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The battle at the bottom of the Division I top-10 rankings

August 28, 2013 – 12:24 pm

There were two schools of thought when it came to choosing the final three teams in the Division I preseason football rankings:
1) The traditional powers should get the spots based on their overall tradition of …

Winding path finally results in starting job for Poston Butte QB

August 21, 2013 – 4:13 pm

Anthony Whomble was in a tight race for the starting quarterback job at Poston Butte last season, but one day after the team’s preseason scrimmage, a family situation forced him to move to Colorado.
By October …

Gilbert High adds former ASU assistant as offensive line coach

August 15, 2013 – 2:29 pm

Former Arizona State assistant Bob Connelly will coach the offensive line for the Gilbert High football program this year.
It’s a boon for the Tigers, who have dealt with upheaval the past three seasons and are …

Opener in doubt for Chandler star wide receiver Dionte Sykes

August 8, 2013 – 11:25 am

Chandler wide receiver Dionte Sykes suffered a slight fracture when his hand slammed against a helmet at a recent practice and will be out for ‘a couple weeks,’ coach Shaun Aguano said.
The Wolves begin the …

Desert Mountain WR Mark Andrews commits to Oklahoma

August 2, 2013 – 4:01 pm

Desert Mountain wide receiver Mark Andrews has made a verbal commitment to Oklahoma, he announced on Twitter Friday.
Andrews was a first-team All-Tribune selection in 2012 after catching 81 passes for 1,494 yards and 21 touchdowns …

Saguaro adds impact football transfer

August 2, 2013 – 10:13 am

The Saguaro football team’s offense was already expected to be the most explosive in Division III with the return of Cal-bound quarterback Luke Rubenzer and elite junior athlete Christian Kirk.
Now another impact piece has been …

VX Blog: Marcos de Niza QB Josh Eckley returning to the radar

August 1, 2013 – 11:48 am

The summer was certainly a good one for a couple prominent East Valley high school quarterbacks.
Desert Mountain’s Kyle Allen wowed coaches and scouts at camps, earning the title as the best quarterback in the country …

Former Chaparral coach Charlie Ragle’s presence paying off in Tucson

July 30, 2013 – 4:11 pm

The Charlie Ragle era at Arizona did not get off to a roaring start.
When the former Chaparral football coach was hired by Rich Rodriguez as assistant director of football operations in December of 2011, there …

Hamilton WR Israel Simpson transferring to Chaparral

July 20, 2013 – 10:30 am

Hamilton wide receiver Israel Simpson is transferring to Chaparral, he said.
Simpson has been on the Huskies’ varsity since he was a sophomore. He caught 15 balls for 268 yards and  two touchdowns in 2011 and …

Cox-7 high school football schedule 2013

July 12, 2013 – 2:47 pm

Cox (ch. 7) released its high school football TV schedule for the 2013 season (all games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted and subject to change):
Aug. 29:   Centennial at Chandler  (replay Aug. 31 at 5 …