High school football continues to improve across the State of Arizona. This is evidenced by the fact that eight teams from Arizona are ranked in the Top 225 in our national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.
Leading the way is two-time defending 6A champ Chandler at No. 22 and five-time champ Saguaro at No. 32. Pinnacle is on our On the Bubble (No. 101 through No. 125) list, while 3A champ Casteel, 5A champ Centennial, Chaparral, Higley and Perry are on the Honorable Mention list, which goes from No. 126 through No. 225.
Monday started fall camps across the state with plenty of heat to go around. Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic reported that it was 115 degrees on Monday afternoon when Chandler practiced in helmets and shorts.
Saguaro got away from the Arizona heat with its annual trip to Southern California. The Sabercats have been at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks since last Friday.
2018 Saguaro Football Seniors pic.twitter.com/6mlfQYgqkK
— Saguaro Football (@saguarofootball) July 23, 2018
To celebrate the opening of camps, check-out some of the Twitter postings from around the state below:
We officially kicked off our 2018 season!!! It this lovely 109 degree Arizona weather… Go Red Wolves 🐺 #waldengrovefootball2018 #waldengrovefootballdynasty #RaiseTheBar #Wolfpack pic.twitter.com/BdyAEPEJq1
— Walden Grove High School Football (@FB_RedWolves) July 24, 2018
Today’s the first day of high school football practice across Arizona. Record heat isn’t getting in the way of that at Mountain View High School in Marana pic.twitter.com/5T2TbSSTXO
— Natalie Tarangioli (@ntarangioli) July 24, 2018
Sabino Football is in the gym for the first half of today’s practice.
Cuz uh…it’s really, really hot outside.
We’ll be previewing Southern Arizona High School Football this week as camp opens up. pic.twitter.com/ujbSVlSPZu
— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) July 24, 2018