AIA reviews allegations against Marana Mountain View

AIA reviews allegations against Marana Mountain View


AIA reviews allegations against Marana Mountain View


The Arizona Interscholastic Association is looking into a recruiting allegation brought forth concerning two football transfers at Marana Mountain View.

Chuck Schmidt, associate executive director of the AIA, said that officials at Mountain View have been cooperative during the investigation.

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The next AIA board meeting is Sept.9.

Schmidt said the AIA was alerted this summer over the football transfers of Tucson High defensive back/receiver Demetrius Flannigan and junior running back Bryce Coleman, both big playmakers.

Coleman ran for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns last season at Tucson. Flannigan, who has committed to the University of Arizona as a defensive back, last season broke up five tackles and averaged nearly 18 yards on 10 catches.

Related: Flannigan on preseason All-Arizona high school football second team

“We are working closely with Marana Mountain View’s staff in regards to an allegation brought forward about a transfer or two this summer,” Schmidt said. “We’re pleased with the progress. We’re working to gather additional information and share with the staff. They’ve been very cooperative.”

Mountain View was ranked No. 6 in a preseason Division II poll by azcentral sports.

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