Pima looks to repeat as football champions

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Valley Central: The Pima Football team looks to repeat as state champions, this time at the 2A division.


PIMA – The Pima Roughriders look not only to compete in 11-man football but to repeat last year’s feat in its previous lower division and become state champions.

This year, Pima is in the 2A East Region, along with Thatcher, Morenci, San Carlos, St. Johns, Round Valley and Miami. Its first tests will be away games at Miami, Ariz. and Gilbert Christian before opening at home Sept. 2 against Bisbee.


Pima Varsity Football 2016 Schedule

Date                             Opponent                      Place                     Time

Aug. 19                        Miami                            Miami                   7 p.m.

Aug. 26                        Gilbert Christian         Gilbert                  7 p.m.

Sept. 2                          Bisbee                            Pima                    7 p.m.

Sept. 9                          Tombstone              Tombstone              7 p.m.

Sept. 23                        Thatcher                        Pima                   7 p.m.

Oct. 7                            St. Johns                    St. Johns                7 p.m.

Oct. 14                          San Carlos                    Pima                     7 p.m.

Oct. 21                          Round Valley               Pima                    7 p.m.

Oct. 28                          Morenci                        Pima                    7 p.m.

Nov. 5                           First round playoff      TBA                     6 p.m.

Nov. 12                         Second round playoff TBA                     6 p.m.

Nov. 19                         Semifinals                     TBA                   2 or 6 p.m.

Nov. 26                         Finals                            TBA                     2 p.m.