Ironwood Ridge RB Nathan Grijalva named APS Digital/Tucson Conquistadores Player of the Week

APS Digital owner Michael Wilson, Nathan Grijalva & Ironwood Ridge coach Matt Johnson. (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

APS Digital/Tucson Conquistadores Player of the Week

Ironwood Ridge senior running back Nathan Grijalva rushed for 164 yards on 13 carries and scored four touchdowns to help lead the Nighthawks past Desert View 48-15. Grijalva received his award on Wednesday during practice. He chose to share the award with his team:


Friday, Sept. 28
5A Sunnyside (3-2) at 5A CIENEGA (4-1)
5A Buena (3-2) at 5A MARANA (4-1) Arizona Ed Doherty Game of the Week
5A Nogales (2-3) at 5A IRONWOOD RIDGE (2-3)
5A FLOWING WELLS (4-1) at 5A Empire (2-3)
5A Rincon/UHS (1-4) at 5A DESERT VIEW (1-4)
5A MOUNTAIN VIEW (0-5) at 5A Cholla (0-5)
4A Sahuaro (5-1, 1-0) at 4A SALPOINTE (5-0)
4A Catalina Foothills (2-3) at 4A CANYON DEL ORO (4-1)
4A Rio Rico (1-4) at 4A WALDEN GROVE (3-2)
4A DOUGLAS (5-0) at 4A Pueblo (1-4)
4A Palo Verde (1-4) at 4A AMPHITHEATER (1-4)
3A SABINO (3-2) at 3A Catalina (1-4)
3A Safford (2-3) at 3A SAHUARITA (4-1)
3A PUSCH RIDGE (2-3) at 3A Tanque Verde (2-3)
2A Tombstone (3-2) at 2A BENSON (3-2, 1-0)
2A WILLCOX (3-2) at 2A Bisbee (2-3)
2A TONOPAH VALLEY (4-1) at 2A Santa Rita (0-5, 0-1)
2A San Manuel (1-4) at 2A CHANDLER PREP (4-2)
2A PHOENIX CHRISTIAN (3-2) at 2A Santa Cruz (1-4)
1A Bowie/San Simon (0-5, 0-3) at 1A VALLEY UNION (1-5, 1-1)
1A St. DAVID (3-3, 1-2) at 1A Baboquivari (3-3, 1-2)

BYE: 6A Tucson (5-1, 3-0)


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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