Bearcats face tough test in opener

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The Bearcats will travel to Pima this Friday to take on a Roughriders team coming off a season-opening loss to Bagdad last week. The game is a matchup of top ten teams, according to rankings recently released by theArizona Republic. The Bearcats are ranked sixth while Pima is ranked second in the first rankings of the season. Bagdad, the top-ranked team, defeated Pima in a close game that went down to the wire in last week’s opener, 38 – 32. The ‘Cats will be looking to avenge last year’s 44 – 15 loss to the Roughriders. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Andy Luberda (380 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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