The Palo Verde boys are shooting for their fourth straight championship, while the Coronado girls will shoot for their third in a row at the 4A state tennis tournament.
The Chargers have earned all of their three league wins in dramatic fashion by a total of 15 points, but their 49-48 win over Desert Oasis clinched a playoff berth.
Palo Verde looks to maintain its unbeaten record in Mountain League play against Centennial in the headliner of this week’s games in the valley.
All of the valley’s football games will be played Thursday this week, which has coaches and players squeezing all they can out of every minute to get ready.
The Bulldogs moved into USA Today’s Super 25 Region VI rankings at No. 15 after becoming the first team to put a blemish on Faith Lutheran’s record in a 0-0 tie.
Here is a look at this week’s coaches polls in boys and girls soccer.
The Aggies scored a late touchdown to defeat Faith Lutheran on Friday night, and Centennial needed a late score to keep pace with a win over Shadow Ridge.
The Aggies relied on the fundamentals of their running game and two timely stops Friday night to secure a 24-17 home victory over rival Faith Lutheran.
Faith Lutheran tries to hang a second Northwest loss on Arbor View, while Southeast unbeatens Foothill and Liberty vie to take the outright lead.
Arbor View has won the “black and blue division” each of the past five years, but Faith Lutheran and Centennial are among those challenging its supremacy this season.