2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — Mountain View quarterback Will Howell

Today marks only 26 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.

Will Howell, 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, has passed for more than 1,000 in his last two varsity seasons, and he showed more of his versatility last season rushing for 234 yards on 55 carries with two touchdowns. … As a sophomore and junior, Howell passed for 2,570 yards while completing 197 of 347 pass attempts. He has 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. A realistic goal for him is to reach 2,000 passing yards this season alone as a senior. … Has worked extensively on his footwork and agility with trainer Cam Gaddis this summer. … He attended the Arizona prospect camp in June and met Wildcat quarterback coach Jimmie Dougherty. … He has already been offered a scholarship by Ottawa University in Phoenix. … In only his second varsity start in 2021, he completed his first 14 passes in a 26-7 win over Sahuaro. He went 17 of 20 for 259 yards and three touchdowns.

Mountain View coach Matt Johnson on Howell: “Will Howell has been our starting quarterback since his sophomore. He is a great leader on and off the field. He should compete to be one of the best QBs in Arizona this season.”

Mountain View QB Will Howell is entering his third year as a varsity starter (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com

28. MOUNTAIN VIEW (2-4, 1-0)

Head coach: Matt Johnson
Mountain Lions compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
8/25at GilbertL, 27-210-10-0
9/1HorizonL, 52-00-20-0
9/8at Sunrise MountainL, 53-140-30-0
9/15MaranaW, 42-351-30-0
9/29Walden GroveL, 35-211-40-0
10/6Flowing Wells*W, 35-142-41-0
10/27at Tucson*------
11/3at Ironwood Ridge*------


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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