2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — Empire LB/RB Jordan Naveunxay

Today marks only 18 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.

Jordan Naveunxay, 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds, is pound-for-pound one of the most dynamic players in Southern Arizona. He did everything for Empire last season — quarterback, running back, receiver, return kicks and punts, and play linebacker. … He tallied 63 tackles, six for loss, including four sacks, last season. He also caused three fumbles. … He passed for 158 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 222 yards on 69 carries with three touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 66 yards. … Selected to the All-4A Kino First Team as a linebacker by region coaches.

Empire coach George Kelly on Naveunxay: “Jordan is a dynamic player. He will be going in his third year as a varsity player. Plays both sides of the ball as a hybrid linebacker and wide receiver/running back. He is one of the most exciting players to watch play this game. He loves the game and makes plays.”

Empire senior athlete Jordan Naveunxay is a multi-skilled threat for the Ravens (Empire photo)

39. EMPIRE (3-4, 2-1)

Head coach: George Kelly
Ravens compete in the 4A Gila. *Region game. Games are at 7 p.m.
8/25at Sierra LindaL, 13-70-10-0
9/1La JoyaW, 20-141-10-0
9/8Ironwood RidgeL, 28-01-20-0
9/15at PuebloL, 31-61-30-0
9/22Douglas*L, 34-211-40-1
9/29at Sahuarita*W, 33-142-41-1
10/6Amphi*W, 27-203-42-1
10/20at Cholla*------
10/27Rio Rico*------
11/3at 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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