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Prep Football: Bradshaw Mountain, Mingus in, Prescott out of state field

Bradshaw Mountain Bears Head Coach Dave Moran hoists the Rivalry Cup Trophy after they hosted and dominated the Prescott Badgers in their regular season finale Friday night in Prescott Valley. The Bears won by a score of 41-15.

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

Bradshaw Mountain Bears Head Coach Dave Moran hoists the Rivalry Cup Trophy after they hosted and dominated the Prescott Badgers in their regular season finale Friday night in Prescott Valley. The Bears won by a score of 41-15.

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain High’s football squad will carry the ninth seed into the 16-team 2016 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 4A State Tournament that starts this Friday, Nov. 4.

The Grand Canyon Region champion Bears (8-2 overall record, 6-0 region), an automatic qualifier, will visit eighth-seeded Peoria (7-3), which earned an at-large berth, in the first round at 7 p.m.

Bradshaw Mountain is riding a six-game winning streak into the postseason.

Prescott High (6-4), which lost 41-15 at Bradshaw on Friday night and claimed third place in the Grand Canyon Region at 4-2, did not reach the playoffs for the fourth consecutive campaign. The Badgers entered last week ranked 17th. They finished the season at No. 19.

However, Grand Canyon Region second-place Mingus Union (6-4, 5-1) did make it in as the No. 14 seed. The Marauders have the unenviable task of facing No. 3 Sunrise Mountain (9-1) – again. Mingus fell to the Mustangs, 61-17, on Friday in Peoria. The rematch in 4A’s first round is slated for 7 p.m. this Friday at Sunrise Mountain.

No other local 11-man teams qualified for the postseason. Class 3A No. 27-ranked Chino Valley ended the fall at 5-5.