Four members of the Tucson Youth Football 14U All-Star team who recently won a conference title and finished second in the nation at the American Youth Football National Championships at Orlando, Fla., are slated to return there next month as part of the 8th Grade All-Star Game.
They will be in Orlando from Jan. 23-27 with the game played on Jan. 26. All participants and staff will be attending NFL Pro Bowl functions and the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl compliments of Roman Oben, NFL Vice President of Youth and High School Football, and the NFL Youth Staff.
TYFSF is setting up donation efforts to fund the travel for the players to Florida. More details on that soon.
The head coach of Tucson’s 14U All-Star Team — former Pueblo and Arizona standout Clarence “Bam” McRae — will serve as defensive coordinator of the West team at Orlando.
The selections from Tucson with comments from TYFSF president Julius Holt, who also served as one of McRae’s assistants:
WR/CB Savaughn Berryhill, 6-1, 185
Member of the Tucson Falcons. Younger brother of Arizona receiver Stanley Berryhill III and son of former Cholla standout Stan Berryhill II.
“Amazing talent, good receiving skills and break-game changing skills,” Holt said.
RB/LB Kayden Luke, 5-11, 185
Member of the Oro Valley Dolphins. McRae raved about his performance upon returning from Florida, mentioning that Luke is one of the toughest players he has coached. Holt said, “Best running back in Florida and dominated on both sides of the ball scoring multiple touchdowns and shutting down the run on defense. A beast.”
DT/OT Sa’Kylee Woodard, 6-3, 295
Member of the Oro Valley Dolphins. Bigger than most defensive linemen at the AYF National Championships last week. Also has an affable personality. Wrote daily postcards for AllSportsTucson.com during his week at Orlando. Holt said, “Controlled the defensive line and was unstoppable. He had five or more tackles for losses and two sacks.”
DT/OG Luis Cordova, 6-3, 297
Member of the Tucson Raiders. Another big talent at such a young age. Should develop much further into a college prospect like his 14U All-Star teammates. Holt said, “This kid will be a dominant force in high school as a defensive or offensive linemen. Unblockable at times. Led the defensive line and offensive line with intensity and effort.”