Head coach Joseph Ortiz Defensive coordinator Brian Belles

Head coach Joseph Ortiz (left) and Defensive coordinator Brian Belles (right) have Cactus High on a roll.

Multiple teams from around Glendale competed last week in the opening round of the AIA high school football playoffs.

The road proved a tough place to be, as several Glendale teams went down in enemy territory.

Mountain Ridge ended the season with a 38-25 loss to No. 3 Perry in Gilbert.

The Sunnyslope Vikings ended the season with a 27-24 loss at No. 7 Cienega. They finished the season with a 6-5 record. The Vikings were led by twin seniors quarterback Niko Haen and receiver David Haen, who have been one of the top passer-receiver duos in the state this season.

Ironwood ended its season with a 56-12 road loss to Higley. The  Eagles, led by electric junior quarterback Will Haskell, finished 6-5.

Cactus High rolled to a victory over Tempe. The No. 2 Cobras set up a showdown with rival Peoria in the second round.

Greenway lost to Peoria, 22-7. The Demons finished 9-2.

Glendale High ended its season with a road loss to Sahuaro, 46-25. The Cardinals, led by senior running back Kevin Daniels, finished 8-3.