Blue Ridge and Show Low having rare losing seasons, Sahuarita Mustangs 5-0 for season
WINSLOW, Ariz. - The division most northern Arizona high school football teams compete in is currently led by teams from the central and southern sections of the state.
Blue Ridge and Show Low, perennial powers in the division are having rare losing seasons so far and even Winslow has suffered two straight losses and faces a serious threat on Friday.
The Sahuarita Mustangs are 5-0 after a 38-28 win over Catalina Foothills. The Mustangs play the Safford Bulldogs on Friday. The Seton Catholic Sentinels are 4-0 after a 55-0 rout of Cortez. They will meet Coronado on Friday. The Sentinels own an important victory over Snowflake two weeks ago giving the Lobos their only loss.
The Snowflake Lobos romped past the Winslow Bulldogs 38-8 Sept. 19 to improve to 3-1. The team has an important game coming up on Friday when they entertain the Monument Valley Mustangs. The Mustangs are 3-1 but coming off a huge 66-6 loss to the Show Low Cougars who were favored to win the division but are now 1-3 with a game against the Casa Grande Cougars coming up.
The Window Rock Scouts are 3-1 after a 26-12 win over the Holbrook Roadrunners. The Scouts have not played a very demanding schedule yet and lost to St. Johns. They will may be a contender for a playoff berth with the likes of Winslow, Monument Valley and Page.
Other teams with playoff ambitions include the Winslow Bulldogs, Estrella Foothills Wolves and Page Sand Devils. Even the Ganado Hornets have a shot at a playoff berth.
Winslow lost its second straight game 38-8 to Snowflake on Friday to fall to 2-2. The Bulldogs will play host to Estrella Foothills in another tough test against a logical playoff contender. Estella Foothills is also 2-2 after an important 42-7 win over the Fountain Hills Falcons.
The Ganado Hornets are 3-1 after a 41-6 loss to the Chinle Wildcats. They play Holbrook on Friday. The Page Sand Devils are 2-2 after an important 33-21 win over St. Johns. The Sand Devils will play Northwest Christian next.