SOUTHERN, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The high school football playoffs kicked into high gear this weekend with 15 games involving teams from southern Arizona.
In 6A, Hamilton built a big lead early and held off a Tucson rally for a 47-30 victory.
In 5A, Garrett Billings caught six touchdown passes to lead Ironwood Ridge to a 50-20 rout of Flowing Wells. The third-seeded Nighthawks will host No. 6 Queen Creek in a quarterfinal matchup set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
Top-seeded and undefeated Cienega routed Fairfax 49-15 and will host No. 9 Mesquite in the next round. Mesquite advanced to the quarterfinals by stopping a Mountain View 2-point attempt late in the game to secure a 21-19.
No. 7 Marana edged Kellis 28-21 and will travel to play at No. 2 Williams Field in the quarterfinal round on Thursday, Nov. 10.
In 4A, Saguaro ended Amphi's season with a 56-7 win, Salpointe Catholic edged Canyon Del Oro 10-6 and Catalina Foothills rallied for a 35-31 win over Cactus Shadows.
The fourth-seeded Lancers will host No. 5 Marcos de Niza and the No. 6 Falcons will travel to Peoria to face Sunrise Mountain. Both quarterfinal games are set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
In 3A, Sabino crushed Safford 45-7 to advance to the quarterfinals. The fifth-seeded Sabercats will host No. 13 Winslow, which pulled off an upset of No. 4 Monument Valley.
Defending 3A champion Pusch Ridge saw its season end with a 28-21 loss to Northwest Christian. In 2015, the Lions edged Northwest Christian 14-7 to claim their crown.
In 2A, Benson ran over Tombstone 63-25 and will hit the road in the quarterfinal round. The fifth-seeded Bobcats will play at No. 4 Pima on Saturday, Nov. 12. Bisbee's season came to a halt with a rout by Round Valley.
In 1A, St. David's playoff run ended with a loss to Bagdad for the second straight season. Top-seeded Bagdad won Saturday's semifinal game 54-12. It was closer last season when Bagdad beat the Tigers 82-66. St. David's title run ended in the semifinals with a 54-12 loss to top-seeded Bagdad.
Hamilton 47, Tucson 30
Cienega 49, Fairfax 15
Mesquite 21, Mountain View 19
Ironwood Ridge 50, Flowing Wells 20
Queen Creek 62, Desert View 0
Marana 28, Kellis 21
No. 9 Mesquite at No. 1 Cienega, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10
No. 6 Queen Creek at No. 3 Ironwood Ridge, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10
No. 7 Marana at No. 2 Williams Field, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10
No. 1 Cienega-No. 9 Mesquite winner vs. No. 4 Desert Edge-No. 5 Centennial winner, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
No. 3 Ironwood Ridge-No. 6 Queen Creek winner vs. No. 2 Williams Field-No. 7 Marana winner, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 (at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale)
Saguaro 56, Amphi 7
Salpointe Catholic 10, Canyon Del Oro 6
Catalina Foothills 35, Cactus Shadows 31
No. 5 Marcos de Niza at No. 4 Salpointe Catholic, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10
No. 6 Catalina Foothills at No. 3 Sunrise Mountain, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10
No. 1 Saguaro-No. 8 Peoria winner vs. No. 4 Salpointe Catholic-No. 5 Marcos de Niza winner, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
No. 2 Higley-No. 7 Cactus winner vs. No. 6 Catalina Foothills=No. 3 Sunrise Mountain winner, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Semifinal winners, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 (at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale)
Sabino 45, Safford 7
Northwest Christian 28, Pusch Ridge Christian 21
No. 13 Winslow at No. 5 Sabino, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12
No. 1 Show Low-No. 8 Yuma winner vs. No. 5 Sabino-No. 13 Winslow winner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 (Williams Field High in Gilbert)
Semifinal winners, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 (at Chaparral High in Scottsdale)
Round Valley 72, Bisbee 0
Benson 63, Tombstone 25
No. 5 Benson at No. 4 Pima, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12
No. 1 Round Valley-No. 9 Paradise Honors winner vs. No. 4 Pima-No. 5 Benson winner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 (at Fountain Hills High in Tucson)
Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 (at Chaparral High in Scottsdale)
Bagdad 54, St. David 12