Friday Night Phenoms 10/1
This past Friday night there were numerous performances that showed the versatility of Arizona's high school football athletes. For instance Mesa QB Frankie Hoffmann scored 6 TDs in a win against Cibola!! 4 passing and 2 running. My favorite versatile performer is James Brooks, Flagstaff's 6'6 270 Sophomore DE/WR (Not a combination you see very often) He had multiple sacks and took it to the house over 60 yards on a slant in a win over Greenway.
Moon Valley players are starting to take turns on the phenoms list. This week's award goes to Chris McGaha with 11 receptions and 3 TDs.(Is it just me or this one of the deepest classes for WRs in AZ in a long time?) Also in the passing game, is Prescott QB Ricky Odofer, who threw for 293 yards and 3 TDs in an overtime victory against Mingus.
I'm old school, so I love the run game. Dobson's Marcus Richmond again makes the list for going over 200. Corona del Sol's Blaise Johnson averaged nearly 21 yards a carry on the way to 3 TDs. And speaking of running, give it up for the Mesa Mountain View line lead by Dusty Jones. The Toro trenchmen paved the way for 340 rush yards against a tough Red Mountain D line.
Friday Night Phenoms
This weeks Friday Night Phenoms is highlighted by big play receivers. Highlands TE Shaun Fitzpatrick had 4 catches for 124 yards (31 yards per catch). 3 of the 4 grabs went for TDs!! Another big play receiver was Hamilton 's Mekell Wesley. Wesley averaged almost 35 yards per grab (6 catches) and had 2 TDs.
Good things come in small packages. 5'7 Matt Hain of Moon Valley may be the most versatile player in the state. Thursday he rushed for 209 yards scored 3 TDs and threw in an interception on D for good measure.
On the other end of the height spectrum Peoria 's 6'7 DE Jake Robinson hounded Desert Vista all night Thursday to the tune of 3 sacks, multiple hurries and a crucial blocked punt. Old viewers think Ted Hendricks young viewers think Jason Taylor.
If you love the run game check out the stats here. Skyler Hagg Ironwood 242 yards 3 TDs. Goldwater's Justin Conn averaged over 10 yards a carry on the way to 205 yards. Trevor Browne's Sean Jones had 279 yards rushing. And putting a big smile on Coach Yantis' and Stoops' (Bob) face was Matt Clapp of Paradise Valley who went for 212 yards and 3 TDs