Friday Night Phenoms: 9/24
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Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 24, 2012
Jason Jewell

Huge passing performances this week but a RB takes player of the week honors

Player of the Week

*What a night Kani Benoit from Thunderbird had. He rushed for 220 yards and 4 TDs and returned 2 KOs to the house versus Greenway.


*Saguaro junior Luke Rubenzer threw for 184 yards and 2 TDs, rushed for 117 and 1 TD and caught a TD pass in a big win over Cactus.

*Liberty's Tyler Rogers threw for 193 yards and 3 TDs and rushed for 84 yards and 1 TD in a win over Sunrise Mountain.

*In a loss to Millennium, Devon Palomino from Deer Valley threw for 315 yards and 3 TDs.

*Tempe sophomore Emanuel Gant had 5 TDs and 403 yards in a win over Washington. His WR Massiah Smith caught 11 passes for 269 yards and 2 TDs.

*Desert Mountain juniors Kyle Allen and Mark Andrews had 4 TDs. Allen also threw 1 other and had 390 yards.

*Desert Edge's Sawyer Lung had 6 total TDs, 4 passing and 2 rushing, on Friday.

*Centennial's Tre Grant had 5 TDs against Willow Canyon.

*Red Mountain's Mason Thorman continues his hot streak, throwing for 6 TDs, 4 to WR Aeron Carr.

*Brophy's Tyler Bruggman had 3 TDs versus North Canyon.

*Ryan Finley from PV had 267 yards and 5 TDs in a win over Moon Valley. Carl Westlund caught 4 of those TDs and rushed for another.

*In a loss to Desert Mountain, Notre Dame's Nick Duckworth had 353 yards and 3 TDs.

*Josh Eckley from Marcos had 374 yards and 3 TDs against Ironwood Ridge.

*Seton Catholic's David Gesicker threw for 307 yards and 3 TDs against Maricopa, he also rushed for 3 more scores. Matt Haggerty had 172 yards and 2 TDs.

*A lot of offense by Cactus Shadows against Prescott. QB Bryce Kinsler had 639 yards and 6 TDs. WR Kyle Gladstone caught 13 passes for 279 yards and 3 TDs while Matt Hartlen caught 15 passes for 222 yards and 2 TDs.

*Tyler Williams from Ironwood Ridge had 163 yards rushing and 2 TDs.

*Sahuaro's Laramie Brown threw for 288 yards and 3 TDs against Catalina Foothills.


*Josh Hoekstra from Pinnacle had 203 yards and 2 TDs against Horizon.

*Kash Robinson from Saguaro rushed for 112 yards and 3 TDs and had a 42 yard TD reception against Cactus.

*Yuma Catholic RB Kody Hazlett had 237 yards and 2 TDs in a win over Buckeye. In the same game, Buckeye's Jabril Taylor had 16 yards and 3 scores.

*Higley's Mythias Young had 4 TDs against Vista Grande.

*Marche Dennard from Brophy had 173 yards and 3 TDs against North Canyon.

*Queen Creek's Matt Guida rushed for 202 yards and 4 TDs in a win over AJ.

*Garette Craig from Mt. Pointe rushed for 182 yards and 1 TD in a win over Chandler.

*Marana Mt. View RB Richie Estrada had 214 yards and 2 TDs in a win over Cienega.

*Kevionte Alexander from Rincon rushed for 211 yards and 3 TDs against Catalina.

*Buena's Dominique Drake had 193 yards and 4 TDs against Tucson.

*Anthony Braunreiter rushed for 158 yards and 2 TDs in a win over Marcos.


*Paul Elvira from Marcos continues his great 2012 season, despite losing to Ironwood Ridge, Elvira had 163 yards and 2 TDs.

Special Teams/Defense/Other

*The Ironwood Ridge defense blocked two Marcos punts and a PAT.

*Paradise Valley's Jordan Brown had 2 kickoff return TDs against Moon Valley.

*Desert Ridge LB Nathaniel Rodriguez returned 2 fumbles for scores.

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