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By Renard Roberts AFN Contributor  |  Updated 

Pride fall to Eagles in California

Offensive struggles proved to be costly for Mountain Pointe High School in their 39-25 loss to Chaminade College Preparatory (West Hills, CA), Thursday night at Mission Viejo High School in California.

This year at the Under Armor Brothers in Arms Classic the Pride came out flat on both sides of the ball. It only took three plays for Chaminade’s Michael Wilson, a Stanford commit, to take a short slant route the 77-yards to put the Eagles up 7-0.  

In the first quarter, all Mountain Pointe had working for them was their defense. They got a huge boost from cornerback Marshawn Gibson, as he jumped an outside route, picked off the pass and returned it 40-yards for the Prides first points of the ball game.

Points after turnovers were very detrimental to the Pride’s mission however. Later in the first half the Eagles returned the favor with an interception of their own, nearly returning it for a touchdown. It did not take much for Chaminade to punch the ball in again as star running back Andrew Vanburen, showing what a great talent Boise State will receive in the next year, scored one of his four rushing touchdowns. 

During the duration of the game the Pride would gain some momentum, but it would be snatched away by their opponents with a blink of an eye.

The running game finally started to develop in the second quarter as Jakim Mckinney did his best to carry the team, scoring the only two offensive touchdowns. But right before the team from Awhatukee headed towards the locker room, Vanburen scattered down the Chaminade sideline scoring his third touchdowns.

The Pride were one dimensional on offense as the pressure forced by the defensive line of the Eagles did not allow quarterback Nick Wallerstedt to find his targets down the field.

Instead of coming out with an impressive drive to gain some momentum, the first play of the second half ended in the worst possible way. Chaminade defensive back Christopher Rankings picked off his second pass of the night. 

Even though Mountain Pointe had mad many mental mistakes going into the fourth quarter, they were still fighting to stay within striking distance. Another interception, this time by Delano Salgado, led to a touchdown which kept the game within two possessions. The last straw of confidence was lost however when Chaminade blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter.

“We had penalties we had turnovers we played poorly on offense and defense, we didn’t tackle or block well, we got out played and out coached”, Mountain Pointe Head Coach, Norris Vaughan.

The Pride were also spread thin throughout the matchup as a few of their key players went out with minor injuries. In the postgame speech by Vaughan he told his team that they lacked heart and let the other team play more physical.

They will need to bring their “A” game next week as they battle Chandler High in a rematch of the 6A state championship last season.  

     

     

    Mountain Pointe running back Gary Bragg, returning from an ACL injury that kept him out for most of the 2016 season, ran for three touchdowns Friday night against Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor.   [Photo by Carmen Jollineau]

    Mountain Pointe makes early statement in rout of O’Connor

    By Eddie Poe, Tribune Contributor | Updated 

    Mountain Pointe wasted no time showing why it is the No. 2-ranked high school football team in Arizona.

    Gary Bragg and Delano Salgado ran through and around the defense of Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor with ease on Friday night, cruising to a 46-6 rout at Jack Dillard Stadium in their season opener.

    “I’m really proud of the way we came out and played,” coach Norris Vaughan said. “We had a few dropped balls, a few miscues here and there but I thought we played really well.”It looked at first like No.2 Mountain Pointe was going to be faced with a challenge as they were forced to punt the ball away on their first two drives.

    The challenge was short-lived as Bragg took a handoff from quarterback Nick Wallerstedt on the following drive, made two O’Connor defensive players miss, and sped down the left side of the field for a 47-yard run.

    It later set up Wallerstedt for an 11-yard quarterback draw to score the first points of the game.From that point on, Mountain Pointe grasped hold of the flow of the game and never looked back.“It was good to be able to come out and control the game like we did and go at our own pace,” Braggs said, who finished the game with three rushing touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, the Pride defense mauled opposing quarterback Christian King to the tune of no first downs allowed in the first half.

    One of the questions for Mountain Pointe coming into their season opener was whether their defense would present the same type of aggressiveness and force without their star defensive lineman, Matthew Palo-Mao, who was lost for the season to injury. “I wish we had him but we had a number of other guys behind him step up and really perform,” Vaughan said. “A guy goes down, other players step in and do their job. That’s all you can ask for.”

    With a week off before their next game, Mountain Pointe will begin preparing for the national stage as they’ll travel to California on Aug. 31 to take on Chaminade High School. The following week, they’ll return home for a matchup with Chandler — a game that’s been marked on their calendar since last season’s state final loss. 

    The reality of two early season games on a national stage is crucial for Mountain Pointe’s success in the long run.“[Those] games are definitely going to help us later on in the season,” Wallerstedt said. “We’ll see two of the better teams in the country and after that it’ll just be about treating every game like we’re playing [Chandler] or [Chaminade] because you never know what’s going to happen.” 

    Although the preparation for those two matchups will be fairly similar to any other game, there’s no arguing the heightened importance of them. “We always want to play the best teams to start off the season,” Vaughan said. “We think [they] will help us tremendously for the rest of the season.”

    “But, they’ll both be just like any other game.”

     

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    “If we can stay healthy, we have a chance to get back to the state championship game, there’s no question,” Vaughn said.

    Hut, hut! Pride, Thunder ready for the 2017 season

    • By Greg Macafee, AFN Sports Editor  

    Ahwatukee always has at least one successful high school football team. But in 2017, the community will have two teams with the talent to make a run for a state championship.

    Last year ended the same way for both Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe high schools – with losses to Chandler High in the Class 6A State Tournament. Desert Vista was knocked out in the quarterfinals, while Mountain Pointe made a run to the state championship game.

    The Pride finished the season ranked No. 1 in Class 6A and had beaten Chandler High earlier in the fall by 45 points.

    On its run to the championship and throughout the season, however, the Pride suffered numerous injuries. In its semifinal victory over Red Mountain High the team lost at least four starters.

    This season, the Pride will return with another strong defense featuring defensive backs Kenny Churchwell and Delano Salgado, who combined for 93 tackles and six interceptions.

    But injuries already have impacted the 2017 Pride.

    The defensive line will be missing Matthew Pola-Mao, who will miss the season due to injury, head coach Norris Vaughn said.

    Nevertheless, Vaughn said he likes his team’s chances if his players can avoid more major injuries.

    “If we can stay healthy, we have a chance to get back to the state championship game, there’s no question,” Vaughn said.

    Desert Vista is also feeling confident about its chances on the gridiron.

    “I feel like teams are going to have to try and win by their defense,” leading tackler Larry Davis said. “They gotta win by not letting our offense score because I don’t think a lot of people are going to score. Our defense is pretty stacked.”

    For Mountain Pointe, look for Jacob Olsen and Shomari Hayes to fill the void left by the 6-foot-2, 308-pound Pola-mao.

    Olsen led the team in sacks in 2016 with six and made 87 tackles as well. Hayes was another big piece of the Prides hard-hitting defense last season, racking up 74 tackles, 11.5 of them being for a loss.

    The Pride will have a stout defense in 2017, but they will also have another solid offense.

    Tailback Gary Bragg returns from an ACL injury that ended his junior season after rushing for 891 yards and 11 touchdowns in five games. They will also return quarterback Nick Wallerstedt, who filled in for injured Noah Grover last season, throwing for 558 yards and four touchdowns.

    Salgado will also have a significant role in the offense for the Pride. The senior tailback rushed for 730 yards and six touchdowns last season.

    After a 7-5 season, the Desert Vista Thunder are looking to return strong in 2017 with a potent offense and an even stronger defense.

    They finished their run in 2016 with a devastating 62-7 loss against eventual state champion Chandler High in the quarterfinals, after finishing the regular season ranked 10th in Class 6A.

    Although Desert Vista graduated starting QB Nick Thomas and leading rusher Lelon Dillard, the Thunder still have several returning players who will have a larger role in 2017.

    With Nevada transplant quarterback Derek Kline under center, the Thunder will boast an offense with plenty of weapons, both in the backfield and on the outside.

    James Stagg and Keishaud White both return to the offense after combining for nine touchdowns and 750-plus receiving yards last season.

    Defensively, head coach Daniel Hinds said, the Thunder is returning its entire secondary as well as Davis, who made 93 tackles last season and racked up 6.5 sacks as well.

    Caleb Humphrey and Stagg also return to a defense that could be dangerous throughout the season.

    Of course, a highlight of the season will come Sept. 28, when Desert Vista hosts its crosstown rival in the Tukee Bowl.

    Last year’s Tukee Bowl saw seniors on both sides scoring all 43 points of a 27-16 Mountain Pointe win.

    Rashie Hodge Jr. and Antwaun Woodberry combined for three touchdowns on the ground while Noah Grover found Isaiah Pola-mao through the air for the only passing touchdown of the game.

    For Desert Vista, Lelon Dillard found the end zone on the ground and senior kicker Riley Erickson put two field goals and an extra point through the uprights.

    Both Ahwatukee teams always provide exciting matchups for the bowl game.


    “Everything about it, you have this community two schools in it, the kids know each other,” Hinds said. “It’s just fun to be a part of.”

     

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    Matthew Pola Mao  (Photo by Sports360AZ)

    No. 2 Matthew Pola-Mao, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, DT, 6-2, 290

    A four-star by Scout.com, he has started at nose tackle since his freshman year on varsity. He is the younger brother of senior safety Isaiah Pola-Mao, who signed with USC. Pola-Mao has offers from UA, ASU, Washington,  among others.

    See full article below.

    Arizona’s top high school football prospects: 2019 class

    , azcentral sports11:35 a.m. MT April 19, 2017

     

    Spring football is around the corner, and it’s time to get going on the class of 2019 for Arizona high school football prospects.

    I’ll roll out 10 each week until I reach 100.

    RELATED: Arizona’s top high school football prospects: 2018 class

    No. 10 Aaron Wood, Mesa Skyline, RB, 5-9, 175

    He ran for 1,000 yards as  a sophomore, splitting time with a senior. Great work ethic and passion for the game. Has added 25 pounds since the end of last season.

    No. 9 Nate Polk, Scottsdale Saguaro, S, 6-2, 190

    A long, athletic, rangy defensive back who comes from tremendous football bloodlines. His father played in the NFL. His brother Ray played for Colorado. He is a dynamic defensive playmaker with great ball skills who could be the next Isaiah Pola-Mao to come through high school.

    RELATED: Arizona’s best high school football programs – ranked by state titles

    No. 8 Avery Carrington, Chandler, DB, 6-2, 180

    He transferred from Hamilton in January. He is the brother of former Hamilton All-Arizona defensive back Devon Carrington, who went on to have a good career at Stanford. This Carrington could be just as good if not better. He anticipates well covering a lot of field. He had 41 tackles and three interceptions on Hamilton’s varsity as a sophomore.

    No. 7 Ryan Puskas, Peoria Liberty, S, 6-2, 190

    Great athlete who runs track. He covers the field really well. Makes plays on defense with his speed and physical play. He 54 tackles, five for losses, last season on varsity. He also blocked five punts. One of the more valuable special teams players in the state. He had three interceptions and eight pass breakups. His recruiting will blow up.

    RELATED: Arizona’s best high school football coaches – ranked by state titles

    RELATED: Arizona’s best high school football coaches – ranked by state titles

    No. 6 D’Shayne James, Gilbert Perry, WR, 6-3, 210

    Similar build as Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry, James is getting serious looks from Nebraska. He had 58 catches for 823 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Big-play threat who makes plays after catches.

    No. 5 JaCobby Dinwiddie, Mesa Mountain View, WR, 6-2, 180

    He made a major impact as a sophomore when he caught 70 passes for 1,012 yards and six TDs. His offers will depend on his grades. Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State are on him. He’ll be getting great looks in spring ball. Excellent athlete. Big-play target.

    ARIZONA NFL CONNECTIONS: NFL players from an Arizona college or high school

    No. 4 Dez Melton, Glendale Deer Valley, Athlete, 6-4, 210

    Tremendous athlete who picked up his first offer from Arizona. He can play anywhere. The Skyhawks used him at running back and he ran for 1,362 yards and 15 touchdowns on 190 carries. He caught 17 passes for 271 yards. And his best position in college could be safety.

    No. 3 Jacob Conover, Chandler, QB, 6-1, 196

    He beat out two guys in grades above him to become the starting quarterback and led the Wolves to the 6A state championship, then a Georgia state championship team in Texas in late December. His stats were off the charts: 3,715 yards, 32 TDs passing with just five interceptions. He completed nearly 70 percent of his passes.

    RELATED: Biggest impact football players from Arizona in past 10 recruiting classes

    No. 2 Matthew Pola-Mao, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, DT, 6-2, 290

    A four-star by Scout.com, he has started at nose tackle since his freshman year on varsity. He is the younger brother of senior safety Isaiah Pola-Mao, who signed with USC. Pola-Mao has offers from UA, ASU, Washington,  among others.

    No. 1 Spencer Rattler, Phoenix Pinnacle, QB, 6-2, 180

    He started picking up football scholarship offers from Power 5 conferences after his freshman season. Rattler, also a talented basketball player, is up to 12 offers, five from the Pac-12, including both Arizona and Arizona State and UCLA, Colorado and Utah. He has grown a little more each year. His athleticism is off the charts and his arm strength and IQ only getting better. Watch for his best season yet in his third year as a varsity starter.

    MORE: Notable Arizona high school football recruiting misses

    Suggest human interest stories to Richard Obert at richard.obert@arizonarepublic.com or 602-316-8827. Follow him at azc_obert

    Mountain Pointe’s annual Physical Day for next year’s athletes is being held on Thursday, May 11th.   Find all details at:  TUHSD Sports Physicals

     

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    Congrats to Jaydon Brooks on being honored as one of the top scholar athletes in Arizona by theNational Football Foundation.  Pictured with Coach Norris Vaughan at the 36th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on April 8, 2017.  

     

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    Arizona Sports Awards Big Schools Football Athlete of Year finalists: T.J. Green, Isaiah Pola-Mao, Brock Purdy

    , azcentral sportsPublished 5:42 p.m. MT Dec. 10, 2016 | Updated 12:48 p.m. MT Dec. 11, 2016

    The Arizona Sports Awards, presented by Arby’s, will honor an Athlete of the Year in every sport at the spring 2017 event.

    At the end of each season, azcentral sports will announce three finalists for each Athlete of the Year award. The finalists are listed alphabetically.

    All three will be invited to the awards show where the winner will be announced live. More information on the spring 2017 event will be announced soon.

    April 30, 2017

    ASU Gammage   |   Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm   |   Speaker: Larry Fitzgerald

     

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    Phoenix Mountain Pointe safety and wide receiver Isaiah Pola-Mao is a finalist for the Arizona Sports Awards, presented by Arby’s, Big Schools Football Athlete of the Year. (Photo: Tom Tingle/azcentral sports)

    Isaiah Pola-Mao

    School: Phoenix Mountain Pointe

    Year: Senior

    Positions: Safety, wide receiver

    Pola-Mao was a big-play receiver, but he left a legacy on defense, a three-time All-Arizona selection at safety. He had seven interceptions as a sophomore, four his junior year and 10 this season, including six in the last three playoff games.

    He returned two of his three interceptions for touchdowns in the 47-21 6A Conference quarterfinal win over Mesa Desert Ridge. He had an interception in the 21-14 semifinal win over Mesa Red Mountain and two more in the state final against Chandler, a 37-17 loss, in which he injured his shoulder.

    “I thought he was the best player in the state,” said Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan, who believes Pola-Mao will be playing in the NFL some day.

    Pola-Mao, an imposing figure at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, was arguably the biggest hitter in the state. It was hard to get around him. He had 100 tackles, 31 solo, this year. He broke up 18 passes and caused two fumbles, including one in the championship game.

    On offense, Pola-Mao had his biggest season, catching 27 passes for 640 yards (23.7 yards per catch) and nine TDs. His performance in the first meeting with Chandler was off the charts. He caught two TD passes, set up another with a diving grab near the goal line and intercepted a pass in the 52-7 win.

    Mountain Pointe was ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation most of the season with Pola-Mao the heart and soul of the team.

    “It was awesome,” Pola-Mao said of the season. “If I could redo it, I’d do it. I was glad I could play the past few years with this team.

    “The interceptions, honestly, it started up front with the D-line, with Khalif (Ravenell), Shomari (Hayes) and my brother (Matthew). They get to the quarterback and cause pressure. I’m just doing my job.”

     

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    ArizonaVarsity.com 2018 Early Prospect and Player Rankings

    With 2017’s signing day in the books, here’s the earliest version of ArizonaVarsity’s 2018 prospect and player rankings. Our rankings will differ from Rivals official list, and will be updated and expanded on every month for the next year, until Signing Day 2018. This is the only version of the list that won’t be premium content, so make sure and subscribe to ArizonaVarsity so you don’t miss out on future content.

    Important to remember- prospect rankings and player rankings are different. Prospects rankings involve athletes projected to be in-demand college recruits. Player rankings project and react to on-field performance at the high school level. Send any feedback to azhsfootball@gmail.com

    Arizona Varsity 2018 Prospect Rankings
    Rank Player/Position/School
    1 Solomon Enis (WR) North Canyon
    2 Kenny Churchwell (DB) Mountain Pointe
    3 Joey Ramos (OL) Deer Valley
    4 Jamarye Joiner (ATH) Cienega
    5 Gunner Romney (WR) Chandler
    6 Josiah Bradley (ATH) Saguaro
    7 Max Wilhite (OL) Desert Edge
    8 James Stagg (TE) Desert Vista
    9 Jawhar Jordan (ATH) Hamilton
    10 Jarick Caldwell (WR) Chandler
    11 Sean Andersen (OL) Verrado
    12 Jack Plummer (QB) Gilbert
    13 Mike Rogers (ATH) Cesar Chavez
    14 Ralph Frias (OL) Safford
    15 Alijah Gammage (DB) Desert Vista
    16 Brock Purdy (QB) Perry
    17 Max Massingale (QB) Saguaro
    18 Slater Zellers (LS) Notre Dame Prep
    19 Shomari Hayes (DL) Mountain Pointe
    20 Donjae Logan (DB) Desert Ridge
    21 Jayden Lee (OL) Campo Verde
    22 Giovanni Miranda (WR) Saguaro
    23 Lance Lawson (ATH) Red Mountain
    24 Brayden Flynn (DL) Hamilton
    25 Tyson Jones (OL) Desert Edge
    26 Tyler Shough (QB) Hamilton
    27 Ja’Tai Jenkins (ATH) Verrado
    28 Malik Clark (DL) Moon Valley
    29 Keishaud White (ATH) Desert Vista
    30 Chris Manoa (DL) Chandler
    31 Josiah Bailey (ATH) Kellis
    32 Hunter Mayginnes (OL) Hamilton
    33 Robert Jordan (DL) Mesquite
    34 Draycen Hall (RB) Higley
    35 Gary Bragg (RB) Mountain Pointe
    36 Damaria Norris (RB) Cactus
    37 Tristen D’Angelo (WR) Boulder Creek
    38 Ezekiel Robbins (DB) Hamilton
    39 Bryce Jackson (DB) Chandler
    40 Kaleb Seumanutafa (ATH) Apollo
    41 James Reed (TE) Boulder Creek
    42 Austin Young (OL) Desert Edge
    43 Aidan Diggs (ATH) Millennium
    44 Cade Matthews (LB) Higley
    45 Treyvon Williams (DB) Desert Edge
    46 Dakota Haynes (LB) Pusch Ridge
    47 Cash Peterman (K) Chandler
    48 Jared Wood (QB) Florence
    49 Cole Fisher (RB) Notre Dame Prep
    50 Austin Duffy (QB) Red Mountain
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- QB
    Rank Player/School
    1 Brock Purdy- Perry
    2 Max Massingale- Saguaro
    3 Jamarye Joiner- Cienega
    4 Jared Wood- Florence
    5 Tyler Shough- Hamilton
    6 Mahal Lee- Cactus
    7 Nate Dobson- Peoria
    8 Jack Plummer- Gilbert
    9 Austin Duffy- Red Mountain
    10 Andrew Young- Cactus Shadows
    11 Ruben Beltran III- Centennial
    12 Ernie Peña- Millennium
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- RB
    Rank Player/School
    1 Draycen Hall- Higley
    2 Lance Lawson- Red Mountain
    3 Damaria Norris- Cactus
    4 Mike Rogers- Cesar Chavez
    5 Jawhar Jordan- Hamilton
    6 Sekou Tyler- Paradise Honors
    7 Gary Bragg- Mountain Pointe
    8 Cole Fisher- Notre Dame Prep
    9 Tyrese Allen- Desert Ridge
    10 Troy Ferestad- Bisbee
    11 Nolan Susel- Florence
    12 Kris Jackson- Mesa
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- WR
    Rank Player/School
    1 Gunner Romney- Chandler
    2 Solomon Enis- North Canyon
    3 Cameron Gardner- Casa Grande
    4 Josiah Bailey- Kellis
    5 Tristen D’Angelo- Boulder Creek
    6 Jacob Kaites- Scottsdale Christian
    7 Jarick Caldwell- Chandler
    8 Bujon Boyd- American Leadership (QC)
    9 Joshua Walker- Desert Mountain
    10 Keishaud White- Desert Vista
    11 Xavier Watkins- Paradise Valley
    12 Jake White- Desert Vista
     
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- TE
    Rank Player/School
    1 James Stagg- Desert Vista
    2 James Reed- Boulder Creek
    3 Shamon Salway- Window Rock
    4 Tate Speaker- Perry
    5 Mario Meza- Douglas
    6 Edmond Ashton- Lee Williams
    7 Carter White- Poston Butte
    8 Jesse Bravin- River Valley
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- OL
    Rank Player/School
    1 Joey Ramos- Deer Valley
    2 Max Wilhite- Desert Edge
    3 Tyson Jones- Desert Edge
    4 Mason Honne- Mountain Pointe
    5 Jayden Lee- Campo Verde
    6 Hunter Mayginnes- Hamilton
    7 Austin Young- Desert Edge
    8 Xavier Robinson- Deer Valley
    9 Ralph Frias- Safford
    10 Jozia Myers- Campo Verde
    11 Jaden Hoyt- Northwest Christian
    12 Javier Meza- Cesar Chavez
    13 Jose Lopez- Salpointe
    14 Tristan Rael- Chandler
    15 Zach Neff- Perry
    16 David Watson- Amphitheatre
    17 Justin Segura- Horizon
    18 Kaleb Seumanutafa- Apollo
    19 Trevor Renfro- Centennial
    20 Sean Benke- Mountain View (Marana)
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- DL
    Rank Player/School
    1 Brayden Flynn- Hamilton
    2 Shomari Hayes- Mountain Pointe
    3 Chris Manoa- Chandler
    4 Brayden Smith- Ironwood Ridge
    5 Kaleb Seumanutafa- Apollo
    6 Robert Jordan- Mesquite
    7 Raymond Cruz- Dysart
    8 Dylan Gabbard- Show Low
    9 Scott Jones- Cactus
    10 Kyle White- Notre Dame Prep
    11 Brandon Myree- Basha
    12 Khalif Ravenell- Mountain Pointe
    13 Ryan Salmon- Scottsdale Christian
    14 Jared Mix- Mountain View (Mesa)
    15 Jobiin Sweat- Perry
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- LB
    Rank Player/School
    1 Cade Matthews- Higley
    2 Dakota Haynes- Pusch Ridge
    3 Tre O’Guinn- North Canyon
    4 Vincent Elrod- Notre Dame Prep
    5 Cutter Hatch- Perry
    6 Jordan Ware- Centennial
    7 Jakob Redford- American Leadership (QC)
    8 Shelton Mathis- Florence
    9 Richard Molina- Yuma Catholic
    10 Dante Coleman- Queen Creek
    11 Shaun’dell Hawkins- Williams Field
    12 Larry Davis- Desert Vista
    13 Isaiah Joya- Yuma
    14 Fabian Suniga- Shadow Ridge
    15 Sebastian Bautista- Veritas Prep
    16 Kevin Altmaier- Greenway
    17 Jacob Olsen- Mountain Pointe
    18 Tate Stevens- Highland
    19 Shane Kratzer- Paradise Honors
    20 Anthony Madril- Salpointe
    21 Fernando Becerra- Carl Hayden
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- DB
    Rank Player/School
    1 Kenny Churchwell- Mountain Pointe
    2 Alijah Gammage- Desert Vista
    3 Josiah Bradley- Saguaro
    4 Bryce Jackson- Chandler
    5 Donjae Logan- Desert Ridge
    6 Dylan Stevenson- Pinnacle
    7 Solomon Enis- North Canyon
    8 Sekou Tyler- Paradise Honors
    9 Rodney Rogers II- Cienega
    10 Devon Waite- Mountain View (Mesa)
    11 Aaron Turrey- Sunnyslope
    12 Elijah Neal- Peoria
    13 Andrew Smith- Marana
    14 Ricky Manning- Notre Dame Prep
    15 Bradyn Brown- Pima
    16 Bobby Carlon- Moon Valley
    17 Daniel Frampton- Phoenix Christian
    18 Jake White- Desert Vista
    19 Treyvon Williams- Desert Edge
    20 Derick Bush- Salpointe
    21 Donte Lindsey- Mountain Pointe
    22 Trent Campbell- Estrella Foothills
    23 Jose Escalera- Central
    Arizona Varsity 2018 Player Rankings- Specialist
    Rank Player/School
    1 Slater Zellers- Notre Dame Prep
    2 Cash Peterman- Chandler
    3 Jacori Wooten- Queen Creek
    4 Patrick McInerney- Saguaro
    5 Matt Brock- Mesquite