2022 Gametime Recruiting & Consulting Southern Arizona defensive stats leaders

Pusch Ridge linebacker Tyler Mustain (left) and San Manuel defensive back Ralphie Valencia were the tackling and interception leaders, respectively, in Southern Arizona in 2022. They were part of the Oro Valley Dolphins youth football program growing up.

2023 Southern Arizona Tackling Leaders

The 2023 top tacklers in Southern Arizona. Stats compiled from MaxPreps provided by coaches and schools. *Denotes Class 1A (8-man football) player.
Spencer AnthonyBisbeeLBJr600.00.05
Chase Pacheco*St. DavidLBSo5910.00.05
Luke Haymore*St. DavidLBJr538.01.05
Tristan GoodwinBensonLBSr504.00.05
Gannon Carrafa*St. DavidDBJr490.00.05
Fabian HernandezBisbeeDESo481.04.05
Bryceton MeyerBisbeeLBJr453.00.05
Luke LambertEmpireLBSr448.02.04
Cedar HaynieSt. DavidCBSo445.00.05
Isaac Wilson*St. DavidLBSo426.00.55
Kason ColbertMica MountainLBSr411.00.04
Dalton CrockettBensonSSSr413.01.05
Chris ShattoSaffordSSSr410.00.05
Gavin GilbertTanque VerdeLBSr4012.00.04
Andrew GriesemerTombstoneLBJr401.00.04

2023 Southern Arizona Interception Leaders

The 2023 interception leaders in Southern Arizona. Stats compiled from MaxPreps provided by coaches and schools. * - Denotes Class 1A (8-man football) player.
Chase LauxCDOFSSr44
Adam MorenoPuebloDBJr34
Kevin BrunsTucsonFSJr34
Rocco SoteloChollaCBSr34
Aliaz DysonBuenaCBJr34
Grant DoolingIronwood RidgeCBJr34
Auri FloresEmpireLBSr34
Ben MazzeiEmpireFSSr34
Xavier FernandezMorenciCBJr35
Keston Richardson*St. DavidSFr35
Dominic Rodriguez*San ManuelSSSr35


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