Jason Jewell’s Friday Night Phenoms: Week 9

Player of the Week

Empire RB Sean Fitzsimmons broke the state rushing record Friday. He ran for 516 yards and 6 TDs against Catalina.


*Junior Emanuel Gant from Tempe threw for 422 yards and 4 TDs against Moon Valley.

*Cienega’s Adriell Alvarado threw for 279 yards and 3 TDs. All 3 TDs went toChristian Poe.

*Quarterback battle in the Pinnacle v. Horizon game. Pinnacle’s Brian Lewerke threw for 384 yards and 5 TDs. While Dalton Sneed from Horizon threw for 260 yards and 5 TDs.

*Josh Eckley from Marcos had 373 yards passing, 86 yards rushing and 4 total TDs against Mesquite.

*Playing QB, Cameron Denson from Salpointe had 173 yards rushing, threw 1 TD and returned a punt for another score.

*Daniel Bridge-Gadd, a sophomore from Paradise Valley, had 367 yards and 5 TDs against Notre Dame.

*Ft. Hills’ Luke McDermott threw for 278 yards and 4 TDs against Globe.

*Chaparral’s Chandler Fox had 333 yards and 3 TDs.

*Kyle Allen from Desert Mountain threw for 296 yards and 4 TDs against Desert Ridge.

*St. Marys’ Josh Coronado had 285 yards and 4 TDs against Trevor Browne.

*Saguaro’s Luke Rubenzer threw for 357 yards and 3 TDs and ran for 151 yards and 3 more scores against Higley.

*Desert Edge’s Anthony Hernandez threw for 279 yards and 3 TDs in a win over Buckeye.

*Luke Pineda from Campo Verde had 280 passing yards and 4 TDs against Poston Butte. He also had a rushing TD.

*Brandon Haagsma from Valley Christian threw for 241 yards and 3 TDs.

*Brophy’s Brian Woodward had 234 yards and 4 TDs in a win over Dobson.

*Kyle Johnson from Seton Catholic threw 5 TDs.

*Liberty’s Tyler Wyatt threw for 265 yards and 3 TDs, ran for a 4th and kicked 2 FGs.

*Bryce Perkins from Chandler threw 3 TDs and ran for a 4th against Basha.

*Apollo’s Jordan Gungl had 246 yards and 3 TDs against Kellis.


*Connor Graham from Notre Dame ran 229 yards and 2 TDs.

*Esteban Arteaga from McClintock ran for 172 yards and 3 TDs against South.

*Catalina Foothills’ Ty Cruz rushed for 168 yards, had 97 receiving and had 3 total TDs against Marana.

*Kamron Johnson from Tempe had 146 yards and 3 TDs against Moon Valley.

*Cory Kasperson from Valley Christian had 145 yards and 3 TDs against Paradise Honors.

*Paul Perry from Mesquite had 137 yards and 3 TDs against Marcos.

*Sunnyslope’s Tim Fryson ad 291 yards and 4 TDs against Carl Hayden.

*Sabino’s Zaxh Joseph had 3 TDs against Douglas.

*St. Johns’ Jake Zieler had 3 rushing TDs.

*Chaparral’s Elijah Castro 45 yards rushing, 94 yards receiving and 3 total TDs.


*Desert Mountain’s Mark Andrews had 201 yards and 3 TDs against Desert Ridge.

*Cules Rose from Pinnacle had 136 yards and 2 TDs against Horizon.

*Valley Vista’s Terry Juniel had 3 receiving TDs, 1 rushing and returned an INT for a score against Maryvale.

*Canyon del Oro’s J.J. Metz had 6 catches for 190 yards and 3 TDs against Flowing Wells.

*Ben Sims from Buena had 140 yards rushing, 113 receiving yards and 4 total TDs against Nogales.

Special Teams/Defense/Misc.

*Junior Taren Morrison from Desert Ridge had 315 yards rushing and 2 TDs. He also returned a kick 99 yards for a score.

*Austin Carver kicker from Gilbert made 3 FGs. He hit from 20, 44 and 52 in their win.

*Ricky Wilson from San Tan Foothills had 161 yards rushing and 2 TDs on offense. He was also a terror on D, recording 14 tackles, 4 TFLs, a sack and an INT.

*Highland DE Grant Thompson had 9 tackles, 4 TFL’s, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.