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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2011 1:00 pm | Updated: 11:31 pm, Wed Dec 21, 2011.

All-Tribune First Team Offense

Name                           School          Yr.    Pos.   Comment

Tyler Bruggman              Brophy        Jr.    QB     All-Arizona coaches pick threw for 2,497 yards with 37 TD, just 2 INT

D.J. Foster                     Saguaro        Sr.    RB     Only player in state over 3,000 yards rushing, set state record with 60 TD

T.J. Thomas                   Dobson         Sr.    RB    Virtual unknown finished third in state with average of 212.2 yards per game

Kendyl Taylor               Hamilton        Sr.    WR    Led Huskies in receiving (1,132 yards), second in rushing (558), 21 total TD

Devon Allen                  Brophy           Jr.    WR    44 receptions for 844 yards and 17 TD; Set school records in career for receptions (104), yards (1,759), and rec. TD (20)

Davonte Neal             Chaparral         Sr.   WR   Two-time Gatorade POY had 1,000 yards both rushing and rec.; 35 total TD (five on kick returns)

J.J. Dielman              Desert Vista       Sr.    OL   Captain and anchor for 3,000-yard rushing team was outstanding in championship win vs. Hamilton

Andrus Peat             Corona del Sol     Sr.   OL    6-foot-7, 300-pound is a top recruit in nation with pick of Div. I schools.

Evan Sarver                  Basha            Sr.   OL    Team captain and two-year starter dominated top opposing DL despite foot injury;

Zack Hemmila            Chandler           Sr.    OL    Dominant tackle for two years can play any position on OL; headed to U of Arizona

Jack York                 Notre Dame         Sr.    OL    Saints' anchor at center headed to Pennsylvania

Josh Uhlorn                   Perry             Sr.    Ath   3-year captain at QB/DB; 1,000 yards rushing; more than 2,000 yards passing; 4.67 GPA headed to Ivy League

Matt Foley             Desert Mountain      Sr.     K     12 of 13 FG (four from beyond 47 yards) and 33 of 34 PAT; 60 percent of kickoffs were touchbacks

Matt Smith              Desert Vista          Sr.    KR    Averaged 40 yards per KO return with 2 TD returns


All-Tribune First Team Defense

Name                          School         Yr.  Pos.  Comment

Damani Moseby        Desert Ridge   Sr.    DL   Terrific speed led to 82 tackles, 12 sacks, four forced fumbles

Jaxon Hood                  Hamilton     Sr.     DL   Defensive anchor had 100 tackles, 13 sacks with constant double-teams

Avery Moss             Corona del Sol   Sr.   DL   Great motor, quickness and length with 58 tackles, loads of next-level potential

Alex Barrett             Desert Ridge   Sr.    DL   Equally-solid OL had 53 tackles, 8 1/2 sacks battling injuries

Mike Arredondo        Desert Vista    Sr.    LB   POY finalist heart and soul of championship team; 156 tackles, 712 yards rushing 19 TD

Cody Ippolito              Chaparral     Sr.    LB    Kingpin of Div. II-champion defense was everywhere with 125 tackles

Addison Palomino          Pinnacle    Sr.     LB    Coaches' All-State selection and Section III North POY with 17 sacks and 20 of his 83 tackles were for loss

Josh Bamrick              Mesquite       Sr.     LB    Co-defensive POY with Barrett; big-time in middle with 125 tackles, 9 sacks

Reggie Daniels             Hamilton      Sr.    DB    Oregon commit had 90 tackles, five INT, three sacks, two fumble recoveries

Marcus Brantley        Red Mountain   Sr.   DB    Had 65 tackles, 4 INT, also best player on offense at RB and WR

Cole Luke                   Hamilton         Jr.    DB     Led team with six INT (3 for TD), blocked a punt and FG

Eric Camarillo          Desert Vista      Sr.     P      Avg. 42 yards per punt and pinned 13 of 20 inside opponent's 20

Dillan Johnson       Mountain Pointe   Sr.     PR     Avg. 17 yards per return with 2 TD; excelled on defense and after moving from QB to RB (1,287 yards, 16 TD)

Player of the year: D.J. Foster, Saguaro

Coach of the year: Dan Hinds, Desert Vista: Without any superstars, led the Thunder to the school's first state championship since 1998, and did so by ending Hamilton's 53-game winning streak in the process.


All-Tribune Second Team Offense

Name                      School       Yr.   Pos.   Comment

Connor Brewer      Chaparral     Sr.    QB    State record-holder in career TD passes (100) for 3-time champions; headed to Texas

Joey Counts          Desert Ridge  Sr.   RB    Briefly set Div. I rushing record for game (409 yards); ran for 1,700 yards, 21 TD

Alex Howard         Williams Field   Sr.   RB    Carried bigger responsibility with succes: 1,840 yards, 28 TD

Javon Williams        Chandler     Sr.   WR    Nearly-indefensible size (6-foot-5) and speed had 923 yards, 7 TD

Nate Phillips                Basha      Jr.   WR    Complete player with 72 rec. for 1,265 yards (18 ypc) and 7 TD; top-notch returner on special teams

Kody Kohl                Mesquite      Sr.   TE     ASU-commit 29 rec. for 504 yards in run-heavy offense; 60 tackles and 8.5 sacks on defense

Tanner Case            Saguaro      Sr.   OL     Biggest reason (6-1, 305 pounds) behind running lanes for D.J. Foster

Charlie Renfree        Brophy       Jr.    OL     At 6-3, 270 pounds, equally strong at pass and run-blocking with D-I offers coming

Quin Ficklin          Red Mountain   Sr.   OL     Top center at recognizing fronts/blitzes and making blocking calls; Committed to Air Force.

Patrick Joseph         Hamilton      Jr.   OL     290-pound tackle led maturation of Huskies' new O-line

Viliami Koloamatangi   Red Mtn.   Sr.   OL     6-foot-3, 290 pounds and has a mean streak; Div. I future if he qualifies

Jordan Becerra      Desert Ridge   Sr.  Ath     Led D-Ridge revival with 920 yards rushing, 16 total TD; 2 INT, 8 passes defended and two blocked kicks on defense.

Lloyd Mills                Chandler      Sr.   KR     Excellent receiver avaraged 18 yards per punt return and 33 yards per KO return

Austin Casillas          Highland      Sr.    K     Despite few chances, hit 8 of 11 FG (including 58-yarder) and perfect in PAT


All-Tribune Second Team Defense

Name                        School       Yr.   Pos.   Comment

Calvin Thomas           Hamilton     Sr.    DL     12 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, 33 QB hurries playing next to Hood

Rashad Baker      Marcos de Niza  Sr.   DL     AZFCA All-Division II standout with 101 total tackles, 12 sacks, five passes defended

Billy Gregoire         Queen Creek   Sr.   DL      Best overall Div. III lineman in SE Valley had 114 total tackles and eight sacks

Andrew Curtis              Brophy      Jr.    LB      Div. I, Section III Defensive POY set school record with 103 total tackles (11 for loss)

Jake Thomas          Mountain View  Sr.    LB     Do-everything LB best player/practicer on rebuilding Toros

Adam Pavlenko     Marcos de Niza   Sr.   LB     Has it all: Size, speed and agility with 110 tackles, three sacks

Ryan Merrill                Saguaro      Sr.    LB     Best defender on two-time defending-champion Sabercats

LaRon Tarkington        Chandler    Sr.    DB    All-State selection by coaches as excellent tackler and ball-hawker also spent time at RB

Nick Farina              Desert Vista   Jr.    DB    All-section standout at safety with 104 total tackles and 4 INT

Giovann Gomez-Makel   Marcos de Niza  Sr.   DB   8 INT and 80 tackles to go with 10 passes defended

Anthony Hovorka     Desert Ridge  Jr.   DB    Backfield leader with 90 tackles, 3 INT and 14 pass breakups

Julian Navarrette    San Tan Foothills  Sr.   P      40.5 yards per punt with seven put inside the 20; also top wide receiver and safety in Div. V

Sean Schweichler     Williams Field   Jr.    PR    All-around offensive threat at RB/WR had two returns among his 16 total TD


Honorable Mention

Apache Junction: John LaChapelle, Sr., DL

Arcadia: Andrew Bradway, Sr., OL/LB; Sosaia Maafu, Sr., RB

Basha: Justin Barber, Sr., K; Brock Davis, Sr., DB; Kyle Duran, Sr., QB; Terrell Harrison, Jr., OL/DL; Drew Mahooty, Sr., OL; Ronnie Querry, Jr., TE; Devin Reed, Jr., WR; Blake Tamarkin, Sr., LB/OL

Brophy: Matt Auran, Jr., WR/DB/P; Matt Cahal, Sr., DB/WR; Fred Gammage, Sr., WR/DB; D'Amani Grayer, Jr., RB/DB; Zach Hudson, Sr., K; Michael Mosharrafa, Sr., OL/DL; Robert Relf, Jr., DB/TE; Dominic Riccitelli, Jr., OL/DL; Alex Rosner, Jr. OL/DL

Cactus Shadows: R.J. Anderson, Jr.,RB/DB; Connor Cozen, Sr., WR/DB; Matt Hartlen, Jr., WR/DB; Bryce Kinsler, Jr., QB

Campo Verde: Alex Buppert, Sr., LB/RB; Bryce Duffy, Sr., OL/DL; Brandon Flores, Sr., DB/WR; Josh McDowell, Jr., DB/WR; Tyler Mills, Jr., DL/RB; Nathan Ozumerzifon, Sr., DB/WR; Austin Scarlett, Jr., DL/RB; Matt Sokhy, Sr., LB/OL

Chandler: Tyler Holmes, Sr., LB; Kisma Jagne, Sr., DL; Paul Perkins, Sr., RB; Tyler Shank, Jr., OL

Chaparral: Dylan Audlsey, Sr., K; Jordan Bronowitz, Sr., OL; Dylan Cozens, Sr., DL; Pete Greene, Sr., OL; Jarvis Lewis, Sr., DL; Ikaia Nawahine, Sr., DB; Jake Roh, Jr., WR

Combs: Michael Marquez, Sr., TE/LB; Desmond Powell, Sr., RB/DL

Corona del Sol: Zach Hamm, Sr., RB/LB; Dominic Mercurio, Sr. RB; Zach Von Allworden, Sr., K/WR/DB

Coronado: Eddie Armenta, Sr., OL/DL; Baylor Cloar, Sr., RB/LB; Jake Goodman, Jr., OL/DL;

Desert Mountain: Kyle Allen, So., QB; Mark Andrews, So., WR; Daaim Brown, Sr., RB/DB; Joe Duran, Jr., LB/WR; Cody Zimmerman, WR/DB

Desert Ridge: Nick Allen, Jr., OL/DL; Cody King, Jr., OL/DL; Nathaniel Rodriguez, So., WR/LB; Ruben Rodriguez, Sr., WR/LB; Trevor Romero, Jr., WR/LS

Desert Vista: Dylan Fischer, Jr., OL/DL; Matt Geranen, Sr., Kaleb Germinaro, Jr., WR/DB; Scotty Goldfein, Sr., K; Dominic Kereluk, Sr., RB/DB; Ryan Masel, Sr., DL/LS; Lorenzo Melvin, Jr., TE/DL; Ryan Ortega, Sr., TE/LB; Hunter Rodriguez, Sr., QB; Zack Tamburo, Jr., OL/DL; Ryan Wagner, Sr., WR/DB

Dobson: Siaosi Feinga, Sr., RB/LB; Justin Maenner, Sr., TE/LB

Gilbert: Spencer Duckworth, Sr., OL/DL; Kyle Faust, So., P/WR/DB; Conner Helvig, Jr., WR/DB; Matt Herman, Sr., RB/LB; Will Kreitler, Jr., OL/LB; Dalten Lane, Sr., OL/LB; Mitch Trail, Jr., QB

Gilbert Christian: Nolan Cook, So., RB/LB

Hamilton: Frankie Felix, Jr. RB; Nic Henson, Sr., LB; Blake Kemp, Sr., QB; Kevin Milne, Sr., OL; Robert Milus, Sr., DB

Highland: Mason Darvaux, Jr., RB/LB; Tyler Hatch, Sr., WR/DB; Kyle Hudson, Sr., OL/DL; Merrick Madrid, Sr., QB/DB; J.R. Brletic, Jr., RB/DB

Higley: Eric Kump, Sr., QB; Zack Yazzie, Sr., OL/DL; Mythias Young, Jr., RB/DB;

Horizon: Dushawn Brown, Sr., WR; Brett Poh, Sr., LB; Ryan Neel, Jr., DB; Charlie Quinn, Jr., RB/DB; Victor Quinn, Jr., QB;

Marcos de Niza: Richard Castro, Sr., OL; Paul Elvira, Jr., WR; Mauriece Lee, Jr., RB; Tommy Thornton, Sr., QB; Daniel Villalobos, Sr., LB; Priest Willis, Jr., DB; Angelo Zacchio, Sr., DL

McClintock: Sammy Jones, Jr., RB/DB; Joe Wells, Sr., WR/DB;

Mesa: Talaiasi Taueli, Sr., OL/DL

Mesquite: Austin Curtis, Sr., RB/DE; Shane Gill, Sr., OL/DE; Karai Keil, Sr., WR/CB; Anthony Lopez, Sr., RB/CB; Aaron Tukuafu, Jr., OL/DE

Mountain Pointe: Raynon Blackshire, Sr., OL/DL; Jalen Brown, So., WR/DB; David Cannon, Sr., TE/LS; R.J. Hollis, Sr., OL; Bryce Hurd, Sr., OL; Ken Lacy, Jr., OL/DL; Wesley Payne, So., RB/LB; Travonn White, Jr., DB; A.J. Williamson, Sr., LB/FB

Mountain View: Jeff Castillo, Sr., RB/DB; Joe Clark, Sr., WR/DB; Kyle Frost, Sr. RB/LB; Patrick Glover, Sr., WR/DB; Tyson McDaniel, Sr., QB/WR; Carlos Ramos, Sr., OL/DL

Notre Dame: Nick Cole, Jr., RB/LB; Brady Gazlay, Sr., OL/DL; Jordan Gehrke, Sr., QB; Grant Martinez, Jr., TE/DL; Luke Taffuri, Jr., RB/LB; Maurice White, Jr., WR/DB

Paradise Valley: Taylor Cooley, Sr., OL; Jack Fattaleh, Sr., DB; Dakota Ferch, Sr., WR; Ryan Finley, Jr., QB;

Perry: Max Arredondo, Sr., RB/DB; Shelby Dillard, Sr., LB; Rey Higuera, Sr., LS; Logan Watts, Sr., DB/WR; Cody Weisenberger, Sr., WR;

Pinnacle: Nico Bruge, Sr., DL; Bryce Colceri, Sr., WR/DB; Jackson Harley, Sr., QB; Michael Lizanich, Jr., LS; Cole Neubauer, So., OL/DL; Jose Rodriguez, Sr., OL/DL; Evan Tompkins, Jr., RB/DB; Nick Ziegenbein, Sr., OL/DL

Poston Butte: Chris Carlino, Sr., OL/DL; Dustin French, Jr., RB; Steven Henry, Sr., OL; Aaron Juarez, Sr., LB

Queen Creek: Jake Hansen, Sr., DL/TE; Miguel Ibarra, Jr., K; Chad Leonard, Sr., LB/TE; Andrew Sawyer, Sr., OL/DL

Red Mountain: Aeron Carr, Jr., WR; Billy Freeman, Sr., TE/LB; Dalton Kirk, Jr., LB/OL; Jonah Reinholz, Sr., DL/OL; Mason Thorman, Jr., QB

San Tan Foothills: Mychael Bruce, Sr., QB/DB; Tyler Howes, Sr., DB/OL; Jake Lee, Jr., OL/DL; Carlos Melendez, Sr., RB

Saguaro: Devin Brunetti, Jr., OL; Rob Dusz, Sr., DL; Christian Kirk, Fr., WR; Elijah McDade, Sr., DB; Luke Rubenzer, So., QB; Vince Silva, Sr., DB

Scottsdale Christian: Chaz Dudley, Jr., QB/DB/P; Jordan Dunn, Jr., K; Christian Tyler, Jr., WR/DB; Grant Uphaus, Jr., OL/LB

Scottsdale Prep: Aidan Wright, Sr., QB; Matt Munsil, So., WR

Seton Catholic: Ryan Bresnahan, Jr., QB; A.J. Ciferno, Sr., RB/DB; Adam Engelbert, Sr., WR; Dan Garlid, Jr., K; Matt Haggerty, Jr., WR/DB; Greg Labenz, Jr., WR/LB; Eric Pfaffenberger, Sr., OL/DL; David Probst, Sr., OL/DL; Eric Probst, Jr., RB/LB

Skyline: Braedon Bowman, Sr., WR; Ryan Peelman, Jr., LB; Steven Sechrist, Sr., WR/DB; Tanner Thomas, Sr., WR/DB

St. Mary's: Ray Casillas, Sr., LB; Joseph Federico, Sr., QB; Andrew Gomez, Sr., WR/DB; Jose Lopez, Sr., RB/DB; Justin Templetson, Sr., DB; Lukas Treffers, Jr., WR;

Tempe: Oscar Carrizosa, Jr., WR/LB; Raija Holt, Jr., RB/DB; Clayton Kelly, Sr., RB/LB;

Tempe Prep: Robert Otting-Crandall, Sr., WR/LB; Connor Gourley, Sr., WR/LB; Levi Hartzler, Jr., RB/DL; Eddie LeBeau, Jr., OL/DL;

Valley Christian: Zach Longanecker, Sr., RB/DB; Ben Marshall, Sr., WR/DB; Spencer Richardson, Jr., RB/LB

Westwood: Hayden Clark, Jr., RB/LB; Ty Dale, Jr., WR/DB; Jimmy Robinson, Sr., LB/WR; Raekwon Robinson, Jr., RB/DB

Williams Field: Kim Arayanta, Sr., DB; Lance Gilchrist, Sr., OL; Jordan Johnson, Jr., WR; Zach Weatherford, Sr., DL; Skyler Wengert, Jr., LB;


Memorable Moments from the 2011 Season

Sanders sits starters: Chaparral and Saguaro resumed their rivalry this year thanks to the geographic scheduling, but with the hype machine in full swing entering the final regular season game, the week-long wonderment was whether Saguaro coach John Sanders would play his starters, or sit them to avoid further injuries in preparation for the Div. III playoffs. He chose the latter, and the Sabercats were creamed by Chaparral, 65-0, on national TV, which caused a backlash with parents, alumni and fans who wanted Sanders fired. Sanders and Saguaro may have gotten the last laugh by winning the state championship, but for many it's an afterthought after what happened against their neighboring rivals.

Desert Vista hammers Hamilton: Raise your hand if you saw a 45-19 victory for Desert Vista over three-time defending champion Hamilton coming? OK, unless you were in the Thunder locker room, put your hand down. After the first meeting, a 35-10 victory for Hamilton, much was the same was expected. What happened, however, was RB/LB Mike Arredondo led a no-nonsense, unified bunch found belief that a win was realistic even after that first meeting, and Desert Vista throttled the Huskies up front early to take a 21-0 lead that was never threatened to win the school's first championship since 1998. It ended Hamilton's 53-game winning streak, the longest in the country among public schools.

Chaparral's 3-peat: The season began with a whooping at the hands of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman in the Barry Sollenberger Classic. By that point weeks of waiting were underway as to whether transfer Jarvis Lewis would be declared eligible after his former school, Glendale Raymond Kellis, accused Chaparral of recruiting the defensive lineman. The Firebirds had a new defensive coordinator after Conrad Hamilton became the head coach at Phoenix North Canyon, new offensive and defensive lineman across the board, and lost of starting running back Lucas Petrullo until the playoffs with injury. None of that mattered in the Firebirds third consecutive state championship (the only school other than Hamilton to achieve this feat), as Connor Brewer and Davonte Neal finished record-setting career. Now eyes are set on the future after the Firebirds announced their plan to petition up to Division I.

Record breakers: Record books will have to be re-written in a big way this offseason. Saguaro's D.J. Foster set single-game records for rushing (508 yards) and touchdowns (10), not to mention 60 touchdowns for a single season. Chaparral QB Connor Brewer's 100 touchdown passes are a new state record for a career. Desert Ridge's Joey Counts set a big-school record with 409 yards rushing against Phoenix North Canyon. Even Scottsdale Prep got in on the act as Aidan Wright (535 yards passing in a game, 3,020 yards for a season, 50 TD passes) and teammate Matt Munsil (19 receptions, 279 yards in one game) set Division VI (8-man) marks as well.

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!: The best touchdown of the season came in a blowout. Desert Ridge led Mesa, 55-14, when Jaguars coach Jeremy Hathcock and Mesa coach Kelley Moore got together on the field for a short discussion in the fourth quarter. It was then agreed the two teams allowed Desert Ridge junior Jerry O'Toole - who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Noonan's Syndrome marked by delayed development - was allowed by Mesa's defense to score a touchdown for the final margin of the game. Hathcock said assistant coaches from both schools discussed the possibility during the week, and when the opportunity came up in the fourth quarter, Hathcock said he caught Moore's eye and they went ahead with the plan. Even in an age of egos, recruiting allegations and running-up-the-score accusations, there's few more classy than Moore.


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