Lakeside Blue Ridge Arizona High School Team of the Week
Contact: Andrew Bagnato
Monday, October 24, 2011
Scottsdale, Ariz. - The Lakeside Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets were named the Fiesta Bowl Arizona High School Team of the Week after narrowly escaping their rival Show Low High School 10-9 to move to 9-0 on the season.
Starting linebacker/running back Chans Cox blocked Show Low's extra-point try to preserve the one-point victory. Show Low had ended the Yellow Jackets' 25-game winning streak last year in the 3A finals.
Lakeside Blue Ridge beat out Glendale Ironwood High School for Team of the Week honors. Glendale Ironwood upset Glendale Deer Valley 69-68 to hand Deer Valley its first loss of the season.
Others receiving votes included Scottsdale Desert Mountain, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tempe Corona del Sol, Tucson Flowing Wells and Morenci.
The Fiesta Bowl Arizona High School Team of the Week is an effort to promote high school football by recognizing deserving teams statewide. Each week, the winning team will be featured on FOX Sports Arizona's AIA High School Game of the Week telecast and on its website - www.FOXSportsArizona.com.
The Fiesta Bowl Arizona High School Team of the Week is selected by a panel of seven media members and a longtime high school coach.
ABOUT THE FIESTA BOWL
The Fiesta Bowl is a non-profit organization founded by Arizona community leaders in 1971. Through the creation of the Festival of College Football, which is inclusive of more than 40 statewide events, the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the organization continues to promote volunteerism, athletic achievement and higher education. The Fiesta Bowl has hosted seven games that have decided the college football national championship, including four Bowl Championship Series title games. This season, the Fiesta Bowl and its 2,900 volunteers will host the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. For more information visit www.fiestabowl.org