Every week, Southwest Recruiting Analyst for 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 Zero of the 2015 season.
Player of the Week
* There were some great offensive performances last week but I am going with a defensive player to start the season. How often does a player record four interceptions? Not very. So I am going with Basha’s Seth Doumbia, who had 4 INTs in a win over Liberty.
Coach of the Week
* Jason Wilke – Tolleson- Used his double wing, run oriented offense and came away with a win against Poston Butte. Throwing just 9 passes, with 6 completions, the Wolverines tallied 316 yards and 5 TDs on the ground.
Team of the Week
* Campo Verde – CV traveled down to Tucson and played highly ranked Salpointe and came away with the win.
* Basha junior Ryan Kelley threw for 425 yards and 4 TDs in a win over Liberty. Kelley added two rushing scores.
* Saguaro’s Kare Lyles was sharp against Valley Vista. He was 14 of 17 for 258 yards and 4 TDs.
* Paradise Valley’s Daniel Bridge-Gadd broke the school record for career TD passes against Rincon. In the game he had 3 passing TDs and 2 rushing.
* Desert Edge junior Tehran Thomas ad 5 rushing TDs and 1 passing against Catalina Foothills.
* Stetson Stallworth from Yuma Catholic threw for 294 yards and 4 scores against Cortez.
* Seton Catholic’s Garrett Boyd had 355 yards and 2 TDs against Safford.
* In his first start at QB, Chandler’s Mason Moran had 2 passing and 2 rushing TDs against Pinnacle.
* Sabino junior Drew Dixon passed for 3 TDs and ran for 1 against Copper Canyon.
* Sunrise Mountain junior Chase Cord had 366 yards and 4 TDs passing and 74 rushing yards and 1 TD.
* Amarii Keyes from Skyline ran for 263 yards and 4 scores in a win over Westview.
* In an overtime win against Desert Mountain, Queen Creek’s Gavin Danielson rushed for 215 yards and 2 scores.
* Brophy’s Ryan Velez rushed for 3 TDs against O’Connor.
* Macarious Blount ran for 211 yards and 2 TDs in Mountain Pointe’s win over Marcos.
* Tolleson’s Ruben Marsical ran for 155 yards and 4 TDs in a win over Poston Butte.
* Saguaro’s Byron Murphy had a great all-around game. He caught 5 passes for 91 yards and 2 TDs, had 2 rushing TDs, an interception and an 80 yard KOR.
* Congrats to Paradise Valley’s Jacob Brown! He broke the school’s career TD reception record against Rincon.
* Yuma Catholic’s Brandon Hunter caught 4 passes for 163 yards and 2 TDs against Cortez.
* Basha’s Hunter Dean-Gibson caught 7 passes for 263 yards and 3 TDs against Liberty.
* Perry’s Jack O’Hare had 5 catches for 158 yards and 2 TDs vs Dobson.
I am sure I missed a few players, so every week send me your nominations. Send to my Twitter @jason247scout or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.