6A Coaches Poll

Surprise teams making case for inclusion in 6A Final Four

1 week ago Jason P. Skoda 0
For most of the season the usual programs have claimed the top spots in the 6A Coaches Poll. Chandler, Pinnacle, Perry and Mountain Pointe. The preseason outlook had the quartet as the favorites to make the 6A semifinals. The Pride have slipped down but still remain in the top 10 despite a 3-4 record while Read More

Quality practice effort leads to fun Friday nights

2 weeks ago Jason P. Skoda 0
It’s long been said by just every coach who has every stood in front of a bunch of teenagers – you play the way you practice. Sharp and efficient in practice then a similar level of execution can be expected on Friday night; conversely slog through a weekday session and Friday night’s result just might Read More

Weekly tests keep 6A Coaches poll fluid

3 weeks ago Jason P. Skoda 0
Dan Hinds knew the sentiment that was out there before last week’s matchup against undefeated Highland. “This is a barometer for us,” the Desert Vista head coach said. “People question our schedule. We have a challenge in front of us. We will know more about us after this one.” The Thunder held their own against Read More

Region play becomes Central focus this week in 6A

4 weeks ago Jason P. Skoda 0
This state-wide poll is becoming very regional this week. As in the region portion of the schedule begins this week in 6A to create some of the top matchups for the week. Especially in the 6A Central Region, which includes 4-1 Queen Creek as the Bulldogs, and three other top 10 teams. Tenth-ranked Desert Vista Read More

Newcomers like QC prove worth in early going, 6A poll

1 month ago Jason P. Skoda 0
A good portion of the offseason football talk centered on the movement of good programs to higher classifications. Right about now it looks kind of silly, especially in 6A, as the three teams most wondered about have a combined 10-1 record to quell any talk about struggling to make the transition from 5A. Queen Creek, Read More