2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — Flowing Wells offensive tackle Jacob Nilson


Today marks only 11 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.

Jacob Nilson, 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, is coming off a season which region coaches recognized him as an All-5A Sonoran second-team selection as an offensive lineman. … Very strong athlete who is developing. … He can bench press 265 pounds, do 15 bench-press reps at 185 pounds, squat 385 pounds and clean 230 pounds. … He can play at tackle or center. … Also an accomplished wrestler who competes at 285 pounds for the Caballeros. He was selected by AllSportsTucson.com a Southern Arizona Wrestling All-Star at 285 pounds last year. … His father Seth Nilson is a respected local umpire and referee of high school athletics.

Flowing Wells senior Jacob Nilson is also an accomplished wrestler (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

FLOWING WELLS (1-3, 0-0)

Head coach: Brian Hook
Caballeros compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
DateOpponentW/LOvrReg
8/25at Agua FriaL, 21-160-10-0
9/1SunnysideL, 28-100-20-0
9/8AmphiL, 27-210-30-0
9/15SahuaritaW, 35-71-30-0
9/21at Barry Goldwater------
9/29at Ironwood Ridge*------
10/6at Mountain View*------
10/20Tucson*------
10/27at Nogales*------
11/3Maricopa*------

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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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