Sabino’s Derek Sanchez named APS Digital Print/Frog & Firkin Player of the Week

Derek Sanchez (Team Photo)

Sabino junior Derek Sanchez collected two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, returned a kickoff 78 yards for another TD and he pulled in a 36-yard TD reception to help lead the Sabercats past Empire Friday night.

For his efforts, Sanchez was named APS Digital Print/Frog & Firkin Player of the Week and he earned a banner for himself and for his school from APS Digital Print and a Frog & Firkin Football for his teammates to sign.

Sabino is now 2-0 on the year and the team is scheduled to host Walden Grove (3-0) this Saturday at noon.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and was given the Amphi Distinguished Service Award. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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