The game-day routine this year has been pretty simple for Dennis Bene.
When Salpointe Catholic cornerback Adrian Lizarraga intercepted a desperation Deer Valley pass with 15 seconds left in Monday night’s Division II state semifinal, the junior didn’t just secure the Lancers’ spot in the state final with his first career interception.
Cameron Denson caught an 86-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game Monday night at Marana High School.
Entering his senior year, Salpointe Catholic quarterback Andrew Cota had two years of evidence to prove his athletic ability.
All season long, Salpointe Catholic’s football team has had the goal of playing the week of Thanksgiving.
Kaelin Deboskie just might be the missing piece to Salpointe Catholic’s quest for a football state title.
Salpointe Catholic’s football team is in the state semifinals for the second straight season and has the spotlight all to itself this week.
SCOTTSDALE — After losing to Scottsdale Saguaro on Friday night, a somber Sabino team huddled around coach Jay Campos and tried to fight back tears. With its eight-game winning streak ended, a resilient Sabino side faced a grim reality — they’d lost to a better team.
Top-seeded Phoenix Arizona Lutheran received plenty of attention after its 60-6 win over Kearns Canyon Hopi in the first round of the Division V state playoffs.
GILBERT — Canyon del Oro has 13 seniors on its roster, and coach Dusty Peace was ready and waiting for all of them Friday night.
Salpointe Catholic made a strong case to be the best team in the state Friday night. In two weeks, the Lancers can officially prove it.
Two years ago, an underdog Scottsdale Saguaro team with a first-year starter at quarterback traveled to Tucson and knocked off top-seeded Sabino in the Division III state semifinals.
J.J. Metz attended Canyon del Oro football games regularly as a young boy; there, he watch Dorados teams that acted like families and made runs at state championships.
Salpointe Catholic coach Dennis Bene has never coached a defense this good.
This will be the quietest week of high school sports in Southern Arizona since early August.
At Mesquite, the game started out ugly for Buena, as the No. 15 Colts fell behind 28-0 in the first half but rallied to keep it close against second-seeded Mesquite, which won its ninth straight game to improve to 10-1 and advance to the Division II state quarterfinals. Buena was eliminated …
At Marcos de Niza, the defending Division II state champions played inspired and went into halftime leading 16-7 before No. 6 Marcos de Niza held the Nighthawks scoreless in the second half. I-Ridge junior linebacker Austin Goddard had two sacks and sophomore running back Cole McLafferty fin…
Romelo Bracy stood in the midst of his family, in a loving, exuberant embrace.
At Centennial, No. 13 seed Tucson could not overcome the size and power of the fourth-seeded Coyotes. The Badgers finish their season at 7-4; they lost their final three games of the season after sitting at 7-1.
SURPRISE — Senior running back Chris Salsberry carried the ball 47 times for 317 yards and five touchdowns — four in the pivotal second quarter — and No. 6 seed Surprise Shadow Ridge (9-2) was able to survive a late rally to defeat visiting Catalina Foothills (8-3) 51-41 and eliminate the Fa…