Every week, Scout.com and Sports360az.com recruiting insider Jason Jewell takes us around the state and spotlights the best performances during the high school football season. Here are the stars from Week 1 of the 2014 season.
Player of the Week
* Goldwater DE/TE Danny Reyes was unstoppable. He had 12 tackles and 3 sacks to go along with 4 TD receptions.
* Gilbert senior Nick Nezami threw 3 TDs in a win over Mesquite.
* Marana Mt. View’s Justice Sommerset threw for 296 yards and 4 TDs and rushed for 2 TDs in a win against Marana.
* Chandler’s Bryce Perkins threw 3 TDs and ran in another in a win over Centennial.
* ALA’s Cameron Haag threw for 307 yards and 6 TDs in a win against SCA. Brady Cook had 2 scores, while Gabe Galvan had 4.
* Ryan Kelley from Basha threw 2 TDs and ran in 2 more against Desert Vista.
* Liberty’s Tyler Wyatt went 14 of 20 for 272 yards and 3 TDs against Desert Edge.
* Moon Valley’s Shannon Burton had 237 yards passing and 3 TDs while rushing for 52 yards and a 4th score against Greenway. WR Devon Knight had 102 yards and 2 TDs.
* Fountain Hills’ Luke McDermott had 2 passing and 2 rushing TDs against Coronado.
* Brian Lewerke from Pinnacle had 172 yards passing, 68 rushing and a total of 3 TDs against Red Mountain.
* Naz Greer from Marcos threw for 230 yards, ran for 49 and had a total of 3 TDs against Horizon.
* Goldwater’s Kooper Ray had a total of 7 TDs.
* Emanuel Gant from Tempe threw for 372 yards and 4 TDs in a win over Maricopa.
* Junior Daniel Bridge-Gadd from Paradise Valley threw 4 TDs and rushed for another. Three of his TDs went to junior WR Jacob Brown.
* Adam Abbatacola from AJ had 243 passing yards, 67 rushing and a total of 5 TDs against Glendale.
* Skyline had a nice night on the ground against St. Mary’s. Dyan Gillette rushed for 227 yards and a TD and Amarri Keyes had 129 yards, 2 rushing TDs and 1 receiving.
* Desert Vista’s T.J. Roberts had 3 TDs (1 on a return) against Basha.
* Westview’s Jalen Johnson had 3 TDs in a win over Westview from Cali to help new head coach Joe Parker get his first win as a HC.
* Akeem Rutledge from Peoria rushed for 149 yards and 3 TDs and had 3 catches for 75 yards and 2 more scores against Agua Fria.
* Antonio Campanella from Seton Catholic had 204 yards and 2 TDs against Estrella Foothills.
* Catalina Foothills RB Ian Turner had 142 yards and 3 TDs on just 8 carries against Desert View.
* Amphi’s Dante Anderson had 191 rushing yards, 49 receiving against Pueblo.
* Ross Dietz from Verrado scored 5 TDs against Tolleson.
* Brandon Long from River Valley had 152 yards and 5 TDs against Kingman.
* Ryley Przybyszewski from Apache Junction rushed for 274 yards and 2 TDs.
* Prescott athlete Skylor Clinton had 312 all-purpose yards and 4 TDs against Blue Ridge.
* Millennium’s Duane Dorsey rushed for 236 yards and 5 TDs against North Canyon.
* Saguaro’s Christian Kirk topped 300 yards of total offense against Chaparral. he caught 5 passes for 191 yards and score. He also carried the ball 6 times for 112 yards and a TD.
* St. Marys’ Jeremiah Sullivan had 13 catches for 198 yards and a TD in a loss to Skyline.
* Tee Jay Jones from Ironwood had 4 sacks against Sunrise Mountain.