2020 Arizona high school football preview

Week 1 of the 2020 Arizona high school football season has finally arrived!

As a run-up to kickoff, SBLive has rolled out a comprehensive statewide Arizona high school football preview.

Our in-depth look at every classification in Arizona high school football includes team previews, region previews, conference previews, player rankings, predictions and more.

Check out the full preview with links to all of our coverage below. (More links will be added throughout the week.)

(Feature photo by Shari Miller/SLM Images)


6A team previews

Region 1: Brophy Prep | Centennial | Chaparral | Liberty | Pinnacle

Region 2: Chandler | Hamilton | Highland | Higley | Perry

Region 3: Casteel | Desert Ridge | Queen Creek | Red Mountain | Williams Field

Region 4: Corona del Sol | Dobson | Mesa | Skyline | Tucson | Westwood

Region 5: Basha | Desert Vista | Mountain Pointe | Mountain View (Mesa)

Region 6: Cibola

Region 7: Boulder Creek | Mountain Ridge | Sandra Day O’Connor | Shadow Ridge | Valley Vista

Note: Cesar Chavez, Copper Canyon, La Joya Community, North, Tolleson Union, Trevor G. Browne, Tucson and Westview will not begin their season for at least three weeks.

6A region previews: 10 questions & predictions

Region 1 – Desert Valley

Region 2 – Premier

Region 3 – Fiesta

Region 4 – East Valley

Region 5 – Central

Region 7 – Southwest

Vote for top players in 6A

Region 1 – Desert Valley

Region 2 – Premier

Region 3 – Fiesta

Region 4 – East Valley

Region 5 – Central

Region 7 – Southwest

5A team previews

Horizon | Saguaro | Salpointe Catholic

Conference previews

5A: Desert Edge, Notre Dame Prep hope to join Saguaro in Open playoffs

4A: Ty Thompson returns to lead Mesquite on another championship run

3A: Trevor Cline, Joel Diaz, PJ London among top stars in wide-open conference

2A: St. Johns coach Mike Morgan nears wins record; CAA teams join AIA

1A: New challengers will push traditional powers Williams, Superior, Bagdad

The state’s 25 best players — ranked

Part 1: Nos. 25-21

Part 2: Nos. 20-16

Part 3: Nos. 15-11

Part 4: Nos. 10-6

Part 5: Nos. 5-1

More content & features

6A offensive player of the year candidates

6A defensive player of the year candidates

Ranking the 6A teams 1 through 30

Meet each 6A team’s most irreplaceable player

1 big question for every 6A team

Here’s the QB situation at every 6A school

Meet the returning all-conference players in 6A

Where last year’s 6A all-conference seniors are now

Meet the new head coaches in 6A

Ranking the 6A teams by win percentage over the past 10 years

All-time win percentages for every 6A program

Top 10 games to watch in Week 1

Our Week 1 predictions

25 can’t-miss games in 2020

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