Every week, 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 4 of the 2014 season.
Player of the Week
I am not going with one player, I am going with six. My pick for player of the week goes to the six guys that play a regular role on the Mt. Pointe offensive line. In the state’s, possibly the west’s, biggest game, the Pride OL paved the way for a school record 542 yards and 6 rushing TDs against Chandler. In fact, Mt. Pointe threw the ball a total of three times, making their performance even more impressive when the other team knows the run is coming. Congrats to Nick Carman, Davis Perrott, Bruce Hester, Clayton Dry, Deshaun Felder and Collin Lambdin.
* Pinnacle’s Brian Lewerke accounted for 351 yards and 2 TDs in a win over Basha.
* Moon Valley’s Shannon Burton threw for 174 yards and 3 TDs, ran for 117 yards and a score and had a pick 6 against Washington.
* Sean Paul Brophy from Chaparral had 327 yards and 5 TDs.
* Kooper Ray from Goldwater threw for 265 yards and 5 TDs and had 137 yards and 1 TD rushing against Independence. WR Alex Centa had 3 TDs.
* Horizon’s Dalton Sneed threw for 337 yards and 4 TDs against PV.
* Emanuel Gant from Tempe threw for 299 yards and 4 TDs against Thunderbird.
* Sunrise Mountain sophomore Chase Cord had 381 total yards and 6 TDs in their first ever win over Cactus.
* Arcadia’s Jake Sheedy threw 3 TD pass versus Maricopa.
* Salpointe’s Sammy Muniz had 268 yards and 3 TDs in a win over Campo Verde.
* Mesa’s Turrell Pietz-Noble rushed for 223 yards and 2 TDs in a loss to Valley Vista.
* Valley Vista’s Akil Abdullah had 3 rushing TDs and 1 throwing against Mesa.
* Kare Lyles from Saguaro threw 4 TD passes against AJ.
* Marana’s Connor Leavens had 258 yards and 5 total TDs.
* Nogales’ Kevin Zuniga passed for 181 yards and 3 TDs and rushed for 81 and a score versus Chinle.
* Paul Lucas from Mt. Pointe rushed for 244 yards and 2 TDs while teammate Brandyn Leonard had 4 scores against Chandler.
* ALA’s Jesse Zwick rushed for 352 yards and 6 TDs against Santa Rita.
* Seton Catholic’s Antonio Campanella had 181 yads and 3 TDs on just 7 carries.
* PV junior Jacob Brown had 208 yards and 3 TDs against Horizon.
* Valley Christian’s Christian Sanchez had 6 catches for 146 yards and 3 TDs and had a pick 6.
* Christian Kirk from Saguaro titled 208 yards and 5 TDs on just 7 touches versus AJ.
* Boulder Creek safety Ryan Parenteau had 2 INTs for touchdowns.
* Mt. View kicker Dylan Brown made 3 FGs.
* Tristin Decker, safety from Sunrise, took an INT 100 yards for a score against Cactus.
* Saguaro junior Byron Murphy had 2 INTs and a KOR TD versus AJ.
* Ironwood Ridge’s defense had 2 safeties against Buena.