24-7Football.com D2 Preseason Preview

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

Questions & Notes: I am not a huge fan of how the AIA split up the divisions, but I tell you what, the sections are tough. I really like how they grouped them up. Section 3 is tough! Four of those teams made the playoffs and the one that didn’t, Marana Mt. View, I think could be real good this year. I like the chances of three of the teams that moved up from D3, Saguaro, Williams Field and Queen Creek.

Preseason D2 Top 10

1. Saguaro
2. Williams Field
3. Marcos de Niza
4. Queen Creek
5. Salpointe
6. Skyline
7. Westview
8. Ironwood Ridge
9. Cienega
10. Apollo

Preseason D2 All-State Team

Preseason Player of the Year: Byron Murphy – Senior WR/CB - Saguaro

Preseason Coach of the Year: Steve Campbell - Williams Field

QB: Kare Lyles – SR - Saguaro

RBs: Ethan Johnson – SR – Westwood, Amarii Keyes – SR - Skyline

WRs: Mata’ava Ta’ase – SR – Mesa Mountain View, Kade Warner – JR – Desert Mountain

TE: Bryce Gilbert – JR - Higley

OLs: Kayden Lyles – JR – Saguaro, Thayne Jackson – SR – Gilbert, Dylan Eickmeyer – SR – Salpointe, Corey Stephens – JR – Saguaro, Chase Laurita – SR – Ironwood Ridge

DLs: Roy Lopez – SR – Mesquite, Justin Holt – SR – Salpointe, Aaron Sandrs – Sunnyside, Kolo Uasike – JR - Skyline

LBs: Jacob Ksiazek – SR – Salpointe, Tristan Peterson – SR – Canyon del Oro, Brandt Casey – JR - Saguaro

DBs: Byron Murphy – SR – Saguaro, K.J. Jarrell – JR – Saguaro, Harrison Beemiller – SR – Ironwood Ridge, Justin Sloss – SR – Mesquite,

ATH: Julian Carter – SR - Saguaro

P: Jacob Meeker-Hackett – SR - Cienega

K: Brandon Ruiz – JR – Williams Field

RET: Stanley Berryhill – JR – Marana Mountain View

Section Predictions

Section 1

1. Salpointe
2. Cienega
3. Sahuaro
4. Sunnyside
5. Tucson
6. Buena

Section 2

1. Westview
2. Valley Vista
3. Millennium
4. Tolleson
5. St. Mary’s
6. Willow Canyon
7. Shadow Ridge

Section 3

1. Queen Creek
2. Ironwood Ridge
3. Canyon del Oro
4. Poston Butte
5. Marana Mt. View

Section 4

1. Williams Field
2. Skyline
3. Westwood
4. Higley
5. Mesa
6. Dobson

Section 5

1. Marcos de Niza
2. Campo Verde
3. Mesquite
4. Corona del Sol
5. Gilbert

Section 6

1. Saguaro
2. Apollo
3. Desert Mountain
4. O’Connor
5. Deer Valley
6. Mountain Ridge


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