Tucson High School Sports

Sabino QB A.J. Skaggs Invited to Play in Prestigious Hawaii Tiki Bowl in January

Sabino senior-to-be quarterback A.J. Skaggs is bound to get a lot of notoriety in the upcoming football season with what he has established so far in his successful Sabercat program.

He has been invited to the prestigious Hawaii Tiki Bowl in Honolulu from Dec. 30 to Jan. 4.  Athletes from all over the nation will be chosen to participate. Each team will have a maximum of 35 players and will be coached by two college coaches.

Skaggs, 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, has thrown for 4,119 yards in his two years at the varsity level, including 2,495 last season while leading the Sabercats to an 8-4 record and a spot in the second round of the Class 3A state tournament.

A.J. Skaggs (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

He completed 193 out of 297 passes last season for a completion rate of 65 percent. He also had 25 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.

In his career as a starter on the varsity team, Skaggs is 18-7 with 311 completions in 487 attempts (63.9 percent) for 4,119 yards. He has 45 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions.


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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