Blue Ridge--and a correction that even Moro would admit---not a great coach---but a great coaching STAFF. Show Low could challenge if they play a near perfect game and Moro coaches the 2nd meeting like the 1st half of the 1st meeting. I don't think he makes the mistake twice though. Show Low struggles to stop a power running game--Payson, Snowflake, and BR have all proven that.
2a--what a toss up here. I think you really have about 5 teams capable of pulling this off. YC, Northwest, SCA, Tempe Prep, and Willcox should be favorites and many have been all year. The darkhorse is SJ, Very little has been said about them, and they are always in the hunt. Overall a slightly down year for the 2a as a whole.
3A is a two and a half team race with the outside chance Florence could compete, but I don't think they can beat BR and SL back to back which they would have to do.
BR is hands down better, but you are right that SL has some real talent. Problem is BR runs the ball so well and defends so well plus are incredibly well coached. SL on top of all those reasons, is nowhere near as talented on the line as BR. The trenches and the running game win championships. BR is the best team.
No idea in 2A. It is so wide open. I would love for Wilcox to win it, but how do you even venture a guess?
3A Blue Ridge They are a very well balanced team and are coached well. They will face Show Low again in the final, and will win, just as they did in the regular season.
2A St Johns Very well coached team as well, and are playing WELL together. IMO, really shouldn't be tested until the Final. There are only 3 teams, in my eyes, with a shot at the championship this year. St Johns, Tempe Prep, and Yuma Catholic. These 3 teams are heads above the rest!
Divet1976 wrote: 2A St Johns Very well coached team as well, and are playing WELL together. IMO, really shouldn't be tested until the Final. There are only 3 teams, in my eyes, with a shot at the championship this year. St Johns, Tempe Prep, and Yuma Catholic. These 3 teams are heads above the rest!
Interesting that you do not have Northwest Christian in your mix as team with a shot at the 2A title. Northwest did not play St Johns but Northwest defeated Tempe Prep and Yuma Catholic.