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 Week 3 of the 2014 season.
Player of the Week
* Queen Creek RB Weston Barlow rushed for 377 yards and scored 6 times in a win over Show Low.
* Boulder Creeks Gunther Johnson had 3 TD passes in a win over Desert Vista. All 3 went to junior WR Troy Reed.
* Tempe’s Emanuel Gant threw for 305 yards and 3 TDs against McClintock. WR Quinton Garrett caught 6 passes for 212 yards and 1 TD.
* Naz Greer from Marcos threw 6 TD and had 1 rushing against Buena.
* Horizon’s Dalton Sneed threw 7 TDs against Millennium.
* Pinnacle’s Brian Lewerke had 306 yards and 3 TDs against Hamilton. He also rushed for 108 yards.
* Kooper Ray from Goldwater had 339 yards and 6 total TDs. Alex Centa caught had 122 yards and 2 scores.
* Garvin Alston from Mt. Pointe threw 4 TDs against Maryvale.
* Tehran Thomas from Desert Edge had 171 yards passing, 164 yards rushing and 4 total TDs against Sabino.
* Basha’s Ryan Kelley had 3 passing and 2 rushing TDs against Chavez.
* Jonah Hurst from Willow Canyon had 354 yards and 3 TDs against Desert Mountain. Grant Carpenter had 3 total TDs and 157 yards.
* Perry’s Austin Nightingale had 3 passing and 2 rushing TDs against Gila Ridge.
* Ft. Thomas’ Kyle Strongfellow had 297 yards and 4 TDs against Hayden. He also had 56 yards rushing and 1 more TD on the ground.
* Mogollon’s Brock Slade had 314 yards and 4 passing TDs against Gilbert Christian. He also had 1 rushing TD.
* Holbrook’s Cade Maestos had 137 yards passing, 119 yards rushing and 3 TDs against Willcox.
* Malik Wolf from San Tan Foothills had 173 yards and 3 TDs passing and 83 yards and 1 TD rushing.
* Apache Junction’s Adam Abbatacola had 353 yards and 4 TDs in a loss to Alhambra.
* Sean Paul Brophy from Chaparral threw for 312 yards and 3 TDs against Mt. Ridge. WR Giannai Tomasi had 153 yards and 3 scores.
* Thatcher’s Heath Motes had 177 yards passing, 145 rushing and 4 total TDs against Safford.
* Fairfax’s Mercarius Blount went for 174 yards and 3 TDs versus Carl Hayden.
* Kamron Johnson from Saguaro rushed for 214 yards and 3 TDs against Bradshaw Mountain.
* Geovan Neuser from Sahuarita had 4 rushing TDs in a win over Catalina.
* Westwood’s Ethan Johnson had 200 yards and 3 TDs against Mesa.
* Highland’s Josh Chadwick had 273 yards and 5 TDs against Mt. View.
* Benson’s Travis Barney had 4 TDs against Canyon State.
* Tanque Verde’s Kyle Dick had 209 yards and 2 TDs against San Carlos.
* Lakel Davis from Alhambra had 292 yards and 6 TDs against AJ.
* Brandon Hatfield from Poston Butte had 180 yards and 2 TDs against Marana.
* Lake Havasu’s Austin Stefick had 204 yards and 2 TDs against Mohave.
* Jett Robertson from Ironwood had 230 yards and 1 TD against TBird.
* C.J. Markel from Parker had 228 yards and 2 TDs against Payson. The Parker OL paved the way for 610 yards and 7 rushing TDs.
* Hamilton’s Brandon Krcilek had 8 catches for 151 yards and 3 TDs against Pinnacle. He also had an INT on defense and had a 70 yard punt.
* Chaparral safety Kurt Shughart had 3 INTs against Mt. Ridge.
* The Goldwater defense had 5 sacks, 5 INTs, 6 turnovers. LB Zeke Palomares had 12, 1 sack, 2 FF and 1 INT while safety Thane Wadams had 2 INTs and a punt return TD.
* Peoria kicker Kenny Castellanos made a school record 57 yard FG against Coconino.
* Skyline’s Cody Kleinman had 3 sacks.