Flowing Wells at CANYON DEL ORO
Canyon del Oro holds a 21-15 advantage over Flowing Wells dating back to 1966 and that includes a current win streak of 7-1 dating back to 2004 but the Caballeros came up with a huge 38-37 win to open up the season last year.
5A FLOWING WELLS (Scott Cortese)
LOST: QB Zachary Jurado (710 yards passing), RB Rashaad Henderson (1,366 yards rushing, 43 tackles), RB Blake Bishop (649 yards rushing, 44 tackles, 3 sacks), RB Isaiah Williams-Russell (556 yards rushing, 53 tackles, 2 ints), WR Michael Ogas (274 yards receiving, 42 tackles, 3 ints), LB Brandon Mendoza (58 tackles), Diego Gonzales (57 tackles, 4 sacks), Mitchell Effing (51 tackles, 2 ints).
RETURN: Ryan Swecker (339 total yards, 43 tackles), NG, T Derek Gonzalez (37 tackles).
Projected finish: 6-4 (14-16 seed).
4A CANYON DEL ORO (Dustin Peace)
LOST: QB: Zachary Eidenschink (1,984 passing), Diego Munguia (723 yards rushing), Jose Cruz (749 yards receiving, 2 ints),
RETURN: Stevie Rocker (1,163 yards rushing/injury report), Jayden Bracy (242 yards receiving), Mason Catterson (71 tackles), Dustin Sheeley (49 tackles), Cory Bonstrom (47 tackles, 3 interceptions), Dylan Zamorano (42 tackles), Austin Brooks (41 tackles).
Projected finish: 9-1 (3-5 seed)
Aside from news of CDO RB Stevie Rocker likely out few weeks because of ankle injury, today's Coaches for Charity Kickoff Classic banquet had festive atmosphere w/7 HS football teams. Coaches became reporters asking players questions in front of the crowd: https://t.co/T2ACZgaeuK pic.twitter.com/TgLYWFlHBd
Former @cdo_football standout Josh Robbins is now the defensive coordinator for the Dorados. His father, former @ArizonaFBall and @Broncos standout Randy Robbins is the defensive coordinator for Casa Grande. pic.twitter.com/OjtvZv7PCe
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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org