Friday Night Phenoms

Big schools had their first round of playoff action, but it was a 2A player that took player of the week honors.

Player of the Week

-Willcox RB Rudy Verdugo rushed for 302 yards and 3 TDs in a huge upset win over #1 ranked Northwest Christian.


-Hamilton's Travis Dean threw for 345 yards and 4 TDs in their win over North Canyon.

-Cactus Shadows' Dillon Claussen passed for 282 yards and threw 6 TDs in their win over Sahuaro. 3 of his TDs went to Tommy Murphy.

-Valley Christian junior Jordan Morgan accounted for 5 TDs in their win over Benson.

-In a losing effort, Desert Ridge's Kevin Pantastico passed for 423 yards and 4 TDs.


-Mt. Pointe's Davon Jones rushed for 195 yards and scored 4 times against Westwood.

-On just 5 carries, Mt. View's Jacom Brimhall rushed for 167 yards and 2 scores against Maryvale.

-CDO junior KaDeem Carey rushed for 188 yards and scored 5 TDs against McClintock.

-Anthony Lopez from Mesquite makes the list for the first time, he rushed for 211 yards and 2 TDs in their win over Desert Ridge. He also had 1 receiving TD.


-Apollo junior Chrisdeon Ayiyi caught 4 passes for 160 yards and 3 TDs against Queen Creek.

Defense/Special Teams

-Desert Mountain's Kyle Tokasey had 3 INTs in their win over Ironwood Ridge.

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