Two for the price of one. That’s what the fans at Amphitheater High School got Friday night in the second round of the 3A state playoffs. No. 5 Tanque Verde defeated No. 21 Monument Valley 40-29 in the first game and No. 1 Sabino took out No. 16 Paradise Honors 54-20 in the nightcap.
The Sunnyside Blue Devils appear to be a few steps ahead of the competition this year and it showed in a 3-0 win over a very talented Cienega squad Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs.
Sunnyside cruised to a 257.5 to 180 win over Cienega to claim the Division II, Section I championship held at Flowing Wells High School on Saturday and the margin of victory by the Blue Devils was the biggest in Division II.
Buena and Marana might be too far removed from a 5A Southern Region title, with each sharing a 4-4 record in region play, but the goal for every team is to make the playoffs and that goal is still within reach for both squads.
The 53rd Flowing Wells Invitational is in the books and Sunnyside outdistanced the pack to bring home its 30th championship in the series by beating Desert Vista 270 to 220.5. Walden Grove scored 213 points to take third.