Team Previews: V

Thoughts from coaches at Tolleson, Valley Vista and Queen Creek

Tolleson – head coach Rich Wellbrock


2008 Record



New Region

Desert West


Thoughts on New Region

Toughest Region in 5A2, maybe entire state


# of Returning Starters



Focus on Spring Ball

Being More Physical


How you thought Spring ball/7 on 7 went

Best summer since our staff has been @ Tolleson by leaps and bounds


Surprise player coming out of Spring

Phillip Morgan


JV player that will make impact

Edgar Vazquez


Goals for 2009



Players that have stood out to you this summer

Andrew Esparza & Victor Martinez


Queen Creek – head coach Curt LeBlanc


2008 Record

8-4 (finished tied for #3 in state in power points, lost in 2nd round to Greenway)


New Region

4A I Desert Sky


Thoughts on New Region

"QC is going from the toughest region in 4A II to the toughest region in 4AI. While that is a challenge, I think we benefit from consistently having one of the toughest schedules each year (check the power points); thus I feel that makes us more prepared for such competition"


# of Returning Starters

2 on O and 2 on D


Focus on Spring Ball

Conditioning; teaching offense to 9 new starters; conditioning


Surprise Player that Emerged out of Spring/ 7 on 7

Greg Peterson LB/N, Trevor Forbis RB/LB or DB


JV player from last year expected to make an impact

Connor Walther RB/SS, Trevor Forbis, Kolton Lock FS, ATH


Goals of 2009

"RAISE THE BAR" (motto for 2009) and win more than our average of 8 games, get past the 2nd round


Top Players for 09

Adam Brzecaek QB, Layne Bourgeous OL/DL, Tommy Cawood LB


Valley Vista – head coach Jason Wilke


2008 Record

Vista 4-7


New Region

Northwest Region 5AII


Thoughts on New Region

Should be very competitive and anyone can win it.


# of Returning Starters

6 offensive and 6 defensive starters return


Focus on Spring Ball

Spring Ball was about focusing on the little things.


How you thought Spring ball/7 on 7 went

Passing League went very well for us.  We got to play in the National 7 on 7 tournament in Minnesota representing the Arizona Cardinals and competed very well there.


Goals for 2009

Are to contend for Region Title and make playoffs.


Stand out players

Charles James RB - SR

Brock Bailey QB - SR

Kyle Lillie OL - SR

Marlo Gunter WR - SR

Julius Moorhead WR - SR

Tirrel Turner - DB - SR

Isaiah Steele - DB - SR

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