Menu

GRIDIRON ARIZONA

Your Source for 6A & 5A High School Football Scores, Schedules, and Power Points

Schedule

GAMES OF AUG. 18, 2017:

Corona del Sol at Highland
Perry at Desert Vista
Mountain Pointe at O'Connor
Hamilton at Boulder Creek
Chaparral at Desert Mountain
Horizon at Cibola
Pinnacle at Brophy
Mesquite at Mesa
Red Mountain at Chandler
Westwood at Skyline
Carl Hayden at Alhambra
Cesar Chavez at Queen Creek
South Mountain at Maryvale
Kofa at Trevor Browne
Basha at Westview
Pueblo at Rincon
Nogales at Sunnyside
Tucson at Buena
Desert Edge at Centennial
North Canyon at Goldwater
Verrado at Paradise Valley
Willow Canyon at Maricopa
Arcadia at Williams Field
Notre Dame at Shadow Ridge
Campo Verde at Sabino
Ironwood Ridge at Marana
Fairfax at Camelback


GAMES OF AUG. 25, 2017:

La Joya at Corona del Sol
Desert Ridge at Brophy
Mesquite at Gilbert
Highland at Skyline
Boulder Creek at Liberty
Mesa at Desert Mountain
Horizon at Chaparral
Mountain Ridge at Tucson
Tolleson at O'Connor
Pinnacle at Basha
Dobson at Rincon
Mesa Mtn View at Valley Vista
Westwood at Copper Canyon
Central at Fairfax
Camelback at North
Trevor Browne at South Mtn
Queen Creek at Hamilton
Perry at Millennium
Imperial (CA) at Cibola
Kofa at Central (CA)
Sunnyside at Pueblo
Agua Fria at Washington
Williams Field at Deer Valley
Desert Edge at Notre Dame
Goldwater at Poston Butte
Arcadia at Verrado
Centennial at Apollo
Ironwood at Campo Verde
Kellis at Shadow Ridge
Maricopa at Paradise Valley
McClintock at Vista Grande
Ironwood Ridge at Sunnyslope
Sierra Linda at North Canyon
Amphitheater at Cholla
Desert View at Palo Verde
Buena at Flowing Wells
Cienega at Marana
Salpointe at Marana Mtn View
Sabino at Sahuaro
Cortez at Glendale
Greenway at Independence

Lake Havasu vs. Willow Can.
(Game @ NAU in Flagstaff)


GAME OF AUG. 26, 2017:

IMG Academy (FL) at Chandler

2017 schedules are up

Alhambra hosts Carl Hayden in search of 5th straight winning season

WEEKLY BLOG:  4/23/17

The end of the semester is drawing closer, but before summer begins, we're ready to start the four-week period of Spring Ball.  College coaches are planning visits to the state to check out prospective talent.  The beginning of the construction of new offenses will be underway.  And that means it's time to flip the site around for another year.

Compiling the schedules was easier in this go around as for the first time since 2014, we are in Year 2 of the two-year block for this realignment.  Conferences and regions are unchanged, and for the most part, your favorite team's set of games this fall will mirror that of 2016 (with the sites reversed).

In case you want to stop reading here (although I hope you come back), you can jump right to the schedules by clicking either the A-L or M-Z tab at the top of the page.  All 83 of the 6A and 5A schedules are there for your viewing.  No need to click 83 times to see everyone's; they're all aligned on just two tabs.

While these are not the official schedules as they still need to be formally set by the AIA, I don't anticipate too many changes.  Two things that will be altered on this site down the road are the teams playing in the Barry Sollenberger Classic and the Cox 7 Thursday night schedule.  Neither of those have been announced yet.  I would expect to hear something soon regarding the Sollenberger and the possible matchups will come from the Week Zero games on the left side of the home page.  The Cox schedule is usually decided upon during the summer.  That will just have the sliding of a game currently on my schedule as a Friday moved back a day to Thursday.

Oh yes, one more thing, the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur falls on Friday night, September 29.  In the past, most of the big-school games have traditionally been played on Thursday when this happens.  I have set up my schedules for everyone playing on Thursday of that week.  Once we have the official AIA schedules, I will move the ones over to Friday that apply.

If you discover any errors in the schedules, drop me a line at gridironarizona@yahoo.com.

The regular season runs from August 18 to October 27 and teams will have 11 weeks to play their 10-game schedules.  Once again, 16 teams will be invited to the postseason from each conference with region winners getting automatic bids.  There are 40 schools in 6A and another 43 in the 5A Conference.

There are a few schools playing out-of-state games in 2017.  Defending 6A champion Chandler, who played Corona Centennial in California last year, will host IMG Academy of southwestern Florida on Saturday, August. 27.  IMG plays a national schedule and has won 29 consecutive games (11-0 in 2016).  Mountain Pointe will be headed out of state for the fifth straight season.  The Pride, 4-0 in those games, will be playing Chaminade on Thursday, August 31 as part of the Brothers in Arms Classic.  Chaminade, located near Los Angeles, was 8-4 last season.  Chaparral and Centennial scrubbed their planned regular season rematch to face out-of-state teams.  Chaparral goes to Valencia (Calif.) on Sept. 8 to meet a Viking team that was 10-3 last year.  Centennial will host St. Thomas Aquinas the last week of September.  St. Thomas Aquinas was the 7A Florida state champion and like Chandler, won a game in Texas as part of last December's GEICO Bowl.  There will also be return games for Deming (N.M.) vs. Flowing Wells (in Tucson) and La Salle (Calif.) vs. Notre Dame Prep (in Pasadena).  Finally, the Yuma schools will have August and September games once again with California schools Imperial, Southwest, Brawley, and (El Centro) Central.

A couple "new" games for this year feature teams that did play out-of-state opponents last year, but won't be in 2017.  Desert Mountain and Mesa both traveled to Reno for games a year ago, but will face each other in Scottsdale on Aug. 25.  On that same night, Desert Ridge will go to Phoenix College to play Brophy Prep.  Both schools faced Southern California teams last year on that weekend.

The teams that met for the 6A State Championship Game last November meet up again on September 8.  Austin Field in Chandler will be the site of the game between the host Wolves and Mountain Pointe.  MPHS won the regular season game in 2016, but Chandler was the better team in November and took home the gold ball.  If there is to be a rematch between 5A title game participants Williams Field and Centennial, it will have to come in the postseason.  Before topping the Coyotes in the championship last year, Williams Field rolled over Queen Creek in the semifinals.  The Black Hawks will host QCHS in Week 10.

Speaking of Week 10, there are plenty of rivalry games on that final night of the season.  Among them are: Horizon at Pinnacle, Mountain Ridge at O'Connor, Mesa at Mountain View, Basha at Perry, Hamilton at Chandler, Deer Valley at Goldwater, Desert Edge at Verrado, Liberty at Centennial, and Campo Verde at Mesquite.

Get you excited yet?  The season starts in less than four months (or 117 days)...but who's counting?


PHOTO CAPTION:  The cameras get into position for a Friday night of football at "Lion Country" in West Phoenix at Alhambra High School.  The Lions finished 6-4 last season marking their fourth straight winning season.  Alhambra kicks off the 2017 campaign at home (39th Avenue & Camelback) on August 18 against fellow Phoenix Union District school Carl Hayden.  Last season, Alhambra rushed for 286 yards and five touchdowns in a 33-7 road win over the Falcons.

 

Follow me on:  Twitter.com/gridironarizona


Sponsor of the Week: ?????

This is the part of the web site where I will salute one of my fine sponsors.  Perhaps share some of my personal pleasant experiences with them, give some information about the company, or offer up some of their current specials.  If you'd like to take advantage of this section, send an e-mail to gridironarizona@yahoo.com.


GRIDIRON ARIZONA POWER POINTS - 2017

 
6A CONFERENCE
  School Section         Record Power Points First Game      
1. Alhambra Metro   0-0      0.0000 vs. Carl Hayden (8/18)
1. Basha Premier   0-0      0.0000 @ Westview (8/18)
1. Boulder Creek Desert Valley   0-0      0.0000 vs. Hamilton (8/18)
1. Brophy Premier   0-0      0.0000 vs. Pinnacle (8/18)
1. Central Metro   0-0      0.0000 @ Fairfax (8/25)
1. Cesar Chavez Metro   0-0      0.0000 @ Queen Creek (8/18)
1. Chandler Premier   0-0      0.0000 vs. Red Mountain (8/18)
1. Cibola Southern   0-0      0.0000 vs. Horizon (8/18)
1. Copper Canyon Southwest   0-0      0.0000 vs. Westwood (8/25)
1. Corona del Sol Central   0-0      0.0000 @ Highland (8/18)
1. Desert Mountain Desert Valley   0-0      0.0000 vs. Chaparral (8/18)
1. Desert Ridge Central   0-0      0.0000 @ Brophy (8/25)
1. Desert Vista Central   0-0      0.0000 vs. Perry (8/18)
1. Dobson East Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Rincon (8/25)
1. Gilbert Central   0-0      0.0000 vs. Mesquite (8/25)
1. Hamilton Premier   0-0      0.0000 @ Boulder Creek (8/18)
1. Highland Central   0-0      0.0000 vs. Corona del Sol (8/18)
1. Horizon Desert Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Cibola (8/18)
1. Kofa Southern   0-0      0.0000 @ Trevor Browne (8/18)
1. La Joya Southwest   0-0      0.0000 @ Corona del Sol (8/25)
1. Maryvale Metro   0-0      0.0000 vs. South Mountain (8/18)
1. Mesa East Valley   0-0      0.0000 vs. Mesquite (8/18)
1. Millennium Southwest   0-0      0.0000 vs. Perry (8/25)
1. Mountain Pointe Central   0-0      0.0000 @ O'Connor (8/18)
1. Mountain Ridge Desert Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Tucson (8/25)
1. Mesa Mountain View East Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Valley Vista (8/25)
1. North Metro   0-0      0.0000 vs. Camelback (8/25)
1. O'Connor Desert Valley   0-0      0.0000 vs. Mountain Pointe (8/18)
1. Perry Premier   0-0      0.0000 @ Desert Vista (8/18)
1. Pinnacle Desert Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Brophy (8/18)
1. Red Mountain East Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Chandler (8/18)
1. Rincon Southern   0-0      0.0000 vs. Pueblo (8/18)
1. Skyline East Valley   0-0      0.0000 vs. Westwood (8/18)
1. Sunnyside Southern   0-0      0.0000 vs. Nogales (8/18)
1. Tolleson Southwest   0-0      0.0000 @ O'Connor (8/25)
1. Trevor Browne Metro   0-0      0.0000 vs. Kofa (8/18)
1. Tucson Southern   0-0      0.0000 @ Buena (8/18)
1. Valley Vista Southwest   0-0      0.0000 vs. Mesa Mountain View (8/25)
1. Westview Southwest   0-0      0.0000 vs. Basha (8/18)
1. Westwood East Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Skyline (8/18)


The top team from each section based on section record is guaranteed one of the 16 playoff berths.  These 16 teams will be placed in a bracket according to the final power points.

The AIA works with Maxpreps in devising the power points formula. The first official update won't come until after Week 5.  For the first few weeks of the season, we'll bring back the old 2009 formula just to give people an idea of where the teams stand.

 

5A CONFERENCE
  School Section         Record Power Points First Game    
1. Agua Fria Desert West   0-0      0.0000 @ Washington (8/25)
1. Apollo Metro   0-0      0.0000 vs. Centennial (8/25)
1. Arcadia Northeast Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Williams Field (8/18)
1. Buena Southern   0-0      0.0000 vs. Tucson (8/18)
1. Camelback Union   0-0      0.0000 vs. Fairfax (8/18)
1. Campo Verde San Tan   0-0      0.0000 @ Sabino (8/18)
1. Carl Hayden Union   0-0      0.0000 @ Alhambra (8/18)
1. Centennial Northwest   0-0      0.0000 vs. Desert Edge (8/18)
1. Chaparral Northeast Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Desert Mountain (8/18)
1. Cholla Sonoran   0-0      0.0000 vs. Amphitheater (8/25) 
1. Cienega Southern   0-0      0.0000 @ Marana (8/25)
1. Deer Valley Desert West   0-0      0.0000 vs. Williams Field (8/25)
1. Desert Edge Desert West   0-0      0.0000 @ Centennial (8/18)
1. Desert View Sonoran   0-0      0.0000 @ Palo Verde (8/25)
1. Fairfax Union   0-0      0.0000 @ Camelback (8/18)
1. Flowing Wells Sonoran   0-0      0.0000 vs. Buena (8/25)
1. Glendale Union   0-0      0.0000 vs. Cortez (8/25)
1. Goldwater Desert West   0-0      0.0000 vs. North Canyon (8/18)
1. Independence Union   0-0      0.0000 vs. Greenway (8/25)
1. Ironwood Metro   0-0      0.0000 @ Campo Verde (8/25)
1. Ironwood Ridge Southern   0-0      0.0000 @ Marana (8/18)
1. Kellis Metro   0-0      0.0000 @ Shadow Ridge (8/25)
1. Lake Havasu Desert West   0-0      0.0000 vs. Willow Canyon (8/25)
1. Liberty Northwest   0-0      0.0000 vs. Boulder Creek (8/25)
1. Marana Sonoran   0-0      0.0000 vs. Ironwood Ridge (8/18)
1. Maricopa Metro   0-0      0.0000 vs. Willow Canyon (8/18) 
1. McClintock Metro   0-0      0.0000 @ Vista Grande (8/25) 
1. Mesquite San Tan   0-0      0.0000 @ Mesa (8/18)
1. Marana Mountain View Southern   0-0      0.0000 vs. Salpointe (8/25)
1. North Canyon Northeast Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Goldwater (8/18) 
1. Notre Dame Northeast Valley   0-0      0.0000 @ Shadow Ridge (8/18) 
1. Paradise Valley Northeast Valley   0-0      0.0000 vs. Verrado (8/18)
1. Poston Butte Sonoran   0-0      0.0000 vs. Goldwater (8/25)
1. Queen Creek San Tan   0-0      0.0000 vs. Cesar Chavez (8/18)
1. Sahuaro Southern   0-0      0.0000 vs. Sabino (8/25)
1. Shadow Ridge Northwest   0-0      0.0000 vs. Notre Dame (8/18)
1. Sierra Linda Northwest   0-0      0.0000 @ North Canyon (8/25)
1. South Mountain Union   0-0      0.0000 @ Maryvale (8/18)
1. Sunnyslope Metro   0-0      0.0000 vs. Ironwood Ridge (8/25)
1. Verrado Desert West   0-0      0.0000 @ Paradise Valley (8/18)
1. Vista Grande San Tan   0-0      0.0000 vs. McClintock (8/25)
1. Williams Field San Tan   0-0      0.0000 vs. Arcadia (8/18)
1. Willow Canyon Northwest   0-0      0.0000 @ Maricopa (8/18)

The top team from each section based on section record is guaranteed one of the 16 playoff berths.  These 16 teams will be placed in a bracket according to the final power points.  With Notre Dame Prep ruled ineligible, the 2nd place team from the Northeast Valley Region was an automatic qualifier.

The AIA works with Maxpreps in devising the power points formula. The first official update won't come until after Week 5.  For the first few weeks of the season, we'll bring back the old 2009 formula just to give people an idea of where the teams stand.

 

164329