3A Semifinals Player of the Week/Stat Leaders

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3A Semifinals Player of the Week/Stat Leaders

Post by 3A Statz » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:00 am

He still has one more year to play in high school, but next year it'll be in the 5A Conference. Casteel Quarterback Gunner Cruz, leading his team to the state championship game in its final year in the 3A Conference, was selected as the 3A Player of the Week after the Colts held off defending state champion American Leadership Academy 28-21 in the semifinals last week. He completed 15 of his 25 passes for 329 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Other considerations for Player of the Week were Pusch Ridge Christian Academy's Mitch Maas (92-yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown, 13 tackles, two interceptions and two rushing touchdowns), Dakota Haynes (12 tackles and a 60-yard pass interception for a touchdown) and quarterback Christian Fetsis (only 2 passes thrown but rushed for 171 yards). Pusch Ridge thumped Ben Franklin 47-7 in the other semifinal game (see game stories below).
Here were the stat leaders in the semifinals:
Passing
Player (School) Comp-Att-Yds-TDs
Gunner Cruz (Casteel) 15-25-324-3
Matthew Nevill (American Leadership) 27-45-209-1
Chase Adams (Ben Franklin) ??-??-141-0
Rushing
Player (School) Carries-Yds-TDs
Christian Fetsis (Pusch Ridge) 18-171-0
Tamerat McLeod (Pusch Ridge) 12-168-3
Mack Johnson (Casteel) 30-81-1
Mitch Maas (Pusch Ridge) 6-77-2
Receiving
Player (School) Catches-Yds-TDs
Brandt Goodwin (Casteel) 5-87-1
Khyheem Waleed (Casteel) 1-73-1
Kade Lunt (American Leadership) 9-71-0
Jamie Lewis (Casteel) 2-63-1
Bujon Boyd (American Leadership) 2-63-1
Tackles
Player (School) Total (Solos-Tackles)
Mitch Maas (Pusch Ridge) 13 (5-8)
Dakota Haynes (Pusch Ridge) 12 (9-3)
Mickey Moon (American Leadership) 10 (6-4)

Semifinal Game Stories
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy 47, Ben Franklin 7
http://www.azpreps365.com/articles/8207 ... nklin-47-7
http://tucson.com/sports/highschool/rus ... c4249.html
http://tucson.com/sports/highschool/und ... a4f84.html
Casteel 28, American Leadership Academy 21
http://www.azpreps365.com/articles/8206 ... leadership

Sources: Maxpreps.com, AIA365 and newspaper online sites

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