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Week 4 Football Walk Through Sept. 13-14

September 10, 2019 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365


McClintock huddles up after its win last week over rival Tempe High (AzPreps365 photo)

Three weeks of the football season have passed and competitive games remain on the short end of the ledger. Not that there was a huge expectation that routs wouldn't continue to rule the gridirons.

Looking at last week's games the 6A through 2A levels, there were 98 games. Thirty-one of those (32 percent) were decided by two touchdowns or less. Just 16 were decided by a touchdown or less (16 percent). And a whopping 59 games were decided by four TDs or more (60 percent).

Consider yourself fortunate if you have viewed a game that was relatively close for more than a half. Most programs are doing the best with what they have, but with some of the knee-jerk migration of players from struggling or average programs to the elite the disparity won't relax anytime soon.

6A

La Joya (1-1) at Basha (3-0) - Last year Basha won, 31-13

Corona del Sol (1-2) at Boulder Creek - Last year Boulder Creek won, 35-22

Brophy Prep (3-0) at Copper Canyon - Last year Brophy won, 42-6

Skyline (0-3) at Highland (2-1) - Last year Highland won, 31-13

Desert Ridge (2-1) at Liberty - Last year Liberty won, 21-14

Queen Creek (2-1) at Mesa Mtn. View - Last year Queen Creek won, 53-22

Sandra Day O'Connor (1-2) at Perry (2-1) - Last year Perry won, 75-68

Dobson (1-2) at Red Mountain (2-1) - Last year Red Mountain won, 60-0

Hamilton (3-0) at Tolleson (0-2) - Last year Hamilton won, 41-33

Mesa (1-2) at Trevor Browne (2-1) - Last year Mesa won, 45-20

Desert Vista (1-1) at Valley Vista (2-0) - Last year Desert Vista won, 48-20

Cibola (2-1) at Westwood (1-2) - Last year Westwood won, 34-26

Chandler (3-0) vs. Capital Christian, Calif. (2-1) - Sept. 14 - Did not play last year

5A

Notre Dame Prep (3-0) at Apollo - Last year NDP won, 63-21

North Canyon (0-3) at Cactus Shadows (1-2) - Last year Cactus Shadows won, 59-13

McClintock (2-1) at Central (0-3) - Last year McClintock won, 40-18

Goldwater (2-0) at Gilbert (1-2) - Last year Gilbert won, 29-6

Sunnyslope (1-1) at Horizon (2-1) - Last year Horizon won,  42-28

Campo Verde (3-0 at Ironwood Ridge (1-1) - Last year Campo Verde won, 17-13

South Mountain (1-2) at Maricopa (2-1) - Last year Maricopa won, 23-18

Casteel (2-1) at Marana Mtn. View (0-2) - Last year Casteel won, 56-0

Higley (1-2) at Ranier Beach WA (1-0) - Did not play last year

Desert Mountain (1-2) at Saguaro (2-1) - Last year Saguaro won, 59-28

Paradise Valley (2-0) at Shadow Mountain - Last year Paradise Valley won, 34-31

Williams Field (1-2) at Verrado (1-1) - Last year Williams Field won, 31-0

4A

Vista Grande (0-3) at Apache Junction 1-2 - Last year AJ won, 39-33

Mesquite (2-1) at Combs (1-1) - Last year Mesquite won, 61-0

Poston Butte (2-1) at Dysart (0-3) - Last year Poston Butte won, 50-44

Seton Catholic (1-1) at Mingus (0-3) - Last year Seton won, 36-26

Marcos de Niza (1-1) at Sahuaro (3-0) - Last year Sahuaro won 42-13

Arcadia (3-0) at St. Mary's (0-2) - Last year Arcadia won , 55-39

Flagstaff (2-0) at Tempe (1-1) - Last year Tempe won, 18-10

3A

Round Valley (1-1) at ALA Gilber North (2-1) - Last year Round Valley wonm 17-0

Phoenix Christian (3-0) at ALA Queen Creek - Last year ALA-QC won, 23-21

Odyssey Institute (2-0) at Arizona College Prep (2-1) - Last year Odyssey won, 48-0

Coronado (0-3) at Bourgade Catholic (1-1) - Last year Bourgade won, 42-20

Sahuarita (1-1) at Coolidge (3-0) - Last year Sahuarita won, 21-14

Blue Ridge (3-0) at Florence (1-1) - Last year Blue Ridge won, 35-22

Benjamin Franklin (3-0) at Northwest Christian (2-0) - Last year NWC won, 21-13

Gilbert Christian (2-1) at Scottsdale Christian (1-2) - Last year SCA won, 48-6

ALA-Ironwood (0-3) at Show Low (2-1) - Last year Show Low won, 40-6

Arizona Lutheran (3-0) at Valley Christian (2-0) - Last year Arizona Lutheran won, 23-21

2A

Tonopah Valley (1-1) at Chandler Prep (1-2) - Last year Tonopah Valley won, 52-3

Heritage Academy (0-3) at Tempe Prep (0-2) - Last year Tempe Prep won, 57-12

San Carlos (0-2) at Scottsdale Prep (2-1) - Last year Scottsdale Prep won, 19-15 (Sept. 14)

1A

Superior (1-1) at Arete Prep (2-1) - Last year Superior won, 72-15