Matt Bushman has always been a multisport athlete. He’s always seemingly on the field, on the court or in the weight room.
Following the Division I state championship match last October, Cienega golfer David Rauer walked off the course with a sour feeling of disappointment.
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.
With a chance to make a statement in front of a national audience, Salpointe did exactly that and more.
Salpointe's Jake Casteel, trying to tackle Peoria's Xavier Villanueva last year, recorded 110 tackles for the Lancers in 2012.
Over the next 15 days, we will feature our picks of Southern Arizona's top preseason high school football players. Our countdown continues with Salpointe Catholic's Jake Casteel, a first-team All-Southern Arizona linebacker as a junior last season.
"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.
Cameron Denson, catching a TD pass for Salpointe, has numerous offers, but UA has always been his top choice.
Cameron Denson decided where he wanted to play college football a couple of days before Christmas.
After Johnny Peña's 30th carry, a 13-yard gain straight up the middle, Salpointe Catholic wide receiver Cameron Denson turned to the Ironwood Ridge sideline and told the Nighthawks players and coaches something they all already knew.
Salpointe running back Johnny Peña tries to elude Ironwood Ridge's Jake Matthews in the second quarter. Peña finished with 187 yards and three TDs.
Salpointe quarterback Andrew Cota slithers away from Ironwood Ridge's Scott Simmons to escape a sack in the first quarter of the Lancers' victory.
Salpointe Catholic quarterback Andy Cota had never been a part of a game that started like the Lancers' 44-7 win over Tucson High on Friday at Salpointe.