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1A (8-Man) State Playoffs capsule: (4) St. David Tigers vs. (1) Bagdad Sultans

1A (8-MAN) STATE PLAYOFFS CAPSULE

Semifinals - Saturday, Nov. 5

(4) St. David Tigers vs. (1) BAGDAD Sultans, 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Maricopa High School football field, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave. in Maricopa (south of Phoenix).

RECORDS

St. David – 7-2 overall, 3-0 South Region. Bagdad – 9-0 overall, 5-0 West Region.

POINTS FOR-AGAINST

St. David – 458-304. Bagdad – 616-164.

COMMON OPPONENTS IN 2016

St. David (2-0) – Mayer [W, 69-20, Sept. 30]; Valley Union [W, 60-52, Oct. 14]. Bagdad (2-0) – Valley Union [W, 72-8, Aug. 19]; Mayer [W, 89-16, Sept. 23].

COACHES

St. David – Brett Davis. Bagdad – Dalton Mills.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

St. David – QB/S Travis Davis (1,787 yards passing, 26 TDs, 8 INTs; 843 yards rushing, 12 TDs; 28 total tackles, 4 for loss, 3 sacks, 5 hurries); WR/CB Austin Bryant (824 yards receiving, 12 TDs; 42 total tackles); RB/LB Curtis Mayberry (406 yards rushing, 6 TDs; 234 yards receiving, 5 TDs); LB Hazen Allred (95 total tackles, 6 for loss, 3.5 sacks, interception, 2 fumble recoveries); G/LB Ryan Trejo (93 total tackles, 9 for loss, 6 sacks, 6 hurries, interception, 2 fumble recoveries, blocked field goal); RB/LB Billy Tarango (71 total tackles, 2 for loss, 2.5 sacks, 2 hurries). Bagdad – QB Israel Loveall (2,367 yards passing, 48 TDs, 1 INT; 452 yards rushing, 7 TDs); WR/CB Benjamin Loveall (789 yards receiving, 18 TDs; 30 total tackles, 7 INTs, 2 pass deflections, 2 fumble recoveries); RB/LB Connor Pacheco (617 yards rushing, 10 TDs; 66 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 INTs, 3 fumble recoveries); TB/WR Devin Nelson (443 yards rushing, 8 TDs; 246 yards receiving, 3 TDs; 55 total tackles); TE/WR Michael Mendez (595 yards receiving, 10 TDs; 47 total tackles); WR/DT Jordin O’Neill (442 yards receiving, 8 TDs; 36 total tackles, 8 sacks, 3 pass deflections); CB Scott Finnerty (26 tackles, 8 INTs, 4 pass deflections, fumble recovery).

LAST MEETING

Oct. 7, 2016 – Bagdad 80, St. David 56 (regular season).

SKINNY

Unbeaten Bagdad is loaded on both sides of the ball and should punch a ticket to the 1A title game after losing in the state semis in 2015.

NEXT UP

St. David-Bagdad winner vs. (3) Williams-(2) Superior Jr./Sr. winner in 1A State Championship, 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Maricopa H.S. in Maricopa.

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