Pusch Ridge victory takes us one step closer to figuring out playoff scenarios

Pusch Ridge coach Troy Cropp won his 30th game since he took over in 2012. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Pusch Ridge coach Troy Cropp won his 30th game since he took over in 2012. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Down 21-17 with 7:59 left, Cody Cropp engineered the high school version of “The Drive” Friday night. The senior quarterback guided Pusch Ridge 79 yards in 14 plays to defeat Flowing Wells 24-21 to all but claim the Division III/Section VI championship.

John Elway engineered the original version of “The Drive” almost 30 years ago but his drive included a balanced passing and rushing attack while Cropp found success by keeping the ball on the ground….

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DIVISION II

Section I
Tucson (6-1, 2-0)
Sunnyside (5-2, 2-0)
Sahuaro (3-4, 1-1)
Salpointe (3-4, 1-1)

Cienega (1-6, 0-2) and Buena (0-7, 0-2) remarkably have a mathematical chance but a chance is a chance. Salpointe and Sahuaro need some help. Only a section title will get them in the playoffs.

Section III
Queen Creek (5-2, 2-0)
Ironwood Ridge (5-2, 1-1)
Canyon del Oro (2-5, 1-1)
Mountain View (5-2, 0-1)
Poston Butte (0-7, 0-1)

Queen Creek can win section next Friday with a win over CDO combined with a Mountain View victory over Poston Butte. This was not how the section was supposed to be played out.

DIVISION III

Section VI
Sabino (7-0, 4-0)
Catalina Foothills (6-2, 3-1)
Marana (4-3, 2-1)

All three control their own destiny.

DIVISION IV

Section II
Pueblo (5-2, 4-0)
Thatcher (4-3, 2-1)
Empire (3-4, 2-1)

Pueblo can win section with one more win. The Warriors have a divisional game next week at Pusch Ridge so they will have to wait a couple of weeks.

Section VI
Pusch Ridge (6-1, 4-0)
Flowing Wells (7-1, 3-1)
Sahuarita (3-4, 3-1)

DIVISION V

Section II
Benson (7-0, 2-0)
Bisbee (5-1, 2-0)
Tombstone (2-4, 1-1)
Tanque Verde (2-5, 1-1)

Crazy but Benson still hasn’t clinched section title. The Bobcats play Bisbee and Tombstone next.

Section VIII
Tempe Prep (5-2, 3-0)
Santa Cruz (6-1, 3-0)

Santa Cruz will host Tempe Prep next week.

DIVISION VI

Section II
Pima (8-0, 3-0)
Valley Union (6-1, 2-1)
St. David (6-1, 2-1)

Pima to host St. David for section championship. Valley Union destroyed St. David 88-20.

Section IV
Salome (6-2, 4-0)
Ajo (5-2, 3-1)

Ajo still battling.

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