Top 10 rankings, all-state team and more...

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2016 4A Preseason Preview

Preseason All 4A Team

QB- Chase Cord – SR – Sunrise Mountain
RB- Stone Matthews – SR – Saguaro
RB- Christian Setter – SR – Bradshaw Mountain
WR- Trevor Russell – SR – Casa Grande
WR- Matt Eberhardt – SR - Cactus
TE- Bryce Gilbert – SR - Higley
OL- Corey Stephens – SR – Saguaro
OL- Jax Wacaser – SR – Saguaro
OL- Jonas Leader – SR – Canyon del Oro
OL- Nathan Torres – SR – Peoria
OL- Alec Montague – SR – Prescott

DL- My-King Johnson – SR – Tempe
DL- Odua Isibor – SR – St. Mary’s
DL- Anthony Nicastro – SR – Marcos de Niza
DL- Max Michalczik – SR – Catalina Foothills
LB- Kyle Soelle – SR – Saguaro
LB- Brandt Casey – SR – Saguaro
LB- Abel Navarette – SR – St. Mary’s
DB- K.J. Jarrell – SR – Saguaro
DB- DeAndre Hughes – SR – Tempe
DB- Bryan Beckon – SR – Catalina Foothills
DB- Jimmy Stewart – SR – Catalina Foothills

K- Alfredo Marquez – SR – Coronado
P- Heath Kleindienst – SR – Catalina Foothills
All-Purpose- Donovan Dalton – SR – Saguaro
Return- Marcus Naisant – SR – Marcos de Niza

Preseason Top 10

1. Saguaro
2. Catalina Foothills
3. Marcos de Niza
4. Sunrise Mountain
5. Cactus
6. Higley
7. Tempe
8. Peoria
9. Salpointe
10. Coronado

Others Considered: Casa Grande, Shadow Mountain, Greenway, Canyon del Oro, Buckeye, Estrella Foothills, Prescott, Bradshaw Mountain

Regions

Southwest

Buckeye, Estrella Foothills, Gila Ridge, Youngker, Yuma
Favorite- Buckeye
Contender- Estrella Foothills
Player of the Year- Malachi Wilkins – SR – DL – Estrella Foothills

Desert Sky

Casa Grande, Higley, Marcos de Niza, Seton Catholic, Tempe
Favorite- Marcos de Niza
Contenders- Casa Grande, Higley, Tempe
Player of the Year- Bryce Gilbert – SR – TE/WR - Higley

Grand Canyon

Bradshaw Mountain, Coconino, Flagstaff, Lee Williams, Mingus, Mohave, Prescott
Favorite- Bradshaw Mountain
Contenders- Prescott, Mingus
Player of the Year- Christian Setter – SR – RB – Bradshaw Mountain

Kino

Canyon del Oro, Catalina Foothills, Nogales, Salpointe, Walden Grove
Favorite- Catalina Foothills
Contender- Salpointe
Player of the Year- Rhett Rodriguez – SR – QB – Catalina Foothills

West Valley

Cactus, Greenway, Moon Valley, Peoria, Sunrise Mountain
Favorite- Sunrise Mountain
Contenders- Peoria, Cactus
Player of the Year- Chase Cord – SR – QB – Sunrise Mountain

Black Canyon

Apache Junction, Combs, Coronado, Cortez, Dysart, Washington
Favorite- Coronado
Contender- Apache Junction
Player of the Year- Jay Vanderjagt – SR – QB – Coronado

Gila

Amphitheater, Douglas, Palo Verde, Pueblo, Rio Rico
Favorite- Pueblo
Contender-Rio Rico, Palo Verde
Player of the Year- Carlos Valarezo – SR – RB – Amphitheater

Skyline

Cactus Shadows, Saguaro, Shadow Mountain, St. Mary’s, Thunderbird
Favorite- Saguaro
Contender- Shadow Mountain
Player of the Year- Stone Matthews – SR – RB - Saguaro


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