Week 4 Football Friday Night: Southern Arizona pigskin update

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TONIGHT’S GAMES

Andy Morales is 71-19 (79 percent) on the year. Favorite teams are in CAPS.

Friday, Sept. 16

HATCH VALLEY, NM (3-1) at Benson (3-1)
— Final: Benson 48, Hatch Valley 21

CANYON DEL ORO (2-2) at Amphitheater (2-2)
— Final: CDO 27, Amphi 14

Willcox (2-3) at ARIZONA LUTHERAN (1-3)
— Final: Willcox 43, Arizona Lutheran 40

VERITAS PREP (2-2) at Bisbee (2-2)
— Final: Bisbee 42, Veritas 12

Empire (0-4) at CATALINA FOOTHILLS (3-1)
— Final: Catalina Foothills 69, Empire 20

Flowing Wells (2-2) at CIENEGA (4-0)
— Final: Cienega 42, Flowing Wells 0

NOGALES (2-2) at Douglas (2-2)
— Final: Nogales 28, Douglas 19

Cholla (1-3) at PALO VERDE (2-3)
— Final: Cholla 35, Palo Verde 14

Walden Grove (2-2) at PUEBLO (3-1)
— Final: Pueblo 14, Walden Grove 12

RINCON/UHS (1-4) at Rio Rico (2-2)
— Final: Rio Rico 35, Rincon 34

Tanque Verde (1-4) at SABINO (3-1)
— Final: Sabino leads 63, Tanque Verde 0

PUSCH RIDGE (3-1) at Sahuarita (1-3)
— Final: Pusch Ridge 56, Sahuarita 14

Desert View (4-0) at SAHUARO (0-4)
— Final: Desert View 27, Sahuaro 18

CATALINA (0-4) at Santa Rita (1-3)
— Final: Santa Rita 35, Catalina 32

Trivian Prep (2-3) at ST. DAVID (3-1)
— Final: St. David 56, Trivian 20

SALPOINTE (3-1) at Sunnyside (2-3)
— Final: Salpointe 37, Sunnyside 14

Morenci (2-2) at THATCHER (4-1)
— Final: Thatcher 35, Morenci 14

Miami (2-2) at TOMBSTONE (2-1)
— Final: Tombstone 35, Miami 14

Mountain View (3-1) at TUCSON (3-2)
— Final: Mountain View 44, Tucson 36

Hayden (2-2) at DUNCAN (2-2)
— Final: Hayden 28, Duncan 24

San Manuel (0-4) at GLOBE (3-1)

VALLEY UNION (2-1) at Baboquivari (1-3)

Tonopah Valley (1-2) at SANTA CRUZ (3-0)

Off this week:
Marana (2-2)
Buena (0-4)
Ironwood Ridge (4-0)

Saturday, Sept. 17
Ft. Thomas (0-3) at PATAGONIA (1-1)

NOTABLE:

Dakota Poe rushed it in from 13 and 5 yards for Cienega against the Caballeros.

— Cienega’s Jamarye Joiner also scored on a 4-yard run. Connected on a 40-yard pass to Poe that set up a second quarter TD.

Braeben Bolton scored on an 18-yard run for Cienega.

— Cienega’s Tyler Hammons hit Nico Jordan for a 10-yard touchdown pass. He also connected with Kaleb Bost for a 7-yard score.

— Pusch Ridge scored on a punt return and two rushing touchdowns against Sahuarita in the first quarter.

— Willcox’s Elijah Shepherd scored on a 27-yard fumble return for a TD and 62-yard run.

— Mountain View’s Isaiah Lovett scored on a 25-yard pass against Tucson High.

— Three first-quarter scores by Pusch Ridge’s Tamerat McLeod against Sahuarita.

— Pusch Ridge’s Christian Fetsis threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Edwin Lovett.

— Willcox’s Jack Kortsen scored on a 57-yard run against Arizona Lutheran

— A Kortsen to Ricky Francis 16-yard touchdown pass put Willcox ahead of Arizona Lutheran 43-40 with 1:22 left in the game.

Tucson Top Twenty
1: Ironwood Ridge (4-0)
2: Sabino (2-1)
3: Cienega (3-0)
4: Catalina Foothills (2-1)
5: Tucson (3-1)
6: Salpointe (2-1)
7: Mountain View (2-1)
8: Canyon del Oro (2-1)
9: Marana (2-2)
10: Flowing Wells (2-1)
11: Desert View (3-0)
12: Amphitheater (2-1)
13: Sunnyside (2-2)
14: Pueblo (2-1)
15: Pusch Ridge (2-1)
16: Thatcher (3-1)
17: Walden Grove (2-1)
18: Palo Verde (2-2)
19: Benson (2-1)
20: Safford (2-2)




ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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