2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — CDO free safety/wide receiver Chase Laux

Today marks only 24 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.

Chase Laux, 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, does nearly everything for CDO coach Dustin Peace — rushes, receives, returns punts and kicks and plays in the defensive secondary. … His skill level merited him last season being the 4A Kino Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by coaches. … As a free safety, he had 60 tackles last season, three for loss. He also had an interception and deflected four passes. … He rushed for 123 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown and he caught 11 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown. … He also is a two-time All-4A Kino First-Team selection as a free safety.

CDO coach Dustin Peace on Laux: “Chase Laux is one of the best leaders this program has ever had. He was almost a captain his sophomore year which would have made him the only ever three-time captain in the past 30 years at CDO. His level of work ethic, discipline and ability inspire his teammates all packaged together, I have never seen coaching in my 21 years at CDO. He will do everything for us on both sides of the ball this year. For people that know Jared Tevis, he is the second coming but even stronger. At 165 pounds, he squats 415 (pounds), benches 290 and cleans 270. Those are outrageous numbers, not to mention he has a GPA over 4.00. Not putting any pressure on him but he will be one of the elite leaders our city has ever produced.”

CDO’s Chase Laux (CDO photo)

2. CANYON DEL ORO (13-0)

Head coach: Dustin Peace
Dorados compete in the 4A Kino. Bold are playoff games. Championship 12/1 starts at 4 p.m. at ASU.
9/1at Bradshaw MountainW427
9/8Desert ViewW5020
9/15at AmphiW410
9/22at MaranaW4921
10/6at Catalina FoothillsW5014
10/13Mica MountainW1715
10/20at PuebloW467
11/3Walden GroveW219
11/9Poston ButteW4520
11/17AZ College PrepW (4OT)3327
11/24Mica MountainW237
12/1Yuma Catholic


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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