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GAME OF AUG. 16, 2018:

Ironwood Ridge at Marana Mtn View

GAMES OF AUG. 17, 2018:

Corona del Sol at Mesa Mtn View
Desert Ridge at Red Mountain
Palm Springs (CA) at Desert Vista
Highland at Alhambra
Westwood at Queen Creek
Chaparral at Hamilton
Brophy at Liberty
Skyline at Mountain Ridge
O'Connor at Mesa
Perry at Pinnacle
Dobson at Shadow Ridge
Cesar Chavez at East (AK)
Tucson at Maryvale
Basha at North
Kofa at Trevor Browne
Chandler at Centennial (CA)
Cibola at Imperial (CA)
South Mountain at Verrado
Camelback at Willow Canyon
Carl Hayden at Cactus Shadows
Apollo at Desert Mountain
Marana at Horizon
McClintock at Maricopa
North Canyon at Shadow Mountain
Notre Dame at Fairfax
Centennial at Casteel
Central at Sunrise Mountain
Campo Verde at Sunnyside
Gilbert at Mesquite
Paraclete (CA) at Higley
Williams Field at Norco (CA)
Cholla at Nogales
Canyon del Oro at Flowing Wells
Rincon at Sierra Linda
Catalina Foothills at Buena

GAMES OF AUG. 24, 2018:

Mountain Ridge at Corona del Sol
Desert Ridge at Westview
Desert Vista at Carlsbad (CA)
Hamilton at Highland
Mountain Pointe at Pinnacle
Queen Creek at Chandler
Skyline at Boulder Creek
Desert Mountain at Chaparral
Liberty at Copper Canyon
O'Connor at Basha
Salpointe at Dobson
Alhambra at Mesa
Mesa Mountain View at Perry
Red Mountain at Cesar Chavez
Valley Vista at Westwood
Maryvale at La Joya
North at Camelback
Carl Hayden at Trevor Browne
Pueblo at Tucson
Shadow Ridge at Brophy
Agua Fria at Tolleson
Kellis at Goldwater
Independence at Ironwood
Maricopa at Millennium
Willow Canyon at Dysart
Cactus Shadows at Gilbert
Marcos de Niza at McClintock
South Mountain at North Canyon
Sunnyslope at Notre Dame
Paradise Valley at Central
Casteel at Apollo
Sunrise Mountain at Williams Field
Mesquite at Campo Verde
Cienega at Cholla
Desert View at Sunnyside
Rio Rico at Empire
Walden Grove at Flowing Wells
Buena at Sahuaro
Fairfax at Marana
Washington at Sierra Linda

Cibola vs. Lake Havasu
(Game at NAU in Flagstaff)

GAME OF AUG. 25, 2018:

Horizon vs. Higley
(Game at NAU in Flagstaff)

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 SchoolRegion         RecordPower PointsFirst Game   
1.AlhambraMetro    0-0       0.0000vs. Highland (8/17)
1.BashaPremier    0-0       0.0000@ North (8/17)
1.Boulder CreekDesert Valley    0-0       0.0000vs. Skyline (8/24)
1.BrophyPremier    0-0       0.0000@ Liberty (8/17)
1.Cesar ChavezMetro    0-0       0.0000@ East (AK) (8/17)
1.ChandlerPremier    0-0       0.0000@ Centennial (CA) (8/17)
1.ChaparralDesert Valley    0-0       0.0000@ Hamilton (8/17)
1.CibolaSouthern    0-0       0.0000@ Imperial (CA) (8/17)
1.Copper CanyonSouthwest    0-0       0.0000vs. Liberty (8/24)
1.Corona del SolCentral    0-0       0.0000@ Mesa Mountain View (8/17)
1.Desert RidgeCentral    0-0       0.0000@ Red Mountain (8/17)
1.Desert VistaCentral    0-0       0.0000vs. Palm Springs (CA) (8/17)
1.DobsonEast Valley    0-0       0.0000@ Shadow Ridge (8/17)
1.HamiltonPremier    0-0       0.0000vs. Chaparral (8/17)
1.HighlandCentral    0-0       0.0000@ Alhambra (8/17)
1.KofaSouthern    0-0       0.0000@ Trevor Browne (8/17)
1.La JoyaSouthwest    0-0       0.0000vs. Maryvale (8/24)
1.LibertyDesert Valley    0-0       0.0000vs. Brophy (8/17)
1.MaryvaleMetro    0-0       0.0000vs. Tucson (8/17)
1.MesaEast Valley    0-0       0.0000vs. O'Connor (8/17)
1.Mountain PointeCentral    0-0       0.0000@ Pinnacle (8/24)
1.Mountain RidgeDesert Valley    0-0        0.0000vs. Skyline (8/17)
1.Mesa Mountain ViewEast Valley    0-0       0.0000vs. Corona del Sol (8/17)
1.NorthMetro    0-0       0.0000vs. Basha (8/17)
1.O'ConnorDesert Valley    0-0       0.0000@ Mesa (8/17)
1.PerryPremier    0-0       0.0000@ Pinnacle (8/17)
1.PinnacleDesert Valley    0-0       0.0000vs. Perry (8/17)
1.Queen CreekCentral    0-0       0.0000vs. Westwood (8/17)
1.Red MountainEast Valley    0-0       0.0000vs. Desert Ridge (8/17)
1.Shadow RidgeSouthwest    0-0


vs. Dobson (8/17)
1.SkylineEast Valley    0-0       0.0000@ Mountain Ridge (8/17)
1.TollesonSouthwest    0-0       0.0000vs. Agua Fria (8/24)
1.Trevor BrowneMetro    0-0       0.0000vs. Kofa (8/17)
1.TucsonMetro    0-0       0.0000@ Maryvale (8/17)
1.Valley VistaSouthwest    0-0       0.0000@ Westwood (8/24)
1.WestviewSouthwest    0-0       0.0000vs. Desert Ridge (8/24)
1.WestwoodEast Valley    0-0       0.0000@ Queen Creek (8/17)

The top 16 teams will be placed in a bracket according to the final power points.  Region winners are not guaranteed postseason spots in 6A.


 School Region         RecordPower PointsFirst Game  
1.Agua FriaDesert West    0-0      0.0000@ Tolleson (8/24)
1.ApolloNorthwest    0-0      0.0000@ Desert Mountain (8/17)
1.BuenaSouthern    0-0      0.0000vs. Catalina Foothills (8/17)
1.Cactus ShadowsNortheast Valley    0-0      0.0000vs. Carl Hayden (8/17)
1.CamelbackUnion    0-0      0.0000@ Willow Canyon (8/17)
1.Campo VerdeSan Tan    0-0      0.0000@ Sunnyside (8/17)
1.Carl HaydenUnion    0-0      0.0000@ Cactus Shadows (8/17)
1.CasteelSan Tan    0-0      0.0000vs. Centennial (8/17)
1.CentennialNorthwest    0-0      0.0000@ Casteel (8/17)
1.CentralUnion    0-0      0.0000@ Sunrise Mountain (8/17)
1.ChollaSonoran    0-0      0.0000@ Nogales (8/17)
1.CienegaSouthern    0-0      0.0000@ Cholla (8/24)
1.Desert MountainNortheast Valley    0-0      0.0000vs. Apollo (8/17)
1.Desert ViewSonoran    0-0      0.0000@ Sunnyside (8/24)
1.EmpireSonoran    0-0      0.0000vs. Rio Rico (8/24)
1.FairfaxUnion    0-0      0.0000vs. Notre Dame (8/17)
1.Flowing WellsSonoran    0-0      0.0000vs. Canyon del Oro (8/17)
1.GilbertSan Tan    0-0      0.0000@ Mesquite (8/17)
1.GoldwaterDesert West    0-0      0.0000vs. Kellis (8/24)
1.HigleySan Tan    0-0      0.0000vs. Paraclete (CA) (8/17)
1.HorizonNortheast Valley    0-0      0.0000vs. Marana (8/17)
1.IndependenceDesert West    0-0      0.0000@ Ironwood (8/24)
1.IronwoodNorthwest    0-0      0.0000vs. Independence (8/24)
1.Ironwood RidgeSouthern    0-0      0.0000@ Marana Mountain View (8/16)
1.KellisNorthwest    0-0      0.0000@ Goldwater (8/24)
1.MaranaSouthern    0-0      0.0000 @ Horizon (8/17)
1.MaricopaSan Tan    0-0      0.0000 vs. McClintock (8/17)
1.McClintockNortheast Valley    0-0       0.0000@ Maricopa (8/17)
1.MillenniumDesert West    0-0       0.0000vs. Maricopa (8/24)
1.Marana Mountain ViewSonoran    0-0      0.0000vs. Ironwood Ridge (8/16)
1.NogalesSouthern    0-0      0.0000 vs. Cholla (8/17)
1.North CanyonNortheast Valley    0-0      0.0000@ Shadow Mountain (8/17)
1.Notre DameNortheast Valley    0-0      0.0000@ Fairfax (8/17)
1.Paradise ValleyNortheast Valley    0-0      0.0000@ Central (8/24)
1.RinconSonoran    0-0      0.0000@ Sierra Linda (8/17)
1.Sierra LindaUnion    0-0      0.0000vs. Rincon (8/17)
1.South MountainUnion    0-0       0.0000@ Verrado (8/17)
1.SunnysideSouthern    0-0      0.0000vs. Campo Verde (8/17)
1.SunnyslopeNorthwest    0-0      0.0000@ Notre Dame (8/24)
1.Sunrise MountainNorthwest    0-0      0.0000vs. Central (8/17)
1.VerradoDesert West    0-0      0.0000vs. South Mountain (8/17)
1.Williams FieldSan Tan    0-0      0.0000@ Norco (CA) (8/17)
1.Willow CanyonDesert West    0-0      0.0000vs. Camelback (8/17)

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.