6A Coaches Poll

Final poll has different look than initial vote

2 months ago Jason P. Skoda 0
The final 6A football coaches have cast their votes for the last time this season and it looks a bit different than the first time they did so back in August. Chandler is No. 1 from start to finish. Perry and Pinnacle have been near the top all year. They started the year second and Read More

Late-season losses hurt more than defeat

2 months ago Jason P. Skoda 0
Defeats at this time of the year hurt but nothing like a loss. Queen Creek and Pinnacle are going to have to figure how to fill the void after the loss of their quarterbacks in recent weeks. The Bulldogs lost Devin Larsen due to shoulder injury while the Pioneers will play without Spencer Rattler after Read More

Surprise teams making case for inclusion in 6A Final Four

2 months 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

3 months 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 months 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