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.

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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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