Week 4 Heroes: ArizonaVarsity's Top Performers

Ralph Amsden, Publisher
Arizona Varsity

This is my weekly "Heroes" feature, a collection of some of the best performances of the prior week. If I left you off, it's for one of three reasons:

1) Your coach didn't input stats and I didn't have anyone out at your game. If that's the case, get on your coaching staff.

2) There's hundreds of schools and I have to pick and choose, sincere apologies if that means your great week goes unnoticed!

3) I messed up. Email me at azhsfootball@gmail.com

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QB Collin Collins (Basha), 314 Pass Yards, 2 TD, 120 Rush Yards

QB Kedon Slovis (Desert Mountain), 310 Pass Yards, 3 TD

QB Cooper Schmidt (Desert Ridge), Pass TD, 2 Rush TD

QB Tyler Shough (Hamilton), 293 Pass Yards, 3 TD

QB Kekoa Makaiwi-Stroup (Kingman Academy), 317 Pass Yards, 4 TD

QB Jesus Cosillos (Santa Cruz), 163 Pass Yards, 3 TD, 105 Rush Yards

QB Tony Samaniego (Bisbee), 304 Pass Yards, 4 TD

QB Jacob Doyle (Page), Pass TD, 3 Rush TD

QB Alex Bell (Sabino), 5 Pass TD

QB Chris Kowalcek (Catalina Foothills), Pass TD, 2 Rush TD all in 4th quarter

QB Isaiah Southwick (Moon Valley), 3 Pass TD, Rush TD

QB Jordan Porter (Cholla), 5 Pass TD, 202 Rush Yards, 3 TD

QB Max Massingale (Saguaro), 4 Pass TD, 2 Rush TD

QB Joseph Perez (Buckeye), Pass TD, 3 Rush TD

QB Rodrigo Nieto (Salpointe), 4 Pass TD

QB Tyler Duncan (Greenway), 5 Pass TD, Rush TD

QB Jack Miller (Chaparral), 3 Pass TD, Rush TD

QB Alec Smith (Maricopa), 3 Pass TD, Rush TD

QB Cade Peerson (Kellis), 325 Pass Yards, 4 TD, 116 Rush Yards, TD

QB Jamarye Joiner (Cienega), 3 Pass TD Rush TD

QB Andrew Taylor (Central), 4 Pass TD

QB Ben Finley (Paradise Valley), 305 Pass Yards, 4 TD

QB Brock Purdy (Perry), 4 Pass TD

Skill Positions


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RB Zidane Thomas (Centennial), 334 Rush Yards, 2 TD

RB Dominic Fiorucci (North), 278 Rush Yards, 3 TD

RB Abukar Abdi (Camelback), 315 Rush Yards, 4 TD

RB Ben Tye (Mountain Ridge), 203 Rush Yards, 3 TD

RB Drake Anderson (Chandler), 196 Total Yards, 3 TD

RB Aaron Wood (Skyline), 142 Rush Yards, 2 TD

RB William Robinzine (Mohave), 174 Rush Yards, 2 TD

RB Derick Bangle (Sunrise Mountain), 4 Rush TD

RB Draycen Hall (Higley) 116 Rush Yards, 2 TD on 2 carries

RB Sonatane Zabala (Peoria), 3 Rush TD

RB Nick Wade (Seton), 205 Rush Yards, 3 TD, Rec TD

RB Damaria Norris (Cactus), 249 Total Yards, 5 Rush TD

RB Rocky Perez (Desert Edge), 132 Rush Yards, 3 TD

RB Kemo Akins (Maricopa), 3 Rush TD

RB Ali Mohamed (Apollo), 161 Rush Yards, 3 TD

RB Ja'Tai Jenkins (Verrado), 181 Rush Yards, TD

RB Matt Leazier (Campo Verde), 132 Rush Yards, 2 TD

RB Dylan Borja (Queen Creek), 3 Rush TD

RB Josiah Bailey (Kellis), 3 Offensive TD

RB Ben Smith (Goldwater), 142 Rush Yards, 2 TD

RB Christian Velasquez (San Manuel), 345 Rush Yards, 3 TD

RBs Shane Gottula and James Hoban (Parker), 263 Combined Yards, 5 TD

RB Malik Taylor (Phoenix Christian), 286 Rush Yards, 6 TD

RB Amahri Bailey (San Tan Foothills), 302 Rush Yards, 4 TD

RB Zakhari Waits (Holbrook), 213 Rush Yards, 4 TD

RB Tarrick Workman (American Leadership), 177 Rush Yards, 3 TD

RB Ean Chavez (Yuma Catholic), 95 Total Yards, 3 TD

RB Mack Johnson (Casteel), 3 Rush TD

RB Chandler Miles (Benjamin Franklin), 215 Total Yards, 3 TD

RB David Brimhall (Snowflake), Game clinching catch and run on final drive

RB Westin Keime (Show Low), 167 Total Yards, 4 TD

RB Nolan Susel (Florence), 231 Rush Yards, 3 TD

WR Devin Stubblefield (Cholla), 164 Rec Yards, 3 TD

WR Zach Wilson (Saguaro), 119 Rec Yards, 2 TD

WR Jacob Cowing (Maricopa) 195 Rec Yards, 3 TD

WRs Xavier Watkins and Tristin Lee (Paradise Valley), 223 Combined Red Yards, 3 TD

WR Riley Langton (Campo Verde), 100 Rec Yards, 3 TD

SB Lance Lawson (Red Mountain), 93 Total Yards, 3 TD

WR Jake White (Desert Vista), 96 Rec Yards, TD

WR Joshua Walker (Desert Mountain), 144 Rec Yards, 2 TD

WR Jaylyn Goodman (Basha), 156 Rec Yards, 2 TD

WR Rickey Pearsall (Corona), 184 Rec Yards, 2 TD

WR Gabe Imus (Kingman Academy), 226 Total Yards, 3 Rec TD, Pass TD

Offensive Lines of the Week

6A: Highland

5A: Centennial

4A: Walden Grove

3A: American Leadership

2A: Phoenix Christian



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DL Nathan McGeorge (North), 5 Tackles, TFL, 2 Sacks

DL Francis Kumi (Red Mountain), 6 Tackles, 3 TFL, 3 Sacks

DL Dylan Smith (Chino Valley), 14 Tackles, 2.5 TFL

DL Eidy Ruiz (Mohave), 8 Tackles, 2 Sacks

DL Tavian Robey (Marana Mountain View), 10 Tackles, 3 Sacks

DL Devin Beadle (Higley), 4 Sacks

DL Zach Clement (Apache Junction), 9 Tackes, 2 TFL, 2 Fumbles Caused

DL Josh Hansell (Seton), INT Return TD

DL Kaleb Seumanutafa (Apollo), 7 Tackles, 4 TFL, 2 Sacks

DL Carlos Galicia (Kellis), 4 TFL

DLs Travis Beckman and Jobiin Sweat (Perry), 6 Combined Sacks

LB Josh Van Gysel (Boulder Creek), 11 Tackles, INT, Sack, Fumble Caused

LB Trey Franco III (Chandler), 5 Tackles, INT, Fumble Caused

LB Kyle Carriker (Pinnacle), 10 Tackles, Sack, Forced Caused

LB Tyre Johnson (Mountain Pointe), 7 Tackles, Sack, Fumble Caused

LB Niko Contreras (Campo Verde), 5 Tackles, Sack, INT

LB Chris Aguire (Salpointe), 13 Tackles, 2 Sacks

LB Cade Matthews (Higley), 12 Tackles, 4 TFL, Blocked Punt, Blocked FG

LB Cisco Caldera (Youngker), 9 Tackles, Sack

LB Connor Soelle (Saguaro), 5 Tackles, Sack, INT

LB Max Marcilla (Flagstaff), 5 Tackles, 3 TFL, 2 Sacks

LB Bailey Sanford and DL Ezra Boughner, (Safford) 6 Combined Sacks

LB Gabe Velasquez (San Manuel), 17 Tackles, 4 TFL

DB Philippe Kijana (Catalina), 2 INT, Fumble Recovery

DB James Turner (Show Low), 2 Sacks, Fumble Recovery

DB Marques White (Brophy), 18 Tackles, 2 TFL, Sack

DB Luke Donovan (Desert Mountain), 7 Tackes, INT Return TD

DB Darius Glover (Skyline), 2 INT

DB Matt Padilla (Shadow Mountain), 2 INT

DB Dane Breslo (Chaparral), INT, Fumble Recovery

DB Jett Koester (Queen Creek), 3 Tackles, INT

DB Jose Escalera (Central), 3 INT

DB Jawon Watson (Willow Canyon), 8 Tackles, TFL, Fumble Caused

Arizona College Prep Team Defense: First ever shutout.

Special Teams


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K Chandler Astgen (Mountain Ridge), 2/2 FG, 5//5 XP

WR Dawson Tanner (Gilbert), Punt Return TD

K Bryce Peters (Prescott), 2/2 FG, 3/3 XP

DB Yohan Stokes (Yuma Catholic), 2 Blocked Punts

K Xavier Rojas (Centennial), 3/3 FG, including game winner.

Two Way Stars

DB/WR Curtis Rondeau (Tolleson), 104 Rec Yards, 2 TD, Sack, Fumble Caused, Fumble Recovery

DB/WR Dalton Thompson (Tonopah Valley) Rec TD, 10 Tackles

RB/LB Larry Tripp (Poston Butte), 2 Rush TD, Fumble Caused, Fumble Recovery

LB/RB Devante Wimbush (Glendale), 123 Rush Yards, 2 TD, 6 Tackles, 2 TFL, INT

RB/LB Antwaun Craig (Fairfax), 2 Rush TD, Fumble Caused

WR/DB Terrell Huggins (Marana Mountain View), Rec TD, INT Return TD

RB/LB Elijah Carey (Canyon del Oro), 101 Rush Yards, 3 TD, Fumble Caused, Fumble Recovery

RB/LB Alex Nelson (Mingus), 3 Rush TD, Punt Return TD, 9 Tackles, 2 Sacks

RB/KR Drake Flores (Sunrise Mountain), Rush TD, Kick Return TD

WR/DB Bobby Carlon (Moon Valley), 181 Total Yards, 3 Rec TD, TFL, INT

RB/DB Tyrese Green (McClintock), 301 Rush Yards, 4 TD, 6 Tackles, INT

DB/RB Ryan Puskas (Liberty) 4 Tackles, 2 Rush TD

WR/DB Jayse Burkett (Benson), 150 Rec Yards, 3 TD, INT

RB/DB Brandon Garcia (Arizona Lutheran), Rush TD, INT

QB/K Grant Schreyer (Scottsdale Christian), Pass TD, 1/1 FG, 3/3 XP

LB/RB Joshua Covey (Round Valley), Rush TD, Def Rush TD

RB/DB Jordan Lopez (Bisbee), 128 Rec Yards, INT

WR/DB Bujon Boyd (American Leadership), Rec TD, INT

TE/LB Blake Reilly (Pusch Ridge), Rec TD, 11 Tackles, TFL

RB Rayshawn James (Ganado), 2 Rec TD, Punt Return TD

LB Damian Ortiz (O'Connor), Rec TD, 4 Tackles, INT Return TD

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