OVERTIME: Dust Devils and Lions fall in state title games - Tucson News Now

OVERTIME: Dust Devils and Lions fall in state title games

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

For the second straight year Thatcher was one-point better than Santa Cruz Valley in overtime.

The Eagles (13-1) beat the Dust Devils 28-27 Saturday at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert to win their second straight Conference 2A state championship.

These two teams had met last season in the 2A state semifinals, an overtime game won by the Eagles 27-26.

The win is Thatcher's eighth overall state championship.

Pusch Ridge Christian Academy's bid for a second state title in three years was ended with a 35-28 loss to Queen Creek Casteel in the Conference 3A championship.

The Colts (14-0) win their first state championship in just their 2nd season of varsity football.

Conference 6A

Championship

No. 4 Perry (12-1) vs. No. 3 Chandler (11-2) (at the University of Arizona, Tucson), 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 (NFHS Network)

Conference 5A

Championship

No. 4 Notre Dame Prep (13-0) vs. No. 2 Centennial (12-1) (at the University of Arizona, Tucson), 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 (NFHS Network)

Conference 4A

Championship

No. 4 Salpointe Catholic (12-1) vs. No. 2 Saguaro (11-2) (at the University of Arizona, Tucson), noon Saturday, Dec. 2 (NFHS Network)

Conference 3A

Championship

No. 3 Casteel 35, No. 1 Pusch Ridge Christian 28

Conference 2A

Championship

No. 3 Thatcher 28, No. 4 Santa Cruz Valley 27 (Overtime)

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