Outlook: This game means a lot more to McClintock than Chaparral.
The Firebirds clinched the 4A Desert Sky Region title with a win over previously undefeated Saguaro last week, finally getting back to where they were before an off-field incident cost the team three starters.
The Chargers may have underestimated Phoenix Thunderbird last week, falling 34-14 to a squad that had been winless in the region up to that point. McClintock is teetering perilously close to missing the playoffs, currently tied for the second-to-last spot.
Chaparral at McClintock
Address: 1830 E. Del Rio Drive, Tempe
Records: Chaparral 8-2, 3-0; McClintock 6-3, 1-2
Last year’s meeting: Chaparral 63, McClintock 21