2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — Douglas TE/DE Isaac Higuera

Today marks only 27 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.

Isaac Higuera, 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, was selected by coaches to the All-4A Kino first team last season as a defensive end. … A physically imposing player, he had 32 tackles last season, eight for loss, seven of them sacks. … He also recorded an interception. … As a tight end, he caught 15 passes for 343 yards with four touchdowns.

Douglas coach Hunter Long on Higuera: “After a good year last season, Isaac comes into his senior year riding a lot of momentum and potential to become a MONSTER. He’s put on some size, built up some strength and has some freakish natural athleticism. He has the ability to take over a game over and by midseason, the film will show just that and teams will definitely have to make note of where he is on the field at all times. He has some big expectations to live up to but knowing the competitor that he is, he’ll excel and then some.”

Douglas’ Isaac Higuera is one of the most productive as a combo tight end-defensive end in Southern Arizona (Douglas photo)

34. DOUGLAS (3-4, 2-1)

Head coach: Hunter Long
Bulldogs compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
8/25at ALA - IronwoodL, 28-20-10-0
9/1BisbeeW, 39-381-10-0
9/8SahuaroL, 48-291-20-0
9/15at Ironwood RidgeL, 47-141-30-0
9/22at Empire*W, 34-212-31-0
9/29at Amphi*L, 47-142-41-1
10/6Cholla*W, 41-03-42-1
10/13Rio Rico*------
10/27at Rincon/University*------


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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