Team Previews: V

Thoughts from coaches at Tolleson, Valley Vista and Queen Creek

Tolleson – head coach Rich Wellbrock

 

2008 Record

3-7

 

New Region

Desert West

 

Thoughts on New Region

Toughest Region in 5A2, maybe entire state

 

# of Returning Starters

12

 

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

Finish

 

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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