2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — TE/DE Diego Acosta of Flowing Wells

Hard to believe but today marks only 50 days until the kickoff of the 2023 Southern Arizona high school football season with games scheduled Aug. 18. AllSportsTucson.com will list 50 of the top seniors in Southern Arizona during this stretch. This is not a ranking. This is a list. We acknowledge more than 50 quality seniors will play on high school fields locally this fall and we will report on them accordingly.

Diego Acosta of Flowing Wells is coming off playing his first full varsity season and tallied 36 tackles, including seven for loss as defensive end. He recorded five sacks. … He earned second-team All-5A Sonoran recognition as a defensive lineman by AZPreps365 last season. … As a tight end, he caught nine passes for 180 yards with three touchdowns. His top game was four receptions for 91 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-23 win over Cholla. … Acosta is also an accomplished wrestler at 157 pounds with the Caballeros. … “I want to get a higher reputation for colleges,” Acosta said. … The Caballeros will try to improve on their 3-7 season in the first season under head coach Brian Hook, who has a history of success as an offensive coordinator with the Caballeros. Former head coach Mark Brunenkant, the school’s athletic director, is the defensive coordinator. … Flowing Wells opens at Agua Fria on Aug. 25.

Flowing Wells TE/DE Diego Acosta

FLOWING WELLS (1-3, 0-0)

Head coach: Brian Hook
Caballeros compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
8/25at Agua FriaL, 21-160-10-0
9/1SunnysideL, 28-100-20-0
9/8AmphiL, 27-210-30-0
9/15SahuaritaW, 35-71-30-0
9/21at Barry Goldwater------
9/29at Ironwood Ridge*------
10/6at Mountain View*------
10/27at Nogales*------


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. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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