D5 First Round
Yuma Catholic -75
It's a long way from Tuba to Yuma, so the Warriors won't be in a hurry to prolong the pain so they can get back home. The Shamrocks will hit the mercy running clock early and this game will be over faster than you can order postgame meals at McDonald's. No disrespect to Tuba City; they earned their ticket with some nice shutouts wins for the strong defense. But they entered a different game and drew a team that would be playoff worthy at the next level.
Valley Christian -4
Second best game of the week. Trojans a little more ready at this point.
Round Valley -48
Over quick and over early. Welcome to the dome!
Northwest Christian -46
Crusaders show Scottsdale Christian that they probably don't belong in the playoffs this year.
Eagles easily take care of business after nearly falling asleep against Morenci.
AZ Lutheran has already overlooked Benson. Oops! Upset special of the week. Bobcats have had football gods on their side in near miracle wins this year at Bisbee and Morenci. CF says there's another one waiting to happen.
Joy Christian -30
San Tan still not ready for next level.
Tempe Prep -30
TP rolls. heh... get it? Okay... just don't squeeze.
D6 Final Four (like Deja Vu all over again)
Bagdad vs Gilbert Christian:
The Knights will reportedly be without their senior QB. Anderson isn't flashy and doesn't have a cannon, but he's quick, he directs the offense very well, and he takes care of the ball. His backup is solid, but young, so will have his hands full with the rugged Sultan rush. GC can and will put up points. They are stronger this year than last and Bagdad isn't quite as dominant as last year, but in the end Bagdad will score more points against a Knight defense that is often rather porous. Bagdad will again move on to the title game. Bagdad 64 Gilbert Christian 37
Pima vs Mogollon:
Pima is stronger than last year and Mogollon isn't quite as good. Throw that out the window. Crystal Football says this will be a battle, but depth and defense will be the key for the Roughriders, who will earn their ticket to the championship game in rematch of zero week with the Sultan.
Pima 38 Mogollon 30