azcentral sports Published 6:08 p.m. UTC Aug 11, 2018 This is the list of the Arizona high school football games for Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17. There are also two games scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18. This first week of games has been dubbed 'Week Zero'. Game times listed below. Teams, location, times subject to change. Thursday, Aug. 16 Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge at Marana Mountain View, 7 p.m Friday, Aug. 17 Gilbert Highland at Phoenix Alhambra, 7 p.m. American Leadership Academy - Queen Creek at American Leadership Academy - Ironwood, 7 p.m. Scottsdale Coronado at Phoenix Arcadia, 7 p.m. Elfrida Valley Union at Bagdad, 7 p.m. Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep at Laveen Betty H. Fairfax, 7 p.m. Yuma Gila Ridge at Brawley (Calif.), 7 p.m. Tucson Amphitheater at Buckeye, 7 p.m. Tucson Catalina Foothills at Sierra Vista Buena, 7 p.m. Phoenix Carl Hayden at Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, 7 p.m. Peoria Centennial at Queen Creek Casteel, 7 p.m. Chandler at Corona Centenntial … [Read more...] about Week Zero: Arizona high school football schedule 2018
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Richard Obert Arizona Republic Published 4:47 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 This is a look at the top 10 Arizona high school football rankings for the 2018 season. A top 10 for each conference, starting with 8-man, 1A, will be posted here after the region previews are completed from each. Keep checking back to see updated rankings. 2-a-days: High school football region previews for 2018 Preseason Arizona high school football rankings: 1A (8-man) No. 1 Superior: QB Steve Ybarra is a dual threat no other 8-man team has. No. 2 Williams: Defending state champs reloaded after graduating 10 starters. No. 3 Bagdad: Coach Dalton Mills will go from spread pass to power run. No. 4 Heber Mogollon: Outstanding passer Trey Tenney returns after helping Mustangs beat both state finalists -- Williams and Superior -- last season. No. 5 Fort Thomas: Apaches run the screen pass as well as anybody. No. 6 Kearny Ray: Great one-two offensive punch in QB Jaden Pace and RB Jayden Lagunas. No. 7 Winkelman … [Read more...] about Arizona high school football rankings 2018: Preseason
Richard Obert Arizona Republic Published 3:00 p.m. UTC Jun 29, 2018 With Wednesday marking 50 days before the first Arizona high school football game to be played in 2018, let's look at 50 things to look forward to this season: No. 50 Metamorphosis 1 Paradise Valley quarterback Ben Finley, who has started since his freshman year, was 5-foot-10, 155 pounds last year. He is now 6-2, 183. And he's got offers. No. 49 Metamorphosis 2 The metamorphosis of Peoria offensive lineman Jacob Golden is interesting. Two years ago he was a 6-5, 225-pound tight end. Now he is a 6-6, 285-pound tackle who is locked into his college with a commitment to Boise State. No. 48 The replacements Goodyear Millennium is making the move down from 6A to 5A. That should help resurrect the Tigers but the big question is, 'Who is going to replace 1,000-yard rusher Davon Fountain, who transferred to juggernaut Peoria Centennial?' No. 47 Passing game If anything, Desert Mountain will have an entertaining … [Read more...] about Countdown: 50 things to watch for in the 2018 Arizona high school football season
Richard Obert Arizona Republic Published 8:15 p.m. UTC Jun 15, 2018 It's like pick-up football on the playground. A bunch of guys get together, receivers go out for passes and the quarterback tries to find the open man. After the designated 25 minutes, the winners celebrate like they just won a championship. It is the 7-on-7 passing games in Arizona high schools that have turned June into a season in itself, without the hard-shell helmets and shoulder pads but with the intensity of tackle football in September. "When they win, they lose their freaking minds," Mesa Desert Ridge coach Jeremy Hathcock said. "They trash talk like they're in the NFL. It's hilarious. It's unruly." MORE: Week-by-week look at top Arizona high school football game for 2018 season Sending a message Phoenix Arcadia is trying to make a statement under new coach Kerry Taylor, a former Chandler Hamilton High, Arizona State and NFL wide receiver. And his Titans are doing that in 7-on-7 tournaments to let … [Read more...] about Have Arizona high school football 7-on-7s gotten out of control?
Richard Obert azcentral sports Published 10:48 p.m. UTC May 27, 2018 It was the first and will likely be the biggest of the Arizona high school summer football passing tournaments – a chance for skill players to show why they're so heavily recruited, and an opportunity for some to make a name. Here are some takeaways from Saturday's 38-team, GBAC 7-on-7 tournament at the Scottsdale Sports Complex: The established Chandler quarterback Jacob Conover has always been second-fiddle to Phoenix Pinnacle quarterback Spencer Rattler in his high school career. But once again Conover came out on top in the championship game, leading the Wolves to a one-touchdown win. Conover was quarterback for Chandler's seven games and didn't throw a single interception against Goodyear Estrella Foothills, Gilbert, Scottsdale Horizon, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, Peoria Centennial, Queen Creek Casteel and Pinnacle. BYU has a gem, even if it's going to have to wait until 2020 to truly know what … [Read more...] about Takeaways from Scottsdale 7-on-7 Arizona high school football tournament