Tempe took it to Red Mountain to win the Arizona Boys HS D1 state championship Saturdaym defeating their longtime rivals 64-12.
The setting couldn’t have been better for another chapter of the intense rivalry game, with beautiful weather, perfect green grass pitch (not normal for AZ), and everything on the line for the state championship.
Tempe defeated in-state rivals Red Mountain in emphatic fashion Thursday night.
The Top-10-ranked Tempe beat Red Mountain 54-7.
Granite Bay hosted Tempe Saturday in a meeting of two highly-regarded HS club teams from different states.
Tempe built on last week's win over San Clemente with a workmanlike defeat of Salpointe Catholic in Arizona league play.
After a slow start, Tempe started to use its physical and elusive attackers and ran out 51-7 winners.
May 8 saw the Rugby Arizona Boys U16 final between longtime rivals Red Mountain and Tempe, and the game did not disappoint.
In a thriller, Tempe won 38-36.