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2022 Southern Arizona high school football spotlight: CDO Dorados


4A Kino: Canyon del Oro

2021 record: 7-5 overall, 3-1 4A Kino (second)

2022 record: 1-0

Head coach: Dustin Peace, 96-47, 14th season at CDO and overall. Peace is a former Flowing Wells and NAU standout who led the Dorados to the 2009 state championship with a team that had Ka’Deem CareyJared Tevis and Josh Robbins. The Dorados went 14-0 that year and then 13-1 the following year, losing only to Scottsdale Saguaro in the state championship game.

Dustin Peace is the longest-tenured coach in CDO history (Stephanie van Latum/Special to AllSportsTucson.com)

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Key returners:

  • WR Daylon Beck, 5-10, 185, Sr.
  • CB Ethan Krominga, 5-10, 170, Sr.
  • QB Caden Dawes, 6-2, 195, Sr.
  • QB/WR/S Mavrick Neustadter, 6-0, 140, Sr.
  • QB/WR Zack Rogowski, 6-4, 200, Sr.
  • FS/WR Chase Laux, 5-7, 150, Jr.
  • RB/LB Vijay King, 5-8, 180, Jr.
  • G/T Sa’Kylee Woodard, 6-3, 285, Jr.
  • S Chance Cassel, 5-9, 165, Jr.
  • RB Jose Alba, 5-6, 165, Jr.
  • OL/DL Luke Arenas, 6-0, 260, Sr.
  • RB Kayden Luke, 5-11, 200, Jr.
  • RB Kendric Astacio, 5-10, 180, Sr.
  • WR Ryan Madsen, 6-1, 200, Jr.
  • LB Sam Martinez, Sr.
  • LB Manuel Zamorano, 6-0, 180, Sr.
  • C Morgan Narcaroti, Jr.

Coaching staff:

  • Head coach/offensive coordinator: Dustin Peace
  • Defensive coordinator/defensive line: Eric Rossi
  • Quarterbacks/strong safeties: Matt Powell
  • Offensive line: Jordan Hitchye
  • Wide receivers: John Vallejos
  • Cornerbacks: Jody Basye
  • Safeties: Andy Basye
  • Linebackers: Dylan Peace

Notes: CDO is coming a season with only eight seniors on the roster, which means the Dorados have one of the largest group of returners in the state, The Dorados have 23 seniors and at least eight juniors who figure to be key contributors for 14-year coach Dustin Peace. One of the juniors is high-profile lineman Sa’Kylee Woodard, who has been offered a scholarship by Arizona. .. Peace’s tenure is the longest in school history, topping the 10 years of Art Mangels and Rick Werbylo. Peace is only four wins shy of reaching 100 career victories. He is at 96-47 in his 14th year, all at CDO. … RB Kayden Luke produced 808 rushing yards last season on 119 carries in only seven games after becoming eligible following his transfer from Ironwood Ridge. Another top running back from Ironwood Ridge — Jordan Thomas — must start his senior year in the sixth week of the season per transfer rules. … CDO is playing mostly a Southern Arizona schedule with the exception of a game against St. Mary’s at Phoenix College on Sept. 30. St. Mary’s went 8-4 last year with a loss in the state quarterfinals against Casa Grande, which went on to win the state title.

Keep an eye out for: S Chance Cassel, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound junior who might not get as much publicity as former Oro Valley Dolphins teammates Sa’Kylee Woodard and Kayden Luke and also Pusch Ridge quarterback Bubba Mustain but he is a talent in the making after transferring from Ironwood Ridge last year.

CDO (3-1, 0-0)

Dorados compete in the 4A Kino. *Region game. +Game at Phoenix College. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
9/2Walden GroveW, 28-71-00-0
9/16Desert ViewW, 38-72-00-0
9/23@ MaranaL, 40-372-10-0
9/30@ St. Mary's+W, 24-83-10-0
10/7Catalina Foothills
10/14@ Douglas*
10/21Pueblo*
10/28@ Vista Grande*
11/4Empire*
11/10@ Mica Mountain*

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