Jason Jewell’s Friday Night Phenoms: Week One, 2016 Season

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Every week, 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 One of the 2016 season.
Player of the Week

* Saguaro QB Max Massingale showed out on the biggest stage. A game featured on ESPN against highly rated Valor Christian, Massingale went 10/11 passing for 159 yards and 2 TDs. He added 178 yards and 2 TDs on the ground.

Coach of the Week

* Ty Wisedom from Horizon led the Huskies to a big time win over in-town rival Chaparral.

Team of the Week

* Have to go with Saguaro. The Sabercats have played two tough out of state opponents in the first two weeks and come away victorious.


* Mt. Pointe’s Noah Grover had 276 yards and 4 scores in a win over Upland.

* Chandler’s Jacob Conover had a big game in a loss to Corona Centennial. He threw for 479 yards and 3 TDs.

* Austin Nuessle from Desert Mountain threw for 435 yards and 5 TDs in a loss to Carson.

* Coronado’s Jay Vanderjagt threw for 349 yards and 6 scores against Flagstaff.

* Spencer Rattler from Pinnacle threw for 309 yards and 3 scores and added a 4th TD on the ground against Basha.

* ASU commit Ryan Kelley from Basha threw for 310 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for a 3rd against Pinnacle.

* San Tan Foothills’ Danny Herrera threw for 506 yards and 6 TDs versus Many Farms.

* Mahal Lee from Cactus makes the list for the first time. He threw for 204 yards and 3 TDs against Bradshaw Mountain and rushed for another 71 yards and a score.

* Bradshaw Mountain senior Gunner Bundrick had 388 yards and 7 TD passes in a loss to Cactus and added 181 yards rushing.

* North Canyon’s Trevor Leinstock threw for 309 yards and 3 TDs.

* Higley’s Mason Crossland threw for 401 yards and 5 TDs versus Mingus.

* Chase Cord from Sunrise Mountain threw 5 TD passes against Buckeye.

* Tehran Thomas from Desert Edge had 336 total yards and 6 TDs versus Notre Dae.

* Naz Greer from Marcos de Niza had 3 TDs against Prescott.

* Skyline’s T.J. Duarte scored 3 times versus Highland.

* Casteel’s Gunner Cruz threw for 256 yards and 3 TDs versus Payson.

* Cienega’s Jamaye Joiner totaled 322 yards and 4 scores against Marana.


* Saguaro’s Stone Matthews rushed for 144 yards and 3 scores against Valor Christian.

* Chandler’s T.J. Green scored 4 times against Corona Centennial.

* Damaria Norris from Cactus rushed for 263 yards and 3 TDs versus Bradshaw and added a 4th TD receiving.

* Draycen Hall from Higley had 510 all-purpose yards, including 344 rushing against Mingus.

* Hamilton’s Jawhar Jordan ran for 144 yards and 4 TDs versus Queen Creek.

* Salpointe’s Mario Padilla ran for 178 yards and 3 TDs in a win over Marana Mt. View.

* Pinnacle’s Hunter Griggs ran for 179 yards and 3 TDs versus Basha.

* Queen Creek’s Jace Koester ran for 202 yards against Hamilton.

* Verrado’s JaTai Jenkins scored 3 times versus Arcadia.

* Jared Beamon from Paradise Valley caught 14 passes for 300 yards and 3 TDs against Maricopa.


* Chandler junior Gunner Romney caught 5 passes for 239 yards and 2 scores against Corona Centennial.

* Desert Mountain senior Kade Warner caught 14 passes for 164 yards and 3 TDs against Carson.

* Coronado’s Robert Williams caught 12 passes for 169 yards and 2 TDs versus Flagstaff. He also returned a KO for a score.

* Cactus senior Matt Eberhardt caught 3 passes for 141 yards and 2 TDs against Bradshaw and added a rushing TD.

* Breakout game for North Canyon junior Solomon Enis. He caught 6 passes for 224 yards and 2 TDs and had an 80 yard KO TD.

* Cooper Jones from Higley caught 8 passes for 184 yards and 2 TDs while Chris Crescione caught 8 for 137 yards and 2 TDs.

* Mt.View’s Curtis Hodges had 7 catches for 158 yards and 2 TDs against Valley Vista.

Defense/Special Teams/Misc.

* Fairfax returner Shamar Moreland returned 2 punts for scores against Central.

* Desert Edge DE Dante Blissit had 14 total tackles, 4 sacks and 5 TFLs versus Notre Dame.

* Centennial DE Andrew Nichols had 8 tackles and 3 sacks against Apollo.