Today marks only two days until the kickoff of the 2023 Southern Arizona high school football season with games scheduled Friday. 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.
Bryan Young, 6-foot-4 and 239 pounds, has established himself as one of the best long snappers in the state after attending the Kohl’s Western Showcase near Los Angeles recently. He finished the charting portion of camp with an average snap time of .76 seconds and scored on eight of his charted long snaps. … Coached at Mountain View by special teams coordinator Stephan Reed, who was a long snapper at Minnesota-Crookston. … Traveled all over Arizona doing public speaking with military and law enforcement. Earned many awards including, most recently, the Pima County Sheriff’s Commendation Award. … Carries a 3.3 GPA.
Mountain View coach Matt Johnson on Young: “Bryan is one of the best long snappers in the state. He is truly a great human being with a great attitude. He is humble and leads with a great work ethic!”
MOUNTAIN VIEW (1-3, 0-0)Head coach: Matt Johnson
Mountain Lions compete in the 5A Sonoran. *Region game. Games at 7 p.m.
|8/25||at Gilbert||L, 27-21||0-1||0-0|
|9/8||at Sunrise Mountain||L, 53-14||0-3||0-0|
|11/3||at Ironwood Ridge*||--||--||--|
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