Player of the week: Thunderbird's Kani Benoit

BY foxsports • September 24, 2012



-- What a night Kani Benoit from Thunderbird had. He rushed for 220 yards and four TDs and returned 2 kickoffs to the house versus Greenway.



-- Saguaro junior Luke Rubenzer threw for 184 yards and two TDs, rushed for 117 and one TD and caught a TD pass in a big win over Cactus.

-- Liberty's Tyler Rogers threw for 193 yards and three TDs and rushed for 84 yards and one TD in a win over Sunrise Mountain.

-- In a loss to Millennium, Devon Palomino from Deer Valley threw for 315 yards and three TDs.

-- Tempe sophomore Emanuel Gant passed for five TDs and 403 yards in a win over Washington. His WR Massiah Smith caught 11 passes for 269 yards and two TDs.

-- Desert Mountain juniors Kyle Allen and Mark Andrews had four TDs. Allen also threw for one other and had 390 yards.

-- Desert Edge's Sawyer Lung had six total TDs: four passing and two rushing.

-- Centennial's Tre Grant had five TDs against Willow Canyon.

-- Red Mountain's Mason Thorman threw for six TDs, four to WR Aeron Carr.

-- Brophy's Tyler Bruggman had three TDs versus North Canyon.

-- Bryce Finley from Paradise Valley had 267 yards and five TDs in a win over Moon Valley. Carl Westlund caught four of the TDs and rushed for another.

-- In a loss to Desert Mountain, Notre Dame's Nick Duckworth had 353 yards and three TDs.

-- Josh Eckley from Marcos de Niza had 374 yards and three TDs against Ironwood Ridge.

-- Seton Catholic's David Gesicker threw for 307 yards and three TDs against Maricopa; he also rushed for 3 more scores. Matt Haggerty had 172 yards and two TDs.

-- Cactus Shadows QB Bryce Kinsler had 639 yards and six TDs against Prescott. WR Kyle Gladstone caught 13 passes for 279 yards and three TDs, while Matt Hartlen caught 15 passes for 222 yards and two TDs.

-- Tyler Williams from Ironwood Ridge had 163 yards rushing and two TDs.

-- Sahuaro's Laramie Brown threw for 288 yards and three TDs against Catalina Foothills.



-- Josh Hoekstra from Pinnacle had 203 yards and two TDs against Horizon.

-- Kash Robinson from Saguaro rushed for 112 yards and three TDs and had a 42-yard TD reception against Cactus.

-- Yuma Catholic RB Kody Hazlett had 237 yards and two TDs in a win over Buckeye.

-- Higley's Mythias Young had four TDs against Vista Grande.

-- Marche Dennard from Brophy had 173 yards and three TDs against North Canyon.

-- Queen Creek's Matt Guida rushed for 202 yards and four TDs in a win over Apache Junction.

-- Garette Craig from Mt. Pointe rushed for 182 yards and a TD in a win over Chandler.

-- Marana Mt. View RB Richie Estrada had 214 yards and two TDs in a win over Cienega.

-- Kevionte Alexander from Rincon rushed for 211 yards and three TDs against Catalina.

-- Buena's Dominique Drake had 193 yards and four TDs against Tucson.

-- Ironwood Ridge's Anthony Braunreiter rushed for 158 yards and two TDs in a win over Marcos de Niza.



-- Paul Elvira from Marcos de Niza had 163 yards and two TDs.



-- The Ironwood Ridge defense blocked two Marcos de Niza punts and one PAT.

-- Paradise Valley's Jordan Brown had two kickoff return TDs against Moon Valley.

-- Desert Ridge LB Nathaniel Rodriguez returned two fumbles for scores.


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