1.) Paradise Valley(1) - [10-0] –
Dismantled Horizon 51-0. Are #1 seed in playoffs and face region foe Mt Ridge,
who played them very tough earlier in the year.
2.) Brophy(3) - [9-1] – Beat
North Canyon 33-14. The Broncos are the #5 seed in the playoffs and face
Maryvale in the 1st round. Only mark on perfect record was 34-23 loss
3.) Hamilton(5) – [9-1] – I know many people
will say, "Hamilton just lost to Highland. How are they
ranked ahead of them?" My answer is this; I think it is tough to remain perfect
and focused for an entire year. Hamilton hit a speed bump and I think they are
actually better for taking the L. They fixed what needed to be fixed and are
ready to make a run at a repeat. The Huskies beat up on then #6 Chandler 35-0 on Friday.
They are the #2 seed and face North this week.
4.) Red Mountain(8) - [9-1] – Beat
then #2 and previously unbeaten Westwood 26-10. Only loss on the year was 24-7
loss to Mesa Mt View. They are the #4 seed in the playoffs and face St. Mary's
5.) Highland(3) – [7-3] – Beat up
on Casa Grande 58-7 and surprisingly won the Fiesta Region championship. They
are as hot as can be and are the #14 seed in the playoffs. They have a tough
match-up against Westwood, who is fuming after their only loss on the year to
Red Mountain this week.
6.) Westwood(2) –
[9-1] – Hopes for unbeaten season crashed with 26-10 loss to Red Mountain in season final. Still enter the
playoffs as the #3 seed and face Highland in 1st
7.) Mesa Mt View(7) - [7-3] – Beat
Enter playoffs as the #9 seed and face Chandler in the 1st round. With
Mt. View's track record, would you bet against
8.) Corona del
Sol(10) – [8-2] – Beat Desert Vista for the 1st time ever
28-7. Finally got the monkey off their back and won Central Region championship.
The Aztecs might be 2nd hottest team in state behind Highland. This team enters
the playoffs as the #10 seed and draws a tough opponent in Peoria. If they make it
past the 1st round, this team could be
- [9-1] – Had a tough time with Ironwood and won 26-19. The Panthers are the #6
seed in the playoffs and have a home game versus Corona in what could be a high scoring
10.) Chandler(6) -
[8-2] – Ended season on a bad note with 2 straight losses, one to Highland and on Friday to Hamilton. Enter the playoffs as the #8 seed.
The offense must get back on track if they plan to beat Mt. View in the 1st
1.) Sunnyside(1) - [10-0] -
Beat Santa Rita 61-12 to remain unbeaten. Drew the #3 seed in the playoffs and
face Grand Canyon Region champs Coconino.
2.) Centennial(2) - [10-0] –
Put a hurtin' on rival Cactus for Wells Fargo Region championship 54-6. The
Coyotes drew the #1 seed in the playoffs and face McClintock in the
3.) Moon Valley(3) - [10-0] – Beat
Thunderbird 40-6. The Rockets are the #4 seed and face Sabino at home in the
1st round. Let's see if the Rockets get through the postseason as
easily as they got through the regular season.
4.) Cactus(5) –
[9-1] – Finally met their match when they lost to Centennial 54-6. Many will
ask, "After that loss to Centennial, how can Cactus remain #4?" Well, yes they
were beaten badly by Centennial but so was everyone else. They are the #2 seed
in the playoffs and actually draw a very tough match-up against Millennium. This
game could be very dangerous for the Cobras if they play like they did last
5.) Saguaro(6) –
[9-1] – Beat Tempe 33-19. Only loss on the year was in
opening week to Cactus. Enter the playoffs as the #6 seed and play Amphitheater
in the 1st round.
6.) Flagstaff(4) – [9-1] – Finally
lost a game, losing to 20-15 to rival Coconino up in the dome. I think playing
in the dome actually worked against Flagstaff as they are a big bruising team that
relies on the O and D lines to win games and the turf gave Coconino a slight
speed advantage. They still enter the playoffs the #5 seed and face Desert Sky
Region champs Independence in the 1st
7.) Cienega(7) - [8-2] – Beat
Only 9 points separates this team from being unbeaten. They are the #7 seed in
the playoffs and face Ironwood Ridge.
– [7-3] – Beat Arcadia 30-7. Lost 3 games by a combined 19
points. Enter as the #8 seed and play Prescott down in the
9.) Independence(9) – [9-1] – Won
1st ever Desert Sky Region championship when they beat Cortez 49-13.
Enter playoffs as the #12 seed and get tough draw as they must travel up to
Flagstaff in the
Millennium(13) – [8-3] – Beat Agua Fria 52-21 for West Valley
Region championship. The Tigers enter the playoffs as the #15 seed and face a
Cactus team looking to rebound from 1st loss on the