Here is a list of the top Arizona high school football performances turned in during Week 1:

Spencer Rattler, Phoenix Pinnacle, QB, Sr.

Completed 20 of 31 passes for 338 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 58 yards and a score in a 59-33 6A win over Gilbert Perry.

Spencer Brasch, Gilbert Higley, QB, Sr.

Completed 24 of 46 for 396 yards and seven TDs and no interceptions in a 48-47 win over Paraclete (Calif.).

Enrique Perez, Tucson Catalina Foothills, DB, Jr.

He had 30 tackles, 24 assisted, and ran for 90 yards on three carries, including an 83-yard TD, in a 28-17 win over Sierra Vista Buena.

Tyler Beverett, Scottsdale Saguaro, QB, Jr.

Completed eight of nine passes for 155 yards and  two TDs and ran four times for 101 yards and two TDs in 48-3 win over Poston Butte.

Connor Soelle, Saguaro, LB/RB, Sr.

Had eight tackles and 95 yards total offense with a score.

Brandon Nunez, Mesa Mountain View, QB, Sr.

Was 19 of 31 for 355 yards and four TDs and ran seven times for 70 yards and score in 49-14 win over Tempe Corona del Sol.

Chris Grillo, Scottsdale Horizon, RB, Sr.

Carried 13 times for 188 yards and two TDs in 42-36 loss to Marana.


Big moments from the first week of Arizona high school football.

Coleman Owen, Higley, WR, Sr.

Caught nine passes for 186 yards and a touchdown against Paraclete.

Shayne Pahnke, Scottsdale Christian, RB, Sr.

Scored six touchdowns, five rushing, in a 48-6 win over Gilbert Christian.

Devin Larsen, Queen Creek, QB, Sr.

Passed for 325 yards and six scores, completing 22 of 25, in a 61-0 win over Mesa Westwood.

Ronnie Fagan, Phoenix Shadow Mountain, RB, Sr.

Ran for 237 yards and two TDs on 23 carries in a 27-14 win over Phoenix North Canyon.

Tommy Christakos, Scottsdale Chaparral, WR/K, Jr.

Had 240 receiving yards, including a touchdown, and kicked the game-tying, 44-yard field goal with 1:17 left that sent game into overtime, which Chaparral won 36-33 at Chandler Hamilton.

More: Recap: Chaparral snags overtime win at Hamilton in reintroduction to 6A

Anthony Giraldi, Mesa Red Mountain, LB, Sr.

Had 19 tackles, seven solo, in a 24-6 win over Mesa Desert Ridge.

Ty Siffermann, Chandler Basha, WR, Sr.

In a win over Phoenix North, he had four catches for 96 yards and two TDs and returned a punt for a score. He also had an interception in limited action.


Show Thumbnails

Show Captions

Tyreck Cosay, Whiteriver Alchesay, RB, Sr.

With more than 4,200 career rushing yards, he ran for 289 yards and a score on  28 carries in a 60-14 win over Globe.

Evan Lovett, Tucson Pusch Ridge, RB, So.

Had 99 yards and three TDs on five carries and returned a kickoff 84 yards for a score in a 48-12 win over Rio Rico.

Alex Nelson, Cottonwood Mingus, RB, Sr.

In a 53-14 win over San Tan Valley Combs, he carried 27 times for 326 yards and  three scores. He also caught a TD pass.

Jake Smith, Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep, RB, Sr.

He scored five touchdowns in the first half of a 41-32 win over Laveen Betty Fairfax.

Manny Mejia, Douglas, RB, Sr.

In school’s first win in three years, he ran just nine times for 240 yards and two TDs in a 55-6 win over Tucson Tanque Verde.

Darren Smith, Red Mountain, QB, Sr.

Had 210 yards and two TDs passing in win over Desert Ridge.

Ethan Moller, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, QB, Sr.

Completed 13 of 19 for 305 yards and four TDs and had a rushing TD in a 52-6 win over Mesa.

Tawee Walker, Peoria Centennial, RB, Sr.

Had three rushing TDs and scored on a 73-yard, catch-and-run in a 42-19 win over Queen Creek Casteel.

Chris Weaver, Buckeye Odyssey, RB, Jr.

In a 33-14 win over San Tan Foothills, ran for 246 yards and a score on 18 carries.

Jonathan Morris, Centennial, QB, Sr.

Had TD passes of 73, 58 and 24 yards in the Casteel game.


Show Thumbnails

Show Captions


Zach Nelson, Casteel, WR, Sr.

Caught 10 passes, including two for TDs, just in the final nine minutes of the Centennial game.

Brandon Schenks, Hamilton, QB, Sr.

Passed for 323 yards and two scores and ran for 146 yards, including a 69-yard TD, in the  OT loss to Chaparral.

Chubba Purdy, Perry, QB, Jr.

In the loss to Pinnacle, passed for 277 yards and three TDs, completing 23 of 39 passes.


Show Thumbnails

Show Captions

Brace Spencer, Lake Havasu, QB, Jr.

Passed for 265 yards and four TDs, completing 12 of 16 for a 156 passer rating in a 34-14 win over Lee Williams.

Angel Macedo, Buckeye, QB, Jr.

Completed 16 of  20 passes for 258 yards and four TDs in a 51-7 win over Tucson Amphitheater.


To suggest human-interest story ideas and other news, reach Obert at [email protected] or 602-316-8827. Follow him at