Player of the Week
* Unbelievable stats for Maricopa QB Aaron Owens. The senior threw for 524 yards and 6 TDs in a wild win over Agua Fria.
Coach of the Week
* Conrad Hamilton - Chaparral. It's not easy taking a bus full of teens on a road trip to California to play one of San Diego's top teams. The Firebirds beat a very good Helix squad in their season opener.
Team of the Week
* Sunnyslope - Everyone, including myself, thought they would be down. The Vikings lost a ton of talent and were not ranked in the preseason polls by anyone despite great success the last two years. They beat a ranked Peoria team 33-3.
* Matt Mitchell from Joy Christian threw 5 TDs passes against San Tan Foothills.
* Higley junior Mason Crossland threw for 329 yards and 5 TDs against Chavez.
* Tristan Asken from Mt. View threw for 359 yards and 3 TDs.
* Super sophomore Alijah Gammage threw 3 TD passes, ran for another and recorded an INT in a win over Phoenix Christian.
* Coming off the bench, Liberty's Andrew Magri threw for 307 yards and 3 TDs in a close loss to Desert Ridge.
* Mt. Pointe's Jack Smith threw for 280 yards and 3 TDs while rushing for 45 yards and a 4th score in win over Bakersfield.
* O'Connor senior Bailin Markridge threw 3 TDs against Boulder Creek.
* Arcadia's Ryan Alexandre rushed for 195 yards and 3 TDs against Bradshaw Mountain.
* Agua Fria's Chris Cofield had 259 yards on the ground, 90 in the air and scored a total of 3 TDs in their loss to Maricopa.
* Joy Christian's Dujuan Lawrence had 2 receiving TDs, 1 rushing and 1 on a return in their win over San Tan Foothills.
* Higley junior Bryce Gilbert caught 8 passes for 222 yards and 3 TDs versus Chavez.
* Maricopa's Johny Johnson caught 8 passes for 287 yards and 3 TDs versus Agua Fria.
* Mata'ava Ta'ase from Mt. View caught 14 passes for 247 yards and 3 TDs.
* Hamilton's Kaleb Pitts caught 5 passes for 118 yards and 1 TD while also standing out in the return game.
* Jake Welsheimer from Shadow Mountain had 6 catches for 168 yards and 3 TDs versus Trevor Browne.
* Liberty's Deyton Jackson caught 12 passes for 165 yards and 2 TDs against Desert Ridge.
* Nate Jones from Perry caught 8 passes for 182 yards and 2 TDs against Mesquite.
* Kellis' Josiah Bailey caught 5 passes for 158 yards and 2 scores and also had a punt return TD versus Washington.
* O'Connor's Michael Tytler had 116 yards and 3 TDs.
* Liberty LB Chase Hulbert had 14 tackles and 1 sack in a their loss to Desert Ridge.
* Thunderbird's Cole Sutter had 2 INTs.
* Agua Fria's Jaylon Green returned a kick and a punt for scores against Maricopa.
* Sunnyslope's Kijan Lee had 13 tackles, 4 TFLs and 1 sack against Peoria.
* O'Connor's Jake Callaway had 7 tackles and 3 sacks versus Boulder Creek.
I am sure I missed a few players, so every week send me your nominations. Send to my Twitter @jason247scout or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.