Arizona High School Football Out-of-State Scoreboard

The 2022 season opens with a bang for many of the best schools in state 48.

Since out-of-state competition has been limited the past 2 years, many schools opted to schedule them to open the 2022 campaign.

Here’s how they fared:

Friday September 2

Red Mountain @ Mater Dei Catholic (San Diego)


Kyle Enders gets his first win as head coach of Red Mountain. Lenox Lawson was named MVP of the game after returning the second half kickoff for a touchdown and rushing for one as well to open the game. Quarterback Carter Crispin threw two touchdowns to Preston Heap and one to Taveon Sueing.

Defensively the Mountain Lions were dialed in. A name to watch out for is freshman linebacker Jameson Wade, who had three sacks in his varsity debut.

Chandler @ Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)


Whoever said Chandler took a “step back” was way off. Coach Rick Garretson and his crew have heard all the chatter about them this offseason. Cathedral Catholic had plenty to say too, and that didn’t work out so well for them. Chants of “overrated” were thrown around during Chandler’s first drive. They went on to drop 63…

Dylan Raiola showed why he’s the best 2024 player in the country. He threw three touchdowns and rushed for another to cement his MVP performance in the Honor Bowl. Some of his throws were off the charts. Every coach is raving about how easy he makes it look and how in command of the offense he is. It’s game one in a Chandler uniform and he’s already calling plays to get out of bad situations.

The defense took all the talk to heart too. Kennedy Urlacher had a few tackles that might’ve been heard in Chandler… A’Mauri Washington obliterated the Cathedral line. Then he took his jersey off to reveal that he’s committing to Oregon.

Pinnacle @ El Camino (Oceanside)


Pinnacle quarterback Wyatt Horton had a big night in Oceanside. He threw for at least three touchdowns and ran for two more.

Mountain View @ Helix (San Diego)


Mountain View played one of the best teams in San Diego and nearly won with a late comeback.

There’s no reason for the Toros to hang their heads. Joe Germaine’s program is trending up in the second year of his tenure. The defense didn’t break. Jack Germaine made clutch throws…

Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) @ Saguaro


The one weakness this Saguaro squad appears to have is on the interior lines. They lost many starters at those spots from last year. The size of Bergen Catholic exposed that weakness. But, Jason Mohns knows this is part of the process. He knows this team will learn more about themselves and their identity because of this obstacle.

This will likely take them out of the top 25 rankings nationally, but they’ll be back by the end of the season…

Perry @ Spring Valley (Nevada)


Joe Ortiz can check win number one off his list at Perry. This was also their first out-of-state win, because it’s the first time playing out-of-state in program history.

One player to be on the lookout for this season is Aiden Herring, an edge rusher committed to the Air Force.

Saturday September 3

Basha @ Los Alamitos (Los Angeles)


The Basha Bears trailed 21-0 early in the game against Five Star Quarterback Malachi Nelson. Demond Williams Jr, Bryson Dedmon, and crew went on to come back and win. Going toe-to-toe with Los Alamitos and winning is a huge boost for Basha.

Coming off a 10-0 season and a slew of juniors with varsity experience, this Basha team is ready to show they belong with the top dogs. The schedule won’t get any easier from here on out.

Desert Vista @ Madison (San Diego)

Queen Creek @ San Joaquin Memorial (Los Angeles)