With October right around the corner, the thought of the state playoffs is sure to be in the air this Friday night, the halfway point of the high school football season.
Ten years ago, Salpointe Catholic’s Dennis Bene coached one of the most prolific passing attacks Southern Arizona has ever seen.
"He takes your entire team to another level because of his ability to score and make plays," said Salpointe coach Dennis Bene of UA verbal commit Cameron Denson, right.
Over the next 20 days, we will feature our picks of Southern Arizona's top preseason high school football players.
Salpointe Catholic's Cameron Denson (5) has committed to play at the UA but couldn't help but be impressed when Alabama showed up.
During the recent spring recruiting period, it wasn't uncommon for Arizona Wildcats commit Cameron Denson to get called into the Salpointe Catholic football office to visit with a college coach.
During the recent spring recruiting period, it wasn’t uncommon for Arizona Wildcats commit Cameron Denson to get called into the Salpointe Catholic football office to visit with a college coach.
Rincon/University's Ryan Silva will run for Stanford next year, but has unfinished business in high school first. He runs his final races Saturday in the 800 and 1,600, still looking for his first individual state championship.
Salpointe Catholic's Yash Parikh is a freshman in high school years.
Salpointe's Cameron Denson, left, and Thomas McEvoy, center, battle for a rebound with Paradise Valley's Anthony Walker in Saturday's Division II state final in Glendale. The Lancers finished the season 23-11.
GLENDALE - Salpointe Catholic coach Brian Holstrom doesn't know who, but someone on his team scribbled a post-game message on the board inside their locker room Saturday.
Flowing Wells' Lyndsay Leikem, heading up court Saturday, had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Salpointe's Cameron Denson, who scored 11 points, was one of four Lancers in double figures. "It's a lot of team basketball," Denson said of the balanced scoring, "and that's making a big difference in the playoffs."
GLENDALE - Salpointe Catholic senior Daniel Arzouman hadn't scored all game when coach Brian Holstrom called on him at the most critical time after he was fouled.
Arizona's Greg Byrne is one of five BCS athletic directors invited to take a tour of a few Nike factories in Asia.
Former CDO High School star Shelley Duncan was in Tucson last week to help at a baseball clinic.
Salpointe Catholic's Cameron Denson, who will be a senior next season, committed to UA on Jan. 12.