Trenton Bourguet connected on 17 of 23 passes for 288 yards to help lead Marana past Scottsdale Horizon in an important 5A Conference matchup last Friday. Bourguet added 78 yards rushing and totaled three touchdowns in the 42-36 victory.
While all individual recognitions are obviously based on team play, Bourguet stood out with his impressive performance and he accepted the APS Player of the Year award on behalf of his teammates at the award presentation on Wednesday.
Bourguet played his last three record-breaking years at Marana under former University of Arizona walk on Andy Litten and it looks like his success will continue under first-year head coach Louis Ramirez.
A former ASU student assistant, Ramirez has assembled an impressive group of assistant coaches with strong Wildcat ties including two-time All-Pac 12 lineman Kyle Quinn, former Canyon del Oro, San Jose State and Arizona lineman David Catalano and former Arizona State standout and former Arizona assistant coach Vince Amey.
Ramirez spent the last two years as a graduate assistant at NAU and he also served as an assistant coach at Tempe Marcos de Niza under current Sunnyside head coach Roy Lopez.
Tucson Career Passing Leaders
Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills 8,694 (2013-16)
Andrew Cota, Sunnyside/Salpointe, 7,554 (2010-13)
Reggie Robertson, Sahuaro 7,106 (1996-99)
Brian Chason, Tucson Christian: 6,408 (1982-85)
Adriell Alvarado, Cienega: 5,910 (2012-15)
Adam Rodriguez, Desert View: 5,774 (1985-89)
Trenton Bourguet, Marana: 5,340 (2015-present)
Justice Summerset, Mountain View: 5,264 (2013-15)
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