Jason Jewell’s Friday Night Phenoms: Round Two, 2015 Playoffs

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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 round two of the 2015 playoffs.

Player of the Week

* Daniel Bridge-Gadd – QB – Paradise Valley – DBG threw 6 TDs passes and ran for another as PV beat Catalina Foothills.

Coach of the Week

* Richard Taylor – Centennial – It’s hard to keep players motivated when they are down late in the game; down 23-7 in the 4th, Taylor’s Coyotes came back to beat Hamilton.

Team of the Week

* There were some big upsets so I am going to go with multiple teams of the week. Northwest Christian for beating Yuma Catholic, Verrado over Sunrise Mountain and Westview over Williams Field.


* Pima’s Parker Blair threw 5 TDs in their win over Valley Union in the D6 title game.

* Saguaro senior Kare Lyles threw 4 TD passes against Queen Creek.

* Centennial’s Isaac Steele had three 4th quarter TDs against Hamilton.

* Mt. Pointe’s Jack Smith had 270 total yards and 2 TDs against Brophy.

* Joy Christian’s Matt Mitchell threw 4 TDs and rushed for 2 more against Bisbee.

Running Backs

* Mt. Pointe’s Macarius Blount had 3 TDs against Brophy.

* Chandler’s T.J. Green had 144 yards and 2 TDs against Desert Vista.

* Sunnyslope’s Jeff Goebel rushed for 237 yards and 3 ds against Bradshaw Mountain.

* Northwest Christian’s Tanner VanHofwegen rushed for 4 TDs against Yuma Catholic.


* A.J. Smith from Paradise Valley caught 3 TD passes against Catalina Foothills.

* Bisbee’s Spencer Schuller had 3 TDs against Joy.

Defense/Special Teams/Misc.

* The Northwest Christian defense allowed just 38 yards to a very good Yuma Catholic