Friday Night Phenoms

Rivalry games, upsets and big performances highlight this week's edition of Friday Night Phenoms

This was a big week in Arizona football. Some rivals played, unbeatens went down, upsets happened. Who came up big on Friday night?


Here is our latest edition of Friday Night Phenoms:


Player of the week


People are always comparing Arizona football to California. Not many people give us credit and Notre Dame did their best to prove we can be competitive in the football world when they beat Marin HS from Kentfield, CA. Sean Renfree was lights out in that game. He went 24 of 35 for 347 yards and 4 TDs versus 1 INT. That was Sean first pick if the year to his 16 TDs.


Here are others that played well this week:




In case you didn't know, a huge game was played Friday between rivals Saguaro and Chaparral. The game was all that it was billed to be and both QBs were dynamite. Saguaro's Tim Ruben was 6 of 12 passing for 123 yards and 2 TDs. He also ran for 76 yards and a score. Spencer Stone was on point. He completed 21 of 24 for 243 yards and 2 TDs.


Another dual threat QB is Mt. View's Alex Harris. He rushed for 177 yards and 1 TD against Basha. Through the air he had 108 yards and another score. He also added two 2-point conversions.


Brophy's Bryan Berens has been sound all season. He let loose on Friday completing 18 of 28 for 277 yards and 2 scores.


Thunderbird's Chris Womack has quietly had a nice season. He passed for 255 yards and 2 scores versus O'Connor.


CDO's Dan Nicholas was 13 of 17 for 223 yards and 3 TDs.





It seems that every week we have a Westview RB on the Phenoms list. This week is no different because Brian Conley rushed for 207 yards and 3 TDs on just 12 carries versus La Joya.


His first time on the Phenoms list, North Canyon's Paul Dodson rushed for 202 yards and 2 scores versus Trevor Browne.


South Mountain RB Ivan Worley also hit the 200 mark with 241 yards and 1 score versus Camelback.


Moon Valley's Blaise Deal came up big against Cortez. The bruiser rushed for 225 yards and 4 TDs on 15 carries.


Sunnyside's Jovan Stevenson continues on his streak. He rushed for 166 yards and 2 TDs on just 11 carries and added an INT for another score.


A big part of Santa Rita's turn around has been RB AuBura Taylor. He rushed for 238 yards and 5 scores against Catalina Foothills.


No one has been better than Marana Mt. View's Dan Moore over the past few weeks. He rushed for 285 yards and 2 scores and added a 3rd TD receiving.


Pusch Ridge's Jay Reynolds accounted for 266 yards of offense versus Miami. He rushed for 120 yards and a TD on just 7 carries. He also had 146 yards receiving and 3 TDs on just 3 catches.




Millennium's Kevin Green came up big against Peoria. He had TD grabs of 63 and 35 yards to help the Tigers remain undefeated in region play.


On the receiving end of Renfree's passes was junior Andy Wilder. He caught 8 passes for 178 yards and 1 TD and also kicked 3 PATs.


Cactus' Bruce Yeo had TD grabs of 50, 34 and 37 against Copper Canyon.


Check out this stat line from McClintock's Malcolm Martin. He had 8 catches for 121 yards and 2 scores and if that wasn't enough, he rushed for 166 yards and 2 more scores on 6 carries.


Remember this name. 6-5 junior wideout Adam Hall from Palo Verde had 2 receiving scores and an interception returned for a 3rd.




Got to give props to the Horizon defense. They held a Marcos team that was averaging nearly 50 points per game to 1 TD in their upset win.


Last but not least, the kickers.


Paradise Valley junior Danny Compton hit from 45 and 47 yards vs. Apache Junction.


Mt. Ridge's Jeff Locke continued on his great season, kicking 3 FGs from 32, 39 and 33.


Not to be outdone was Mohave's Matt Boyd. He hit from 52 this week.


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