Jason Jewell’s Friday Night Phenoms

Player of the Week

* Nick Hershey – QB Gilbert Christian

When is the last time you heard of someone passing for 600 yards? Hershey did that in their win over Pima/ He threw for 609 yards and 7 TDs.

Coach of the Week

* Brock Farrel – Highland

Farrel has the Hawks off to a good start at 2-0. Last week they shutout a traditionally good Skyline team, led by a strong defensive performance.

Team of the Week

* Queen Creek

I don’t know if many people gave Queen Creek a chance in this game, much less expected them to dominate Hamilton.


* Pinnacle junior Spencer Rattler went 24 of 27 for 256 yards and 4 TDs against Basha.

* Higley’s Spencer Brasch threw 5 TD passes against Mingus.

* Liberty’s Ryan Bendle threw 5 TDs against Boulder Creek.

* Jamarye Joiner from Cienega scored 5 times against Marana, including the game winner.

* Trenton Bourguet from Marana threw 5 TDs against Cienega.

* Jr. Devin Larsen from Queen Creek threw 3 TDs against Hamilton.

* Israel Loveall from Bgadad threw for 340 yards and 4 TDs as the Sultans beat Yucca Valley from California and ended their 31 game win streak.

* Sunrise Mountain’s Keegan Freid threw 3 TDs against Buckeye.

* Perry’s Brock Purdy threw 4 TDs against Millennium

Running Backs

* Canyon del Oro’s Elijah Carey ran for 265 yards and 2 TDs against Shadow Mountain.

* Damaria Norris from Cactus rushed for 144 yards, had 74 yards receiving and scored twice against Bradshaw Mountain.

* Soph. Anthony Flores from Cactus ran for 204 yards and 4 TDs against Bradshaw.

* Sabino’s Isaiah Smotherman ran for 206 yards against Sahuaro.

* Tyrese Green from McClintock had 5 TDs against Casa Grande.

* Cole Fisher from Notre Dame rushed for 173 yards and 3 TDs against Desert Edge.

* Sabino’s Alex Bell ran for 3 TDs against Sahuaro.


* Pinnacle’s Hogan Hatten caught 3 TDs passes against Basha.

* Brayden Finkbeiner from Gilbert Christian caught 8 passes for 229 yards against Pima.

* D’Shayne James from Perry scored 4 times versus Millennium.

Defense/Specials Teams/Misc.

* The Highland defense held Skyline under 100 yards of offense and didn’t allow them to convert on 3rd down a single time in their game.

* Ricky Rivas from Moon Valley had 6 tackles,2 PBUs, 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery and scored twice on defense as the Rockets beat Thunderbird.

* Desert Mountain kicker Brayden Narveson hit a 58 yard FG against Mesa.

* Higley DT Jackson Solomon had 3.5 sacks against Mingus.

* Scottsdale Christian’s defense had 8 INts last week.

* The Thatcher defense held Benson to 8 yards rushing.