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 5 of the 2014 season.
Player of the Week
Scooter Bankofier from Notre Dame had 2 kick off return TDs, 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery and 11 tackles on defense.
* Brophy junior Cade Knox passed for 314 yards and 4 TDs and ran for 112 yards and 1 TD in their big win over Desert Ridge.
* Horizon’s Dalton Sneed used his legs against Desert Mountain. The UNLV commit ran for 172 yards and 4 TDs while throwing for 195 yards and a score.
* Desert Mountain’s Austin Nuessle had 374 yards and 5 TDs against Horizon. WR Cody Carpenter caught 8 passes for 139 yards and 4 TDs.
* Shannon Burton has Moon Valley rolling. he had 5 total TDs against Central.
* Brian Lewerke from Pinnacle had 197 yards and 3 TDs passing as well as 117 yards and 2 rushing scores.
* AJ’s Adam Abbatacola had 303 yards and 2 TDs against Williams Field, 115 yards and both TDs went to Kyle Gilgert.
* Preston Guerra from Cactus had 4 TDs against Greenway. Matt Eberhardt had 115 yards and 2 TDs.
* Buena’s Jordan Haymore threw for 236 yards and 2 TDs while rushing for 120 yards and 2 TDs against Douglas.
* Heath Motes from Thatcher had 213 yards and 5 rushing TDs against benson.
* Zach Wade from Seton had 212 yards and 4 TDs against Coronado.
* O’Connor’s Bailin Markridge had 288 yards and 4 TDs against Valley Vista.
* Naz Greer from Marcos had 250 yards and 3 TDs in their loss to Salpointe.
* PV junior Daniel Bridge-Gadd had 275 yards and 4 TDs against Willow Canyon. WR Jordan Brown had 153 yards and 2 TDs.
* Az Lutheran’s Cameron Haag had 260 yards and 5 TDs against Miami.
* Tempe’s Emanuel Gant threw for 317 yards and 3 TDs against Shadow Mountain.
* Desert Ridge RB Justin Irby ran for 147 yards and 3 TDs while Taren Morrison had 205 yards against Brophy.
* Salpointe’s Taylor Powell had 3 TDs in a win over Marcos.
* Sunnyslope’s Tim Fryson had 3 TDs against Fairfax.
* Peoria’s Akeem Rutledge had 178 yards and 3 TDs against Independence.
* Tanner Conover from Gilbert Christian had 300 all-purpose yards and 5 TDs.
* Ontareo Jones from Santa Rita had 200 yards and 1 TD versus Rio Rico.
* Catalina Foothills’ Ian Turner had 12 carries for 234 yards and 4 TDs against Empire.
* Derik Hall from Sahuaro had 4 TDs against Rincon.
* Westview’s Jalen Johnson had 275 yards and 3 TDs Thursday against Basha.
* T.J. Roberts from Desert Vista had 11 catches for 158 yards and rushed for 61 yards.
* Highland’s Josh Chadwick was the state’s first player over 1,000 yards. He had 208 yards and 1 TD against Campo Verde.
* Ricky Wilson from San Tan Foothills had 197 yards and 4 TDs.
* Tuba City’s Brenton Goldtooth had 211 yards and 3 TDs.
* Flowing Well’s Dionte Fores had 5 total TDs.
* Christian Kirk had 8 catches for 113 yards and 3 TDs as well as a punt return for a 4th score.
* Hamilton’s defense blocked 2 punts against Mt. Pointe, one for a TD.
* NDP’s Ryan Wood had 2 INTs, 1 for a TD, and 8 tackles against St. Mary’s.
* Chaparral DLs Nate Bridge and Brandon Jamison had 3.5 and 2.5 sacks respectively against Red Mountain.