It's the matchup that's been 10 weeks in the making — No. 1 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 2 Salpointe Catholic. The highly anticipated matchup finally kicks off tonight at 7 p.m., at Salpointe.

The game will be televised on Cox channel 7. In high definition, it's channel 1007. The game is only available for Cox subscribers.

The Nighthawks have stormed through the first nine weeks of the regular season including a pair of wins over Phoenix-area powers Tempe Marcos de Niza and Peoria Centennial.

The Lancers suffered a setback in their first game of the season to Crespi (Calif.) but have rolled the past nine weeks and come into tonight's game with a 9-1 record.

The Lancers won last year's showdown at Ironwood Ridge, but then lost in the first round of the state tournament to Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep. Ironwood Ridge advanced to the semifinals.

In today's Daily Star, we predicted a 27-24 win for the Lancers.

Here's the rest of our predictions that ran in today's publication:

Sabino 35, Sahuaro 22

Empire 28, Walden Grove 20

Tucson 44, Flowing Wells 15

Canyon del Oro 38, Amphitheater 18

Marana 20, Catalina Foothills 16

Mountain View 41, Cholla 7

Cienega 48, Douglas 10

Desert View 39, Santa Rita 34

Rincon/University 31, Palo Verde 17

Pusch Ridge Christian 24, Rio Rico 23

Sierra Vista Buena 30, Sunnyside 21

Sahuarita 40, Catalina 13

Nogales 33, Pueblo 14

Phoenix Christian 41, Tanque Verde 14