By Sam Conner
The Winslow Bulldogs wound up the regular season seeded seventh for the Division IV football playoffs and will host the 10th seeded Buckeye Hawks on Friday, Nov. 2. Winslow finished the season with a 43-0 loss to the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets last Friday to finish with a 6-4 record. Buckeye defeated Youngker 26-15 to finish with a 7-3 record.
The top seed is Blue Ridge. The Yellowjackets (11-0) will host the 16th seeded Globe Tigers in the opening round.
The Show Low Cougars (9-1) are the second seed in the division and will host 15th seeded Fountain Hills Falcons (5-5). Show Low pounded the Alchesay Falcons 58-0 on Friday.
The third seed is the Seton Catholic Sentinels (9-1), who will host the Chinle Wildcats (5-4). Seton Catholic defeated Bourgade Catholic to finish the regular season.
The Snowflake Lobos (8-2) are the fourth seed and will host the 13th seeded Payson Longhorns (6-4). The Lobos defeated the Safford Bulldogs 16-0 on Friday while Payson was getting by Globe, 24-14.
The Estrella Foothills Wolves (7-3) are the fifth seed and will host the 12th seeded Empire Ravens (7-3).
The sixth seed is the Mingus Marauders (7-3), who will host the 11th seeded Coolidge Bears (8-2).
The eighth seeded Monument Valley Mustangs (9-1) will host the ninth seeded River Valley Dust Devils (7-3). Monument Valley ended its regular season with a 63-33 win over the Window Rock Scouts, while River Valley defeated Mohave 44-34 for a sixth straight win.
Winslow and Buckeye have no common opponents. Buckeye defeated Cortez, 54-7, Sierra Linda, 42-8, Parker, 51-6, and Antelope Union, 51-7, before losing to Yuma Catholic, 37-24, and Estrella Foothills, 34-18. The Hawks got back on the winning track with a 53-15 win over Tonopah Valley, but followed that with a 21-7 loss to Desert Edge. They ended their regular season with a 26-15 victory over Youngker.
By Sam Conner