2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — Sahuaro OT/DE Kingston Grigsby


Today marks only 31 days until the kickoff of the 2023 Southern Arizona high school football season with games scheduled Aug. 18. AllSportsTucson.com is listing 50 of the top seniors in Southern Arizona during this stretch. This is not a ranking. We acknowledge more than 50 quality seniors will play on high school fields locally this fall and we will report on them accordingly.

Kingston Grigsby, 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, is a three-year starter at Sahuaro who earned All-4A Gila first-team honors from coaches last season. … He is a team captain for second-year coach Al Alexander, who specializes in coaching linemen. … Presently has two scholarship offers from Arizona Christian and Fort Lewis (Colo.) College. … He totaled 25 tackles last season, seven for loss, in his first full varsity season. He also had four sacks and a quarterback hurry. … His wingspan is 79 inches, vertical leap is 32.1 inches and he can run the 40 in 4.9 seconds.

Alexander on Grigsby: “Huge upside. Division 1 frame, a little undersized, very raw, good upside, athletic, physical and a bit of nastiness. Will be having a great year at DE. Will cause some problems.”

Sahuaro senior defensive end Kingston Grigsby tallied four sacks last season (Sahuaro photo)

NO. 32 SAHUARO (2-5, 0-2)

Head coach: Al Alexander
Cougars compete in the 4A Kino. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25SabinoL, 19-60-10-0
9/1Northwest ChristianL, 53-220-20-0
9/8at DouglasW, 48-291-20-0
9/15ChollaW, 29-102-20-0
9/22Ironwood RidgeL, 44-72-30-0
9/29at Catalina Foothills*L, 43-72-40-1
10/6at Walden Grove*L, 51-82-50-2
10/20at Mica Mountain*------
10/27at Canyon del Oro*------
11/3Pueblo*------

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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 seven years ago and is presently a special education teacher at his alma mater Sunnyside High School.

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