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6A Playoffs


GAMES OF NOV. 17, 2017:

Game @ McClintock HS  
(4) Perry 56
(1) Mountain Pointe     31


Game @ Hamilton HS  
(7) Red Mountain 10
(3) Chandler     51


5A Playoffs


GAMES OF NOV. 17, 2017:

@ Marana Mtn View  
(4) Notre Dame 37
(1) Cienega     34


Game @ Peoria HS  
(3) Liberty 37
(2) Centennial     42



@ Arizona Stadium in Tucson


Chandler vs. Perry (7 pm)


Centennial vs. Notre Dame (3:30 pm)

Semifinals: 8 Shining Stars

Conover's 7 TD passes lead Chandler back to 6A Championship

STAT BLOG:  11/20/17

It was the semifinals of the playoffs.  Let's take a look at some players that stood out in last week's action. 

QUARTERBACK - Jacob Conover (Chandler)
The Wolves' offense is in high gear as its 6-1, 195-pound signal caller continued Chandler's points splurge in a 51-10 win over Red Mountain.  Chandler broke open a 9-0 game with three touchdowns in the second quarter.  It was the second win this year for the Wolves against RMHS.  Conover passed for 368 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns.  Despite missing the entire month of September due to an injury (five games), Conover has 23 touchdown passes with just two interceptions.  The junior has completed 67 percent of his attempts and averages 283 passing yards per game.  He will try for his second straight championship against Perry on Dec. 2.  In last year's title game against Mountain Pointe, Conover threw two touchdown passes.
Next Up:  Chandler (11-2) will take on Perry (12-1) in the 6A state championship game next Saturday night (Dec. 2) at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

RUNNING BACK - Zidane Thomas (Centennial)
The Coyotes are in the finals for the fourth straight year and the 5-10, 205-pound senior is a big reason why.  In a rematch against Liberty, Thomas had 22 carries for 278 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-37 victory.  In the first quarter, he broke free for a 78-yard TD run.  Thomas, who has committed to Boise State, now has 24 rushing touchdowns this season, and 42 in his two-year varsity career.  He has scored a TD in each of the Coyotes' games this season.
Next Up:  Centennial (11-1) will face Notre Dame (13-0) in the 5A state championship game next Saturday afternoon (Dec. 2) at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

WIDE RECEIVER - Gunner Romney (Chandler)
Five of Conover's scoring passes ended up in the hands of its 6-3, 200-pound leading receiver
.  Romney had his fifth straight game with at least 120 yards and seven catches.  The senior, who has committed to BYU, had a career-high 223 yards on eight receptions.  For the season, he has 1,279 yards and 14 touchdowns.  Twice in these playoffs, Romney has had a scoring play of more than 70 yards.
Next Up:  Chandler battles Perry in the 6A title game.  The Wolves won the first meeting, 55-27 on Oct. 6.

DEFENSIVE LINE - Harley Scott (Perry)
Scott (6-3, 225) plays on the Pumas' line at defensive end.  The senior had a sack, his seventh of the season, in a 56-31 victory against Mountain Pointe.  Perry heads into its first state championship game next week.
Next Up:  Perry (12-1) will play Chandler (11-2) at Tucson's Arizona Stadium in the 6A championship game next Saturday night (Dec. 2).

LINEBACKER - Bryant Jackson (Chandler)
The Chandler defense responded after its game against Pinnacle and shut Red Mountain out for the first three quarters.  Jackson, a sophomore, had six tackles for the Wolves along with a sack.  The 6-foot, 200-pound outside linebacker has five sacks with three of them coming in the past two games.  In the Wolves' first meeting with Perry, they sacked the quarterback nine times.
Next Up:  Chandler looks for its third title in four years when the Wolves match up against CUSD-rival Perry for the 6A championship.

DEFENSIVE BACK - Travis Calloway (Perry)
Calloway, a 6-foot, 190-pound junior safety, scooped up a loose ball after a 50-yard pass completion by Mountain Pointe and ran it back 30 yards to midfield.  In the first meeting against Chandler, he had a team-high nine tackles.  Calloway has made several big plays in this historic season for the Pumas.  In the playoff game against Hamilton, he intercepted a pass at the end of the first half.  In the first round against Boulder Creek, Calloway recovered a fumble.  He also sealed the 65-63 regular-season win over Hamilton with a late interception.

Next Up:  Perry plays in its first state championship game on Saturday, Dec. 2 against Chandler.

SPECIAL TEAMS - Terrell Hayward (Cienega)
The junior, who also plays wide receiver and cornerback, made a big play on special teams in the Bobcats' game with Notre Dame.  Cienega led 21-17 following a Notre Dame field goal in the final minute of the half.  Hayward scored his third touchdown on the ensuing kickoff when he brought it back 88 yards for a touchdown.  It was his sixth return TD of the season (three kickoffs, two punts, and an interception).
Next Up:  Cienega has completed its season following a heartbreaking 37-34 defeat to Notre Dame.

TEAM - Notre Dame
The Saints hired a new head coach in January when George Prelock took over following the ousting of Mark Nolan late in Notre Dame's probation-ridden 2016 season.  Since taking over the head reins, all the Saints have done is win.  Notre Dame upped its record to 13-0 (18 straight wins overall) with a 37-34 come-from-behind win in Tucson against Cienega.  Quarterback Kylan Weisser has just three interceptions all season (26 TDs) and makes smart decisions with the ball.  The Thunder and Lightning backfield of Jake Smith and Cole Fisher wore down the previously-unbeaten Bobcat defense and finished with a team total of nearly 300 rushing yards.  On defense, cornerback Jordan Stengel made a late interception for the second straight week.  Another member of the Saints' secondary, Ricky Manning, had a pass defelection and did much of the defending against Hayward, who didn't score in the second half.  Linebackers Joey Jaquint and Vincent Elrod put the clamps on the run, while also pressuring Jamarye Joiner.  Defensive end Kyle White reached double-digits in sacks for the season as NDP advanced to its first championship game since 2008.
Next Up:  Notre Dame (13-0) will oppose Centennial (11-1) in the 5A state championship game next Saturday afternoon (Dec. 2) in Tucson.

PHOTO CAPTION:  Chandler quarterback Jacob Conover looks for an open receiver in one of the Wolves' earlier games.  Conover has eight college offers, including Alabama, Arizona, and Northwestern.  The junior will have plenty of time for listening to college coaches recruiting him, but first he is in pursuit of his second straight gold ball when CHS battles Perry in the 6A title game in Tucson on Dec. 2.  The game is being played on the University of Arizona campus due to renovations at Sun Devil Stadium and the unavailability of University of Phoenix Stadium, which will be in the midst of a stretch of three straight home games for the Cardinals.


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Semifinals: Perry 56 Mountain Pointe 31

Purdy leads powerhouse Puma offense to first title game

WEEKLY BLOG:  11/17/17

Already the most prolific scoring offense in 6A history before they even took the field Friday night, the Perry Pumas flexed their muscles in the first half showing everyone how they do it.

A combination of rollouts from senior quarterback Brock Purdy spreading the ball around to five different receivers; the quick running of Kenny Fultz breaking tackles while zigzagging his way through the defense; an offensive line that gives its star plenty of time to throw, or improvise.

And they do it all quick.  Very quick.  In the Pumas' first five drives, they scored five touchdowns.  The total time they had the ball for those scores?  Four minutes and 33 seconds.  These weren't short fields either.  Perry traversed 75, 88, 85, 80, and 44 yards in those five possessions en route to a 56-31 demolition of Mountain Pointe at McClintock High School in Tempe in a 6A semifinal.

The victory will send Perry to Tucson, where it will play in its first state championship game against fellow CUSD-rival Chandler.

"It's amazing," Purdy said.  "You just take a couple leaders into a program with all the athletes that Perry has and you can change some things."

On the Pumas' opening drive, Purdy rolled right and found sophomore Jorden Young open in the end zone.  PHS showed early on that it was going to do its damage through the air.  All five plays in that possession were passes (four completions).

Following a Mountain Pointe punt, Purdy went right back to work connecting with junior D'Shayne James, who was left uncovered and picked up 71 yards on a deep ball.  Then, from the 16-yard line, Purdy rolled left and hit James across the middle for his 50th touchdown pass of the year.

Mountain Pointe junior kicker Ben Abercrombie hit on a short field goal as the Pride elected to put points on the board on fourth-and-goal from the 3.  It was points, but it wasn't enough to be able to keep up with Perry.

Perry (12-1) continued to roll as Purdy went play action and threw a pass to tight end Tate Speaker that went for 50 yards and a 21-3 first-quarter lead.

Compounding Mountain Pointe's difficulty in mounting a comeback were penalties (seven for 79 yards in the first half, 159 yards for the game) and the Pride without its leading running back, Jakim McKinney.

The Pumas went to the ground game as Kenny Fultz took off on a 40-yard run complete with cuts and broken tackles to increase the lead early in the second quarter.

Mountain Pointe quarterback Nick Wallerstedt is a dual threat performer and scored the Pride's first touchdown with a 26-yard run to the left after breaking a tackle.  He rushed for 80 yards on 11 carries.

On Perry's fifth possession, it took all of 1:10 to score (it's longest amount of time up to that point).  Purdy connected with Young once again.  The TD pass extended Purdy's single-season 6A record to 52.

"You take a kid like Brock Purdy, he's going to take advantage of mental errors and busted coverages because his vision is unbelievable," Perry head coach Preston Jones said.  "Some of these plays we scored on weren't designed plays.  You take a different quarterback, he doesn't see some of these broken coverages."

The longest play of the night for the Pride came on a gadget play.  Wallerstedt lateraled the ball to backup quarterback Ahmen Williams and the junior let loose with a deep ball that senior receiver Delano Salgado hauled in for a 67-yard touchdown.

Mountain Pointe (10-3) then stopped PHS in each of its final two drives of the half.  On the last play, Tyre Johnson sacked Purdy and the Pride went into the locker room with hope as it trailed 35-17.

Purdy went over the 4,000-yard mark for the season and Mountain Pointe head coach Norris Vaughan said the Pumas' signal caller reminded him of Johnny Manziel with his elusiveness and ability to extend plays.

Mountain Pointe, which was playing in a semifinal for the sixth straight season, kept the momentum going as it took the second-half kickoff and closed the gap to within 11 after a Wallerstedt went to the right for 17 yards on a keeper.

But that was as close as the Pride would get.  Stops were needed and Mountain Pointe couldn't get one.  Perry moved the chains as Purdy threw a pass to the sideline to Colby Dickie on third-and-long.  It was a big play that kept MPHS from trying to mount a comeback.  Instead, Fultz scored on a six-yard run to the left to go up 42-24.

"We thought we could get the middle of the field and some short stuff," Dickie said.  "We opened up the empty spots in their defense and completed passes there."

In the first half it was the passing game for PHS and in the second, it was the run game being highlighted.  The offensive line gave protection for Purdy and opened holes for junior Jalen Young, who scampered for a 31-yard touchdown late in the third quarter.

"They did a good job up front," Vaughan said.  "Their quarterback is phenomenal."

Things just didn't go the Pride's way on this night.  A 50-yard pass completion from Wallerstedt to Marshawn Gibson should have resulted in Mountain Pointe reaching the red zone, but a fumble was scooped up by Travis Calloway and returned to midfield.  Three plays later, Fultz scored on a 14-yard run.  It was the senior's third touchdown of the night and 15th of the season.  The senior started in the secondary on the varsity team as a freshman and endured 5-6 and 4-7 seasons until these past two years.

For the season, Perry has scored 744 points (the previous 6A record was 650 by Hamilton in 2009).  The Pumas have lit up the scoreboard for 49 or more points in all but one game (Chandler).

"I had all the faith in the world in Coach Jones' play calls," Purdy, who finished with 400 yards, said.  "Our offense dominated and we kept scoring."

Mountain Pointe closed out the scoring with a pass from Wallerstedt to Kenny Churchwell.

"We finally got Matthew Pola-Mao back," Vaughan said of his prized junior lineman.  "We had a lot of struggles with injuries and depth."

Pola-Mao was sidelined with an injury for nearly the entire regular season.  On Friday he was restricted to offensive line play only.  Pola-Mao is one of the most highly recruited defensive linemen in the state.

Over the past two seasons, Perry is 23-3.  That breaks down to 0-3 against Chandler, who it has never beaten in six previous meetings, and 23-0 against the rest of the state.  Last year, Perry reached the quarterfinals for the first time, but was defeated by the Wolves, who went on to claim the 6A title.

"We've been working for this ever since last year," Dickie said.  "We knew this was going to be our year, so that's what were going to do."

Most will consider Perry considerable underdogs in the nightcap at the University of Arizona on Dec. 2 (7 p.m. kickoff), despite it being a matchup of the No. 3 and 4 seeds.  The Pumas showed incredible improvements between their games against Hamilton (a 65-63 win followed by a 72-14 victory).  In the first meeting with Chandler on Oct 6, the Pumas were dominated 55-27 as Drake Anderson rushed for 236 yards and four touchdowns.

Jones, who started the Perry program from scratch in 2007, believes his team gets better each week.  But, he also knows you can't have lapses in any facet of the game against an opponent that has also been posting high point totals each week.

"Chandler is an unbelievable football team," Jones said.  "We feel like we didn't play well in certain times (in the first meeting).  You play a team like Chandler, you need to put a complete game together and be darn near perfect."

Pumas 56, Pride 31
  1 2 3 4 F
Perry 21 14 14 7 56
Mountain Pointe  3 14  7 7 31

First Quarter:
Perry - Jorden Young 30 yard pass from Brock Purdy (Gavin Sherwood kick), 10:54
Perry - D'Shayne James 16 yard pass from Purdy (Sherwood kick), 7:12
MP - Ben Abercrombie 20 yard FG, 3:45
Perry - Tate Speaker 50 yard pass from Purdy (Sherwood kick), 3:11
Second Quarter:
Perry - Kenny Fultz 40 yard run (Sherwood kick), 11:03
MP - Nick Wallerstedt 26 yard run (Abercrombie kick), 7:01
Perry - Young 8 yard pass from Purdy (Sherwood kick), 5:51
MP - Delano Salgado 67 yard pass from Ahmen Williams (Abercrombie kick), 4:56
Third Quarter:
MP - Wallerstedt 17 yard run (Abercrombie kick), 9:56
Perry - Fultz 6 yard run (Sherwood kick), 7:11
Perry - Jalen Young 31 yard run (Sherwood kick), 0:06
Fourth Quarter:
Perry - Fultz 14 yard run (Abercrombie kick), 8:58
MP - Kenny Churchwell 15 yard pass from Wallerstedt, 1:13

PHOTO CAPTION:  Perry quarterback Brock Purdy fires a pass behind solid blocking from his offensive line in the Pumas' 56-31 semifinal win over Mountain Pointe Friday night.  Purdy completed 17-of-30 passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns as PHS advanced to the championship game for the first time in school history.  Perry will take on Chandler at Arizona Stadium in Tucson on Dec. 2.


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Ed Doherty Award

Liberty safety Puskas delivers in upset of Centennial

AWARD BLOG:  11/1/17

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club announced its final set of players up for consideration for the Ed Doherty Award at the end of the season.  And this is the biggest grouping yet.

For Week 10, a total of 10 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 10 members (of which Gridiron Arizona is one) based on their play during the games on Oct. 27 and the entire season.  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.

This week saw some five more quarterbacks become finalists.  Four of the players were named to the early-season Watch List back on Week 3.  The final list of 46 medallion winners is at the bottom.

Week 10 Medallion Recipients:

Jacob Conover - Chandler (QB)
Chandler is averaging more than 510 yards of offense per game and Conover has returned after missing five games due to a shoulder injury suffered in August.  Last Friday, the senior passed for 371 yards and a touchdown in a 50-14 victory over Hamilton to clinch the 6A Premier Region.  Conover is gearing up for the playoffs by finishing the season strong.  His last two games totaled 680 yards on 36-of-49 passing (73 percent completions).

Alex Bell - Sabino (QB)
Bell, a senior, had a career-high 418 passing yards and eight touchdown passes in a 69-27 win over Empire.  He completed 18-of-24 passes to three different receivers.  Larry Gerald and Luke Moran each had a pair of TD catches while Bennett Nottingham had four.  For the season, Bell had 2,121 yards and 30 touchdown passes with just two interceptions.  The Sabercats finished 8-2 and are the #5 seed in the 3A state tournament.

Ryan Puskas - Liberty (S)
Puskas led the Lion defense in a 21-19 upset over Centennial with 16 tackles (seven solo).  That big effort allowed the junior to take the team lead in tackles with 52.  This season, he has three interceptions, four blocked kicks (two field goals and two punts), and a fumble recovery.  Liberty (9-1) won the 5A Northwest Region and is the #3 seed in the playoffs.

Chris Russell - Cesar Chavez (QB)
Russell had a big game as the Champions finished 6A Metro Region play at 5-0.  The senior completed 6-of-10 passes with five of them going for touchdowns (204 yards) in a 56-15 rout of Alhambra.  But that wasn't all.  Russell rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries.  He has accounted for 26 TDs this season (14 passing and 12 rushing).  Cesar Chavez will travel to Pinnacle for a first-round playoff game this Friday.

Ja'Tai Jenkins - Verrado (RB)
Jenkins rushed for 132 yards on 22 carries in the Vipers' 24-17 overtime victory over Desert Edge.  The win claimed the 5A Desert West Region title for VHS.  In the game, Jenkins, a senior, scored his 24th touchdown of the season.  Verrado earned a home game with the win and is the #8 seed against Marana in the first round this Friday in Buckeye.

Kedon Slovis - Desert Mountain (QB)
Desert Mountain averages 295 passing yards per game and Slovis kept that number high with 281 yards and five touchdown passes in a 50-36 win at Boulder Creek.  A junior, Slovis has completed more than 20 passes in each of his last four games.  Three of those were wins for the Wolves and they'll head into the 6A playoffs as the #9 seed.  Slovis' numbers this season are 2,681 yards (64 percent completion rate) and 29 TDs with just three interceptions.

Hayden Hatten - Pinnacle (TE)
Hatten has been the Pioneers' leading receiver in catches (49), yards (766), and touchdowns (12).  QB Spencer Rattler has been finding the junior tight end often and it has paid dividends.  Last Friday, Hatten had 64 yards receiving on just three receptions with a touchdown in Pinnacle's 59-7 blowout of Horizon to secure the 6A Desert Valley Region title.  Hatten, who joins his twin brother Hogan as a finalist, has also thrown six passes this season, completing five of them.  Pinnacle is the #6 seed in the playoff bracket.

Jack Miller - Chaparral (QB)
Miller threw three touchdown passes for the second straight week, and fifth time this season.  In a 59-0 shellacking of Arcadia, Miller was 7-of-9 for 201 yards.  The highly recruited sophomore visited Ohio State last weekend and is preparing for his first foray into the 5A playoffs.  Chaparral will visit defending champion Williams Field in Gilbert this Friday.  Despite missing the first two games due to uncertainty with his transfer from Scottsdale Christian, Miller has tossed 18 touchdown passes.  While he didn't show much of a tendency to run early on, he has rushed for 150 yards over the past two games with a TD in each.

Angel Ruiz - Sunrise Mountain (WR)
Ruiz has provided the bulk of the receiving offense for the Mustangs.  In October alone, the senior caught 12 touchdown passes from the arm of Keegan Freid.  Last Friday, the duo connected five times for 117 yards and three touchdowns in a 61-34 victory to preserve the #1 seed in the 4A tournament.  For the season, Ruiz has 56 receptions for 1,238 yards and 18 TDs.

Marques White - Brophy (DB)
Brophy finished its season after Week 9, but that didn't stop White from earning a medallion based on his play throughout the 2017 season.  The junior safety led the Broncos in tackles with 90 (64 solo).  He also forced five fumbles, made four sacks, recovered three fumbles, and blocked a punt.  Brophy (1-9) missed the playoffs for the first time since 2002, but White will be working hard with his returning teammates to make sure that doesn't happen again in 2018.

2017 Final Watch List (Medallion Recipients)

Abukar Abdi (RB) - Camelback
Drake Anderson (RB) - Chandler
Alex Bell (QB) - Sabino
Trenton Bourguet (QB) - Marana
Nick Brahler (RB) - Ironwood Ridge
Elijah Carey (RB/LB) - Canyon del Oro
Tommy Christakos (WR/K) - Chaparral
Kenny Churchwell (DB) - Mountain Pointe
Jacob Conover (QB) - Chandler
Solomon Enis (WR) - North Canyon
Cole Fisher (RB) - Notre Dame
Draycen Hall (RB) - Higley
Hayden Hatten (TE) - Pinnacle
Hogan Hatten (LB) - Pinnacle
Kris Jackson (RB) - Mesa
D'Shayne James (WR) - Perry
Ja'Tai Jenkins (RB) - Verrado
Hendrix Johnson (WR) - Boulder Creek
Jamarye Joiner (QB) - Cienega
Jawhar Jordan (RB) - Hamilton
Lance Lawson (ATH) - Red Mountain
Donjae Logan (DB) - Desert Ridge
Israel Loveall (QB) - Bagdad
Max Massingale (QB) - Saguaro
Jack Miller (QB) - Chaparral
Damaria Norris (RB) - Cactus
Ricky Pearsall (WR) - Corona del Sol
Rocky Perez (RB) - Desert Edge
Jack Plummer (QB) - Gilbert
Jordan Porter (QB) - Cholla
Brock Purdy (QB) - Perry
Ryan Puskas (S) - Liberty
Spencer Rattler (QB) - Pinnacle
Bijan Robinson (RB) - Salpointe
Gunner Romney (WR) - Chandler
Angel Ruiz (WR) - Sunrise Mountain
Chris Russell (QB) - Cesar Chavez
Tyler Shough (QB) - Hamilton
Kedon Slovis (QB) - Desert Mountain
Jake Smith (RB) - Notre Dame
Zidane Thomas (RB) - Centennial
Christian Velasquez (RB) - San Manuel
Joshua Walker (WR) - Desert Mountain
Marques White (DB) - Brophy
Gerald Wilbon (DB) - Red Mountain
Aaron Wood (RB) - Skyline

PHOTO CAPTION:  Chandler quarterback Jacob Conover looks for an open receiver during one of the Wolves' previous games.  The 6-1, 195-pound junior has passed for 1,311 yards in just five games this season (262.2-yard average), and over 5,000 yards in his varsity career with 40 touchdown passes.  The Wolves finished the season at 8-2 after defeating Arizona Avenue rival-Hamilton last Friday in dominating fashion, 50-14.  This week, Chandler begins defense of its 6A title with a first round game at Austin Field against Mountain View.


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  School Section         Record Power Points Championship     
1. Mountain Pointe Central   10-3      14.5969  
2. Desert Ridge Central     9-2      14.4047  
3. Chandler Premier   11-2      14.3999 vs. Perry
4. Perry Premier   12-1      13.6470 vs. Chandler
5. Hamilton Premier     8-4      11.6462  
6. Pinnacle Desert Valley     9-4      10.3129  
7. Red Mountain East Valley   10-3        9.5836  
8. Highland Central     8-4        9.1414  
9. Desert Mountain Desert Valley     6-5        6.6934  
10. Horizon Desert Valley     7-4        5.9280  
11. Cesar Chavez Metro     7-4        4.7600  
12. Skyline East Valley     6-5        4.3261  
13. Boulder Creek Desert Valley     4-7        3.8813  
14. Mesa Mountain View East Valley     6-5        3.8128  
15. Desert Vista Central     5-5        3.6085  
16. Gilbert Central     4-6        1.5000  
17. Tucson Southern     4-6        1.1715  
18. O'Connor Desert Valley     3-7        0.4273  
19. Westview Southwest     6-6     -  0.2879  
20. North Metro     7-3     -  0.8884  
21. Cibola Southern     5-6     -  1.1044  
22. Millennium Southwest     4-6     -  1.2038  
23. Mesa East Valley     4-7     -  1.3884  
24. Basha Premier     2-8     -  1.6674  
25. Valley Vista Southwest     5-5     -  1.7386  
26. Westwood East Valley     4-6     -  1.9204  
27. Corona del Sol Central     2-8     -  2.0970  
28. Tolleson Southwest     5-5     -  3.1389  
29. Brophy Premier     1-9     -  3.5728  
30. Sunnyside Southern     3-7

    -  4.05747

31. Mountain Ridge Desert Valley     2-8     -  4.4204  
32. Copper Canyon Southwest     5-5     -  4.5076  
33. Central Metro     6-4     -  4.5130  
34. Dobson East Valley     3-7     -  4.5909  
35. Kofa Southern     3-6     -  5.9774  
36. Rincon Southern     3-7     -  7.2804  
37. La Joya Southwest     2-8     -11.1003  
38. Trevor Browne Metro     3-7     -11.7881  
39. Alhambra Metro     3-7     -12.1865  
40. Maryvale Metro     1-9     -16.8433  

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.  It utilizes an algorithm unable to be duplicated by Gridiron Arizona.  It includes leveraging the results of not only opponents, but also the opponents of those opponents.  Results from games against other conferences or out of state schools are included in the rankings.  To see the rankings for 1A, 2A, 3A, or 4A, visit:


  School Section         Record Power Points Championship   
1. Cienega Southern   12-1     19.3465  
2. Centennial Northwest   11-1     16.4703 vs. Notre Dame
3. Liberty Northwest   11-2     15.8689  
4. Notre Dame Northeast Valley   13-0     15.4050 vs. Centennial
5. Queen Creek San Tan   10-2     13.2070  
6. Ironwood Ridge Southern     8-4       8.8675  
7. Williams Field San Tan     7-4       8.6828  
8. Verrado Desert West     8-3       8.3039  
9. Marana Sonoran     9-3       8.0991  
10. Chaparral Northeast Valley     7-5       7.8323  
11. Apollo Metro     8-3       7.6002  
12. Marana Mountain View Southern     7-4       7.3467  
13. Desert Edge Desert West     7-4       6.8498  
14. Campo Verde San Tan     7-4       3.2746  
15. Kellis Metro     7-3       2.9032  
16. Sunnyslope Metro     6-5       2.8507  
17. Maricopa Metro     6-4       2.5689  
18. McClintock Metro     6-4       2.5609  
19. Buena Southern     6-4       2.4963  
20. Sahuaro Southern     4-6       2.1705  
21. Deer Valley Desert West     5-5       1.8222  
22. Poston Butte Sonoran     6-4       1.0673  
23. Fairfax Union     7-4       0.4741  
24. Mesquite San Tan     4-6       0.2274  
25. Paradise Valley Northeast Valley     4-6    -  0.3150  
26. Glendale Union     8-2    -  0.7867  
27. Goldwater Desert West     4-6    -  1.5475  
28. Willow Canyon Northwest     4-6    -  2.7024  
29. Flowing Wells Sonoran     3-7    -  3.2456  
30. Lake Havasu Desert West     4-6    -  3.4783  
31. Shadow Ridge Northwest     2-8    -  4.3935  
32. Cholla Sonoran     4-6    -  4.7681  
33. Desert View Sonoran     3-7    -  6.2407  
34. Ironwood Metro     2-8    -  6.5722  
35. Independence Union     3-7    -  6.7554  
36. South Mountain Union     5-5    -  7.3341  
37. North Canyon Northeast Valley     4-6    -  7.3863  
38. Agua Fria Desert West     1-9    -11.4889  
39. Camelback Union     3-7    -11.7448  
40. Arcadia Northeast Valley     0-10    -11.8404  
41. Vista Grande San Tan     0-10    -12.8768  
42. Carl Hayden Northwest     1-9    -17.0867  
43. Sierra Linda Union     0-9    -17.2343  

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.

Goldwater forfeited a Week Zero victory against North Canyon due to an ineligible player.  For record-keeping purposes on the site, North Canyon is awarded a win and Goldwater a loss.  The power points do not count the forfeited game when calculating the points.

The AIA works with Maxpreps in devising the power points formula.  It utilizes an algorithm unable to be duplicated by Gridiron Arizona.  It includes leveraging the results of not only opponents, but also the opponents of those opponents.  Results from games against other conferences or out of state schools are included in the rankings.  To see the rankings for 1A, 2A, 3A, or 4A, visit: