Verde Valley teams shine in High Desert Youth Football playoffs

Ian Contreras (80) of the Cottonwood Lions. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

Ian Contreras (80) of the Cottonwood Lions. (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

Four Verde Valley teams are in the High Desert Youth Football semifinals this weekend.

In Mighty Mites, the top seeded Cottonwood Lobos host the PV Hitmen after having a bye in the first round. They play at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Cottonwood Middle School.


Cameron Hausaman (4) for the Cottonwood Marauders runs the ball against the Lobos. The Marauders beat Wickenburg last week 40-12. (VVN/James Kelley)

The No. 3 seed Cottonwood Marauders travel to Bagdad. Last week they beat Wickenburg 40-12.

After they defeated the Chino Cougars last week, the Cottonwood Lions host the Wickenburg Wranglers at noon.

In the Minors tournament, the second seeded Camp Verde Coyotes host No. 3 Bagdad. Last week the Coyotes beat Cottonwood Bears 39-6.

Next week Mingus Union High School will host the championship games.


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