Outlook: Apache Junction is currently seventh in the 4A-II powerpoint rankings.
A victory likely assures it a home game for the first round of the playoffs. The Prospectors get a break on paper by playing Tempe, the only region team that hasn’t been in the running for a playoff berth this season. Apache Junction could score only once last week and fell to Queen Creek, 13-7. Running back Shane McCullen ran for 86 yards and quarterback Daniel Ambrosio passed for 156 and a TD. Cody Morrow and Justin Higuera combined for 138 yards in receptions.
Apache Junction at Tempe
Address: 1730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Records: Apache Junction 6-4, 2-2; Tempe 1-8, 0-4
Last year’s meeting: Apache Junction 7, Tempe 0