Tucson High's Mike Dawson poses for a photo in 1972. Photo by Jack W. Sheaffer / Arizona Daily Star

Jack W. Sheaffer / Arizona Daily Star

Considered by some the most talented team in state history, the ’70 Badgers whipped Phoenix Sunnyslope 54-16 in the state championship game, the first team to score 50 in the title game. Coach Ollie Mayfield’s team had seven major-college recruits: Allistare Heartfield; Marvin Lewis; Mike Dawson; Mark Simon; Derral Davis; Kelly Langford; Jinx Johnson and All-State players Will Kreamer and Frank Castro. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.