Thunder vs. NYPD

Long anticipated rematch!

Phoenix Thunder VS NYPD

The Phoenix Thunder football team will play this Saturday against NYPD at Sunnyslope High School, kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm. This is a highly anticipated rematch of last season's national championship game, (won by NYPD 9-6) with the winner moving on to the 2005 national championship game.

The Thunder comes into the contest with a 3-0 record after impressive wins over LAFD 20-3, Houston 41-0 and LAPD 40-12. They say that defense wins championships, if that's true, the Thunder have a legit shot at winning the whole thing. Defensively the Thunder has only surrendered 15 total points in 3 games this season.

The Thunder truly is a great representation of football in the state of Arizona. The Thunder roster features 39 former Arizona prep players. Featuring players from many of the valley's most respected programs, including such programs as Mesa Mountain View, St. Mary's, Brophy and Peoria just to name a few.

The Thunder team not only plays for the love of the game and a chance to compete at a high level, but they also play for a good cause. Proceeds from every hone game go to help the youth in our society. Both Thomas J. Pappas School as well as the Boys and Girls Club have received the proceeds from all of the Thunder's hard work and dedication.

If your needing a football fix, the staff from 24-7football strongly suggest that you head out to Sunnyslope this Saturday to watch a great game. If you go, you will see a great game, with players who play hard and a team that is well coached. We also wish the entire Thunder program the best of luck and offer a standing ovation for all the work you have done for the youth in our society.

Former Arizona Prep stars playing with for the Thunder:

Mike Billingsly Wickenburg

Brad Bissa Brophy

Blake Brisco Cortez

Mike Broek Phx. Christian

Lain Caldwell Casa Grande

Daniel Cheatham Kofa

Jason Dimmick Mountain Ridge

Aaron Ernsberger Mountain View

Johnny Estrella St. Mary's

Dave Ewan St. Mary's

Scott Ferrance St. Mary's

Bobby Gomez St. Mary's

Nick Gomez St. Mary's

Dan Gonzales Paradise Valley

Seth Jenners St. Mary's

Scott Johnson Mountain View

Bobby Kallemeyn Moon Valley

Dave Karber Brophy

Brett Kaulkbrenner Thunderbird

Kelly Liebermeann Centennial

Tony Long Deer Valley

Josh McBurney Tempe

Bob Merillatt Marcos De Niza

Tait Mitton Trevor Browne

Ray Ochoa Cactus

Ty Parten Horizon

Ricky Pearsall Flagstaff

Ben Petrucci Flagstaff

Gavino Prieto South Mountain

Kenny Mitchell Peoria

Todd Reidhead Dobson

Doug Reinhardt Washington

Rick Rewerts Camelback

Russell Spencer Chandler

Jason Scarpetti Dobson

Ed Smith St. Mary's

Chuck Walton Casa Grande

Ed Widdowson Shadow Mountain

Mike Young St. Mary's

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