Top stars, best performances in Arizona high school football

This is a weekly piece Brittany Bowyer will be doing for SBLiveAZ every weekend. All information not coming directly from an SBLive reporter, the team or the athlete has been credited to the proper news source who provided the stat.

Here are some of this week’s top stars. If you know of a player we should add to this list or include in a future week, email Follow her on Twitter at @bbowyer07. We will continue to update this post as we receive more stats.

Mekhi Steuber – Dobson

It was an explosive night for the senior running back in the 61-7 victory over Alhambra. Steuber rushed for more than 100 yards, while also putting up five touchdowns, on just 12 carries. 

Ethan Moore – Chandler

The Wolves made it 38 consecutive wins Friday, defeating Cherry Creek High School (CO) 17-7 with Moore in at QB. While it was a highly defensive game, Moore’s achievements given the circumstances were a significant feat. After the team’s starting quarterback was too sick to play, coach Rick Garretson gave Moore the nod. In his first start with the team, he completed 12 of 15 passes in the first half for just under 140 yards. (Stat credit – Richard Obert)

Kiko Trejo – Amphitheater

Eight plays was all it took this senior to make a statement. He put up approximately 345 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns to help Amphitheather beat Sahuarita 42-27.

Aiden Rodriguez – Douglas 

A junior quarterback, Rodriguez had only ever played baseball and golf until July. You wouldn’t have known that if you watched him play Friday, as he helped his team defeat Bisbee 24-21. (Stat credit – Javier Morales)

Timmy Allen – Mountain Pointe

A clutch interception from the junior defensive back helped Mountain Pointe down Brophy 26-23 to lead the Pride to a 2-0 start to the season, something they haven’t done in years. (Stat credit – Chris Fahrendorf)

Taj Hughes – Brophy 

Despite his team’s 26-23 loss to Mountain Pointe, Hughes can say he gave it his all. He had 45 yards on eight carries, along with 13 receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns. (Stat credit – Chris Fahrendorf)

Jolani Turner – Westwood

The running back had 100 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries to help the Warriors defeat the Paradise Valley Trojans 55-12.

Ritchie McCormack – Cienega

In the 35-7 victory over Pueblo, the linebacker led the team with 15 tackles, three of them for a loss, and a sack. 

Malakai Ta’ase – Mountain View Mesa

Ta’ase led the defensive effort Friday, helping the Toros shut out Valley Vista 28-0. He had nine tackles, a forced fumble, a blocked punt and a sack.

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