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Tempe Prep players huddle around coach Tommy Brittain after a 42-0 loss to Tempe Prep on Sept. 28, 2013.
Scoreboards are shorting out. Schools are running out of replacement light bulbs. Stat keepers and scoreboard operators are getting carpal tunnel and blurred vision trying to watch and write seemingly every two seconds while the big board changes seemingly every two minutes.
Outlook: Now on the verge of being an elite Division V program, Tempe Prep's last feat on its "to-do" list of reaching that point, is to stay put.
As the saying goes, Jimmies and Joes trump X’s and O’s.
Hamilton vs. Desert Ridge
No. 6 Thatcher vs. No. 3 Tempe Prep
Tempe Prep shut out Valley Christian for the third year in a row.
Are you ready for some football? It’s about that time, as Desert Vista kicks off the season in the Sollenberger Classic on Saturday, and almost everyone else begins on Aug. 24. Here are the Tribune’s preseason rankings for every division:
Division V Quarterfinals
Pick an "R" word: Rematch. Revenge. Redux. Re-run.
Tempe Prep Knights
New computerized football schedules released by the Arizona Interscholastic Association will bring us Hamilton vs. Basha, Mountain View vs. Red Mountain, Tempe Prep vs. Seton.
New computerized football schedules released by the Arizona Interscholastic Association will bring us Hamilton vs. Basha, Mountain View vs. Red Mountain, Tempe Prep vs. Seton ... and a process which brought us a whole lot of disagreements.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. As far as the 2011 high school track and field season goes, that phrase could not be more true.
Since late August, there have been countless unforgettable moments at high school stadiums near you.
Chandler at Red Mountain: There are two ways to look at Red Mountain’s 17-7 loss to Brophy two weeks ago: The Lions weren’t ready for the uptick in competition they received, and Brophy’s defense/running game gave Red Mountain that dose of reality. Or the Lions dropped a touchdown pass and should have had another score. Whichever way you choose might be your window into what this week holds. Red Mountain has now seen the Fiesta Region competition. Chandler, despite coming off its bye week after the emotional Hamilton game, is as shorthanded as its been in a long, long time. Still, it’s hard to go against Brett Hundley and that offense against a non-Hamilton defense, even though Red Mountain will give the Wolves a game (and then some).
You can learn a lot about a football team in a month.
There's no place Ramon Abreu would rather be than on the football field. The last two seasons, particularly this past season, he spent more time on the field arguably than anyone. And Abreu's time was more than just quantity. It was quality.
For a team used to winning football games, Friday was an eye-opening experience for Tempe Prep.
A year ago in this space, it was decided the race for the 2A state championship would be muddled among a half-dozen schools.
Tempe Prep Academy couldn’t find the magic again this week. After knocking off unbeaten Elfrida Valley Union in the quarterfinals, the Knights fell to 1A North champ Heber Mogollon, 42-8, in the semifinals on Saturday at Apache Junction.
Most championship runs, no matter the sport, no matter the level, generally include a remarkable, season-saving play.
Coaches are a narrowly focused bunch. Rarely does one acknowledge looking backward or forward. It’s how they try to keep their teenage players from doing the same.