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Class 3A Southern Arizona Football Career Coaching Records and Team Information

The combined tenures of the head coaches in the 3A South — of schools in our Southern Arizona coverage area — totals only 14 years for the five coaches.

Salpointe’s Dennis Bene (18 years), Amphi’s Jorge Mendivil (18 years), Cienega’s Pat Nugent (16 years), Sahuaro’s Scott McKee (15 years) and Mountain View’s Matt Johnson (15 years) have tenures alone that are longer than the 3A South coaches combined — Pusch Ridge’s Jerry Harris (three years), Sabino’s Ryan McBrayer (two years), Tanque Verde’s Jeremiah Johnson (seven years), Sahuarita’s Don Watt (one year) and Catalina’s Chris Barlow (one year).

Call it the Résumé Builder League.

Here is a rundown of the coaches and their teams in the …

3A South

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Pusch Ridge

Jerry Harris, Fourth year
Pusch Ridge (2016-18), 25-11
Total: 25-11

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. WR. Antone Brack (5-11, 140); Sr. RB Ryan Garcia (5-8, 170), 373 yards rushing; Sr. OL Jackson Kubiak (5-9, 195); Sr. OL Henry Newman (6-0, 165); Jr. RB, Evan Lovett (6-1, 195), 1,192 yards rushing, 13 TDs, 204 yards receiving; Jr. TE Phillip Raica (6-0, 205). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. DB, Antone Brack (5-11, 140); Sr. LB, Ryan Garcia (5-8, 170); Sr. LB, Jackson Kubiak (5-9, 195), 66 tackles; Sr. DB, Will Mauer (6-0, 155); Jr. LB, Evan Lovett (6-1, 195), 63 tackles, 5 sacks; Sr. DL, Phillip Raica (6-0, 205), 45 tackles.

Jerry Harris (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Sabino

Ryan McBrayer, Third year
Sabino (2017-18), 19-6
Total: 19-6

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. WR Diego Armijo (6-2, 180); Jr. QB AJ Skaggs (6-0, 190), 1,624 yards passing, 20 TDs: Jr. OT Zach Brown (6-1, 240); Sr. OT Brian Castellanos (6-0, 200); Sr. OG Max Rabich (5-9, 180); Sr. TE/WR, Jayson Petty (6-2, 200), 554 yards receiving, 10 TDs. Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. CB Draven Carsten (5-9, 160); Sr. SS Daniel McAllister (5-9, 170), 42 tackles; Sr. FS Diego Armijo (6-2, 180), 60 tackles, 6 INTs; Sr. DT Brian Castellanos (6-2, 200); Sr. DE Jayson Petty (6-2,2 00), 41 tackles, 10 sacks; Sr. LB Marceise Stubblefield (6-1, 180), 53 tackles. Also keep an eye on: Jr. LB Luke Thompson (6-0, 185); Sr. RB Andrew Owen (5-10, 160); So. DE/TE Michael Masunas (6-3, 225); Jr. OT/DT Adam Brauer (6-5, 300).

Sabino coach Ryan McBrayer. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Tanque Verde

Jeremiah Johnson, Eighth year
Tanque Verde (2014-18), 11-39
Miami (2012-13), 5-15
Total: 16-54

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. QB Ty Bennett (6-3, 170); Sr. TB, Kahlo Valenzuela (6-0, 165); Sr. C Colton Karulski (5-10, 220); Sr. T Dalton Felish (6-2, 254); Sr. FB, Chase Birch (5-10, 163); Jr. G Isaac Moran (5-10, 210); Jr. G Landen Lee (5-11, 270); Jr. HB, Dillon Simmers (5-11, 170). Also keep an eye on: So. LB, Garrett Smith (5-11, 165); So. DT, Terrence Oathout (5-9, 230); So. WR, Calvin Jones (6-1, 160).

Jeremiah Johnson

Sahuarita

Don Watt, Second year
Sahuarita (2018), 6-4
Total: 6-4

Returning starters on offense, 2018 stats: Sr. C/DL, RJ Ahumada (6-2,2 50); Sr. G/DL, Malakyde Alatasi (6-2, 250); So. G/DL, Elizaiah Toaiva (6-0, 245); Jr. T/DL, Mona Molio’o (6-0, 235); Sr. T/DL, Franky Brito (5-10, 240); Sr. RB/FS, Cristian Gonzales (6-2, 185), 478 yards rushing, 358 yards receiving; Sr. RB/LB, Bryce Williams (5-6, 150); Sr. RB/LB, Michael Molio’o (510, 200); Jr., ATH, Gabe Elias (6-0, 150); Sr. WR/Sec, Osten Sherry (6-0, 150). Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. C/DL, RJ Ahumada (6-2, 250), 59 tackles; Sr. G/DL, Malakyde Alatasi (6-2, 250); So. G/DL, Elizaiah Toaiva (6-0, 245); Jr. T/DL, Mona Molio’o (6-0, 235); Sr. T/DL, Franky Brito (5-10, 240); Sr. RB/FS, Cristian Gonzales (6-2, 185); Sr. RB/LB, Bryce Williams (5-6, 150); Sr. RB/LB, Michael Molio’o (5-10, 200); Jr. ATH, Gabe Elias (6-0, 150); Sr. WR/Sec, Osten Sherry (6-0, 150). Also keep an eye on: Jr. QB, Ezequiel Casas (5-6, 140); Jr. ATH, Anthony Giarraputo (5-9, 155); Sr. RB/LB, Jacob Terrell (59, 165).

Don Watt (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Catalina

Chris Barlow, Second year
Catalina (2018),2-8
Total: 2-8

Returning starters on defense, 2018 stats: Sr. DB Brandon Hussey (5-9, 175), 40 tackles.

Chris Barlow


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