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 2 of the 2014 season.
Player of the Week
Ok, he is not a player and his accomplishments took much longer then a week but I want to congratulate Cactus head coach Larry Fetkenhier for reaching 300 career wins with his victory over Mingus on Friday.
* Boulder Creek junior Gunther Johnson threw for 244 yards and 4 TDs while rushing for 132 yards and another score in a big win over Westview. WR Troy Reed had 3 TDs from Johnson.
* Sophomore Tehran Thomas from Desert Edge rushed for 207 yards and 4 TDs while throwing for 114 yards and another score against Prescott.
* In just a half of play, Kare Lyles from Saguaro threw for 288 yards and 4 scores.
* Mesa’s Turrell Pietz-Noble had 117 yards and 2 TDs rushing and threw 2 TDs in a loss to Highland.
* Brian Lewerke from Pinnacle threw 4 TDs against Millennium.
* Arizona Lutheran’s Cameron Haag had another big game, throwing for 288 yards and 3 TDs versus Valley Christian.
* Junior Daniel Bridge-Gadd from PV threw 3 TD passes and caught 1 against North Canyon.
* Basha’s Ryan Kelley threw 4 TDs in a win over Centennial.
* Shannon Burton makes the list for the second time. The Moon Valley senior had 107 yards and 3 TDs rushing and 160 yards and 2 passing scores.
* Seton Catholic’s Zach Wade had 4 total TDs against Maricopa.
* Sunrise Mountain sophomore Chase Cord had 114 yards and 4 TDs passing as well as 128 yards rushing and a 5th score.
* Tempe’s Emanuel Gant had 4 passing and 1 rushing TD against Coconino.
* Justin Conrad from Coronado had 3 TDs against Glendale.
* James Sosinski from Hamilton had 2 passing and 1 rushing TD in a win over Brophy.
* Higley’s Mason Crossland threw for 349 yards and 4 TDs against desert View. Senior WR Trent Gilbert caught 5 passes for 168 yards and 2 TDs.
* Easton Palomino from Deer Valley had 3 TDs against Goldwater.
* Deion Warren from Desert Mountain rushed for 4 TDs against Notre Dame.
* Sunnyslope’s Tim Fryson had 293 all-purpose yards and scored 4 times against Trevor Browne.
* Josh Chadwick from Highland rushed for 242 yards and a TD against Mesa.
* Williams Field’s Braden Bushman had 183 yards and 2 TDs against Mesquite.
* Parker’s C.J. Markel had 132 yards and 2 TDs against Kingman as well as 2 sacks on defense.
* Benson’s Keegan Graff made the most of his 3 carries. All 3 went for scores as he totaled 146 yards against San Manuel.
* Marcus Singleton from Willow Canyon had 147 yards and 2 TDs against Cactus Shadows.
* Poston Butte’s Brandon Hatfield had 193 yards and 2 TDs against Dobson.
* Desert Vista’s T.J. Roberts had 3 TDs against North.
* Dionte Flores from Flowing Wells had 265 yards and 2 TDs against AJ.
* CDO’s Tristan Peterson had 166 yards and 2 TDs on just 9 carries against Agua Fria.
* Bagdad runners Casey Jeans and Justin Pacheco were great for the defending D6 champs. Jeans had 192 yards and 3 TDs while Pacheco had 119 yards and 4 scores.
* Jake Roberts from Skyline had 3 receiving TDs.
* Desert Vista kicker Riggs Tamburo went 3 for 3 on FGs with a long of 50 against North.
* Omar Lloyd from Sahuaro had 2 INTs in their win over Sabino