Empire RB Wyatt Jeffries named APS Digital/Tucson Conquistadores Player of the Week

Wyatt Jeffries & the Empire OL. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Empire running back Wyatt Jeffries accepted the Southern Arizona APS Digital/Tucson Conquistadores Player of the Week award on Wednesday. The senior rushed for 177 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries to lead Empire past Palo Verde 55-12 last Friday.

WEEK ONE: Trenton Bourguet, Marana QB
WEEK TWO: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe RB
WEEK THREE: Cameron Williams, Sahuaro ATH
WEEK FOUR: Stevie Rocker, Canyon del Oro RB
WEEK FIVE: Wyatt Jeffries, Empire RB


Friday, Sept. 21
6A Tucson (5-0, 3-0) at 4A SALPOINTE (4-0)
5A BUENA (3-1) at 5A Apollo (1-3)
5A CIENEGA (3-1) at 5A Mountain View (0-3)
5A Sunnyside (3-1) at 4A SAHUARO (4-1, 1-0)
5A EMPIRE (1-3) at 5A Nogales (2-2)
5A IRONWOOD RIDGE (1-3) at 5A Desert View (1-3)
4A PALO VERDE (1-3) at 5A Rincon/UHS (0-4)
4A Walden Grove (3-1) at 4A GLENDALE (4-0)
4A DOUGLAS (4-0) at 4A Silver City, NM (2-1)
4A Pueblo (1-3) at 4A CATALINA FOOTHILLS (1-3)
4A Prescott (3-1) at 4A CANYON DEL ORO (3-1)
3A Ben Franklin (3-2, 1-0) at 3A SABINO (2-2)
3A San Tan Foothills (2-2) at 3A SAHUARITA (3-1)
3A COOLIDGE (4-1, 0-1) at 3A Catalina (1-3)
3A PUSCH RIDGE (1-3) at 3A Fountain Hills (2-2)
3A TANQUE VERDE (1-3) at 3A AZ College Prep (0-4)
2A Heritage (0-5) at 2A BENSON (2-2, 1-0)
2A Pima (2-2) at 2A TOMBSTONE (3-1)
2A MORENCI (4-1) at 2A Bisbee (2-2)
2A AZ LUTHERAN (4-0) at 2A Willcox (3-1)
2A Santa Rita (0-4, 0-1) at 2A SAN MANUEL (0-3)
2A Santa Cruz (1-3) at 2A THATCHER (5-0, 1-0)
1A Valley Union (1-4, 1-0) at 1A FORT THOMAS (4-0, 2-0)
1A Duncan (2-2, 1-0) at 2A ST. DAVID (3-2, 1-1)
1A Bowie/San Simon (0-4, 0-2) at 1A BABOQUIVARI (1-4, 0-2)

5A Marana (4-1) BYE
5A Flowing Wells (4-1) BYE
5A Cholla (0-5) BYE
4A Amphitheater (1-4) BYE
4A Rio Rico (1-4) BYE


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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