Antonio Rosales gets a hug from cousin Marina Contreras, who was among family members on hand to congratulate him on signing day.
Ironwood Ridge quarterback Tyler Williams, right, with teammate Cris Thorson, displays his state championship ring during signing ceremonies at the school. Williams will play for Air Force; Thorson will play for Colorado Mesa University.
Antonio Rosales belongs to three Native American tribes: Tohono O'odham, Yaqui and Oglala Sioux.
Amphitheater football coach Brandon Willard is taking advantage of the holiday break by spending time with family.
Three months ago, Brandon Willard was spending almost all his time on the football field as Amphitheater's first-year coach.
Ironwood Ridge quarterback Tyler Williams has run for 1,089 yards this season, orchestrating an offense that has scored 58 rushing touchdowns in 13 games.
Ironwood Ridge's opponents know what's coming when the Nighthawks have the ball.
At Cienega, the Bobcats (8-2) jumped out to an early 22-0 lead via the air and cruised to an easy win over the Bulldogs (1-9), setting up a possible home game in the first round of the Division II state playoffs. Cienega racked up 426 yards of offense.
At Sahuarita, senior Chris Snodgrass rushed for three first-half touchdowns and finished the game with 150 yards on 18 carries while the Mustangs (10-0) completed their first undefeated regular season. Catalina finished 4-6.
At Nogales, the Apaches (8-2) finished the regular season with a big win over Pueblo (3-7). Four different players scored TDs for Nogales, including a 1-yard run from nose tackle Edgar Teran. Brian McCarty scored 4 TDs in the win.
At Pusch Ridge, down 10-7 at the half, the Lions (6-4) scored 41 points in the second half to edge past the Hawks (3-7). Rio Rico RB Aaron Fanning had 202 total yards of offense, three rushing TDs and another receiving in the loss.
At Tanque Verde, the Hawks (1-9) completed their second season of 11-man football by rushing for 246 yards. Senior quarterback Connor Drenkhahn ran for a score and a team-high 138 yards. He also threw a pair of touchdown passes.
Sabino's Chance Stephens had Sahuaro players seeing red when he intercepted two passes in the fourth quarter and returned each one more than 30 yards for a touchdown.
Sabino's swarming defense - taking down Jose Ruiz here - held Sahuaro to 1 rushing yard and forced five turnovers.
The Sabino defense thought it had a good idea of what was coming if it could take away Sahuaro's running game on the road in Friday's season finale.
At Mountain View, the Mountain Lions (7-3) ended their regular season with a dominating win over the Chargers (0-10). The Mountain Lions scored a touchdown on every possession of the first half as they rolled up 422 total yards of offense.
At Palo Verde, the Rangers (6-4) jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter on the strength of their running game. Rincon/University gained 242 yards on the ground, with four different players scoring rushing TDs.