Jason Jewell’s Friday Night Phenoms: Week 8, 2014 Season

Every week, Southwest Recruiting Analyst for 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 8 of the 2014 season.
Player of the Week

In the state’s marquee match up of the week, Horizon QB Dalton Sneed threw 6 TDs and ran for another as Horizon beat Boulder Creek

QBs

* Junior Kare Lyles from Saguaro threw for 261 yards and 5 TDs versus Greenway.

* Chandler’s Bryce Perkins had 400 yards and 6 TDs against Perry. He broke Chandler’s single season TD record.

* Jagan Cleary from Yuma Catholic had 277 yards and 5 TDs against Bourgade. Three TDs went to Donovan Rooks.

* Jared Fleming from Estrella Foothills had 421 yards and 6 total TDs against River Valley.

* Basha’s Ryan Kelley had 436 yards and 6 TDs against Highland. Three of his WRs went over the century mark, those were Jared Schmidt, Hunter Rison and Doc O’Connor.

* Sabino’s Emilio Araiza threw 5 TDs against Cholla.

* Heath Motes from Thatcher makes the list again. He had 423 yards rushing and 5 TDs. He also had 2 passing TDs.

* AJ’s Adam Abbatacola threw for 194 yards and 6 TDs and rushed for 114 yards and another TD against South.

* Junior Easton Palomino from Deer Valley threw for 387 yards and 5 TDs against Kellis.

* Bailin Markridge from O’Connor threw 4 TDs against North Canyon.

* Valley Vista’s Akil Abdullah had 347 yards in the air, 102 on the ground and 4 total TDs in a loss to Chavez.

* Higley’s Mason Crossland had 384 yards and 6 TDs versus McClintock. Trent Gilbert had 156 yards and 3 scores.

* Sunrise Mountain’s Chase Cord had 333 yards and 6 TDs versus Independence. Tristin Decker had 3 TD catches.

* Winslow’s Rey Velez had 203 yards and 4 TDs versus Ganado.

* Rhett Ricedorff from Show Low had 257 yards and 3 TDs in a win over Fountain Hills.

* Seton Catholic’s Zach Wade had 6 total TDs versus Combs.

RBs

* Sahuaro remained undefeated behind the running of Derik Hall. He had 204 yards and 5 TDs and added a 6th score on a pick 6.

* Braden Bushman from Williams Field had 216 yards and 1 TD in a win over Queen Creek.

* River Valley’s Brandon Long had 282 yards and 4 TDs against Estrella Foothills.

* Highland’s Josh Chadwick had 260 yards and 1 TD in a loss to Basha.

* Taren Morrison from Desert Ridge had 260 yards and 4 TDs versus Red Mountain.

* Mike Franzese had 177 yards and 3 TDs.

* Bailey Thompson from PV had 3 TDs versus Cactus Shadows.

* Moon Valley’s Cody Buckholz had 3 TDs as the Rockets handed Alhambra their 1st loss.

* Coronado’s Victor Caison-Washington had 211 yards and 3 TDs versus Cortez.

* Dante Anderson from Amphi rushed for 380 yards and 7 TDs against Rio Rico.

Receivers

* Apollo sophomore Dre Marin had 7 catches for 168 yards and 2 TDs against Willow Canyon.

* Desert Mountain’s Cody Carpenter had 8 catches for 104 yards and 3 TDs in a loss to Skyline.

* Brandon Krcilek from Hamilton had 8 catches for 112 yards and 2 TDs against Gilbert.

* Danny Mahan from Chandler had 175 yards and 2 TDs versus Perry.

Special Teams/Defense/Misc.

* Buena DB Jacob Valdez broke the school record with a 99 KO return for a score.