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
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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.