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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sabino is back in the state semifinals for the first time since 2011.

The 5th seed Sabercats blew out visiting #13 Winslow 48-0 Saturday night to advance in the AIA 3A football tournament.

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James Offerman had 12 tackles for the Sabercats who recorded three sacks. Dixon added an interception. 

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