Fall Playoffs: St. David at the 1A Football Championship; Empire 3A Volleyball Semifinals

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Empire is in the 3A semi-final. (Andy Morales / AllSportsTucson)

St. David (10-1) is back in the 1A State Football Championship for the first time since winning it all in 2000 and 2001. The Tigers also won championships in 1960, 1972, 1977 , 1979, 1997 and 1998.

No. 1 Mogollon (11-0) defeated No. 2 St. David 48-26 at home in September. The Mustangs are on a 25-1 win streak stretching back to October 2019. The streak includes a state final loss that year, but a championship last year. The Mustangs have won their last 20 games in a row.

In volleyball, Empire No.6 survived an alert in the first round of the 3A Volleyball Championships which took place at Tempe Marcos High School in Niza on Saturday. Down 0-2 to 11th AZ College Prep, the Ravens won three straight sets to advance to the quarter-finals later in the evening.

Empire beat No.3 Thatcher in five sets with a slim 15-13 victory in the deciding fifth set. The reward will be a game against No. 2 Valley Christian next Friday night at Mesa Skyline High School.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6

1A SEMI-FINAL OF THE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
No. 2 St. David 50, No. 3 Williams 38

3A FIRST ROUND OF VOLLEYBALL
No. 6 Empire over No. 11 AZ College Prep, 3-2 (22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-5)
Monument Valley # 4 vs. Tanque Verde # 13, 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-14)
No. 2 Valley Christian vs. No. 15 Pusch Ridge, 3-0 (25-6, 25-21, 25-16)

3A VOLLEYBALL QUARTER-FINAL
No. 6 Empire over No. 3 Thatcher, 3-2 (21-25, 27-25, 25-22, 16-25, 15-13)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

4A Volleyball Quarter-finals
No. 10 Bradshaw Mountain at No. 2 Canyon del Oro, 6.30 p.m.
N ° 12 Cactus at n ° 4 Salpointe, 6.30 p.m.

FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER

3A FOUR FINALS OF THE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
No. 9 Sabino at No. 1 ALA-Gilbert North, 7 p.m.

2A QUARTER END OF THE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
No. 11 St. Johns at No. 3 Benson, 7 p.m.
N ° 8 Willcox at n ° 1 Parker, 7 p.m.

3A VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS
No. 6 Empire vs. No. 2 Valley Christian at Skyline, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

1A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Mogollon vs. No. 2 St. David at Coronado, 6 p.m.

CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cave Creek Golf Course

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the best high school journalist in 2014, he received the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a winner of the AZ Education News award 2019 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach. for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about beach volleyball and high school wrestling. His own children have won several state high school championships and have been named to all-state teams. Participating in high school hockey, basketball, baseball and track and field, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member for the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing Arizona’s best soccer player, and he was named a Local Hero by Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon committee and he won an Amphitheater Distinguished Service award. Contact Andy Morales at [email protected]








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