Football

Phenomenal players’ lead defense

October 1, 2015

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 […]

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Pima looks to have best start in program’s history

September 17, 2015

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 […]

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Pima football signs 42

February 24, 2015

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 […]

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FOOTBALL: Season ends with three wins

November 13, 2014

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 […]

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FOOTBALL: Aztecs win semifinal round in double overtime

October 30, 2014

Compiled from a press release The Pima Community College football team (3-7) defeated No. 5 Eastern Arizona College 21-20 in double overtime on Nov. 1 in Thatcher in the semifinal round of the WSFL consolation bracket. The No. 8 seeded Aztecs trailed 14-6 at halftime and rallied to force overtime. Freshman Cameron Bean had the play of […]

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Aztecs struggle to find second win

October 16, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College football team (1-6) lost its sixth game of the season on Oct. 11, falling to Glendale Community College 61-28. “It’s like Dick Tomey says, ‘your character is built in the valley,’ and right now we’re in the Grand Canyon,” head coach Jim Monaco said. The Aztecs tried to […]

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FOOTBALL: No. 10 AWC overpowers Pima

October 2, 2014

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 […]

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FOOTBALL: Aztecs still searching for second victory

September 18, 2014

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

September 18, 2014

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 […]

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Football team opens season with win

September 4, 2014

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 […]

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Interim football coach’s goal: keep winning

January 30, 2014

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? […]

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Recruiting day draws a crowd

January 30, 2014

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 […]

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Pima hires Monaco as next football coach.

December 14, 2013

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 […]

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FOOTBALL: Aztecs end season on winning note

November 14, 2013

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 […]

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FOOTBALL: Pima falls to New Mexico

October 31, 2013

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 […]

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