Thatcher aims to take section

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Valley Central: The Thatcher Eagles look to continue their dominant finish last season and take the newly minted 2A East.

THATCHER – Second-year Thatcher head football coach Sean Hinton has his team pumped up to start the season. After losing the first three games out of four last season before sweeping its last six to finish 7-3, Hinton has his players prepared for immediate battle this year.

The Eagles’ first test will be an away game versus the Willcox Cowboys on Friday before facing the Benson Bobcats in its home opener Aug. 26 at Eastern Arizona College’s John T. Mickelson Field.


Thatcher Varsity Football 2016 Schedule

Date                             Opponent                     Place                    Time

Aug. 19                        Willcox                        Willcox                  7 p.m.

Aug. 26                        Benson                        Thatcher               7 p.m.

Sept. 2                          Safford                        Safford                  7 p.m.

Sept. 9                          Snowflake                  Snowflake             7 p.m.

Sept. 16                        Morenci                       Thatcher              7 p.m.

Sept. 23                        Pima                             Pima                     7 p.m.

Sept. 30                        St. Johns                     St. Johns              7 p.m.

Oct. 14                          Round Valley              Round Valley      7 p.m.

Oct. 21                          San Carlos                   Thatcher               7 p.m.

Oct. 28                         Miami                           Thatcher               7 p.m.