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Arizona high school football 4A playoff preview: favorite, challengers, sleepers, predictions

The Arizona high school football playoff brackets were released over the weekend, and this week we’ll be analyzing each of the playoff fields. Here’s a look at the 4A bracket.
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The Arizona high school football playoff brackets were released over the weekend, and this week we’ll be analyzing each of the playoff fields. Here’s a look at the 4A bracket.

4A FOOTBALL BRACKET

Favorite

Rested or rusty? The answer to how Mesquite comes out of its unexpected two weeks off after its last two opponents had to cancel because of COVID-19 positive cases will determine whether the Wildcats successfully defend their state title.

The missing two weeks cost the Wildcats in the final rankings, however, as they dropped to the No. 3 seed in the bracket and a testy quarterfinal matchup with Northwest Christian, which has allowed just 11.3 points per game.

“I’ve never had two weeks off, but then, I’ve never dealt with anything like we have this year with COVID-19,” said coach Scott Hare, whose team didn’t find out until Friday that Washington would have to forfeit their play-in matchup.

“Monday through Thursday last week was like a normal week for us, so hopefully, we’re in a good routine. I hope we’ll roll through our week of practice and be ready to go on Friday.”