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FOOTBALL: No. 10 AWC overpowers Pima

FOOTBALL: No. 10 AWC overpowers Pima

By BETO HOYOS After a week off, the Pima Community College football team traveled to Yuma on Sept. 27 with hopes of picking up its second win of the season. No. 10 Arizona Western College didn’t cooperate, defeating the Aztecs 49-13. Throughout the first quarter and most of the second, the Aztecs’ offense was as […]

FOOTBALL: Aztecs still searching for second victory

FOOTBALL: Aztecs still searching for second victory

By BETO HOYOS After winning its first game of the season, the Pima Community College football team has lost three in a row. The Aztecs tried to rally Sept. 13 while hosting Mesa Community College, but lost 36-20. Pima had a tough time finding any kind of momentum, and was down 17-0 by the end […]

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Player floats like social butterfly

By BETO HOYOS Freshman slot receiver Donovan Moore has always been sociable, and says he couldn’t change if he tried. “I’m very outgoing” he said. “I like to learn about people and their backgrounds and where they came from. It’s just interesting.” Moore credits his supportive family for helping him succeed, and said he appreciates […]

Football team opens season with win

Football team opens season with win

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College football team started the season with a win, but lost to a tough opponent in its home opener. New head coach Jim Monaco encourages fans to attend games and watch a program that keeps improving. “People can expect to see a high-powered offense and an aggressive defense,” he […]

Interim football coach’s goal: keep winning

Interim football coach’s goal: keep winning

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Assistant coach Jim Monaco was named Pima Community College’s interim head football coach on Dec. 9, after head coach Pat Nugent announced his resignation. Monaco recently set aside time from a busy schedule to discuss his background and his vision for the football program. Q: Where did you grow up playing football? […]

Recruiting day draws a crowd

Recruiting day draws a crowd

By JAIME HERNANDEZ More than 65 potential players and their parents came to see what Pima Community College has to offer when interim head football coach Jim Monaco held his first-ever recruiting day on Jan. 11. It was the first major event the football program has hosted since Monaco was named the interim coach on […]

Pima hires Monaco as next football coach.

Pima hires Monaco as next football coach.

By JAIME HERNANDEZ It’s been a little more than a month since Pat Nugent resigned as Pima Community College’s head football coach. The search for his replacement came to an end on Dec. 5, when PCC announced the hiring of former assistant coach Jim Monaco as the Aztec’s newest football coach. The hiring is on an interim […]

FOOTBALL: Aztecs end season on winning note

FOOTBALL: Aztecs end season on winning note

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College football team finished the season 5-5, marking the first time since 2003 that the Aztecs did not have a losing record. Pima closed out the season Nov. 9 with a 38-22 win over No. 7 Arizona Western College in the final game of the playoffs’ consolation bracket. The […]

FOOTBALL: Pima falls to New Mexico

FOOTBALL: Pima falls to New Mexico

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  The Pima Community College football team fell to New Mexico Military Institute 51-28 on Oct. 19 in the final regular game of the season. “We just didn’t show up,” head coach Pat Nugent said. “I don’t know if it was the long travel time or what, but we didn’t bring it.” New […]

FOOTBALL: Pima loses heartbreaker to Eastern Arizona

FOOTBALL: Pima loses heartbreaker to Eastern Arizona

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College Aztecs fell to the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters 10-7 on Oct. 12 in their last home game of the season. The loss eliminated Pima from the winner’s bracket playoffs. The game was a defensive battle throughout. Eastern got on the board first, scoring a touchdown with 45 […]

Defense dominates in win against Glendale

Defense dominates in win against Glendale

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College football team destroyed Glendale Community College 33-17 on Sept. 28. Pima’s defense dominated the game for the second straight week. The Aztecs forced 10 turnovers in the game. Nine were interceptions, which is a new Pima single-game record. “I’ve never in my life seen nine interceptions in a […]

Pima upsets powerhouse Snow College

Pima upsets powerhouse Snow College

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College took down perennial NJCAA powerhouse Snow College 21-14 on Sept. 14. The Aztecs went down 14-0 early in the first half before Pima running back Seth Ellis scored the first of his three touchdowns from 27 yards out right before the first half ended. Ellis then racked up two […]

FOOTBALL: Aztecs defeat Phoenix College

FOOTBALL: Aztecs defeat Phoenix College

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College football head coach Patrick Nugent is heading into his fifth season. In his first four years, Nugent compiled a 8-35 record but the wins and losses don’t tell the whole story. In the five years before Nugent arrived, the Aztecs went 1-50. In the years since, the team’s record […]

FOOTBALL: Aztecs packing on muscle year-round

FOOTBALL: Aztecs packing on muscle year-round

By STEVE CHOICE Long gone are the days when football players could do weight and speed training strictly during the season and expect to compete with their peers. It’s a year-round proposition for teams these days, and the Pima Community College football program is no different. The squad is always readying itself for the challenges […]

Pima football players named to All-ACCAC teams

Pima football players named to All-ACCAC teams

By MYLO ERICKSON Three Pima Community College players received recognition when the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference released its selections for All-ACCAC teams on Nov. 14. Sophomore defensive back Darius Kelly and offensive lineman Maurice Chavis made the all-conference first team. Freshman wide receiver Denzel Jones was named to the All-ACCAC second team. Head coach […]