Friday Night Phenoms

A lot of scoring in this week's Friday Night Phenoms edition's Friday Night Phenoms (9/16/2007)


This week's edition of Friday Night Phenoms is dominated by some spectacular rushing performances and no one was better than the Desert Edge offensive line. They paved the way for 520 rushing yards against Cortez. David Berg led the way with 177 yards and 2 scores, Jeremi Williams went for 112 yards and 3 TDs and Royce Pinkston added 161 yards and a score.


Marcos de Niza has been putting points on the board and RB Harrison Evens has been terrific. On Friday he rushed for 117 yards on just 3 carries and scored 2 TDs on the ground. He added one 72 yard TD reception and just for fun returned a kickoff and a punt for scores.


Not to be outdone was Red Mountain's Jarison Johnson. He rushed for 170 yards and 4 TDs and added an 85 yard kick return for a score.


Mt. Pointe's Marquese Wheaton was dynamite on both sides of the ball. He rushed for 3 scores and intercepted 2 passes in their win over St. Mary's.


Another player racking up TDs is Chaparral WR Mike Cummings. He scored his 7th and 8th of the season with 2 TD catches in the Firebirds win over Copper Canyon.


Jimmy Goad caught 10 passes for 102 yards in Deer Valley's loss to Westview.


One player that is quietly having a great season is Pinnacle's Max Zemezonak. In the Pioneer's 23-0 win over previously unbeaten Goldwater, Zemezonak rushed for a TD, returned a fumble for another and intercepted a pass.


Higley's Taylor McArthur also had an all around good performance in their win over Washington. McArthur rushed for 2 scores and recorded 2 of the team's 6 INTs.


Brandon Hirneise was the main target for a Sean Renfree-less Notre Dame. The senior wideout hauled in 6 passes for 185 yards and 4 TDs against Independence.


Westview has been known for their rushing attack and they have a two-headed monster in Brian Conley and Reggie Nicholson. Reggie went for 179 yards and 3 TDs on just 12 carries.


Young sophomore Tyree Parker from PV rushed for 212 yards and 2 TDs on just 12 carries against Apollo.


Mt. View fans were nervous about who was going to replace all-state QB Riley Nielson. Alex Harris has been great so far this year and on Friday he threw 4 TDs and a 2-point conversion and added a rushing TD as well.


Richard Garcia from Shadow Mountain had a nice night, rushing for 180 yards and 2 TDs and added 80 yards and a score through the air.


McClintock QB Kelly Kurzman had a nice outing on Thursday night. We went 12 of 19 for 233 yards and 2 TDs on the night.


And I cannot miss the small ball guys. ALA's Josh Winterstein rushed for 206 yards and 2 scores on just 12 carries.


And not to be outdone was Coolidge's Brad Jackson. Jackson hit paydirt 3 times in their win over Maricopa on just 12 carries. He rushed for 207 yards on the night.


Just a reminder, this week a lot of games are on Thursday because of Rash Shana.


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