The Arizona Republic

No. 1 Pima downs No. 2 Morenci to win 2A state football title

- From Staff Reports Arizona Republic USA TODAY NETWORK

Top-ranked Pima defeated No. 2 Morenci, 50-19 in the Arizona 2A football championsh­ip, in a game played in Safford on Saturday night.

Pima finished its regular season 9-1, with its only loss coming to 3A Thatcher, which played in that conference’s title game, losing to Eastmark on Saturday.

Morenci also finished 9-1, with only regular season loss coming to Pima, a much closer contest at 21-20 between the two eastern Arizona schools.

Pima, which favored a pass-oriented offense, finished No. 1 in the 2A rankings by the Arizona Interschol­astic Associatio­n and Morenci No. 2.

The title for Pima marked the 10th football championsh­ip in program history, and 19th appearance in the title game, according to the AIA.

Only Blue Ridge and Saguaro have won more, according to the AIA.

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