FOOTBALL: Southern Arizona Picks

August 29, 2017 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

Tucson High is going for 3-0 for only the third time since 1992. (Andy Morales/



My Southern Arizona picks. I’m 30-9 this year. We have 27 games scheduled for Friday night but only a handful will be played in the Tucson area:


Friday, September 1




TUCSON (2-0) at Desert Ridge (1-0)

SUNNYSIDE (1-1) at 5A Buena (1-1)

Rincon/University (0-2) at MOUNTAIN VIEW (0-1)




Shadow Ridge (0-2) at CIENEGA (1-0)

IRONWOOD RIDGE (2-0) at 4A Nogales (0-1)

McClintock (1-0) at MARANA (0-2)

Cholla (2-0) at 4A CATALINA FOOTHILLS (1-1)

MARICOPA (2-0) at Desert View (1-0)

FLOWING WELLS (0-1) at 4A Amphitheater (0-1)

Sahuaro (0-1) at QUEEN CREEK (2-0)




BYES: Salpointe, Douglas, Pueblo, Santa Rita

CANYON DEL ORO (1-0) at Apache Junction (0-1)

3A PUSCH RIDGE (1-0) at Walden Grove (1-0)

Palo Verde (1-1) at 5A GLENDALE (1-0)

Rio Rico (0-2) at 4A CORTEZ (0-1)




SABINO (2-0) at American Leadership (1-1)

CATALINA (2-0) at Benjamin Franklin (1-1)

Empire (1-0) at CASTEEL (2-0)

Tanque Verde (0-2) at 2A WILLCOX (1-1)

FLORENCE (1-0) at Sahuarita (0-1)




3A Coolidge (1-1) at SANTA CRUZ (1-0)

Pima (1-1) at BISBEE (1-0)

Benson (0-1) at MORENCI (1-0)

Veritas Prep (1-0) at SAN MANUEL (1-1)

San Carlos (0-1) at TOMBSTONE (0-1)




Arete Prep (2-0) at VALLEY UNION (1-1)

St. David (0-1) at VALLEY LUTHERAN (1-0)

Baboquivari (0-1) at RAY (0-1)


Friday, September 8

Empire at Amphitheater

Benson at Arizona Lutheran

Phoenix Christian at Bisbee

Rincon/University at Buena

Flowing Wells at Catalina Foothills

Nogales at Cienega

Desert View at Douglas

Tanque Verde at Globe

Canyon Del Oro at Ironwood Ridge

San Manuel at Miami

Catalina at Palo Verde

Santa Cruz at Parker

Tombstone at Pima

Cholla at Pueblo

Sahuarita at Rio Rico

Pusch Ridge at Safford

Marana at Sahuaro

Mountain View Marana at Sunnyside

Salpointe at Tucson

Santa Rita at Walden Grove

Morenci at Willcox

Hayden at Baboquivari

St. David at Ray

Saturday, September 9

PDSD at Valley Union, 4 p.m.