When Sabino held off defending state football champion Pusch Ridge on Friday night, it gave Sabercats coach Jay Campos his 127th career victory at the school. That ties Jeff Scurran’s remarkable record during a 1990s period that Scurran won three state championships. The 6-1 Sabercats have remaining games against Sahuarita, Douglas and Empire, which projects to a 9-1 regular season and a possible No. 1 or No. 2 seed entering the 3A state playoffs. Campos has three times reached the state title game, losing all three. This is likely his last season as a coach before he becomes a full-time administrator at Sabino. Wouldn’t it be something if he could finish his coaching career holding the championship trophy?

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.