Sunnyside-Desert View “Duel in the District” Football Game Moved to Kino North Stadium

Desert View and Sunnyside when they faced off at Kino North Stadium in 2018 (Andy Morales/

The Sunnyside-Desert View “Duel in the District” rivalry game will be played Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at Kino North Stadium to allow more time for the installation of artificial turf pitches on both schools’ soccer fields.

The game was originally scheduled for September 2 in Desert View.

The South Side rivals last played Kino North to start the 2018 season after a severe monsoon storm rolled through Tucson causing flooding on the Sunnyside field. The game was postponed for three days and played on a Monday night at Kino North with Sunnyside winning 20-13.

Desert View have won the last two meetings and four of the last five under-11s overall Robert Bonillasa former Nogales and Arizona footballer.

Sunnyside will be driven by Thomas Romackwho was elevated from defensive coordinator after Glenn Posey resigned during the summer.

Desert View expects its turf field to be installed by September 30, when it hosts Flowing Wells.

Sunnyside will play its first four games on the road and christen the new field Oct. 7 against Tucson High School.

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