AZSportsnetwork AIA 1-3A Week 5 Football Players of the Week

Attention: These are our Week 5 Players of the Week from the winners of our Players of the Game selections.


AZSportsnetwork AIA 1A Players of the Week 5


Desert Heights:

QB Mason Wicker: 20/26 248yds and 4 TDs

Desert Heights was tied at the half  14 all vs Anthem Prep but then Desert Heights QB Mason Wicker  put his

team on his shoulders and helped Desert Heights explode for 32 points in the 3rd quarter to help his team

go on to defeat Anthem Prep 54-28 to win a crucial region West Game!




DL Bryton Cox: 6 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 punt block, and a scoop and score TD

In limited playing time vs Mayer, Bryton Cox showed why he is one of the

most dominant DL in 1A Football.



AZSportsnetwork AIA 2A Players of the Week 5


Camp Verde:

WR Christian Sanabria 14 receptions 288 yards receiving and two touchdowns for a near 21 yd avg.

While there may be many reasons as to why Camp Verde is still undefeated in the AIA 2 A Division,

one of the main reasons is the 6’1 175lb WR Christian Sanabria! His stat line in a win vs Trivium Prep catapulted

him to be the states leader in yards and TDs after just 4 games in the 2022 season.




Globe Defense: The Globe Defense had the undaunted task of trying to stop Alchesay Powerful

Double Wing Offense attack which is one of the best in the State of AZ! The Globe defense was up to

the task as they were able to incorporate a BEND but NOT BREAK Defense the entire game holding

Alchesay to only 6pts!


Special Teams:

Tonopah Valley:

Jorge Lopez PAT Team:  Blocked PAT kick

With Valley Lutheran looking to tie up the game and head into OT with some momentum, Jorge Lopez along with

his other members of the PAT Block team were able to overpower the VL PAT team and Lopez blasted through the

middle of the line and blocked the PAT to keep his team up 42-41 and eventually the play that decided the game

for Tonopah Valley!



AZSportsnetwork AIA 3A Players of the Week 5



QB Brandon Napier: 5 carries for 151 yds, 30.2 Avg, 4TDs

At the beginning of the season we had talked about Brandon Napier as being one of the

3A QBs to watch this season! With #1 Thatcher now 4-0 Napier has without a doubt

shown this prediction to be true. Facing their rival Safford Napier exploded for 4 TDs

to show that he can take control of a game all by himself. With one of the top OL in

all of 3A Brandon Napier was able to lead his team to a 40-2 victory!



Yuma High:

DE Timothy Nieto: 7 total tackles, 5 solo, 2 asst, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack for 9yrd loss

The Senior 6’1 220lb DE Nieto helped his Yuma High team to a 34-0 win over power running

Kingman to help his team to their 3rd straight shutout of the season putting their overall record

to 3-2 on the season. This has included 3 shutouts in a row!


Special Teams:


PK Tyler Nolan: 6-6 PATs, 1-1 FGs (23 yards) plus an onside pooch kick recovered by PRCA

Tyler Nolan had an excellent game vs Benson that helped lead them to a 59-0 victory. To

help put the game out of reach Tyler made a great pooch kick on a kickoff which landed

perfectly which allowed his team to recover and score back to back TDs to all but put

the game away.

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