Obert Arizona Republic Published 3:59 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 A 5-5 team that barely got into the 6A state football playoffs as a No. 15 seed suddenly became the focus. As soon as Avondale Westview finished off No. 2-seed Mesa Desert Ridge with a shocking 23-7 victory in the first round last year, coach Nick Gehrts' phone was lighting up. Not just from coaching peers congratulating him. But from media all over the Valley, wanting him for stories. Social media was all over the west-side team that accomplished the improbable. "I think when you have an upset like that and get that big of a high, it's hard to come back down to reality and get focused at the task at hand," Gehrts said. "But, yeah, it was good for our kids, and the coaches and the school." It was short-lived. The next week, Westview's Cinderella run ended in a 31-7 quarterfinal loss to Mesa Red Mountain. And, as usual, Chandler ended up winning it all, the Wolves' second state title in a row and third in four … [Read more...] about What has happened to Cinderella in Arizona high school football?
azcentral sports Published 6:08 p.m. UTC Aug 11, 2018 This is the list of the Arizona high school football games for Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17. There are also two games scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18. This first week of games has been dubbed 'Week Zero'. Game times listed below. Teams, location, times subject to change. Thursday, Aug. 16 Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge at Marana Mountain View, 7 p.m Friday, Aug. 17 Gilbert Highland at Phoenix Alhambra, 7 p.m. American Leadership Academy - Queen Creek at American Leadership Academy - Ironwood, 7 p.m. Scottsdale Coronado at Phoenix Arcadia, 7 p.m. Elfrida Valley Union at Bagdad, 7 p.m. Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep at Laveen Betty H. Fairfax, 7 p.m. Yuma Gila Ridge at Brawley (Calif.), 7 p.m. Tucson Amphitheater at Buckeye, 7 p.m. Tucson Catalina Foothills at Sierra Vista Buena, 7 p.m. Phoenix Carl Hayden at Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, 7 p.m. Peoria Centennial at Queen Creek Casteel, 7 p.m. Chandler at Corona Centenntial … [Read more...] about Week Zero: Arizona high school football schedule 2018
Richard Obert Arizona Republic Published 4:47 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 This is a look at the top 10 Arizona high school football rankings for the 2018 season. A top 10 for each conference, starting with 8-man, 1A, will be posted here after the region previews are completed from each. Keep checking back to see updated rankings. 2-a-days: High school football region previews for 2018 Preseason Arizona high school football rankings: 1A (8-man) No. 1 Superior: QB Steve Ybarra is a dual threat no other 8-man team has. No. 2 Williams: Defending state champs reloaded after graduating 10 starters. No. 3 Bagdad: Coach Dalton Mills will go from spread pass to power run. No. 4 Heber Mogollon: Outstanding passer Trey Tenney returns after helping Mustangs beat both state finalists -- Williams and Superior -- last season. No. 5 Fort Thomas: Apaches run the screen pass as well as anybody. No. 6 Kearny Ray: Great one-two offensive punch in QB Jaden Pace and RB Jayden Lagunas. No. 7 Winkelman … [Read more...] about Arizona high school football rankings 2018: Preseason
Richard Obert Arizona Republic Published 3:00 p.m. UTC Jun 29, 2018 With Wednesday marking 50 days before the first Arizona high school football game to be played in 2018, let's look at 50 things to look forward to this season: No. 50 Metamorphosis 1 Paradise Valley quarterback Ben Finley, who has started since his freshman year, was 5-foot-10, 155 pounds last year. He is now 6-2, 183. And he's got offers. No. 49 Metamorphosis 2 The metamorphosis of Peoria offensive lineman Jacob Golden is interesting. Two years ago he was a 6-5, 225-pound tight end. Now he is a 6-6, 285-pound tackle who is locked into his college with a commitment to Boise State. No. 48 The replacements Goodyear Millennium is making the move down from 6A to 5A. That should help resurrect the Tigers but the big question is, 'Who is going to replace 1,000-yard rusher Davon Fountain, who transferred to juggernaut Peoria Centennial?' No. 47 Passing game If anything, Desert Mountain will have an entertaining … [Read more...] about Countdown: 50 things to watch for in the 2018 Arizona high school football season