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Sabino advances to state championship

Posted at 9:38 AM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 12:56:54-05
Sabino defeated Show Low, 23-21, in Gilbert, to advance to next weekend's class 3A championship game against American Leadership. 
The Sabercats erased a 14-0 first quarter deficit thanks to a third quarter touchdown catch, and interception, by senior Andrew Carlsen. A fourth quarter goal line stand helped preserve the win.
The title game against American Leadership will be a rematch of a 16-13 Sabino win earlier in the season. It will be Sabino's 9th appearance in a state championship game. The Sabercats last title came in 1998. 
In the Class 2A semifinals, Benson lost to Round Valley, 37-8, in a game that was played in Fountain Hills.