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    2017-18 Season 

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    2016 - 2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

    WHAT AN AWESOME SEASON!!!

    #2 Division 4A Football Team in Arizona, but #1 in Our Hearts.  Our Boys Played with Character and Heart, but Came up Short Against Saguaro.  Great job by our entire team!

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    2016 Falcon Football Season Highlights Video

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    2016 Season Honors for Our Falcons:

    Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Football Foundation announces award recipients

    Posted on March 2, 2017

    The Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF-CHOF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients.

    The honorees are:

    Cullen Drenkhahn, Catalina Foothills
    Bryce Fontana, Cienega
    DeErick Smith, Empire
    Trevor Volpe, Salpointe
    Connor Leavens, Marana
    Jared Sheeley, CDO
    Remington Vail, Pusch Ridge
    Mason Westmoreland, Catalina Foothills
    Jaymison Anderson, Sabino
    Kevin Sotelo-Godinez, Flowing Wells
    Matthew Stagg, University of Arizona

    The mission of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the NFF-CHOF is to promote and develop leadership, character and academic excellence through amateur football. The Southern Arizona Chapter fulfills this mission, in part, by annually selecting 10 graduating senior high school football players as recipients of the prestigious National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award.

    The Chapter, each year, also selects one Arizona graduating senior to be honored. This year’s Honoree is Stagg.

    Additionally, each high school Scholar-Athlete Honoree will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college or university they will be attending in the fall.

    The selection of these eleven outstanding young men is based of stringent criteria focusing on academic scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement. One of the ten senior high school Honorees, will be nominated for the National Football Foundation National High School Scholar-Athlete Award to be presented in December 2017 in conjunction with the 60th Annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

    These Scholar-Athlete Honorees will be formally recognized at the 20th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet to be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017, starting with a reception at 4:30 PM at The Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park. Former Arizona coach Dick Tomey will be the keynote speaker.

    For more information and ticket prices for the dinner, please contact Rick Gonzales at rick72@aol.com or go to the Southern Arizona Chapter web site at www.facebook.com/NFFSoAZ

    AIA 2016-2017 Division 4A Arizona State Football Recognitions
    The AIA is pleased to recognize the student-athletes and coaches as selected in the statewide recognition process. For the team sports, each conference chair will enter the results as agreed upon by the conference of those individuals eligible based on making their respective region teams. The conference results will be posted by the conference chair at their discretion.

    All-Conference 1st Team

    Donovan Dalton               Saguaro                           Defensive Backs
    Trevor Russell                    Casa Grande                Defensive Backs
    Kaelib Jarrell                       Saguaro                          Defensive Backs
    My-king Johnson              Tempe                             Defensive Lineman
    Odua Isibor                          St. Mary's                       Defensive Lineman
    Brandon Boyce                  Saguaro                           Defensive Lineman
    Austin Shirley                     Saguaro                           Defensive Lineman
    Mason Westmoreland  Catalina Foothills      Defensive Utility/Flex
    Jacob Christofferson     Saguaro                           Kickoff Returner
    Brandt Casey                      Saguaro                           Linebacker
    Carson Nugent                  Saguaro                           Linebacker
    Brandon Smith                  Catalina Foothills      Linebacker
    Chris Aguirre                      Salpointe Catholic    Linebacker
    Max Michalczik                 Catalina Foothills      Long Snapper
    Jax Wacaser                        Saguaro                           Offensive Lineman
    Alec Bon                                Salpointe Catholic    Offensive Lineman
    Jonathan Gianzero         Higley                               Offensive Lineman
    Cullen Drenkhahn           Catalina Foothills     Offensive Lineman
    Corey Stephens                 Saguaro                         Offensive Lineman
    Christopher Crescione  Higley                             Offensive Utility/Flex
    Matthew Rosedale           Saguaro                         Placekicker
    Draycen Hall                        Higley                             Punt Returner
    Mario Padilla                        Salpointe Catholic  Punt Returner
    Heath Kleindienst             Catalina Foothills    Punter
    Rhett Rodriguez                 Catalina Foothills    Quarterbacks
    Marcus Naisant                  Marcos de Niza         Receivers/Tight Ends
    Jared Poplawski                 Saguaro                         Receivers/Tight Ends
    Bryan Beckon                      Catalina Foothills    Receivers/Tight Ends
    Cooper Jones                       Higley                             Receivers/Tight Ends
    Stone Matthews                 Saguaro                         Running Backs
    Draycen Hall                         Higley                             Running Backs

    All-Conference 2nd Team

    Tyshawn Britton                 Marcos de Niza        Defensive Backs
    Trevor Russell                      Casa Grande              Defensive Backs
    Jimmy Stewart                     Catalina Foothills   Defensive Backs
    Cameron Tober                   Salpointe Catholic  Defensive Lineman
    Max Michalczik                   Catalina Foothills    Defensive Lineman
    Malik Clark                            Moon Valley               Defensive Lineman
    Scott Jones                            Cactus                            Defensive Lineman
    Nae Nae Little                      Washington                Defensive Utility/Flex
    Brandon Martinez             Apache Junction      Kickoff Returner
    Christian Deltenre            Higley                             Linebacker
    Anthony Gomez-nicastro   Marcos de Niza   Linebacker
    Cade Matthews                   Higley                             Linebacker
    Frank Maisano                     Sunrise Mountain    Linebacker
    Peter Fugger                         Seton Catholic Prep Long Snapper
    Evan Helitzer                        Cactus                            Offensive Lineman
    Jonas Leader                         Canyon Del Oro       Offensive Lineman
    Peni Latuselu                        Apache Junction      Offensive Lineman
    Jose Lopez                              Salpointe Catholic  Offensive Lineman
    David Watson                      Amphitheater            Offensive Lineman
    Daniel Laughlin                   Mohave                         Offensive Utility/Flex
    Cameron Scharf                  Salpointe Catholic  Placekicker
    Chris Medcalf                       Dysart                            Punt Returner
    Carlos Valarezo                  Amphitheater            Punt Returner
    Trey Meyer                            Mingus Union            Punter
    Raymond Cortez                Peoria                             Punter
    Chase Cord                            Sunrise Mountain   Quarterbacks
    Matthew Eberhardt         Cactus                            Receivers/Tight Ends
    Trevor Russell                      Casa Grande              Receivers/Tight Ends
    Jimmy Stewart                    Catalina Foothills    Receivers/Tight Ends
    Robert Williams                  Coronado                    Receivers/Tight Ends
    Mario Padilla                         Salpointe Catholic Running Backs
    Damaria Norris                    Cactus                           Running Backs

    Conference Coach of the Year

    Manuel Alcantar                  Dysart

    Conference Defensive Player of the Year

    Brandt Casey                         Saguaro

    Conference Offensive Player of the Year

    Rhett Rodriguez                  Catalina Foothills

    Conference Player of the Year

    Draycen Hall                          Higley

    AIA 2016-2017 Division 4A Kino Region Football Recognitions

    The AIA is pleased to recognize the student-athletes and coaches as selected in the statewide recognition process. For the team sports, each region chair will enter the results as agreed upon by the region.

    All-Region 1st Team

    Zachary Bohnenkamp  Canyon Del Oro        Defensive Backs
    Bryan Beckon                    Catalina Foothills     Defensive Backs
    Jimmy Stewart                  Catalina Foothills     Defensive Backs
    Max Michalczik                 Catalina Foothills     Defensive Lineman
    Jared Sheeley                     Canyon Del Oro        Defensive Lineman
    Cameron Tober                 Salpointe Catholic   Defensive Lineman
    Caleb Eubanks                   Salpointe Catholic   Defensive Lineman
    Mason Westmoreland  Catalina Foothills     Defensive Utility/Flex
    Travis Shannon                  Walden Grove            Kickoff Returner
    Elijiah Carey                         Canyon Del Oro        Linebacker
    Brennan Rainey                 Canyon Del Oro         Linebacker
    Chris Aguirre                       Salpointe Catholic    Linebacker
    Brandon Smith                   Catalina Foothills      Linebacker
    Max Michalczik                 Catalina Foothills       Long Snapper
    Cullen Drenkhahn           Catalina Foothills       Offensive Lineman
    Jonas Leader                      Canyon Del Oro           Offensive Lineman
    Jared Sheeley                    Canyon Del Oro           Offensive Lineman
    Alec Bon                                Salpointe Catholic     Offensive Lineman
    Jose Lopez                           Salpointe Catholic     Offensive Lineman
    Ricky Paredes                    Nogales                           Offensive Utility/Flex
    Cameron Scharf               Salpointe Catholic     Placekicker
    Mario Padilla                     Salpointe Catholic      Punt Returner
    Heath Kleindienst          Catalina Foothills        Punter
    Rhett Rodriguez              Catalina Foothills        Quarterbacks
    Matteo Mele                      Salpointe Catholic      Receivers/Tight Ends
    Bryan Beckon                    Catalina Foothills        Receivers/Tight Ends
    Jimmy Stewart                  Catalina Foothills        Receivers/Tight Ends
    Mario Padilla                      Salpointe Catholic      Running Backs
    Elijiah Carey                       Canyon Del Oro            Running Backs

    All-Region 2nd Team

    Rodrigo Nieto                    Salpointe Catholic       Defensive Backs
    Anthony Silva                    Nogales                               Defensive Backs
    Travis Shannon                Walden Grove                 Defensive Backs
    Steven Brezovski            Catalina Foothills          Defensive Lineman
    Mauro Valencia               Nogales                                Defensive Lineman
    Luke Wallace                     Salpointe Catholic         Defensive Lineman
    Jonas Leader                      Canyon Del Oro              Defensive Lineman
    Cameron Crandell          Canyon Del Oro              Defensive Utility
    Bijan Robinson                  Salpointe Catholic         Kickoff Returner
    Martin Mendoza              Nogales                                Linebacker
    Anthony Madril                Salpointe Catholic         Linebacker
    Lance Killgore                   Walden Grove                  Linebacker
    Ryan Kelly                           Canyon Del Oro               Linebacker
    Joshua Kobs                       Salpointe Catholic          Long Snapper
    Luis Moran                          Nogales                                 Offensive Lineman
    Zachary Hightower        Canyon Del Oro              Offensive Lineman
    Preston Flack                     Canyon Del Oro              Offensive Lineman
    Dimitre Ortiz                     Catalina Foothills           Offensive Lineman
    Trevor Temple                  Catalina Foothills           Offensive Lineman
    Dashiel Pudwill                 Catalina Foothills          Offensive Utility
    Ramon Borbon                  Canyon Del Oro              Placekicker
    Heath Kleindienst           Catalina Foothills           Punt Returner
    Cameron Scharf                Salpointe Catholic         Punter
    Garrett Woodlock           Canyon Del Oro             Quarterbacks
    Zachary Bohnenkamp   Canyon Del Oro             Receivers/Tight Ends
    Demarco Vasquez            Salpointe Catholic        Receivers/Tight Ends
    Ty Chapman                         Walden Grove                 Receivers/Tight Ends
    Bijan Robinson                    Salpointe Catholic         Running Backs
    Derrick Murray                  Catalina Foothills           Running Backs

    Region Coach of the Year

    Dennis Bene                         Salpointe Catholic

    Region Defensive Player of the Year

    Cameron Tober                  Salpointe Catholic

    Region Offensive Player of the Year

    Rhett Rodriguez                Catalina Foothills

    Region Player of the Year

    Mario Padilla                       Salpointe Catholic

    GRAYSON WEEKS QB OF THE YEAR: Rhett Rodriguez

    Posted on December 4, 2016
    (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

    (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

    2016 Grayson Weeks QB of the Year
    Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills

    Rhett Rodriguez File
    FRESHMAN: 1,451 Passing yards, 12 TDs
    SOPHOMORE: 1,748 Passing yards, 15 TDs
    JUNIOR: 2,503 Passing yards, 20 TDs
    SENIOR: 2,992 Passing yards, 30 TDs

    Tucson Career Passing Leaders
    Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills 8,694 (2013-16)
    Reggie Robertson, Sahuaro 7,106 (1996-99)
    Andrew Cota, Salpointe, 6,635 (2011-13)
    Brian Chason, Tucson Christian: 6,408 (1982-85)
    Adriell Alvarado, Cienega: 5,910 (2012-15)
    Adam Rodriguez, Desert View: 5,774 (1985-89)
    Justice Summerset, Mountain View: 5,264 (2013-15)

    State Passing Record
    10,489: Emanuel Gant, Tempe 2011-14

    4A FOOTBALL ALL-STARS: Rhett Rodriguez & Cameron Tober

    Posted on December 5, 2016

    (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

    Offensive Player of the Year
    Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills

    Defensive Player of the Year
    Cameron Tober, Salpointe

    Freshman of the Year
    Bijan Robinson, Salpointe

    Coach of the Year
    Jorge Mendivil, Amphitheater

    ALL-SOUTHERN ARIZONA

    FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
    QB: Rhett Rodriguez, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    QB: Sean Barton, Sr. Salpointe
    RB: Mario Padilla, So. Salpointe
    RB: Dashiel Pudwill, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    RB: Carlos Valarezo, Sr. Amphitheater
    WR: Bryan Beckon, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    WR: Jimmy Stewart, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    WR: Zachary Bohnenkamp, Sr. Canyon Del Oro
    WR: Demarco Vasquez, Sr. Salpointe
    TE: Max Michalczik, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    OL: David Watson, Jr. Amphitheater
    OL: Alec Bon, Sr. Salpointe
    OL: Jose Lopez, Jr. Salpointe
    OL: Cullen Drenkhahn, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    OL: Dimitre Ortiz, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    OL: Jonas Leader, Sr. Canyon Del Oro
    ATH: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe
    K: Cameron Scharf, Sr. Salpointe
    P: Heath Kleindienst, Sr. Catalina Foothills

    FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
    DL: Cameron Tober, Sr. Salpointe
    DL: Caleb Eubanks, Sr. Salpointe
    DL: Omar Ibanez, So. Pueblo
    DL: Steven Brezovski, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    DL: Luke Wallace, Sr. Salpointe
    DL: Dawson Hand, Jr. Catalina Foothills
    LB: Eric Anguiano, Sr. Douglas
    LB: Chris Aguirre, Jr. Salpointe
    LB: Brandon Smith, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    LB: Anthony Madril, Jr. Salpointe
    LB: Jeremy Vallejos, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    DB: Derick Bush, Jr. Salpointe
    DB: CJ Gonzales, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    DB: Rodrigo Nieto, Jr. Salpointe
    KR: Kyle Benson, Sr. Catalina Foothills

    SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
    QB: Garrett Woodlock, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    QB: Emmanuel Shoemaker, Sr. Amphitheater
    RB: Elijiah Carey, Jr. Canyon Del Oro
    RB: Ruben Rivera IV, So. Pueblo
    RB: Derrick Murray, Catalina Foothills
    WR: Ezra Thomas, Sr. Amphitheater
    WR: Armando Lucero, Sr. Pueblo
    WR: Lloyd Griffen, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    WR: Kyle Benson, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    TE: Mario Meza, Jr. Douglas
    OL: Joshua Kobs, Sr. Salpointe
    OL: Jared Sheeley, Sr. Canyon Del Oro
    OL: Michael Beach, Sr. Amphitheater
    OL: Trevor Temple, Jr. Catalina Foothills
    OL: Preston Flack, Jr. Canyon Del Oro
    OL: Michael Beltran, Sr. Pueblo
    ATH: Ricky Paredes, Sr. Nogales
    K: Heath Kleindienst, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    P: Cameron Scharf, Sr. Salpointe

    SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
    DL: Diego Huerta, Sr. Salpointe
    DL: Seth Hammrich, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    DL: Mauro Valencia, Jr. Nogales
    DL: Jesus Rodriguez, Sr. Pueblo
    DL: Sammy Valenzuela, Jr. Douglas
    DL: Fabian Cooper, Jr. Nogales
    LB: Mason Westmorland, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    LB: Ryan Kelly, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    LB: Paulo Morales, Sr. Salpointe
    LB: Blake Rashad, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    LB: Brennan Rainey, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    DB: Benjamin Butler, Sr. Salpointe
    DB: Tylor Krausch, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    DB: Travis Shannon, Sr. Walden Grove
    KR: Mario Padilla, So. Salpointe

    THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
    QB: Chris Galaz, Jr. Douglas
    QB: Josue Tapia, Jr. Nogales
    RB: Zulu Deah, Jr. Amphitheater
    RB: Ricky Perez, Jr. Rio Rico
    RB: Clifford Brown, Sr. Palo Verde
    WR: Bryan Goodman, Sr. Douglas
    WR: Noe Arellano, Sr. Rio Rico
    WR: Leo Yepiz, Jr. Nogales
    WR: Ty Chapman, Jr. Walden Grove
    TE: Cameron Crandell, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    OL: Zachary Hightower, Sr. Canyon Del Oro
    OL: Flavio Gonzalez, So. Pueblo
    OL: Jude Romero, Sr. Douglas
    OL: Anthony Cummings, Sr. Palo Verde
    OL: Damian Yrigolla, Jr. Pueblo
    OL: Carlos Esparza, Sr. Amphitheater
    ATH: Aariq Quick, Sr. Amphitheater
    K: Lu Reh, Sr. Amphitheater
    P: Cesar Plascencia, Sr. Rio Rico

    THIRD TEAM DEFENSE
    DL: Francisco Lopez, Sr. Rio Rico
    DL: Danny Escarcega, Sr. Douglas
    DL: Nick Damon, Jr. Nogales
    DL: Anthony Cummings, Sr. Palo Verde
    DL: Raul German, Jr. Pueblo
    DL: Nobel Smith, Sr. Amphitheater
    LB: Derrick Murray, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    LB: Julio Carino, So. Pueblo
    LB: Glenn Lewis, Sr. Amphitheater
    LB: William Bertsch, Sr. Pueblo
    LB: Eric Anguiano, Sr. Douglas
    DB: Christian Vasquez, Sr. Salpointe
    DB: Anthony Silva, Sr. Nogales
    DB: Zulu Deah, Jr. Amphitheater
    KR: Carlos Valarezo, Sr. Amphitheater

     

    All-Southern Arizona Football All-Stars

    Posted on December 16, 2016

    The Football All-Star poster will only be available at Frog & Firkin in a few days.

    Offensive Player of the Year
    Jamarye Joiner, Cienega

    Defensive Player of the Year
    James Offerman, Sr. Sabino

    Athlete of the Year
    Drew Dixon, Sabino

    Quarterback of the Year
    Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills

    Freshman of the Year
    Bijan Robinson, Salpointe

    Coach of the Year
    Jorge Mendivil, Amphitheater

    FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
    QB: Rhett Rodriguez, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    QB: Connor Leavens, Sr. Marana
    RB: Alex Courtemanche, Sr. Desert View
    RB: Mario Padilla, So. Salpointe
    RB: Ty Grigsby, Sr. Rincon/UHS
    WR: Isaiah Lovett, Sr. Mountain View
    WR: Bryan Beckon, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    WR: Breaben Bolton, Sr. Cienega
    WR: Andrew Carlsen, Sr. Sabino
    TE: Daniel Peabody, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    TE: Max Michalczik, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    LS: Max Michalczik, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    OL: Bryce Fontana, Sr. Cienega
    OL: Tristan Shehorn, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    OL: David Watson, Jr. Amphitheater
    OL: Alec Bon, Sr. Salpointe
    OL: Cullen Drenkhahn, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    OL: Daniel Miranda, Sr. Sabino
    ATH: Drew Dixon, Sr. Sabino
    ATH: Jamarye Joiner, Sr. Cienega
    K: Aron Aros, Sr. Cienega
    P: DJ Hinton, Sr. Tucson

    FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
    DL: Skyler Cavanaugh, Sr. Cienega
    DL: Brayden Smith, Jr. Ironwood Ridge
    DL: Kai Golden, Jr. Mountain View
    DL: Cameron Tober, Sr. Salpointe
    DL: Steven Brezovski, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    DL: Nathan Cosmas Sr. Sabino
    LB: James Offerman, Sr. Sabino
    LB: Bryan Lopez, Sr. Tucson
    LB: Chris Vega, Sr. Cienega
    LB: Deacon Laurita, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    LB: Manuel Miranda, Sr. Marana
    LB: Chris Aguirre, Jr. Salpointe
    DB: DJ Hinton, Sr. Tucson
    DB: Dylan Hoose, Jr. Cienega
    DB: Tommy Baden, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    DB: Anthony Valencia, Jr. Marana
    DB: Derick Bush, Jr. Salpointe
    DB: Jaymison Anderson, Sr. Sabino
    KR: Bijan Robinson, Fr. Salpointe
    KR: Sebastian Spencer, Sr. Mountain View

    SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
    QB: Caleb Ryden, Sr. Mountain View
    QB: Cole Gerken, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    RB: Carlos Valarezo, Sr. Amphitheater
    RB: Nick Brahler, Jr. Ironwood Ridge
    RB: Dashiel Pudwill, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    WR: Sebastian Spencer, Sr. Mountain View
    WR: Jimmy Stewart, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    WR: Dominic Gehr, Sr. Marana
    WR: Edwin Lovett, Sr. Pusch Ridge
    TE: Tyler Wood, Sr. Sahuaro
    TE: Cameron Crandell, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    LS: Joshua Kobs, Sr. Salpointe
    OL: Kyle Breed, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    OL: Parker Galipeau, Sr. Cienega
    OL: Travis Darrough, Sr. Marana
    OL: Sean Benke, Jr. Mountain View
    OL: Jose Lopez, Jr. Salpointe
    OL: Jonas Leader, Sr. Canyon Del Oro
    ATH: DJ Hinton, Sr. Tucson
    ATH: Garrett Woodlock, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    K: Cameron Scharf, Sr. Salpointe
    P: Kris McWilliams, Sr. Sahuaro

    SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
    DL: David Apodaca, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    DL: Ezra Thomas, Sr. Amphitheater
    DL: John Morgan, Jr. Marana
    DL: Caleb Eubanks, Sr. Salpointe
    DL: Luke Wallace, Sr. Salpointe
    DL: Dawson Hand, Jr. Catalina Foothills
    LB: JJ Petty, Sr. Sabino
    LB: Ken Samson, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    LB: Devin Johnson, Sr. Mountain View
    LB: Steven Harshman, Jr. Cienega
    LB: Brandon Smith, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    LB: Anthony Madril, Jr. Salpointe
    DB: CJ Gonzales, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    DB: Rodrigo Nieto, Jr. Salpointe
    DB: Matt Paquette, Sr. Sahuaro
    DB: Adrian Valenzuela, Sr. Tucson
    DB: Mitchell Maas, Jr. Pusch Ridge
    DB: Terrell Huggins, Jr. Cienega
    KR: Zachary Bohnenkamp, Sr. Canyon Del Oro
    KR: Kyle Benson, Sr. Catalina Foothills

    THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
    QB: Jorge Flores, Sr. Tucson
    QB: Alex Bell, Jr. Sabino
    RB: Dakota Poe, Sr. Cienega
    RB: Troy Ferestad, Jr. Bisbee
    RB: Elijiah Carey, Canyon del Oro
    WR: Garrett Billings, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    WR: Robert Johnson, Sr. Buena
    WR: Wayne Wilrdige, Sr. Tombstone
    WR: Terrell Hayward, So. Cienega
    TE: Blake Reilly, Jr. Pusch Ridge
    TE: Cedric Lopez, Sr. Flowing Wells
    LS: Larry Lecount, Sr. Cholla
    OL: Dimitre Ortiz, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    OL: Hayden Sauceda, Jr. Sabino
    OL: Kendall Tobin, Jr. Pusch Ridge
    OL: Mike Saldivar, Sr. Tucson
    OL: Zach Giles, Jr. Rincon/University
    OL: Zac Cisney, Jr. Sahuaro
    ATH: Devin Neal, Sr. Santa Cruz
    ATH: Christian Fetsis, Jr. Pusch Ridge
    K: Heath Kleindienst, Sr. Catalina Foothills
    P: Cameron Scharf, Sr. Salpointe

    THIRD TEAM DEFENSE
    DL: Tyler Goddard, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    DL: Omar Ibanez, So. Pueblo
    DL: Kashawn Valencia, Jr. Tucson
    DL: Jesus Samaniego. Sr. Desert View
    DL: Paul Bertelsen, Sr. Pusch Ridge
    DL: Chris Burch, Sr. Sabino
    LB: TJ Cephers, So. Marana
    LB: Joey Hernandez, Sr. Sunnyside
    LB: Eric Anguiano, Sr. Douglas
    LB: Jeremy Vallejos, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    LB: Dakota Haynes, Jr, Pusch Ridge
    DB: Jose Silva, Jr. Sunnyside
    DB: David Montes, Sr. Tucson
    DB: Ian McClemons, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    DB: Teon Simmons, Jr. Marana
    DB: Rodney Rodgers II, Sr. Cienega
    DB: DeErick Smith, Sr. Empire
    KR: Terrell Hayward, So. Cienega
    KR: TJ Florence, Sr. Flowing Wells

    FOURTH TEAM OFFENSE
    QB: Trenton Bourget, So. Marana
    QB: Sean Barton, Sr. Salpointe
    RB: Soma ikaika Helu, Sr. Ironwood Ridge
    RB: Brandon Laird, Sr. Benson
    RB: Ruben Rivera IV, So. Pueblo
    WR: Tariq Jordan, So. Marana
    WR: Devin Stubblefield, Jr. Cholla
    WR: David Montes, Sr. Tucson
    WR: BJ McDaniel, Sr. Marana
    TE: Mario Meza, Jr. Douglas
    TE: Jason Witt, Sr. Tombstone
    LS: Angel Ledezma, Jr. Marana
    OL: Nathan Cosmas, Sr. Sabino
    OL: Anthony Wells, Jr. Sunnyside
    OL: Carter Clarke, Jr. Cienega
    OL: Seth Clem, Sr. Marana
    OL: Devin Fitch, Sr. Marana
    OL: Julian Barcelo, Sr. Tucson
    ATH: Travis Davis, St. David
    ATH: Jordan Porter, Jr. Cholla
    K: Bennett Nottingham, Jr. Sabino
    P: Jon Zaguara, Sr. Tanque Verde

    FOURTH TEAM DEFENSE
    DL: Frank Crane, Ironwood Ridge
    DL: Amani Cruz, Jr. Tucson
    DL: Gage Stohlmann, Sr. Mountain View
    DL: Francisco Jimenez, Sr. Sahuaro
    DL: Da’Shae Henderson, Sr. Sahuarita
    DL: Brandon Benson, Sr. Sabino
    LB: Joel Salazar, So. Santa Cruz
    LB: Keegan Graf, Sr. Benson
    LB: Remington Vail, Sr. Pusch Ridge
    LB: Weston Aguilar, Jr. Mountain View
    LB: Charlie Reyes, Jr. Flowing Wells
    LB: Justin Barnett, Sr. Sahuaro
    DB: Leon Hayes, So. Catalina
    DB: Alberto Garcia, Sr. Tucson
    DB: Omar Carrillo, Jr. Rincon/University
    DB: Benjamin Butler, Sr. Salpointe
    DB: Tylor Krausch, Sr. Canyon del Oro
    DB: Taylr Killian, Sr. Sabino
    KR: Eric Teitelbaum, Sr. Tanque Verde
    KR: Carlos Valarezo, Sr. Amphitheater

    Meet the 2016 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Arizona Football Team, plus All-Conference selections

     

    2016 All-Arizona Football Team

    The 2016 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Arizona Football Team was selected by the azcentral sports high school staff. The All-Arizona team represents the best players regardless of division. The staff used statistics, rankings, observations and coaches' comments in making its selections. Team is listed by position.
     
    , azcentral sports 2:25 p.m. MST December 12, 2016
     

    All-4A Conference

    Offense

    First team

    QB: Max Massingale, Saguaro, 5-11, 180, Jr.

    RB: Draycen Hall, Higley, 5-8, 165, Jr.

    RB: Stone Matthews, Saguaro, 5-9, 190, Sr.

    C: Joseph Emnett, Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, 6-0, 265, Sr.

    OL: Corey Stephens, Saguaro, 6-3, 288,  Sr.

    OL: Jax Wacaser, Saguaro, 6-5, 260, Sr.

    OL: Sean Seawards, Saguaro, 6-4, 320, Sr.

    OL: David Watson, Tucson Amphitheater, 6-6, 295, Jr.

    TE: Jared Poplawski, Saguaro, 6-4, 220, Sr.

    WR: Bryan Beckon, Tucson Catalina Foothills, 6-0, 170, Sr.

    WR: Cooper Jones, Higley, 6-2, 190, Sr.

    AP: Robert Branch-Williams, Scottsdale Coronado, 5-9, 175, Sr.

    K: J.J. Nash, Peoria Sunrise Mountain, 6-0, 155, Sr.

    KR: Cameron Gardner, Casa Grande, 5-11, 180, Jr.

    Second team

    QB: Chase Cord, Peoria Sunrise Mountain, 6-3, 195, Sr.

    RB: Damaria Norris, Glendale Cactus, 5-10, 190, Jr.

    RB: Chris Medcalf, Dysart, 6-0, 188, Sr.

    C: Jonathan Gianzero, Higley, 6-1, 210, Jr.

    OL: Jake Wagner, Sunrise Mountain, 6-1, 290, Jr.

    OL: Jordan Gianzero, Higley, 6-1, 216, Jr.

    OL: Nathan Torres, Peoria, 6-3, 255, Sr.

    OL: Alijah Stewart, Cactus, 6-1, 285, Sr.

    TE: Michael Gombert, Cactus Shadows, 6-4, 235, Sr.

    WR: Marcus Naisant, Marcos de Niza, 6-0, 180, Sr.

    WR: Trevor Russell, Casa Grande, 5-10, 177, Sr.

    AP: Garret Veldhuizen, Sunrise Mountain, 5-8, 180, Sr.

    K: Matthew Rosedale, Saguaro, 5-8, 155, Sr.

    KR: Javon Sheron, Buckeye, 5-7, 140, Jr.

    Defense

    First team

    DL: Austin Shirley, Saguaro, 6-2, 225, Sr.

    DL: Odua Isibor, St. Mary's, 6-5, 225, Sr.

    DL: Brandon Boyce, Saguaro, 6-1, 283, Sr.

    DL: My-King Johnson, Tempe, 6-4, 235, Sr.

    LB: Brandt Casey, Saguaro, 6-1, 230, Sr.

    LB: Christian Deltenre, Higley, 5-11, 205, Sr.

    LB: Pacey Prettyman, El Mirage Dysart, 5-9, 180, Sr.

    DB: Kaelib Jarrell, Saguaro, 6-3, 190, Sr.

    DB: Donovan Dalton, Saguaro, 6-4, 200, Sr.

    DB: Jimmy Stewart, Catalina Foothills, 6-2, 180, Sr.

    DB: Bobby Ramirez, Sunrise Mountain, 5-11, 170, Jr.

    P: Heath Kleindienst, Catalina Foothills, 6-1, 150, Sr.

    PR: Jacob Christofferson, Saguaro, 6-1, 165, Sr.

    LS: Patrick McInerney, Saguaro, 6-1, 205, Jr.

    Second team

    DL: Max Michalczik, Catalina Foothills, 6-3, 218, Sr.

    DL: Cameron Tober, Salpointe, 6-0, 215, Sr.

    DL: Ray Cruz, Dysart, 5-10, 225, Jr.

    DL: Malachi Wilkins, Goodyear Estrella Foothills, 6-4, 205, Sr.

    LB: Frank Maisano, Sunrise Mountain, 6-1, 210, Sr.

    LB: Cade Matthews, Higley, 6-1, 212, Jr.

    LB: Robert Duque, Peoria, 6-2, 225, Sr.

    DB: Zach Friedman, Sunrise Mountain, 6-2, 180, Sr.

    DB: Kruise Brown, Dysart, 6-0, 160, Sr.

    DB: Jorden Blake, St. Mary's, 6-3, 185, Sr.

    DB: Jake Russet, Cactus, 5-9, 165, Jr.

    P: Trey Meyer, Cottonwood Mingus, 5-8, 180, Sr.

    PR: Fide Quirarte, San Tan Foothills Combs, 5-9, 180, Sr.

    LS: Trevor Galloway, Mingus, 6-4, 225, Sr.

    Honorable mention

    Chris Aguirre, Salpointe, LB, 5-9, 200, Jr.; Eric Anguiano, Douglas, LB, 6-2, 180, Sr.; Edmond Ashton, Kingman Lee Williams, TE, 6-3, 225, Jr.; Alex Avakian, Apache Junction, DL, 6-1, 220, Sr.; Zacahry Bingham, Peoria, DE, 6-1, 195, Sr.; Nathan Blowers, Youngker, LB, 5-11, 175, Jr.; Gunner Bundrick, Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain, QB, 6-4, 210, Sr.; Julio Carino, Pueblo, LB, 5-10, 200, So.; Bobby Carlon, Moon Valley, DB, 5-10, 150, Jr.; Mason Crossland, Higley, QB, 5-8, 155, Sr.; Raymond Cruz, Dysart, DL, 5-9, 195, Jr.; Austin Enteman, Peoria, LB, 6-0, 185, Jr.; Nate Dobson, Peoria, QB, 6-0, 200, Jr.; Matt Eberhardt, Glendale Cactus, WR, 6-2, 185, Sr.; Nazareth Greer, Marcos de Niza, QB, 6-2, 215, Sr.; Brock Hall, Casa Grande, QB, 6-4, 205, Sr.; Isaiah Joya, Yuma, LB, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Kael Juelfs, Kingman Lee Williams, LB, 6-0, 190, Jr.; Scott Jones, Cactus, DL, 6-0, 272, Jr.; Isaiah Joya, Yuma, LB, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Jonas Leader, Oro Valley Canyon del Oro, DL, 6-4, 267, Sr.; Aaron Marquardt, Prescott, LB, 6-4, 190, Sr.; Alfredo Marquez, Coronado, K, 6-0, 177, Sr.; Zyayre Moss, Marcos de Niza, RB, 5-11, 175, Sr.; Abel Navarrette, St. Mary's, LB, 6-2, 235, Sr.; Anthony Gomez-Nicastro, Marcos de Niza, 6-3, 235, LB, Sr.; Mario Padilla, Salpointe, RB, 5-8, 165, So.; Jose Perez, Buckeye, QB, 5-10, 160, Jr.; Ricky Perez, Rio Rico, RB, 5-8, 150, Jr.; Nathan Pollard, Moon Valley, QB, 6-5, 200, Sr.; Ruben Rivera IV, Tucson Pueblo, RB, 6-1, 180, So.; Simeon Rivera, Dysart, OL, 6-2, 245, Sr.; Brandon Smith, Catalina Foothills, LB, 6-1, 220, Sr.; Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills, QB, 6-2, 190, Sr.; Cameron Scharf, Salpointe, K, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Kyle Soelle, Saguaro, LB/DE, 6-4, 215, Sr.; Gavin Stapley, Cactus Shadows, LB, 6-4, 210, Sr.; Erza Thomas, Amphitheater, DE, 6-2, 210, Sr.; Carlos Valarezo, Amphitheater, RB, 5-10, 150, Sr.; Garret Veldhuizen, Sunrise Mountain, RB, 5-8, 180, Sr.; Luke Wallace, Salpointe, DE, 6-3, 190, Sr.; Ryan Shaver, Bradshaw Mountain, WR, 6-0, 180, Sr.; Jay Vanderjagt, Coronado, QB, 6-3, 180, Sr.; Mark West, Apache Junction, DB, 5-4, 140, Sr.; Calvin Williams, Coronado, DB, 5-9, 175, Sr.

    CFHS Touchdown Club

     

    The purpose of the CFHS TOUCHDOWN CLUB, organized as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is to promote and develop the football program at Catalina Foothills High School, providing fiscal and volunteer support to the coaches and players.  Specific goals include, but are not limited to:

    • Fundraising for expenses not covered by the school district.

    • Providing educational and training opportunities for coaches and players.

    • Enhancing and developing the football program through voluntary and financial activities.

    Catalina Foothills High School Touchdown Club

    Catalina Foothills High School Touchdown Club


    CFHS is located in the foothills of the beautiful Santa Catalinas range north of Tucson, Arizona

    Thank You to Our Website Level Donor:

    2016 Mid-Season Honors for Our Falcons:

    FOOTBALL: Tucson’s Top Talent

    Posted on October 12, 2016
     

    The top players not only possess the very best stats; they also make valuable contributions to a team. This list is for the bigger schools. I’ll cover the smaller schools next week. This list is also not complete. How can it be? That is why it’s not a ranking. That list is for another day.

    Jamarye Joiner, ATHLETE Cienega (7-0)

    Almost 1,500 yards of offense in limited action due to shared responsibilities to this point. Those numbers will double next year.

    Alex Courtemanche, RB Desert View (6-1)

    180 rushes for 1,535 yards with 23 touchdowns. Courtemanche is averaging 220 yards a game at almost 9 yards a pop. He also has 150 points on the year. Much like Dionte Flores last year, defenses know he is coming but they can’t stop him.

    Soma Ikaika Helu, RB Ironwood Ridge (6-1)

    98 carries for 849 yards with 12 touchdowns. Averaging as much as Courtemanche but the Nighthawks have a more balanced attack.

    Ty Grigsby, RB Rincon/UHS (3-4)

    Ty Grigsby is the reason the Rangers are STILL in the 6A playoff hunt eight games into the season. Like Courtemanche and Ikaika Helu, Grigsby is averaging 9 yards a carry.

    Drew Dixon, ATHLETE Sabino (6-1)

    Where would the Sabercats be without Dixon? Dixon comes to play and he is a true “most valuable player” for a team.

    DJ Hinton, ATHLETE Tucson (4-3)

    DJ Hinton runs, catches, punts, kick returns and terrorizes on defense.

    Rhett Rodriguez, QB Catalina Foothills (6-1)

    1,395 yards passing, 18 TDS and only 1 interception. Rodriguez does not make mistakes.

    Caleb Ryden, QB Mountain View (5-2)

    Over 2,000 yards of offense in what was supposed to be down year at the QB spot for the Mountain Lions.

    Isaiah Lovett, WR Mountain View (5-2)

    Nearing 1,000 yards receiving, the senior standout seems to always be open for a big gain.

    James Offerman, LB Sabino (6-1)

    69 tackles. Comes up big for the Sabercats in all those close games.

    Remington Vail and Dakota Haynes, LBs Pusch Ridge (4-3)

    All the talk is about the offensive side but these two have 68 tackles each.

    Cameron Tober, LB/DE Salpointe (5-2)

    10 sacks? Almost unheard of.

    Ezra Thomas, LB/DE Amphitheater (5-2)

    8 sacks have helped get the Panthers on the right track.

    Aaron Aros, KICKER Cienega (7-0)

    Six field goals with one from 49-yards out.

    Ironwood Ridge, Catalina Foothills & Cienega Offensive Lines

    Statistically, three of the best lines in the state. Max Michalczik at tight end almost unfair for the Falcons.

    Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Marana and Catalina Foothills Defensive Lines

    Not much getting through that first line of defense.

    2016 Pre-Season Honors for Our Falcons:

     

    2016 Southern Arizona Preseason High School Football All-Stars

    July 29, 2016 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365
     

    OFFENSE

    QB: Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills
    QB: Cole Gerken, Ironwood Ridge
    RB: Will Kubota-Martin, Empire
    RB: Tamerat McLeod, Pusch Ridge
    TE: Daniel Peabody, Ironwood Ridge
    TE: Max Michalczik, Catalina Foothills
    WR: Isaiah Lovett, Mountain View
    WR: Bryan Beckon, Catalina Foothills
    WR: Garrett Woodlock, Canyon del Oro
    WR: Tyree Pierson, Tucson
    OL: Nathan Cosmas, Sabino
    OL: David Watson, Amphitheater
    OL: Zach Hightower, Canyon del Oro
    OL: Myles Hamlett, Salpointe
    OL: Bryce Fontana, Cienega
    OL: Michael Beltran, Pueblo
    UT: Drew Dixon, Sabino
    UT: Jamarye Joiner, Cienega
    UT: Edwin Lovett, Pusch Ridge
    KICKER: Bennett Nottingham, Sabino
    PUNTER: Heath Kleindienst, Catalina Foothills

    DEFENSE

    DL: Jared Sheeley, Canyon del Oro
    DL: Brandon Benson, Sabino
    DL: Steven Brezovski, Catalina Foothills
    DL: Jose Lugo, Catalina
    DL: Kevin Sotelo, Flowing Wells
    DL: Ezra Thomas, Amphitheater
    DE: Deacon Laurita, Ironwood Ridge
    DE: Luke Wallace, Salpointe
    LB: Dakota Haynes, Pusch Ridge
    LB: Bryan Lopez, Tucson
    LB: James Offerman, Sabino
    LB: JJ Petty, Sabino
    LB: Brandon Smith, Catalina Foothills
    DB: DJ Hinton, Tucson
    DB: James Stewart, Catalina Foothills
    DB: Ricky Paredes, Nogales
    UT: Justin Shorbe, Flowing Wells
    UT: Manny Miranda, Marana
    KR: Keegan Graf, Benson

    Top 10 rankings, all-state team and more...

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    Top 10 rankings, all-state team and more...

    2016 4A Preseason Preview

    Preseason All 4A Team

    QB- Chase Cord – SR – Sunrise Mountain
    RB- Stone Matthews – SR – Saguaro
    RB- Christian Setter – SR – Bradshaw Mountain
    WR- Trevor Russell – SR – Casa Grande
    WR- Matt Eberhardt – SR - Cactus
    TE- Bryce Gilbert – SR - Higley
    OL- Corey Stephens – SR – Saguaro
    OL- Jax Wacaser – SR – Saguaro
    OL- Jonas Leader – SR – Canyon del Oro
    OL- Nathan Torres – SR – Peoria
    OL- Alec Montague – SR – Prescott

    DL- My-King Johnson – SR – Tempe
    DL- Odua Isibor – SR – St. Mary’s
    DL- Anthony Nicastro – SR – Marcos de Niza
    DL- Max Michalczik – SR – Catalina Foothills
    LB- Kyle Soelle – SR – Saguaro
    LB- Brandt Casey – SR – Saguaro
    LB- Abel Navarette – SR – St. Mary’s
    DB- K.J. Jarrell – SR – Saguaro
    DB- DeAndre Hughes – SR – Tempe
    DB- Bryan Beckon – SR – Catalina Foothills
    DB- Jimmy Stewart – SR – Catalina Foothills

    K- Alfredo Marquez – SR – Coronado
    P- Heath Kleindienst – SR – Catalina Foothills
    All-Purpose- Donovan Dalton – SR – Saguaro
    Return- Marcus Naisant – SR – Marcos de Niza

    Preseason Top 10

    1. Saguaro
    2. Catalina Foothills
    3. Marcos de Niza
    4. Sunrise Mountain
    5. Cactus
    6. Higley
    7. Tempe
    8. Peoria
    9. Salpointe
    10. Coronado

    Others Considered: Casa Grande, Shadow Mountain, Greenway, Canyon del Oro, Buckeye, Estrella Foothills, Prescott, Bradshaw Mountain

    Regions

    Kino

    Canyon del Oro, Catalina Foothills, Nogales, Salpointe, Walden Grove
    Favorite- Catalina Foothills
    Contender- Salpointe
    Player of the Year- Rhett Rodriguez – SR – QB – Catalina Foothills

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