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 (1030 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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