24-7Football.com D1 Preseason Preview

Preseason all-state team, rankings, predictions and more...

Questions & Notes: With only 17 teams in D1 and 16 making the playoffs who will be the odd man out? This division probably has 17 of the top 30 teams in the state in it, incredibly tough games week in and week out. Staying healthy will be the key late in the season and come playoffs. Was very tough leaving some very talented teams out of the Top 10. Can D1 newcomers like Centennial, Chaparral and Liberty hang with the “big boys”?

Preseason D1 Top 10

1. Chandler
2. Centennial
3. Hamilton
4. Mountain Pointe
5. Basha
6. Desert Ridge
7. Brophy
8. Chaparral
9. Red Mountain
10. Pinnacle

Preseason D1 All-State Team

Preseason Player of the Year: Ryan Kelley – Junior Quarterback – Basha

Preseason Coach of the Year: Ron Wisneiwski – Red Mountain

QB: Ryan Kelly – JR – Basha

RBs: Chase Lucas – SR – Chandler, Ryan Velez – SR – Brophy

WRs: N’Keal Harry – SR – Chandler, Tyler Johnson – JR – Highland

TE: Christian Skeptaris – SR – Chaparral

OLs: Marshal Nathe – SR – Centennial, Steven Bailey – SR – Centennial, Josh McCauley – SR – Red Mountain, Nick Silvestro – SR – Basha, Dustin Woodard – SR - Chandler

DLs: D.J. Davidson – SR – Desert Ridge, Garrett Rand – SR - Hamilton, Connor Murphy – SR - Brophy, Brandon Jamison – SR – Chaparral

LBs: Bozton Sanders – SR – Centennial, Hamilcar Rashed – SR – Chandler, Parker Walton – JR – Chaparral

DBs: Isaiah Pola-Mao – JR – Mountain Pointe, Kyree Woods – SR – Chandler, Kurt Shughart – SR – Chaparral, Kyeler Burke – SR – Hamilton

ATH: Mason Moran – SR – Chandler

P: Dylan Waters – SR – Mesa Mountain View

K: Connor Culp – SR – Desert Vista

RET: Alex Jackson – SR – Liberty

Section Predictions

Section 1

1. Chandler
2. Hamilton
3. Basha
4. Brophy
5. Perry

Section 2

1. Centennial
2. Chaparral
3. Pinnacle
4. Liberty
5. Horizon
6. Boulder Creek

Section 3

1. Mountain Pointe
2. Desert Ridge
3. Red Mountain
4. Highland
5. Mesa Mountain View
6. Desert Vista

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