Tucson High School Sports

Sabino QB A.J. Skaggs APS Digital Print/Tucson Conquistadores Player of the Week Following Career Highs in Passing Yards, TDs in Win Over Tanque Verde


Sabino junior quarterback A.J. Skaggs has been selected the AllSportsTucson.com APS Digital Print/Tucson Conquistadores Player of the Week for his career night in the Sabercats’ 48-2 win over Tanque Verde last Friday.

Skaggs completed 14 of 17 passes for a career-high 304 yards with five TDs — also a career-best. He had no interceptions. At the end of practice Wednesday, Skaggs and coach Ryan McBrayer will be presented banners produced by APS Digital Print and Skaggs will take home a plaque for his honor.

Sabino QB A.J. Skaggs is only 28 yards shy of eclipsing 3,000 career passing yards in his second varsity season (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect is close to eclipsing 3,000 passing yards in his varsity career, which began last season. He has completed 224 of 353 attempts (63.5 percent) for 2,972 yards in his career with 36 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

He has led the Sabercats (5-2 overall, 2-0 in the 3A South) to four wins out of Sabino’s last five games. They have an important region game at Pusch Ridge (4-3, 2-0) on Friday.


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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