We had another great weekend in football. For all of us in Arizona it was an outstanding weekend. We saw all of our major teams win and even a few over our smaller school came out of this weekend victorious.
We start with our smaller colleges. First year school Arizona Christian traveled to Missouri and came up with the win over Missouri Baptist 38-13. The win was the schools second this year. Up in the high country of Flagstaff NAU took down the #2 team in the country. They beat Eastern Washington 28-27.
Arizona State beat Washington 24-10 as it welcomed back starting quarterback Taylor Kelley. The Sun Devils did what they needed to and didn't slip up in a game that they knew would be no problem to pick up the victory. Their instate rivals the Arizona Wildcats had no problem with Washington State winning 59-37. Both the Sun Devil's and the Wildcat's are still alive in the PAC 12 South race. When they meet next month it may be for a shot at the PAC 12 title game.
Our last hometown team also got the job done. They beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-20 and improved to 6-1. They had to come from behind to pick up the win. They too also have high expectations to make a deep playoff run.
All of our Arizona teams winning is proof that football in Arizona is on the rise. Our high school kids are more competitive than ever and because all of the winning more and more kids want to come from out of state to play in the great state of Arizona.