Kris Heavner has resigned as coach of the Santa Rita football team after one season.
Ironwood Ridge quarterback Tyler Williams heads a class of at least 13 Southern Arizona high school football players who expect to sign letters of intent with four-year colleges today.
Todd Mayfield isn't sure why he kept all his Palo Verde gear after retiring from coaching the school's football team in 2009.
Quarterback Tyler Williams led the Nighthawks to 23 victories and a state title in two seasons as a starter. He produced a total of 57 TDs.
Matt Johnson stood at the 50-yard line at Sun Devil Stadium, holding the Division II state championship trophy like he would a newborn child - cradled in between his left arm and stomach.
Ironwood Ridge defensive back John Klass stops Centennial running back Jalen Ortiz during the first quarter of the Division II state championship football game at Sun Devil Stadium.
TEMPE - Peoria Centennial had six turnovers in its first game against Ironwood Ridge this season, a 28-24 loss.
Running back Anthony Braunreiter says having his dad on the Ironwood Ridge coaching staff is "awesome" and "always helpful."
Ironwood Ridge's Anthony Braunreiter had a low key Thanksgiving.
Palo Verde celebrated a state title at Arizona Stadium in 2005, but it's rare for a local team to win one in the Phoenix area.
When Ironwood Ridge beat Tempe Marcos de Niza in the Division II semifinals, it accomplished a program first by advancing to the state championship football game.
GILBERT - When Ironwood Ridge quarterback Tyler Williams dropped to a knee on his team's final play to seal a 35-21 victory over Tempe Marcos de Niza at Gilbert Campo Verde in the Division II semifinals, no wild celebration followed.
Ironwood Ridge's Tyler Williams is stopped by two Tempe Marcos de Niza defenders during the first half. Williams rushed for 143 yards on 23 carries.
Dennis Bene says he has a better view in the press box of what opposing defenses are doing, but he can't communicate with his team as well.
There was a really weird play in Salpointe's Catholic 35-7 win over Mountain View in the quarterfinals.
Salpointe senior Carlos Carroll (8), making a stop on Mountain View's Richie Estrada on Friday, didn't start playing football until his freshman season.
Jake Casteel (2), tripping up Flowing Wells' Wesley Pritchett in October, is always around the football, making tackles or forcing turnovers.
Taylor Powell (44), celebrating an interception last season, had 113 tackles and three forced fumbles this year for the Lancers.