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 9 of the 2014 season.
Player of the Week
I am going with two players of the week this week, one for a career mark and another for his play on Friday.
Tempe High’s Emanuel Gant threw for 272 yards and 4 TDs against Alhambra, breaking Luke Rubenzer’s all-time yardage mark.
Not often a player rushes for 400 yards, Queen Creek’s Weston Barlow rushed for 405 yards and 5 TDs against Bradshaw Mountain.
* AJ’s Adam Abbatacola threw for 314 yards and 4 TDs versus McClintock. Three TDs went to Kyle Gilgert.
* Naz Greer from Marcos threw for 287 yards and 3 TDs in a loss to Saguaro.
* Bryce Perkins threw for 279 yards and 4 TDs in Chandler’s win over Highland.
* Basha soph. Ryan Kelley threw for 388 yards and 2 TDs while adding 3 more scores on the ground.
* Austin Nuessle from Desert Mountain threw for 384 yards and 5 TDs in a loss to Mesa. Drew Lasalle caught 10 passes for 207 yards and Kade Warner had 13 for 137 and 3 TDs.
* PV’s Daniel Bridge-Gadd had 187 yards and 2 TDs as well as 91 yards and a score on the ground as the Trojans beat Chaparral.
* Ironwood’s Andrew Espinoza threw for 320 yards and 3 TDs in an overtime loss to Deer Valley.
* Marana Mt. View’s Justice Summerset had 308 yards and 2 scores versus Rincon.
* Sunrise Mountain’s Chase Cord had 3 TDs in the air and 1 on the ground against Trevor Browne.
* Kooper Ray from Goldwater had 275 yards and 4 TDs versus Greenway.
* Dysart’s Gilbert Villalobos had 233 yards and 5 TDs versus Indy.
* In a win over Shadow Mountain, Moon Valley senior Shannn Burton had 256 total yards and 4 TDs.
* Valley Christian’s Chris Williams had 352 yards and 4 TDs. WR Mason Goodell caught 10 passes for 100 yards and a TD.
* Rhett Ricedorff from Show Low had 249 yards and 3 TDs against Payson.
* Safford’s Tyer Shurtz had 106 yards and 1 TD passing and rushed for 151 yards and 3 scores against Walden Grove.
* Seton’s Zach Wade only threw 4 passes but all 4 went for TDs, how’s that for a QB rating?
* Glendale’s Carlos Meza threw for 263 yards and 4 TDs in a win over Wickenburg.
* Az Lutheran’s Cameron Haag threw for 235 yards and 5 TDs. Brady Cook had 113 yards and 3 scores.
* Camp Verde’s Bodie Hodowell threw for 274 yards and 5 TDs versus Willcox.
* Desert Ridge’s Taren Morrison racked up 200 yards and scored 3 times versus Mt. View.
* Westwood’s Ethan Johnson rushed for 208 yards and 2 scores in a win over Poston Butte.
* Ryan Velez from Brophy ran for 173 yards and 1 TD against Desert Vista.
* Bryce Coleman from Marana Mt. View had 3 TDs versus Rincon.
* Salpointe’s Dominic Salaz had 150 yards and 2 scores versus Tucson.
* Saguaro’s Kamron Johnson had 211 yards and 4 TDs versus Marcos.
* Skylor Clinton from Prescott had 193 yards and 2 TDs in a win over Mingus.
* River Valley’s Brandon Long had 182 yards and 3 scores against North Pointe.
* Willie Wyatt from Show Low had 316 yards and 5 TDs versus Payson.
* Geovan Neuser from Sahuarita had 147 yards and 3 TDs against Palo Verde.
* Window Rock’s Delano Walker had 317 yards and 3 TDs versus Ganado.
* Not often you have two 250+ rushers and lose but Valley Lutheran’s Elijah Bowie and 323 yards and 5 TDs while Kyron Newton had 279 and 3 scores against Gilbert Christian.
* Pinnacle senior Adam Turner caught 6 passes for 124 yards and 3 TDs versus Boulder Creek.
* Basha’s Hunter Rison caught 11 passes for 161 yards and 1 TD against Gilbert.
* Christian Kirk had 11 carries for 192 yards and 2 scores versus Marcos. He also caught 9 passes for 125 yards.
* Brady Hartman from Fountain Hills caught 8 passes for 179 yards and 2 scores versus Blue Ridge.
* Sabino’s Albert Green had 3 INTs last week and scored 3 TDs on offense against Pueblo.
* O’Connor DB Oscar Mills had 3 INTs versus Horizon.
* The Benson OL paved the way for 399 yards rushing and 8 TDs versus Tombstone. Six different players had rushing TDs Friday.