Teams can still appeal to play at a lower level.
Across a 20-day period, Salpointe Catholic played four football games, traveling by bus to Las Vegas, by air to Los Angeles, and playing host to two of Tucson’s most traditional football powers, Sabino and Sunnyside.
Tackle Kris O'Dowd was a highly decorated player at Salpointe.
Through Friday, the Star will count down the top 10 football players from each major Southern Arizona high school program:
Over the next 11 days, we will feature our picks of Southern Arizona's top preseason high school football players.
Over the next four weeks, the Star will count down the top 10 football players from each major Southern Arizona High School program.
October is here and that means the fall state tournaments are right around the corner.
Tucson running back Donovan Moore may be checking out who's got a grip on his jersey, Sierra Vista Buena's Jacob Valdez, but that's not stopping him from keeping his sights on a second-quarter touchdown.
Sierra Vista Buena running back Dominique Drake scored four touchdowns, including the game-winning score, and rushed for 193 yards on 29 carries.
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Sabino's Zack Joseph tackles Cienega's Neil Kimberlin in the first half of their game. Kimberlin had eight catches for 95 yards in the loss. He also had 31 yards on the ground.
Cienega quarterback Adriell Alvarado looks for running room against Sabino. He completed 17 of 28 passes for 246 yards in his first varsity game.
Matt Brindley's lips are sealed.