4A KINO — WALDEN GROVE
2022 record: 8-2 overall, 5-0 in 4A Gila (champion)
2023 record: 0-2 overall
Head coach: Corey Noble, 41-20, seventh year at Walden Grove and overall.
- WR/CB Paul Guy, 5-11, 150, Sr.
- QB Gabriel Smith, 5-9, 170, Sr.
- WR/CB Skyler Allen, 5-9, 160, Sr.
- WR Jayvon Coleman, Jr.
- LB Carlos Montoya Jr., 5-9. 205, Jr.
- RB/LB Robert Cash III, 5-10, 195, Jr.
- DE AJ Gonzalez, 5-11, 230, Sr.
- OT/OG Sebastian Garcia-Ontiveros, 6-3, 285
- WR/SS Eduard Lopez, 5-7, 165, Sr.
- LB/RB Jayden Bitton, 6-1, 200, Sr.
WALDEN GROVE COACH COREY NOBLE
WALDEN GROVE QB GABRIEL SMITH
WALDEN GROVE WR PAUL GUY
Notes: Corey Noble, a Sahuarita alum, also serves as a social studies teacher at Walden Grove. Noble was named the interim coach heading into the 2017 season after Chris May submitted his resignation a month before fall practice started that season. The interim tag was removed five games into the season when the Red Wolves started 4-1, more wins than what the program achieved in 2016 (3-7 record). …Walden Grove’s rivalry game with Sahuarita is on indefinite hold. The Red Wolves moved from 4A Gila to 4A Kino in the offseason. Walden Grove’s 56-7 win over the Mustangs last season marked the first time the two varsity programs faced each other in the regular season since an on-field fight in 2015. … QB Gabriel Smith has passed for 494 yards in the first two games this season while completing 33 of 54 pass attempts with five touchdowns and one interception. His career totals in three varsity seasons: 3,642 yards, 246 completions, 373 attempts (66 percent completion percentage), 39 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He is approaching Alex Lopez’s school record of 5,062 yards achieved from 2017 to 2019. … WR Paul Guy is working his way back from an ACL tear in the final game of last season. He has eight catches with 133 yards in the two games this season after compiling 59 catches for 1,004 yards last year. He had 13 receiving touchdowns last season and already has two this year. … RB Robert Cash III and Walden Grove’s running game looking to get on track. He rushed for 604 yards last season and has 85 through two games this year.
Keep an eye out for: LB Carlos Montoya Jr., 5-9 and 205. Coaches selected him to the All-Class 4A second team and to the All-4A Gila first team last season. Also the 4A Gila Defensive Player of the Year. He tallied 85 tackles, including 15.5 for loss, last season. He also had 1.5 sacks and 13 quarterback hurries. Through two games this season, he has 23 tackles, including 7.5 for loss.
WALDEN GROVEHead coach: Corey Noble
Red Wolves compete in the 4A Kino. *Region game. Games start at 7 p.m.
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