Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week,Verrado Vipers vs Desert Edge Scorpions played on October 27th, 2016.
A must win game to get into the playoffs for Verrado against their section rivals, Desert Edge, the number one ranked team in Division 5 and the state defending champs.
Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week, Desert Ridge Jaguars and the Desert Vista Thunder played on October 20, 2016.
Power points and playoff seedings aplenty are up for grabs in this 6A Division Central section match-up between two powerhouse big school opponents. The Jaguars are led by Arizona commit, Jalen Harris, and shifty running back, Tyrese Allen, while the Thunder lean on tri-captains Nick Thomas, Lelon Dillard, and Myles Wilson.
High School Football Game of the Week for week 6 between the Marcos de Niza Padres and the Saguaro Sabercats. This game is a re-match of the Division 2 state title game from last season. Saguaro was ranked in the top 15 in the country coming into the game while Marcos de Niza was attempting to get Head Coach Paul Moro his 321 career win, which would tie Vern Friedli of Amphitheater in Tucson for the most in state history.
It was a high scoring game at Scot Bemis Field as Paradise Valley and Notre Dame took to the turf for division 5 supremacy. The Saints piled it on in a 76-35 win that saw 56 points scored in the first quarter alone. NDP was led by quarterback Cameron Yowell, who threw for a season high 5 touchdowns, four to his wide receiver Blake Storey, who had zero touchdown receptions coming in. Saints tailback Cole Fisher ran for two scores and returned a kickoff for a TD before suffering an injury late in the first half that knocked him out of the game. For Paradise Valley, they put up a game fight and trailed just 27-21 at one point. Freshman quarterback Ben Finley threw for 394 yards and 4 scores but had 2 crucial interceptions that turned the tide. Wide receiver Jarod Beamon had 16 receptions for 216 yards and 4 scores in the loss.
Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week, Westview Knights vs Centennial Coyotes played on September 22, 2016.
The state's leading rusher, Westview's Tyler Vasko, takes on stout Centennial defense led by returning all-state defensive end Andrew Nichols. The Knights and the Coyotes re-new a rivalry that had not been played since 2010.
Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week, Desert Mountain Wolves vs Basha Bears, played on September 15, 2016.
Two of the top quarterback/receiver duos go head-to-head in this 6A battle. One or two stops on defense may be the difference in this game.
Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week, Chandler Wolves vs Mountain Pointe Pride played on September 8, 2016.
Two of the top teams in the 6A division go helmet-to-helmet for big school supremacy. Lots of speed and athleticism in this game. This might be a preview of the Division 6 state championship.
Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week, Centennial Coyotes at Chaparral Firebirds, played on September 1, 2016.
Centennial Coyotes at Chaparral Firebirds. In what is turning out to be a great non-section rivalry, the defending state big school champs, the Coyotes and the Firebirds meet in an early season clash that could be a glimpse of the Division 5 championship game in a few months.
Cox7 High School Football Game of the Week, Liberty Lions vs Boulder Creek Jaguars, played on August 25, 2016.
Who can handle the heat? The Liberty Lions hope to make a deep run in this year's Division 5 playoffs while Boulder Creek hits the reset button to show Jaguar fans that this year's squad has playoff potential.