Big Man on Campus: Rio Rico High School's Top 10: QB Meza got Hawks in the win column

2013-08-15T00:00:00Z Big Man on Campus: Rio Rico High School's Top 10: QB Meza got Hawks in the win columnJason Harris Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 15, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Through Aug. 23, the Star will count down the top 10 football players from each major Southern Arizona high school program:

School: Rio Rico

The best: Lucas Meza

Achievements: A three-year starter at quarterback, Meza was a two-time All-Southern Arizona honorable mention selection. He finished sixth in passing in Southern Arizona as a senior in 2007 with 80 completions for 1,372 yards and eight touchdowns, including a career-high 339 yards and three scores in a 41-28 loss to Douglas. The 5-foot, 10-inch, 190-pound dual-threat quarterback provided depth at Pima College, seeing action in the final game as a redshirt sophomore, finishing 6 for 9, for 41 yards and a touchdown.

From the archives: "These kids have taken a lot of harassment from some people on campus. (A 52-game losing streak) hasn't been their fault, because they were all in grade school when it started. Now they've gained some respect, but they have to want more." - Former Rio Rico coach Doug Brewington in the Nov. 3, 2006, Arizona Daily Star

The big number: 52. As a junior, Meza helped snap Rio Rico's 52-game losing streak in 2006, completing 13 of 20 passes for 210 yards, including touchdowns of 40 and 44 yards to go along with 22 rushing yards and a score. For his efforts in the 41-24 win over Cholla, Meza was named Tucson Citizen's high school player of the week. The Hawks also went on to beat Santa Rita 48-31 the next week, to finish the season with back-to-back wins.

Coming up: Find out who the all-time top 10 players from Sabino are in Friday's Star.

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