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GAMES OF SEPT. 22, 2017:

   
Boulder Creek  
at Corona del Sol        

 

   
Desert Mountain  
at Desert Ridge        

 

   
Desert Vista  
at Dobson        

 

   
Red Mountain  
at Gilbert        

 

   
Highland  
at Perry        

 

   
Pinnacle  
at Mountain Pointe        

 

   
Basha  
at Mesa        

 

   
Brophy  
at Mesa Mountain View        

 

   
Mountain Ridge  
at Chandler        

 

   
Hamilton       
at Skyline        

 

   
North  
at Horizon        

 

   
O'Connor  
at Millennium        

 

   
Westwood  
at Tolleson        

 

   
Cibola  
at Alhambra        

 

   
Central    
at Camelback        

 

   
Fairfax  
at Cesar Chavez        

 

   
Maryvale  
at Carl Hayden        

 

   
Trevor Browne  
at Copper Canyon        

 

   
La Joya  
at Sierra Linda        

 

   
Valley Vista  
at Willow Canyon        

 

   
Centennial  
at Westview        

 

   
Kofa  
at Yuma        

 

   
Rincon  
at Palo Verde        

 

   
Desert View  
at Sunnyside        

 

(@ Rincon HS)  
Cienega  
Tucson        

 

   
Buena  
at Douglas        

 

   
Queen Creek  
at Ironwood Ridge        

 

   
Marana Mountain View  
at Poston Butte        

 

   
Sahuaro  
at Cholla        

 

   
Apollo  
at Arcadia        

 

   
Vista Grande  
at Ironwood        

 

   
Kellis  
at Mesquite        

 

   
Goldwater  
at McClintock        

 

   
Chaparral  
at Sunnyslope        

 

   
Campo Verde  
at Williams Field        

 

   
Deming (NM)  
at Flowing Wells        

 

   
Marana  
at Canyon del Oro        

 

   
Paradise Valley  
at Liberty        

 

   
Agua Fria  
at Deer Valley        

 

   
Independence  
at Lake Havasu        

 

   
Glendale  
at North Canyon        

 

   
Notre Dame  
at La Salle (CA)        

 

Ed Doherty Award

Centennial RB Thomas unanimous choice for Week 4 medallion

AWARD BLOG:  9/20/17

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club announced its next set of players up for consideration for the Ed Doherty Award at the end of the season.

Five more athletes were recognized for their outstanding play last week and have qualified for the Ed Doherty Award, which will honor the state's Player of the Year.  They were selected by a committee of nine members (of which Gridiron Arizona is one) based on their play during Week 4 (games of Sept. 14-15).  Each will receive a medallion at an upcoming school event later this week.  The Ed Doherty Award will be presented to the winner at a luncheon on Dec. 9.

Week 4 Medallion Recipients:

Zidane Thomas - Centennial (RB)
In a 23-20 win over Pinnacle (a 6A school), Thomas ran the ball 28 times for 334 yards and two touchdowns for the Coyotes (who compete in 5A).  For the season, the Boise State commit has 781 yards and is averaging 12.6 yards per carry.

Abukar Abdi - Camelback (RB)
In a 33-27 win over Alhambra, Abdi had 315 yards on 32 carries and four touchdowns.  He surpassed the 100-yard mark for the third straight game.

Tyler Shough - Hamilton (QB)
He passed for 293 yards and three touchdowns while completing 13 of his 22 attempts in a 59-12 rout of Cesar Chavez.  Shough was a part of the Huskies' offense that had to step up with the loss of Jawhar Jordan to an ankle sprain early in the game.

Jordan Porter - Cholla (QB)
In a 62-23 win over Palo Verde, he accounted for eight touchdowns (5 pass & 3 rush), and had 267 yards passing to go with 202 more yards on the ground.  Through five games, Porter has put up amazing stats for the Chargers - 1,636 passing yards with 18 TDs, and 877 yards rushing with 14 TDs.  Most importantly, CHS, who was 1-9 a year ago, has a record of 3-2.

Jack Plummer - Gilbert (QB)
The Purdue commit threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers' 41-7 victory over Westwood.  Through four games, Plummer has thrown 15 touchdowns without a single interception.  Like Cholla, GHS was 1-9 last season.  This year, the Tigers are 3-1.


2017 Final Watch List (Medallion Recipients)

Abukar Abdi (RB) - Camelback
Elijah Carey (RB/LB) - Canyon del Oro
Jawhar Jordan (RB) - Hamilton
Jack Plummer (QB) - Gilbert
Jordan Porter (QB) - Cholla
Bijan Robinson (RB) - Salpointe
Tyler Shough (QB) - Hamilton
Jake Smith (RB) - Notre Dame
Zidane Thomas (RB) - Centennial


PHOTO CAPTION:  Centennial running back Zidane Thomas carrying the ball during one of the Coyotes' games from last season.  Through four games (in which the Coyotes are 4-0), Thomas has 781 yards and 9 touchdowns.  He is averaging 12.6 yards per carry and 195 yards per game.  Thomas and CeHS travel to Avondale to play Westview Friday.

 

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Have you heard the Podcast????

A new addition this year is a weekly podcast hosted by Kevin Derryberry.  Each Saturday afternoon, The Gridiron Scroll recaps the 6A and 5A action from the night before.  Here's the latest one for Week 4: https://soundcloud.com/user-667142806/the-scroll-with-gridiron-arizona-91617?@HuskiesGridiron


 

Week Four: 8 Shining Stars

Gilbert QB Plummer piling up points with second straight win

STAT BLOG:  9/18/17

Let's take a look at some players that stood out in last week's action.

QUARTERBACK - Jack Plummer (Gilbert)
The 6-5, 210-pound signal caller continued his outstanding play for the Tigers.  Through four games, Plummer has completed 63 percent of his passes for 992 yards (248-yd. average) and 15 touchdowns with no interceptions.  Last Friday in a 41-7 win over Westwood, he had four TD passes for the second straight week, finding his rhythm in the second half.  Holding just a 14-7 halftime lead, GHS erupted for 27 straight points as Plummer, a Purdue commit, completed touchdown passes to three different receivers.  Corvan Otanez, Domonick Amendolara, and Dawson Tanner hauled them in for the Tigers.
Next Up:  Gilbert (3-1) is home against Red Mountain (2-2) this Friday.

RUNNING BACK - Abukar Abdi (Camelback)
The 5-7, 165-pound senior had a monster game against Alhambra.  Abdi rushed for 315 yards on 32 carries and scoring on four touchdown runs of 5, 16, 50, and 72 yards.  The Spartans needed those points on the board, because they topped Alhambra in a close one, 33-27.  It was the third straight week that Abdi hit the century mark, and in that time he has scored nine touchdowns.  It was also a big one for CBHS because it came in front of a boisterous Homecoming crowd.
Next Up:  Camelback (2-3) is at home in Phoenix against Central (2-2) this Friday.

WIDE RECEIVER - Jacob Cowing (Maricopa)
The 5-8, 140-pound junio
r continues to be the top receiver in the Rams' offense.  Cowing had eight catches for 195 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-14 victory over North Canyon.  Like Camelback, they were celebrating Homecoming at Maricopa and the team has hit the halfway mark at 4-1 bouncing back from a loss to Centennial.  In addition to his play on offense, Cowing intercepted a pass.  Two of his receiving touchdowns came on 80-yard bombs from senior quarterback Alec Smith.  The Rams catch a break this week with their bye before starting 5A Metro Region competition.
Next Up:  Maricopa (4-1) is on the road in Glendale at Ironwood (1-3) on Sept. 29.

DEFENSIVE LINE - Tavian Robey (Marana Mountain View)
The senior defensive tackle had a team-high 10 tackles as the Mountain Lions won their third straight game.  Robey (6-0, 280) also totaled three sacks in a 42-20 win over Tucson.  It was an aggressive defense for MVHS as they forced three turnovers and blocked a punt.  For the season, Robey has 4.5 sacks.  The View kept pace in what has been the most difficult region in 5A (Southern) with Cienega and Ironwood Ridge holding 4-0 records and Buena close behind at 3-1.
Next Up:  Mountain View (3-1) is on the road in San Tan Valley against Poston Butte (3-1) this Friday.

LINEBACKER - Zien Tessler (Chaparral)
The 5-10, 190-pound junior is now tied with his younger brother Braxen in tackles for the Firebirds (with 33) after getting seven last Friday.  Tessler also forced a fumble and recovered one in a decisive 33-7 win for Chaparral against defending 5A champion Williams Field.  It was the debut of a new artificial turf field at CHS and the 'Birds rebounded from a loss the previous week in California against Valencia, one of the top teams in the state.
Next Up:  Chaparral (2-2) is on the road in Phoenix against Sunnyslope (2-2) this Friday.

DEFENSIVE BACK - Darius Glover (Skyline)
Skyline picked up its third win of the season, 52-35 on the road in Goodyear over Millennium.  Glover intercepted two passes, taking one to the house.  The Coyotes did most of their offensive damage on the ground (288 rushing yards), while completing just five passes in the game (nine attempts).  However, one of those five completions was a 68-yard touchdown from junior Steven Castle to Glover.
Next Up:  Skyline (3-2) is at home in Mesa against Hamilton (4-1) this Friday.

SPECIAL TEAMS - Xavier Rojas (Centennial)
The 5-8, 165-pound senior scored the winning points in a 23-20 victory over Pinnacle last Thursday.  Rojas converted a 28-yard field goal with just two seconds remaining in the nationally-televised game (YurView).  He had a knack for ending quarters with field goals doing so in both the first and second from 35 and 39 yards, respectively.  Last year, Rojas was 6-of-7 in field goal attempts and these were his first three tries in 2017.  Centennial remained unbeaten on the season at 4-0.
Next Up:  Centennial (4-0) is on the road in Avondale at Westview (0-4) this Friday.

TEAM - Central
Things looked bleak for the Bobcats after the first two weeks as the team was 0-2 and had been outscored 83-7.  But, Central has responded the past two weeks with wins over Carl Hayden and previously unbeaten South Mountain.  CHS defeated the Jaguars 33-19, battling back from a 19-7 halftime deficit last Friday.  Sophomore Andrew Taylor threw four touchdown passes, two to Jose Escalera.  Escalera also played a role in the Bobcat defense with a pair of interceptions.  It was a scary end to the game as it was called with three minutes remaining following an injury to Central RB Alonzo Cortes, who left the field on a stretcher and was taken to the hospital following a helmet-to-helmet hit.  Cortes gave a thumbs up to the home Bobcat crowd and had movement in his feet and hands.  Central's defense shut down SMHS in the second half holding it to just 41 yards.  Junior linebacker Eloi Kwete had 20 tackles and three sacks.  His brother, Cosmos, also had three sacks and made 11 tackles.  The Kwete brothers came to Arizona over the summer from Congo, fleeing the war-torn African country.
Next Up:  Verrado (3-1) is on the road in Peoria against Liberty (2-1) this Friday.


PHOTO CAPTION:  Gilbert quarterback Jack Plummer gets ready to launch a pass during one of the Tigers' prior games.  On Friday, the three-year starter had 256 yards to go with four touchdowns in Gilbert's 41-7 win at Westwood.  Plummer is one of 43 players featured on the first edition of the 2017 Watch List by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club.  At the end of the season, one player from the state will be awarded the Ed Doherty trophy and will be recognized as the state's Player of the Year.  Gridiron Arizona is honored to be represented as one of the media entities that will vote on the award.

 

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Week Four: Hamilton 59 Cesar Chavez 12

Parson steps up in Huskies' Homecoming rout

WEEKLY BLOG:  9/15/17

They're not talked about as a championship contender in 6A, but the Hamilton Huskies have an offense that can create problems for any defense in the state.

On Friday night, Hamilton showed the depth of its talent on a night when its top ball carrier, Jawhar Jordan, suffered a sprained ankle in the first quarter and was limited to just three carries.

There was the passing game with North Carolina-commit Tyler Shough burning Cesar Chavez deep and tossing touchdown passes to three different receivers.

And stepping in for the injured Jordan was a pair of backs that combined for 234 yards and a trio of touchdowns.  Juniors Mo Parson and Manny Armenta each had explosive runs of 40+ yards and shared the rushing load.

Throw in a defense that piled up six sacks and it was a recipe for an easy 59-12 Homecoming win for the Huskies.

"It makes it very nice when you have a variety of weapons to go to," Hamilton head coach Dick Baniszewski said.  "The offensive line is the key to the whole thing.  Tyler's got time to throw and we're getting a really good push up front."

Following a three-and-out stop on Cesar Chavez's first possession, Hamilton (4-1) pulled out the big play on its third play from scrimmage.  Armenta blew past the defender and caught a bomb from Shough for a 70-yard scoring play.

The next time the Huskies had the football, it only took four plays to reach the end zone.  A 42-yard end around run by Parson set up a four-yard touchdown dash up the middle by Jordan.  It was Jordan's 12th rushing TD of the season, but it would be his last carry.  He finished the night with nine yards on three attempts.

Cesar Chavez (1-3) was helped by three penalties by the Hamilton defense, but got on the scoreboard when 6-1, 205-pound junior running back Andrew Blitzke fought off his defender in short yardage and went around the left for a 1-yard touchdown.  When the extra point sailed wide, the Champions trailed 14-6.  Of the 66 yards CCHS traveled in the scoring drive, 37 came via the penalty.

There were fireworks in the south end zone for the Homecoming celebration, and it's a good thing they brought a lot, because the Hamilton offense was unstoppable in the second quarter.

The scorefest began with a short run by Parson on the first play of the period.  Later, Shough found senior receiver Tim Lockhart on a fade route in the left corner of the end zone.  Lockhart, who had five catches for 51 yards, was also named Homecoming King at halftime.

"We came out lackadaisical," Cesar Chavez head coach Manny Alcantar said.  "We weren't into the game and that's my fault as a coach."

The Champions' dual-threat quarterback, Chris Russell, struggled against the Hamilton defense (1-of-7 passing for 7 yards), but showed some strong footwork as he broke off a 41-yard run.  It set up Blitzke's second touchdown of the night (and fifth of the season) as he plowed in from the 2.  Cesar Chavez pulled to within 28-12.  But, that would be as close as the Champions would get.

Parson (136 yards on 12 carries) went up the middle from the 18-yard line to mark the Huskies' fifth touchdown in as many possessions.  The Huskies were finally stopped on their next drive, but senior kicker Anthony Rusch put three more points on the board with a career-long 44-yard field goal.

Chavez lost Russell for the rest of the night with a wrist injury.  The Champions did find some success moving the ball with sophomore quarterback Lucas Arnds.  He completed his first four passes (and 17-of-33 for the game).  But, junior linebacker Ryan Guerrero intercepted a pass with just 18 seconds left and Hamilton at its own 42.

That's not normally enough time for the offense to score.  But, this one is the exception, and once again, the receiver (Brenden Rice) beat the deepest defender and Shough made the throw.  Hamilton made the score 45-12 with a 58-yard TD pass, and even left eight seconds on the clock.

"The hardest throws to make are the wide open ones," Shough said.  "When you see them running down the field, you don't want to overthrow it or underthrow it."

In all, that was 31 second-quarter points.  The Huskies held a 372-141 advantage in total yards.

Hamilton put another pair of touchdowns on the board in the second half to trigger the running clock (which kicks in when the margin is 42 points).  Armenta threw off would-be tacklers while going on a 17-yard run to the right.  He finished the night with 98 yards on eight carries for a touchdown plus the receiving score.

In addition to its quarterback earlier in the game, Cesar Chavez lost Blitzke to an injury on the Armenta touchdown.  Blitzke, who plays linebacker as well as RB, wasn't putting any pressure on his left leg as he was helped off the field.  He rushed for 59 yards on 13 carries.  Alcantar said it was a high-ankle sprain.

In the fourth quarter, sophomore Domynic Hilton ran the ball on three consecutive carries for 24 yards and the game's final points.

It wasn't all offense for Hamilton in this one.  With Cesar Chavez abandoning the run after Blitzke's injury, the Huskies went on a sackfest with a total of six quarterback takedowns.  Senior linebacker Noah Hedges had two of them.

With the tumultuous summer of a hazing scandal that rocked the program resulting in head coach Steve Belles being placed on leave, it could have caused some discord among the players.  While the cases on the alleged actions have not gone to court yet, the team has banded together in this tough time.

"It started coming together at the beginning of the season," Parson said of the team unity.  "We definitely have room for improvement, but we're getting better each week."

Shough was 13-of-22 for 283 yards and had three touchdown passes giving him 14 for the season (with just two interceptions).  He praised the team for overcoming adversity in the circumstances of the off season.

"I think that's why we're so close now," Shough said.  "This whole situation and new coaching staff that has come together, I'm really proud of our group."

Cesar Chavez completed a difficult four-game stretch with its lone blowout defeat.  The Champions had lost their other two games (to Queen Creek and Highland) by a combined eight points.  Both of those teams are now 5-0.  Next week, CCHS plays its final non-region game and it's a big one.  Billed as The Battle of Baseline, Fairfax (3-2) will take the five-mile drive east to Chavez.  Although this is his first year at the school, Alcantar is aware of its significance.

"You don't lose it," Alcantar said.  "I'm not going to let these boys lose that game."

After that one, Cesar Chavez will enter 6A Metro Region play and should be a big favorite in all five of those games.  The tests that the schedule presented will be recalled should the Champions get another opportunity in November to face a top team in the state.

Hamilton will also play its final non-region game when it goes to Mesa to face Skyline (3-2).  The Coyotes have a strong running game, but it's something the Huskies have had to prepare for a couple times this season.

"It's just going to be like Red Mountain and Desert Ridge again," Baniszewski said.  "They're going to try to pound us and we'll have to make sure that we tackle."
 

Huskies 59, Champions 12
  1 2 3 4 F
Cesar Chavez  6  6 0 0 12
Hamilton 14 31 7 7 59

First Quarter:
Ham - Manny Armenta 70 yard pass from Tyler Shough (Anthony Rusch kick), 7:50
Ham - Jawhar Jordan 4 yard run (Rusch kick), 4:42
CC - Andrew Blitzke 1 yard run (kick failed), 1:40
Second Quarter:
Ham - Mo Parson 3 yard run (Rusch kick), 11:55
Ham - Tim Lockhart 18 yard pass from Shough (Rusch kick), 8:06
CC - Blitzke 2 yard run (run failed), 6:19
Ham - Parson 18 yard run (Rusch kick), 4:23
Ham - Rusch 44 yard FG, 1:24
Ham - Brenden Rice 58 yard pass from Shough (Rusch kick), 0:08
Third Quarter:
Ham - Armenta 17 yard run (Rusch kick), 5:26
Fourth Quarter:
Ham - Domynic Hilton 4 yard run (Rusch kick), 10:42


PHOTO CAPTION:  Hamilton junior running back Mo Parson gets around the edge before the Cesar Chavez defender can get there.  The Huskies demolished CCHS, 59-12 in Chandler in the school's annual Homecoming game.  Parson rushed for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Hamilton improved to 4-1 at the midway point of the season.

 

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GRIDIRON ARIZONA POWER POINTS - 2017

 
6A CONFERENCE
  School Section         Record Power Points Week 5 Game    
1. Gilbert Central   3-1        73.7500 vs. Red Mountain
2. Highland Central   5-0        73.0000 @ Perry
3. Desert Vista Central   3-1        72.5000 @ Dobson
4. Perry Premier   5-0        72.0000 vs. Highland
5. Mountain Pointe Central   3-1        71.2500 vs. Pinnacle
6. Desert Ridge Central   3-1        70.0000 vs. Desert Mountain
7. Hamilton Premier   4-1        64.0000 @ Skyline
8. Desert Mountain Desert Valley   3-1        62.5000 @ Desert Ridge
8. Dobson East Valley   3-1        62.5000 vs. Desert Vista
10. North Metro   3-1        60.0000 @ Horizon
11. Horizon Desert Valley   3-1        58.7500 vs. North
12. Skyline East Valley   3-2        55.0000 vs. Hamilton
13. Chandler Premier   3-2        54.0000 vs. Mountain Ridge
14. Pinnacle Desert Valley   3-2        53.0000 @ Mountain Pointe
15. Red Mountain East Valley   2-2        52.5000 @ Gilbert
16. Mesa Mountain View East Valley   2-2        51.2500 vs. Brophy
17. Central Metro   2-2        48.7500 @ Camelback
17. Mountain Ridge Desert Valley   2-2        48.7500 @ Chandler
19. Cesar Chavez Metro   1-3        45.0000 vs. Fairfax
19. Trevor Browne Metro   2-2        45.0000 @ Copper Canyon
19. Tucson Southern   2-3        45.0000 vs. Cienega
22. O'Connor Desert Valley   1-3        43.7500 @ Millennium
23. Valley Vista Southwest   2-2        42.5000 @ Willow Canyon
24. Westwood East Valley   2-3        42.0000 @ Tolleson
25. Tolleson Southwest   2-2        40.0000 vs. Westwood
26. Brophy Premier   1-4        39.0000 @ Mesa Mountain View
27. Millennium Southwest   1-3        38.7500 vs. O'Connor
28. Kofa Southern   1-3        36.2500 @ Yuma
29. Corona del Sol Central   1-4        36.0000 vs. Boulder Creek
30. Basha Premier   1-4        35.0000 @ Mesa
31. Mesa East Valley   1-4        34.0000 vs. Basha
32. Boulder Creek Desert Valley   0-4        33.7500 @ Corona del Sol
33. Alhambra Metro   1-3        32.5000 vs. Cibola
34. Sunnyside Southern   1-3        30.0000 vs. Desert View
35. La Joya Southwest   1-3        28.7500 @ Sierra Linda
36. Cibola Southern   1-4        28.0000 @ Alhambra
37. Copper Canyon Southwest   1-4        27.5000 vs. Trevor Browne
38. Rincon Southern   1-4        27.0000 @ Palo Verde
39. Westview Southwest   0-4        26.2500 vs. Centennial
40. Maryvale Metro   0-4        25.0000 @ Carl Hayden


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 Week 5 Game    
1. Ironwood Ridge Southern   4-0      82.5000 vs. Queen Creek
2. Centennial Northwest   4-0      76.2500 @ Westview
2. Cienega Southern   4-0      76.2500 vs. Tucson
4. Kellis Metro   4-0      71.2500 @ Mesquite
5. Queen Creek San Tan   5-0      71.0000 @ Ironwood Ridge
6. Marana Mountain View Southern   3-1      68.7500 @ Poston Butte
7. Notre Dame Northeast Valley   4-0      67.5000 @ La Salle (CA)
8. Campo Verde San Tan   5-0      67.0000 @ Williams Field
9. Apollo Metro   3-1      65.0000 @ Arcadia
9. Maricopa Metro   4-1      65.0000 Bye
11. Poston Butte Sonoran   3-1      62.5000 vs. Marana Mountain View
12. Goldwater Desert West   3-1      61.2500 @ McClintock
13. Buena Southern   3-1      60.0000 @ Douglas
13. Liberty Northwest   2-1      60.0000 vs. Paradise Valley
15. Chaparral Northeast Valley   2-2      56.2500 @ Sunnyslope
15. Glendale Union   3-1      56.2500 @ North Canyon
17. South Mountain Union   4-1      56.0000 Bye
18. Desert Edge Desert West   3-2      55.0000 Bye
18. McClintock Metro   2-2      55.0000 vs. Goldwater
20. Marana Sonoran   2-2      53.7500 @ Canyon del Oro
20. Sunnyslope Metro   2-2      53.7500 vs. Chaparral
22. Williams Field San Tan   3-2      52.0000 vs. Campo Verde
23. Willow Canyon Northwest   3-2      51.0000 vs. Valley Vista
24. Sahuaro Southern   1-3      50.0000 @ Cholla
25. Verrado Desert West   3-2      49.0000 Bye
26. Desert View Sonoran   2-2      48.7500 @ Sunnyside
26. Lake Havasu Desert West   2-2      48.7500 vs. Independence
28. Fairfax Union   3-2      48.0000 @ Cesar Chavez
28. Mesquite San Tan   2-3      48.0000 vs. Kellis
30. Cholla Sonoran   3-2      47.0000 vs. Sahuaro
31. Paradise Valley Northeast Valley   2-3      46.0000 @ Liberty
32. Flowing Wells Sonoran   1-3      45.0000 vs. Deming (NM)
32. Ironwood Metro   1-3      45.0000 vs. Vista Grande
34. Deer Valley Desert West   1-3      43.7500 vs. Agua Fria
35. North Canyon Northeast Valley   2-3      41.0000 vs. Glendale
36. Camelback Union   2-3      38.0000 vs. Central
37. Vista Grande San Tan   0-4      37.5000 @ Ironwood
38. Independence Union   0-4      33.7500 @ Lake Havasu
39. Agua Fria Desert West   1-4      32.0000 @ Deer Valley
40. Sierra Linda Northwest   0-4      31.2500 vs. La Joya
41. Shadow Ridge Northwest   0-5      30.0000 Bye
42. Arcadia Northeast Valley   0-5      28.0000 vs. Apollo
43. Carl Hayden Union   0-4      25.0000 vs. Maryvale

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.

 

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