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Football: Aztecs see red after playing Matadors

Football: Aztecs see red after playing Matadors

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 […]

Football: PCC off to rough start for the year

Football: PCC off to rough start for the year

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 […]

FOOTBALL : Pima season 'disappointing'

FOOTBALL : Pima season ‘disappointing’

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 […]

FOOTBALL: Pima takes one of two games

FOOTBALL: Pima takes one of two games

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 […]

Quarterback plays for love of the game

Quarterback plays for love of the game

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 […]

FOOTBALL: After taste of success, Aztecs hungry for more

FOOTBALL: After taste of success, Aztecs hungry for more

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 […]

Selfless player determined to succeed

Selfless player determined to succeed

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 […]

Aztecs lose in WSFL Title

Aztecs lose in WSFL Title

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 […]

FOOTBALL: No. 3 Aztecs head to playoffs

FOOTBALL: No. 3 Aztecs head to playoffs

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 […]

Aztecs bounce back after loss

Aztecs bounce back after loss

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 […]

Aztec’s winning streak ends in Mesa

Aztec’s winning streak ends in Mesa

by STEVEN FOWLER A late rally came up short as the Pima Community College football team (4-1, 3-1 in ACCAC) suffered its first loss of the season, Sept. 19 against Mesa Community College. The Aztecs surrendered 20 points in the first quarter and were unable to take the lead resulting in a 41-27 loss in […]

Phenomenal players’ lead defense

Phenomenal players’ lead defense

by STEVEN FOWLER Everything is coming together for the (4-1) Pima Community College football team in what appears to be a Cinderella story. A year ago, no one expected a team that ranked near the bottom of every category to be doing this well. In 2014, the Aztec’s defense finished far from satisfying. Following the […]

Pima looks to have best start in program’s history

Pima looks to have best start in program’s history

By STEVEN FOWLER The No. 12 ranked Pima Community College football team (4-0, 0-0 in ACCAC)  continues their winning streak and is on their way to having the best start in program history. The Aztecs latest victory was an impressive 58-31 win over New Mexico Military Institute on Sept. 12. In the first half Pima […]

Pima football signs 42

Pima football signs 42

By WILL WILLCOXSON Eleven former Pima Community College football players have committed to different four-year universities. Most notable are defensive lineman Kendall Huey and defensive back Markell Simmons who have committed to play football at the University of Utah. Simmons had four interceptions last season, two of them for touchdowns. Utah finished with a 9-4 […]

FOOTBALL: Season ends with three wins

FOOTBALL: Season ends with three wins

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College football team finished in sixth place in the final tournament standings and ended the season with a 3-8 overall record. “Sure it was a tough season but like I’ve said before, there’s no need for pity,” head coach Jim Monaco said. On a brighter note to the end […]