2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — Nogales LB/RB Samuel Ocampo

Today marks only 17 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.

Samuel Ocampo, 6-foot and 170 pounds, is dominant on the defensive side with 97 tackles recorded last year, including six for loss. … Also had a sack, fumble recovery, caused fumble and a blocked field goal. … He is entering his third year as a varsity starter with the Apaches. … Coaches selected Ocampo to the All-5A Sonoran First Team as a linebacker. … He had five games last season with at least 11 tackles. He tallied a season-high 13 tackles against Mountain View and Cholla. … He will be one of the team captains for new Nogales coach Joshua Jetton.

Nogales linebacker/running back Samuel Ocampo (Nogales photo)

45. NOGALES (0-6, 0-1)

Head coach: Joshua Jetton
Apaches compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
8/25PuebloL, 35-130-10-0
9/1at Casa GrandeL, 50-00-20-0
9/8Rio RicoL, 39-00-30-0
9/15at Desert ViewL, 49-130-40-0
9/22at SunnysideL, 43-60-50-0
10/6at Maricopa*L, 41-00-60-1
10/13at Mountain View*------
10/20Ironwood Ridge*------
10/27Flowing Wells*------
11/3at Tucson*------


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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