Friday Night Phenoms

Big passing night from Desert Ridge QB highlights this week's edition of Friday Night Phenoms

Player of the Week


You have to go with Desert Ridge QB Kevin Pantastico. Despite loss to Red Mountain, Pantastico threw for a ridiculous 595 yards and 6 TDs.




*Mt. Ridge's Kevin Yost had a nice outing versus Skyline. He went 16 of 24 for 204 yards and 2 scores. He added another rushing TD.


*Tucson High QB Pete Borquez went 10 of 16 for 236 yards and 4 TDs, helping them break their 25 game losing streak.


*Millennium junior Mike Massey has been on fire. In the Tigers' loss to Sabino, Massey threw for 383 yards and 3 TDs.

*Mt. View's Blake Decker went 10 for 17 for 179 yards and had 2 passing and 2 rushing scores.


Running Backs


*Red Mountain's Derek Molina had 33 carries for 211 yards and 2 scores in their game versus Desert Ridge.


*St. Mary's RB RJ McGill had 195 yards and 2 scores on just 16 carries.


*Jeremiah Cornist from La Joya had another big night, rushing for 167 yards and 3 TDs.


*Giancarlo Dale from Shadow Mountain continues to impress. This week he rushed for 227 yards and 4 TDs on 27 carries.


*I have talked about Alchesay's Stephone Hanna previously. This week he rushed for 6 scores and added 3 two-point conversions.

*Arizona Lutheran RB Caleb Candler carries the rock 35 times for 275 yards and 3 TDs.

*Pinnacle's Taylor Stib rushed for 183 yards and 3 TDs.



*For the 2nd week in a row, Globe's Brady Wager makes this list. He rushed 7 times for 151 yards and 4 TDs. He caught 2 passes for 96 yards and a score. He returned an INT for a TD and kicked a FG in their win over Florence.


*Peoria's Jeremy Dang had 5 catches for 92 yards and 3 TDs.




*Boulder Creek's Deshawn Briggs was huge for BC in their win over Horizon. He recorded 11 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 3 INTs and had a 40 yard rushing TD.


*The Notre Dame defense held Independence to -15 yards rushing.

Special Teams


*Saguaro kicker Steve Chiapetti kicked a state record 10 PATs in the Sabercats win versus Agua Fria.


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