Salpointe standout Antonio Martinez earns Southern Arizona APS Digital/Frog & Firkin Football Player of the Week Awards

Antonio Martinez & head coach Eric Rogers (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Salpointe junior Antonio Martinez was all over the field for the Lancers in their 37-6 win over Buena at home Friday night. Martinez pulled down a 26-yard touchdown pass, came up with an interception, blocked a field goal and he helped limit the Colts to 50 yards passing from his DB position.

For his efforts, Martinez earned APS Digital Print Player of the Week honors and he will receive the Frog & Firkin Football for his teammates to sign as the player of the week is seen as a team award.


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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