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 and record breaking performances from Week 7 of the 2014 season.
Player of the Week
* In a crazy 95-75 win over AJ, Higley QB Mason Crossland threw for a state record 641 yards and 9 TDs versus 0 INTs.
* I can’t let another state record go unnoticed. Scottsdale Christian Academy WR Ben McKeighan had 368 receiving yards last week.
* Sunnyslope’s Mason Cheatham had 241 yards and 5 TDs.
* In that AJ/Higley game, Adam Abattacola threw for 565 yards, ran for 169 and even had 16 receiving yards.
* Centennial junior Isaac Steele had 226 yards and 5 TDs versus Desert Vista. He also ran a 6th in.
* SCA’s Nick Smith threw for 477 yards and had 100 yards rushing.
* Heath Motes from Thatcher makes the list again. He had 201 yards rushing and 3 total TDs.
* Michigan State commit Brian Lewerke from Pinnacle had 272 yards passing and 5 TDs and 147 yards rushing and 2 more scores.
* Marana Mt. View’s Justice Summerset had 315 yards and 3 TDs versus Vista Grande.
* Valley Christian’s Chris Williams had 5 TDs.
* Moon Valley stayed undefeated behind Shannon Burton. He had 300 yards of offense and 4 total TDs.
* Seton Catholic’s Zach Wade had 320 yards passing and 240 yards rushing versus Coolidge.
* Kane Tieman from Westwood had 232 passing, 77 rushing and 2 TDs versus Campo Verde.
* Perry’s Austin Nightingale had 201 yards passing and 2 Tds and 73 rushing yards and anther score versus Highland.
* Cactus junior Preston Guerra had 291 yards and 2 TDs passing and 76 yards and 1 TD on the ground.
* Valley Lutheran’s Kyron Newton had 4 Tds on just 6 carries versus San Pasqual.
* James Garcia from Higley had 4 TDs versus AJ.
* Coronado’s Braden Tixley-Green had 4 TDs versus Chino Valley.
* Ethan Johnson from Westwood had 181 yards and 3 TDs.
* Josh Chadwick from Highland had 176 yards and 3 TDs in a loss to Perry.
* Willow Canyon’s Alex Gallaspy had 4 catches for 165 yards and 2 TDs versus Kellis.
* Saguaro junior Byron Murphy had 2 TD catches versus Williams Field.
* Higley’s Trent Gilbert had 10 catches for 235 yards and 4 TDs while Bayley Cook had 6 catches for 143 yards and 4 scores versus AJ.
* Brandon Krcilek from Hamilton had 5 catches for 101 yards and 3 TDs versus Basha.
* Congrats to Mike Morgan from St. John’s and Jim Rattay from Chavez as they both reached the 300 win milestone.
* Brophy’s Streator Bates is known as a receiver but his 48 yard FG propelled the Broncos to a win over Mt. Pointe.
* Nick Gardona from Mt. Ridge took an INT 85 yards and a kick back to the house versus Boulder Creek.
* BC’s Ryan Parenteau is having a monster year. He had 2 INTs, 1 for six against Ridge.
* Saguaro’s Christian Kirk had a TD run, threw a TD and had an INT.