The best performances in Arizona high school football form last week

This week's top performances in Arizona high school football gives us a defensive player as our player of the week

Player of the Week

* Sophomore linebacker Dante Coleman from Queen Creek made 11 tackles, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions while helping his team to a 22-20 win over a quality Marana Mt. View team.

Coach of the Week

* I should have recognized him last week but I want to congratulate Joy Christian's Brian Cole for reaching the 100 win milestone. He now has 101 in his career after beating Paradise Honors on Friday.

Team of the Week

* Apollo - O'Connor had a huge win the week prior against previously undefeated Corona del Sol. The Hawks battled back from a two score deficit to beat the Eagles 35-28.

Quarterbacks

* Williams Field senior Weston Murphy had 237 yards and 3 TDs against Higley.

* Jacon Harmon from Apache Junction had 325 yards and 3 TDs against Seton Catholic. He also had a rushing TD.

* Paradise Valley senior Daniel Bridge-Gadd threw for 312 yards and 3 TDs and rushed for 120 and 2 more scores against Cactus Shadows.

* Chase Cord from Sunrise Mountain threw for 206 yards and 6 TDs and had 171 rushing yards versus Peoria.

* Yuma Catholic's Stetson Stallworth threw for 415 yards and 7 TDs against Bourgade.

* Bagdad's Israel Loveall threw for 330 yards and 5 TDs.

* Joy Christian's Matt Mitchell threw for 371 yards and 4 TDs.

Running Backs

* Cactus' Demaria Norris had 117 yards and 1 TD rushing and 98 yards and 1 score receiving against Ironwood.

* Estrella Foothills senior Joe Logan tore it up again. He rushed for 141 yards and 4 TDs versus Glendale.

* Sierra Linda's Toshaun Thomas had 3 rushing TDs and 1 receiving against Desert Edge.

* Anthony Ramirez from Kellis had 252 yards and 3 TDs.

* Westview's Tyler Vasko rushed for 184 yards and 4 TDs versus Shadow Ridge.

* Millennium's J.J. Gayles rushed for 268 yards and 3 TDs versus Willow Canyon.

* Scottsdale Christian's Christian Kalos ran for 339 yards against Tonopah.

* Prescott's Christian Stetter had 5 rushing TDs and 1 punt return TD against Coconino.

* T.J. Green from Chandler rushed for 181 yards on just 7 carries versus Basha, including a 99 yard score.

* Lake Havasu's Jacob Kalogonis had 3 TDs against Wickenburg.

* Stone Matthews from Saguaro rushed for 219 yards and 3 TDs against Mt. Ridge.

* Nogales' Freddie McCarty had 181 yards against Marana.

Receivers

* Max Fine from Williams Field had 8 catches for 129 yards and 2 TDs versus Higley

* Assid Abdul from Apache Junction caught 6 passes for 191 yards and 2 TDs versus Seton Catholic.

* Goldwater's Alex Centa had a rushing TD, a 2 point conversion, 2 INTs and 1 FR.

* Highland junior Tyler Johnson caught 6 passes for 104 yards and 3 TDs against Red Mountain. He also had a 98 yard punt retun for a score.

* Jackson Clement from Mesa had 5 catches for 199 yards and 3 TDs against Dobson.

* Ben Loveall from Bagdad had 169 yards and 4 TDs.

* Dujuan Lawrence from Joy Christian had 114 yards receiving and 1 TD, 1 rushing TD and a punt return TD.

Defense/Special Teams/Misc.

* Zane Whiting from Queen Creek had 3 punt returns for 143 yards including 1 for a score versus Marana Mt. View.

* The Snowflake defense had three pick 6s against Page.

* Not often that you see a lineman score a TD, much less a punt return for a score. Austin Jackson from North Canyon did just that.

* Kenny Churchwell from Mt. Pointe had 2 INTs versus Desert Vista.


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