Top stars, best performances of championship weekend (Dec. 11-12) in Arizona high school football

Here’s a look at some of the top performances in Week 11 (Dec. 11-12) of Arizona high school football. (Photo by Arianna Grainey)

If you know of a top star we should add, please let us know in the comments or tag us on Twitter (@SBLiveAZ). 

Ty Thompson, Mesquite QB

Thompson led Mesquite to its second consecutive 4A state title, finishing his final high school game with 340 yards and three touchdowns through the air (completing 25 of 35 passes) and two touchdowns and 106 yards rushing.

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MESQUITE CONVERTS ON 2! With :17 seconds remaining in the game, @ty_thompson7 finds @ericlira01 who is able to get it across the line. It’s 39-38 @mesqwildcatFB!

Eric Lira, Mesquite WR

Lira was dominant in the Wildcats’ 4A final victory, racking up 258 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

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Touchdown for @mesqwildcatFB! @ty_thompson7 finds @ericlira01 for a 35 yard touchdown! They go for two but can’t convert. It’s tied at 24 with 2:59 left in the 2nd quarter #MesquiteVsCactus

Hunter Ogle, Santa Cruz Valley RB

Ogle ran for 259 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Benson in the 2A title game.

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Eloy Santa Cruz senior Hunter Ogle on how sweet a state title is in an uncertain 2020… #azreplay

Terren Green, Snowflake RB

Green rushed for three touchdowns and more than 200 yards in a 38-14 victory against Yuma Catholic in the 3A final.

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After breaking five tackles for a 25-yd gain and brought down at the Yuma Catholic 5, Snowflake RB Terren Green scores his 3rd rushing TD at 1:19 left in the 3A championship. #azreplay

Eli Sanders, Chandler RB

Sanders ran for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-21 Open Division championship-clinching victory against Hamilton, including an 80-yarder on Chandler’s first snap of the game.

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Eli Sanders with a 1 yard run to take the lead to 23-7 in favor of the Wolves

Chandler’s Defense

It would be easy to recognize Chandler’s entire defense every week — so many players contributed to the Wolves’ five-peat during a season in which Saturday’s 21 points allowed were the second-most they surrendered all season.

Kyler Orr, Tony Brewer and Travis Roberts had crucial interceptions, and Brandon Buckner, Zion Magalei and Hank Pepper led a front seven that kept Hamilton off balance for nearly four quarters.

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Hank Pepper my goodness #VXLive #TeamAZV

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Marchiol picked off by Tony Brewer. 1 & 10 Chandler at the 15.13-7 Wolves | 3:30 3Q #VXLive #TeamAZV

Tommy Arnold, Sunrise Mountain RB

Arnold rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-20 victory over Ironwood. Julian Esber ran for 140 yards and two scores en route to the Mustangs’ 5A title-clinching win against an Eagles team that defeated Sunrise Mountain earlier in the season.

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Mustangs’ Arnold putting the finishing touches on this one. Harvey PAT good.#6 @IronwoodFball 14#1 @SMHSFootballFam 368:00 – 4th Quarter5A State Championship#WestValleyPreps #azhs

Anthony Lucas, Chaparral DL

Lucas and Chaparral’s front seven led the way in a defensive duel against Highland that resulted in a 24-14 6A final victory. Lucas, a 4-star recruit, had two sacks. Quarterback Brayton Silbor (17 of 24, 160 yards) and running back Jared Williams (two rushing touchdowns) led the way for the offense.

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Second half highlights of ⁦@ChapfootballAZ⁩’s 24-14 6A championship victory. #AZPreps365


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