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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Football coach Nugent resigns

Football coach Nugent resigns

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  Pima Community College head football coach Pat Nugent turned in his letter of resignation on Nov. 15.  His resignation came just two weeks after a 38-22 win over powerhouse Arizona Western College on Nov. 2. The win improved Pima’s record to 5-5, which represented the most season wins the Aztecs had under […]

TOP 10 Greatest football movies ever made

TOP 10 Greatest football movies ever made

By DANA BOYD Coming back to school each fall reminds me of two things: school supplies and football. Football season is a time when school spirit really shines. In honor of all our Aztec football players and all of you football supporters, I have compiled my list of the top 10 all-time greatest football movies. […]

FOOTBALL: Hawaiian brothers hang loose, tear it up

FOOTBALL: Hawaiian brothers hang loose, tear it up

By STEVE CHOICE Pima Community College football players Pepa and Peti Fonokalafi both have the laid-back nature and easy smile most people associate with their native Hawaii. But the defensive linemen also know how to summon “the beast” when they get between the lines. “In Hawaii, everything is ‘hang loose, relax, chill,’” said Peti, the […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: PAC-12 on the rise

ATHLETIC VOICE: PAC-12 on the rise

By CLYNISHA STEVENS The PAC-12 came out ready to play. I guess their opponents did not get the message. Apparently just because you are ranked higher than someone else does not mean you are better. Arizona, UCLA, Utah and Oregon State are just a few examples of conference members who have walked away with some […]

Aztec football team earns win of season

Aztec football team earns win of season

By MYLO ERICKSON The Pima Community College football team picked up its first win of the season Sept. 9, defeating the Air Force Academy junior varsity 24-12 at Kino Stadium. Freshman Alfonso Avitia and the Aztecs’ defense were the stars of the game. Avitia had 26 carries and rushed for 305 yards. He had a […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Football wins first WSFL game since 2004

ONLINE EXTRA: Football wins first WSFL game since 2004

Story and Video By NARCISO THOMAS VILLARREAL Photos by ED ADAMS and JAMES KELLEY aztecpress@pima.edu After defeating Phoenix College Nov. 13, the Pima Community College football team was finally able to bury two losing streaks that have lingered throughout the season. The Aztecs (3-8, 1-7 Western States Football League) were able to tame the Bears […]

Football seeks to end streaks against familiar foe

Football seeks to end streaks against familiar foe

By Narciso Thomas Villarreal aztecpress@pima.edu Don’t tell people associated with the Pima Community College Aztecs’ football team that seven is a lucky number because they might give you a mean glare. The Aztecs (2-8, 0-7 Western States Football League) lost their seventh game in a row after they were edged by Eastern Arizona College by […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Football snowed in on Utah road trip

ONLINE EXTRA: Football snowed in on Utah road trip

By Narciso Thomas Villarreal Photo by Ed Adams Despite a final score of 47-11, the Pima Community College football team put up a good effort on the road Oct. 30 against Snow College. Pima (2-7, 0-6 Western States Football League) was handed its sixth straight loss by the home team from Ephraim, Utah. The Aztecs […]

Football drops fifth straight

Football drops fifth straight

By Narciso Thomas Villarreal                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Ed Adams aztecpress@pima.edu The Pima Community College football team hung around with New Mexico Military Institute in the first half but was eventually blown away. The Broncos from Roswell, N.M., handed the Aztecs their fifth consecutive loss overall with their 35-7 victory on a chilly Saturday night at Tucson […]