Here is 2005's All 24-7 Team. The voting on this team was based on the observations from the staff at 24-7, all region teams and coaches recommendations. There are many players that deserve to be honored but we stuck to our guns and named just a 1st and 2nd team. Thanks for everyone's support of this website this year and remember to tell us what you think of our picks on the message boards.
1st Team- Dax Crum- 6'4 210- Horizon- Crum may have been the most improved player of the year. He had a spectacular season, passing for 2,460 yards with 23 TDs versus only 9 INTs.
Team- Jon Tobin- 6'4 210-
Sherrod Austin- 6'1 200- North Canyon- Rushed for 2,250 yards and 22 TDs, leading the Rattlers to the 5A2 state title. Has the speed to hit the corner and the size to run between the tackles.
2nd Team- Ronald Huckaby- 5'9 165- Maryvale- Averaged 10 yards per carry while rushing for 2,016 yards and 19 TDs. Also showed good hands out of the backfield, catching 19 balls for 274 more yards and 2 TDs.
Glyndon Bolasky- 6'0 190- Sabino- UofA commit had great season for 4A1 runners up Sabino. He rushed for 1,773 yards and pitched in 25 TDs.
1st Team- Adam Beauchamp- 6'1 235- Bradshaw Mountain- Regular season rushing leader averaged over 200 yards per game. Ended the year with 2,220 yards and 24 TDs.
Team- Ridge Nielsen- 6'1
1st Team- T.J. Campbell-5'9 180- Sunnyslope- Led the state in receiving yards with 1,470 on 76 catches. Had 13 TDs in the air to go along with 7 rushing.
Ramel Ross- 5'9 172- North- Had 55 catches
for 1,153 yards and 12 TDs. Like
2nd Team- Xavier Lucas- 6'4 200 McClintock- Big time receiver with big time potential. This D1 prospect averaged nearly 23 yards per catch on 45 catches.
Michael Moorer- 6'0 180 Cactus Shadows- Led the state in receiving TDs with 18. Added 60 catches for 1,050 yards.
1st Team- Trevor Hankins- 6'5 225- Chaparral- Made the successful transition from offensive line to TE. Led state in receiving yards by a TE with 656 on 31 catches.
Team- Jeff Jones- 6'2 245-
Team- Kris O'Dowd- 6'5 290- Salpointe- Only a
junior, O'Dowd may have been the best linemen in the state. He will be a big
time prospect next year, already attracting the likes of
Jose Luis Lopez- 6'1 270- Sunnyside- 3 year starter and 3 time all conference pick for the Blue Devils.
Diamond Johnson- 6'2 260- Independence- Strong and physical linemen that was the leader up front for the Patriots.
Blake Behrens- 6'3 260- Brophy- Another junior makes for a promising OL class next year. Behrens stood out on both sides of the ball for the state champs. Used solid technique to overcome any fatigue he may have had.
Matt Gariboldi- 6'5 275- Brophy- Virtual unknown coming in to the season but great year has D1 schools paying attention. Played well against speedy Dontay Moch in the title game.
Team- John Romero- 6'4 280- Salpointe-
Injuries kept Romero off the 1st team but he was dominate and nasty
when he was healthy.
Jacob Stucky- 6'2 240-
Alex Solot- 6'7 280- Rincon- UTEP commit's tremendous commitment to the weight room over the summer had him put on the needed weight to be force up front and garner D1 looks.
Scott Stewart- 6'3 290- Goldwater- Two-way standout for the Bulldogs was a dominant run blocker.
Tanner Cullumber- 6'4 275-
1st Team- Jon Hargis- 6'4 290- Red Mountain- This 3 time 1st team all region performer made plays despite being double teamed from his nose guard position. ASU commit.
Jermaine Williams- 6'3 255- Maryvale- The emergence of Huckaby on offense gave Williams a chance to show his skills on the other side of the ball. And he showed why his future at ASU is on the defensive side of the ball.
Jake Liber- 6'3 205- Cactus- Region defensive player of the year had 97 tackles and 16 sacks.
Danny Monarrez- 6'0 260- Cactus- Was as dominant of a DT as we saw all year. Had 82 tackles and 9 sacks.
2nd Team- Tony Lewis- 5'11 220- Millennium- Was stout in the middle for the Tigers, finishing the season with 72 tackles and 9 sacks from the nose guard spot.
Tom Ramsey- 5'11 245- Centennial- Another squatty body DT that wreaked havoc on the opposite side of the LOS. Had 110 tackles and 9.5 sacks on the year.
Dontay Moch- 6'3 220-
Peyton Mao- 6'1 235- Sinagua- Had great season earning defensive player of the year honors in his region.
Team- Gerald Munns- 6'3 220-
Anthony Llanos- 6'1 230- North Canyon- Region defensive player of the year for the 5A2 champs. Made big play after big play all year collecting 136 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 INTs, 3 fumble recoveries and 3 blocked FGs.
Cody Dowd- 6'3 240- North- NAU commit led the state in tackles with 192 and pitched in 6 sacks. Was the Metro player of the year.
2nd Team- Keaton Kristick- 6'3 225- St. Mary's- The Oregon State commit was great on both sides of the ball. But his ability to deliver the big hit from his MLB spot gives him the nod here.
Ricky Moore- 5'11 190- Chandler- May be slight in stature but no one played bigger than Moore who racked up 171 tackles.
Team- Jon Ott- 6'1
Brantwon Bowser- 6'1 180- Maryvale- This ASU commit was a lock down corner for the Panthers.
Brice Wilkins- 6'2 185- Westwood- Was a star QB but showed good cover skills and the ability to step up and play the run on D.
Mike Callaghan- 6'2 195- Brophy- Made presence known from his safety spot.
2nd Team- David Pollock- 6'1 170- Cactus- Was a ball-hawk in the Cobra secondary grabbing 7 INTs while racking up over 40 tackles.
Mekyell Harrell- 5'10 180- North Canyon- NAU commit was solid all season racking up 40 tackles and 1 INT.
Adam Bailey- 6'1 180- Chaparral- Had very solid season for the Firebirds. Was good in pass coverage collecting 3 INTs and was good in run support collecting 3 sacks and 50 tackles.
TJ Reid- 5'9 180- Chavez- The Metro region defensive player of the year ended the season with 4 INTs.
1st Team- Ezra Ricks- 6'0 190- Cactus- Was 15 of 24 on FGs with a long of 59! Was also 67 of 70 on PATs. Most kickoffs sailed into the endzone.
2nd Team- Stefan Demos- 5'9 185- Horizon- The Northwestern commit was 13 of 15 on FGs with a long of 51 yards.
1st Team- Stefan Demos- 5'9 185- Horizon- Had great hang time and the awesome ability to place the ball. Averaged nearly 45 yards per punt with a long of 66.
2nd Team- Dominic Papa- 6'0 175- Hamilton- Averaged 41 yards per punt with good hang time. Had a long of 60 yards.
1st Team- Kyle Williams- 5'10 180- Chaparral- By far the most dangerous return man in the state. Was a threat to score whenever he touched the ball. Returned the opening kickoff of the year for a TD and many teams would not even kick him the ball after that. ASU commit.
2nd Team- Warren Johnson- 5'7 130- Centennial- The smallest guy on the all 24-7 team may have been snubbed on our all 5A2 team but his play in the state title game, gives him the nod here. Returned 4 kicks for scores.
Team- Kenton Thomas- 6'1 190-
2nd Team- Curt Sweeney- 5'11 170- Sunrise Mountain- Sweeney was great in all three facets of the game. He caught 55 passes for 1193 yards and 15 scores, he was tough on D collecting 47 tackles and 2 INTs and was a dangerous return man. Sweeney was even his team's kicker, hitting 3 of 5 FG attempts and converting on 36 of 39 PATs.