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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:00 pm

During the last few seasons, it’s not secret that the Marana Tigers have struggled. They went 0-10 last season, but in 2012, it’s a new attitude and new leadership that could push this young team to better season endings.

The Tigers had a tough first week, losing 25-18 to the Mountain View Mountain Lions.

However, what came out of the first week of play is that Marana isn’t a team that will give up. In fact, the Tigers put up a good showing in the fourth quarter, and despite a few bad plays almost mounted a comeback.

This new attitude could be thanks to newly-appointed Head Coach Andy Litten, who knows the obstacles that are ahead in turning an entire football program around.

“We’re kind of old-school here,” Litten said. “We’re just going to work real hard, and bring our system in. It’s really all about the kid buy-in. They’ve really bought in, and they understand the system. Plain old hard work is the one way you go about fixing the problems. A lot of the staff I have here was with me at Catalina Foothills, and we have the same philosophy here that we did there.”

The Tigers will rely on the leadership of junior starting quarterback Ben Honea on offense this season.

Senior Davon Roebuck has been voted the 2012 season team captain, and will be a team leader both on and off the field for the young Tigers’ team.

The Tigers have a rough road ahead, hosting the high-powered offense of the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks on Friday, and then traveling to Rincon on Sept. 14.


2012 Tigers Schedule

Date       Opponent    

8/31       vs. Ironwood Ridge

9/7         @ Rincon

9/14       @ Tucson

9/21       vs Salpointe Catholic

9/28       @ Flowing Wells

10/5        vs Vista Grande    10/12     vs Amphitheater

10/19      vs Canyon Del Oro

10/26      @Catalina Foothills


All games begin at 7 p.m.

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HS Schedule


Aug. 21

Hamilton @ Ironwood Ridge

Rio Rico @ Marana

Catalina Foothills @ Desert Edge

Aug. 28

CDO @ Gilbert

Mountain View @ La Joya Community

Pueblo @ Catalina Foothills

Pusch Ridge @ Bisbee

Sep. 4

CDO @ Tucson High Magnet School

Westwood @ Ironwood Ridge

Horizon @ Mountain View

Marana @ Pueblo

Benson @ Pusch Ridge

Catalina Foothills @ Cienega

Sep. 11

CDO @ Sahuaro

Salpointe @Ironwood Ridge

Mountain View @ Sunnyside

Arcadia @ Marana

McClintock @ Catalina Foothills

Pusch Ridge @ Combs

Sep. 18

Cienega @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge @ Tucson High

Buena @ Mountain View

Marana @ Tempe

Catalina Foothills @ Rincon/University

Pusch Ridge @ Amphi

Sep. 25

Buena @ CDO

Sahuaro @ Ironwood Ridge

Mountain View at Cienega

Marana @ Catalina Foothills

Cholla @ Pusch Ridge

Oct. 2

CDO @ Ironwood Ridge

Queen Creek @ Mountain View

Nogales @ Marana

Catalina Foothills @ Safford

Sahuarita @ Pusch Ridge

Oct. 9

Poston Butte @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge @ Queen Creek

Shadow Ridge @ Mountain View

Marana @ Desert View

Nogales @ Catalina Foothills

Pusch Ridge @ Flowing Wells

Oct 16

CDO @ Queen Creek

Ironwood Ridge @ Marcos de Niza

Mountain View @ Poston Butte

Rincon/University @ Marana

Catalina Foothills @ Sabino

Pueblo @ Pusch Ridge

Oct. 23

Mountain View @ CDO

Poston Butte @ Ironwood Ridge

Marana @ Safford

Desert View @ Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove @ Pusch Ridge

Oct. 30

CDO @ Campo Verde 

Ironwood Ridge @ Mountain View

Sabino @ Marana

Pusch Ridge @ Rio Rico

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