2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — CDO center Morgan Narcaroti

Today marks only 19 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.

Morgan Narcaroti, 6-foot-2 and 300 pounds, is a leader among the more than 20 seniors coach Dustin Peace has on his team this season. … Much of CDO’s success passing the ball and running between the tackles starts with him anchoring the line. The Dorados passed for 1,902 yards and rushed for 2,758 last season. … He has started or played considerably since his freshman season in 2020. … Teammates voted him as a two-time captain and he was elected as the Dorado who most models love, one of the character qualities CDO coaches teach in character development. … Accomplished student with a 3.52 GPA. … Part of the Oro Valley Dolphins’ city championship team in the 2019 season.

Peace on Narcaroti: “Morgan Narcaroti is a three-year starter and just recently elected as a two-time captain for the Dorados. His greatest characteristic is his true care for other people. It is inspiring to me even at my age. He includes everyone and really helps us embody that every member of our team has a vital role. We call ourselves a family and he is the member that loves everybody.”

CDO center Morgan Narcaroti is a two-time captain for the Dorados (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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