In 2001, Catalina Foothills finally broke through and made the Class 4A State Playoffs for the first time after a 9-1 regular season but lost 24-17 to No. 13 Goodyear Millennium. Running back Josh Brisco, far left, led the Falcons' ground attack and earned himself All-State honors. Brisco went on to become a first-team I-AA Mid-Major All-American cornerback in 2006 for the University of San Diego Toreros. He then played with the Los Angeles Avengers in the Arena Football League and won three Finnish league championships with the Porvoo Butchers.

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