Aztecs Football Hold Off Rally to Beat Arizona Western, Advance to WSFL Finals

Aztecs Football Hold Off Rally to Beat Arizona Western, Advance to WSFL Finals

The Pima Community College football team (7-3) avenged its regular season loss against Arizona Western College on Saturday as the Aztecs advanced to the WSFL Conference Championship on Saturday in Yuma.

The No. 3 seeded Aztecs scored the first 17 points of the game and held off a fourth quarter rally to win 17-13 against the No. 2 seeded Matadors. They advance to play No. 1 Snow College next Saturday in Ephraim, UT where they lost 48-27 just last week.

Nathan Farmer (Ironwood Ridge HS) put the Aztecs on the scoreboard with a field goal in the second quarter. Pima's defense also provided a big play when sophomore Wesley Payne (Mountain Pointe HS) scored on a 45-yard fumble return to put the Aztecs up 10-0 at halftime.

In the third quarter, sophomore Donovan Moore (Tucson Magnet HS) took it in from 1-yard out for the score and put Pima up 17-0.

Up 17-7, Arizona Western was gaining momentum on a drive when a pass was picked off by freshman Timmy Hernandez (Mountain Pointe HS) late in the fourth quarter. Arizona Western scored on a hail mary pass as time expired.

The Aztecs will play No. 1 Snow College next Saturday in Ephraim, UT. Time of the game is TBD.

PCC       0       10       7       0       17
AWC     0        0        0       13     13

Timmy Hernandez/Photo by Manny Rodriguez