Every week, Scout.com and Sports360az.com recruiting insider Jason Jewell takes us around the state and spotlights the best performances during the high school football season. Here are the stars from the semifinals of the 2013 playoffs.
Player of the Week
* Saguaro QB Luke Rubenzer was on fire against Desert Edge. He completed 25 of his 29 passes for 541 yards and 9 TDs.
* Salpointe’s Andy Cota passed for 349 yards and 4 TDs, one a piece to Cameron Denson and Kaelin Deboskie, who both went over 100 yards. Coat also rushed for 3 TDs.
* Desert Edge’s Anthony Hernandez had 477 yards and 5 TDs, two of those went toElijah Marks.
* Yuma Catholic’s Jagen Cleary threw for 483 yards and 3 TDs against Thatcher.
* Hamilton’s Tyrell Smith ran for 130 yards and scored 3 times, including the go ahead score on 4th and goal in their game against Chandler.
* Great performances in the Queen Creek Williams Field game. QC’s Matt Guida had 95 yards and 2 scores while WF’s Jacob Anderson had 191 yards.
* Round Valley’s Ethan Workman had 205 yards and 1 score against ALA.
* Yuma Catholic’s Carter Rodriguez had 6 TDs against Thatcher.
* J.T. Nettleton from Saguaro caught 8 passes for 223 yards and 5 TDs against Desert Edge.
* Saguaro junior Christian Kirk had 165 yards receiving and rushed for another 69 yards.
* I was at the Mt. Pointe v. Desert Ridge game and the Pride defense was fantastic.
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