Jalen Brown, Mountain Pointe: The defensive back had an interception, a fumble recovery late that turned the tide in the Pride’s win over Hamilton and had five catches for 52 yards on offense.
Ryan Finley, Paradise Valley: The Boise State-commit threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns — including a perfect pass in the corner of the end zone in the game’s final seconds — as Paradise Valley upset two-time defending champion Saguaro, 32-29.
Tarek Morrison, Desert Ridge: While his twin brother, Taren, sat out with a foot injury, Tarek’s debut running an option offense led to 214 yards rushing and three touchdowns, plus 128 yards passing, all in less than three quarters of play as Desert Ridge defeated Gilbert.
Nate Phillips, Basha: The speedy senior caught six passes for 178 yards and five touchdowns from new quarterback Zach Werlinger in a win against Corona del Sol. Phillips caught seven touchdowns last season.
Mason Thorman, Red Mountain: The senior quarterback threw for 441 yards and five touchdowns in the Lions’ 46-26 win against Avondale Westview. He threw 219 yards and three of those touchdowns to Drake Pierre, and two other touchdowns to Aeron Carr.