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 Eight of the 2015 season.
Player of the Week
* Westwood RB Ethan Johnson set the all-time single game state record with a 566 yard and 7 touchdown rushing performance against Higley.
Coach of the Week
* It’s been a long time since Dysart had a winning season but they secured that Friday with their win over Youngker. Congrats to Coach Manuel Alcantar!
Team of the Week
* Flagstaff – How about the Eagles beating a one loss Prescott team on Friday.
* Cactus senior Preston Guerra had 305 total yards and 6 TDs.
* Mesa’s Roberto Baeza had 284 yards passing and 3 TDs and had 2 more rushing TDs versus Williams Field.
* Gunther Johnson from Boulder Creek had 7 total TDs versus Horizon.
* Junior Chase Cord from Sunrise Mountain had 238 yards and 5 TDs versus Ironwood.
* Saguaro’s Kare Lyles threw 3 TD passes to Byron Murphy against Apollo.
* Hamilton’s Travis Lockhart threw 4 TDs against Basha.
* Snowflake’s Tyler Claridge had 4 TDs against Payson.
* Centennial’s Isaac Steele had 3 total TDs against Pinnacle.
* Daniel Bridge-Gadd from PV had 5 passing TDs, 384 yards and 1 rushing TD versus Shadow Mountain.
* Millennium’s Ernie Pina had 295 yards and 3 TDs.
* Carl Hayden’s Kentrelle Bayman had 155 yards and 4 TDs versus Trevor Browne.
* Seth Kutter from O’Connor ran for 202 yards and 4 TDs against Deer Valley.
* Tyler Vasko from Westview rushued for 160 yards, had 75 yards receiving and 3 total TDs.
* Jacob Duarte from Cibola rushed for 253 yards and 3 TDs versus Gila Ridge.
* Jeff Goebel from Sunnyslope rushed for 187 yards and 2 TDs and caught 5 passes for 73 yards and a score.
* Chaparral’s Kurt Shughart had 3 rushing TD and a pick 6 against Liberty.
* Show Low RB Jaisen Brown had 4 TDs against Blue Ridge.
* Round Valley’s Sullivan Udell had 202 yards and 2 TDs versus Valley Christian.
* Paradise Valley’s Jim Dragon caught 8 passes for 167 yards and 2 TDs against Shadow Mountain.
* Joy Christian senior Dujuan Lawrence had 2 receiving TDs and 1 rushing against Camp Verde.
* Mt. Pointe DB Rashie Hodge had 2 pick 6s against Mt. View.
* Give the Desert Edge OL some love. Brock Corbin, Tyson Jones, Max Wilhite, Hunter Jones and Austin Young paved the way for a state record 728 rushing yards versus Agua Fria. Rocky Perez had 205, Roshaun Johnson had 178 and 3 TDs, QB Tehran Thomas had 174 and 3 TDs and Alex Medrano had 114 yards and TDs.
* Apache Junction’s Tanner Garcia had 2 KOR TDs on Friday. He also had 94 yards receiving and another score.
* Williams Field kicker Blake Ruiz hit a 51 yards game winning FG against Mesa. He also was 4 for 4 on PATs and kicked all 6 kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks.
* Northwest Christian’s Caleb Egherman returned a punt and a kick for TDs.
* Jaylon Green from Agua Fria had 2 KOR TDs against Desert Edge