2023 High School Football

2023 football: 50 top Southern Arizona seniors — Cienega quarterback Evan Weber

Today marks only seven 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.

Evan Weber, 6-foot and 180 pounds, had a breakthrough season last year in his first varsity season. Passed for 1,742 yards while competing 125 of 184 pass attempts with 20 touchdowns and four interceptions. … He rushed for 157 yards on 58 carries with four touchdowns. … Also punted 25 times with the ball stopping inside the opponent 20-yard-line a total of 10 times. His yard-average per punt was 35.9. … Coaches selected him to the All-5A Southern First Team as a quarterback. … Five times passed for more than 230 yards, including a 279-yard performance against Mountain View while completing 24 of 33 pass attempts.

Cienega quarterback Justin Argraves on Weber: “Evan is a tremendous leader for our program and an overall great young man. He showed great strides last year earning first-team all-region quarterback honors after stepping into the starting role four games into the season. His dedication and commitment during the offseason has had a great impact on all his teammates and we are very excited for his upcoming senior year.”

Cienega senior quarterback Evan Weber (Cienega photo)

22. CIENEGA (3-3, 0-1)

Head coach: Justin Argraves
Bobcats compete in the 5A Southern. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
8/25at Desert RidgeL, 49-80-10-0
9/1Paradise ValleyW, 30-171-10-0
9/8TucsonW, 28-242-10-0
9/15at Walden GroveL, 26-72-20-0
9/21McClintockW, 23-193-20-0
10/6at Casa Grande*L, 53-213-30-1
10/13at Sunnyside*------
10/27Desert View*------
11/3at Marana*------


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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