Thatcher has to go through TPA first before they get to Yuma Catholic. What are the chances of that happening? TPA will have home field if Thatcher wins ...They are a tough team, but it will be hard to win on the road for them against TPA no doubt.
Umm... do you know what Thatcher schedule was like this year. Show Low, Empire, Tempe Prep, Willcox, Safford. Willcox is undefeated and beat Thatcher by one. Anyone in 2a is a contender for the title in my opinion, these are just two good teams
I agree, Thatcher had a great schedule. Props to the AD for scheduling some tough teams and to Thatcher as well for being willing to take on anybody. They do this every year regardless of the team they have and I think it only makes them stronger come playoff time. Doesn't hurt to play in the conference they do either.
Thatcher, Willcox, Tempe prep, Northwest Christian, SCA, YC all have legitimate shots to win it all. Add to that Camp Verde who is playing well, and St. Johns who has not been in the picture all year as possible contenders as well and it is great.
Since when was the last time 2a football was this wide open.
I would give Willcox the definite edge in this game. Willcox did not play well in their first meeting with Thatcher, and they still found a way to win the game. This time, they are at home, they have made proper adjustments, and it is the playoffs, making Willcox an even tougher place for a road team to win. I predict Willcox winning this game by 2 or 3 touchdowns, then having a tough matchup against TPrep in round. However, they have to like their chances at home against a TPrep team that does not really have that playoff experoence. We will see what happens, but it should be a fun 4 weeks.
The only reason Wilcox beat Thatcher was because Thatcher decided to go for 2 with 14 seconds left in the game, when they could have sent it to overtime with a kick. Wilcox did not play well at all in that game. But considering that they will be at home against Thatcher this week, they are much more likely to play well.
I do not see this game deciding the 2a champ at all. Wilcox had 7 turnovers against thacher and still won so i say wilcox over thatcher for sure. Then a tough game against a Tprep team peaking at just the right time. I don't know much about Wilcox but, they're winners so it'll be a tough game for Tprep.
camp verde is a team that can turn it on, but they've also had bad games. i don't see them winning against a solid SJ ALA can do it and I think there's a good chance they do especially if the ball rolls their way, they wear teams down.
I agree that although Thatcher might have a slightly more talented team, Willcox may have the edge in coaching, team chemistry, and now home field advantage. I think the Cowboys take this one by a couple scores. Then TP? I don't know... could be a good game.
FballFan99 wrote: I agree that although Thatcher might have a slightly more talented team, Willcox may have the edge in coaching, team chemistry, and now home field advantage. I think the Cowboys take this one by a couple scores. Then TP? I don't know... could be a good game.
I'd actually say Wilcox is more talented, and you're right, williams knows how to score.