Football

PCC exploring options to cut football program

March 30, 2018

By: Armando Harmon These are gloomy days for the football program at Pima Community College. The fate of football is up in the air, now that the Maricopa Community Colleges have decided to shut down their programs after this upcoming season.   Due to decreased funding, Scottsdale, Glendale, Phoenix, and Mesa Community College football programs […]

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Aztecs fail to win a conference game

November 16, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON Even with the dissapointing end to the season, PCC honors 11 players with postseason awards With the final two games of the season the Aztecs put the fans on the edges of their seats, where they would fall short in a double OT shootout on their home finale in Game 1. Freshman […]

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College football playoff rankings take shape

November 16, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON With the college football season coming to a close, it is still a little too early to tell which teams are going to make the top four to compete in the playoffs. In college football, you have those favorites like Southeastern Conference powerhouse University of Alabama, which has been in the playoffs […]

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Aztecs struggle through end of season

October 19, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON It’s been rough for Pima football as they lost two straight. Things could turn around, however, as the team hits the road for two consecutive weeks.   Oct. 14: PCC 21, Snow College 37   The Aztecs of Pima Community College football team (2-5, 0-4 in WSFL) put up a fight with […]

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Football: Defense stands tall in thriller

October 5, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON The Aztec defense manages to hold on until the end. Sept. 23: PCC 21, Air Force Prep 14 The Aztecs of Pima Community College (2-3) put on a last-minute thriller as the defense stopped the Huskies in the fourth. The team escaped with a win when they hosted the Huskies at Kino […]

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Football: Aztecs see red after playing Matadors

September 21, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON Aztecs fail to upset as the No.1 team takes over in the fourth. PCC 17, Arizona Western College 34 The Aztecs of Pima Community College (1-2) couldn’t hold it together against the Matadors of Arizona Western College (2-0), the No. 1 team in the nation. Big plays from the Matadors gave them […]

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Football: PCC off to rough start for the year

September 7, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON The Pima Community College football team (0-1) kicked off the 2017 season against the Cardinals of Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. The Aztecs were the under- dogs going into this game, as the Cardinals are entering the season ranked in the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Cardinals are ranked […]

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FOOTBALL : Pima season ‘disappointing’

November 22, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College football team finished the 2016 season Nov. 12 with a 37-32 home defeat to No. 9 ranked Mesa Community College. The game was close throughout, with Mesa busting out of the gates to score first. The Aztecs answered right away on a 57-yard touchdown pass from […]

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FOOTBALL: Pima takes one of two games

November 10, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College football team (3-5, 2-4 in WSFL) came close to completing a big comeback in a road contest against Glendale Community College on Nov. 5, but lost 30-24. The Aztecs battled in the first half to a manageable 16-10 deficit, but it was all Glendale in the […]

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Quarterback plays for love of the game

October 28, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR Pima Community College quarterback Justin Martin is enjoying an amazing freshman season, but the kid had no idea any of it would happen the way that it has. Martin grew up a big fan of the game. “I’ve been playing football since like sixth grade,” Martin said. “I played for the […]

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FOOTBALL: After taste of success, Aztecs hungry for more

September 15, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College football team hopes to build on a successful 2015 season despite facing a tough conference schedule for 2016. The Aztecs committed five turnovers and were held scoreless Sept. 10 in a 20-0 loss to No. 5 Arizona Western College in Yuma. AWC set the tone with a […]

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Selfless player determined to succeed

November 12, 2015

by STEVEN FOWLER Nineteen-year-old Deontay Townsend is one of the most determined athletes. Day-in and day-out, the Pima Community College sophomore running back has a simple mindset – to put everything in God’s hands, to be an everyday leader, to play smart. Originally from Little Rock, Ark., Townsend moved to the greater Phoenix area when […]

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Aztecs lose in WSFL Title

November 12, 2015

by STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College football team (7-4) fell short in its bid to claim the program’s first Western States Football League championship on Saturday. The No. 3 seeded Aztecs lost at No. 1 Snow College 26-16 in Ephraim, Utah. This was the second time in three games that the Aztecs traveled to […]

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FOOTBALL: No. 3 Aztecs head to playoffs

October 29, 2015

by STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College football team (6-3, 5-3 in WSFL) played through a rough first half and held the lead at the break but was unable to maintain the lead in the second half against No. 8 Snow College. The Aztecs surrendered 28 unanswered points in the third quarter in their 48-27 […]

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Aztecs bounce back after loss

October 15, 2015

by STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College football team (5-2, 4-2 in ACCAC) snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Scottsdale Community College. Sophomores Wesley Payne and Donovan Moore made a difference on the ground as they each scored two rushing touchdowns in Pima’s 45-17 win on Saturday. Moore scored two quarterback […]

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