Meet Southern Arizona's top high school football players of 2002.

Player of the Year: Phillip Pickett, Catalina

Coach of the Year: Shawn Wasson, Catalina

First team

OFFENSE

Pos. Name School Class Ht. Wt.

QB Eddie Arizmendi Mountain View Jr. 6-3 165

QB Tanous Farhat Salpointe Catholic Sr. 5-11 175

RB Phillip Pickett Catalina Sr. 6-1 240

RB Andy Rothkopf Sabino Sr. 5-8 170

RB Keegan Toci Salpointe Catholic Sr. 6-1 195

WR Brett Maziarz Salpointe Catholic Sr. 5-11 175

WR Brad Wood Sabino Sr. 6-3 185

WR Ed Zglinicki Santa Rita Sr. 6-2 180

TE Steven Dickert Canyon del Oro Sr. 6-3 220

OL John Kadous Salpointe Catholic Jr. 6-6 315

OL Brian Lubbers Catalina Foothills Sr. 6-0 195

OL Chris Lundin Salpointe Catholic Sr. 6-2 245

OL Jaime Martinez Sunnyside Sr. 6-1 280

OL Tyrone Petty Sabino Sr. 6-0 245

DEFENSE

Pos. Name School Class Ht. Wt.

DL Marcus Carpenter Palo Verde Sr. 5-9 235

DL Scott Mauai Mountain View Sr. 6-3 235

DL Justin Sirnio Sabino Sr. 6-3 225

DL Sam Sotelo Sunnyside Sr. 6-1 225

LB Joey Gibalski Salpointe Sr. 6-2 210

LB Johnny Nunez Sunnyside Sr. 6-0 220

LB Chris Peralta Sunnyside Sr. 5-10 210

LB Chris Simon Mountain View Sr. 6-2 225

DB Taylor Borane Sabino Sr. 6-1 185

DB Chuck Cole Catalina Sr. 5-10 180

DB Mike Villalobos Sunnyside Jr. 5-10 170

DB Joey Warren Sunnyside Sr. 6-0 170

Special teams

Pos. Name School Class Ht. Wt.

K Sergio Velasco Cienega So. 5-10 180

P Jon Heitzinger Catalina Foothills Sr. 5-8 180

All-purpose 

Bryan Tsang Salpointe Catholic Sr. 5-10 180

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Second team

OFFENSE

Pos. Name School Class Ht. Wt.

QB Anthony Ramos Sabino Sr. 6-1 175

QB Joey Longo Sunnyside Sr. 6-3 220

RB Aaron Anderson Tucson Sr. 6-4 215

RB Brandon Lopez Cienega Jr. 6-2 200

RB Kamalei Magnani Palo Verde Sr. 6-0 200

WR Nick DeBaca Sunnyside Sr. 5-8 160

WR Preston Saunders Buena Jr. 5-11 160

WR Joey Warren Sunnyside Sr. 6-0 170

TE Francisco Zavala Pueblo Jr. 6-0 235

OL Eugene Begay Sunnyside Sr. 6-0 225

OL Richard Catlin Palo Verde Jr. 6-4 270

OL Jack Leon Catalina Sr. 5-11 210

OL Chris Simon Mountain View Sr. 6-2 225

OL Gabe Valencia Pueblo Sr. 6-3 240

DEFENSE

Pos. Name School Class Ht. Wt.

DL Tyler Brown Catalina Foothills Sr. 6-0 250

DL Jeff Hanson Sabino Sr. 6-2 265

DL Michael Hunt Flowing Wells Jr. 6-2 250

DL Ruben Leyva Sunnyside Jr. 5-10 195

LB Chris Anderson Santa Rita Jr. 6-2 210

LB Ray Hensley Palo Verde Sr. 5-9 235

LB Nick Kaufmann Sabino Sr. 5-11 200

LB Phillip Pickett Catalina Sr. 6-1 240

DB Robert Frasquillo Rincon/University Sr. 5-10 180

DB Emilio Quihuis Flowing Wells Sr. 5-10 170

DB Karl Smith Palo Verde Sr. 5-10 165

DB Bryan Tsang Salpointe Catholic Sr. 5-10 180

Special teams

Pos. Name School Class Ht. Wt.

K Josh Stock Canyon del Oro Jr. 5-10 160

P Albert Anaya Tucson Sr. 6-0 160

All-purpose 

Michael Cuestas Mountain View Sr. 5-11 170

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HONORABLE MENTION

Ajo: Christian Soto. Amphi: Mike Deller, Nick Dodson, Matt Gilbert, Anthony Lopez, Jesse Manuel, Ben Martinez, Nick Pina, Andy Stofko. Buena: Steve Arnason, David Bellfield, Jeremiah Devine, Wayne Durham, Manny Grant, Matt Henderson, Keith Lax, Tyler Johnston, Andy Miller, Clay Tauney. Canyon del Oro: Alex Abrams, Mark Armstrong, Brian DiPalermo, Kevin Eller, Try Gilpin, Brock Knight, Kurt Minno, C.J. Ziegler, Justin Zwick. Casa Grande: Tyrone James, Angel Santos, Brandon Thompson. Catalina: David Caid, Chris Gartrell, Julian Heron, Alfred Reatiga. Catalina Foothills: Trevor Bulzing, Brad Contento, Robbie Don, Andy Montez, Joe Sanchez, Erik Smith, Nolan Swett, Jim Wilson. Cholla: David Anaya, Kiko Arenas, Darren Jaimez, John McMichael, Charlie Rodriguez, Rafael Sanchez, Chris Taifai, Derek Wise. Cienega: Dezi Abeyta, Jason Adams, Joe Hausmann, Matt Torres. Coolidge: James Jeffries, Devin Rutledge, Elijah White, Craig Wyble. Desert View: Don Fuentes Jr., James Paisano, Albert Pina, Sean Sierra. Douglas: Josh Arvayo, Serge Davila, Jesse Huish, Ryan Huish, Serge Romero, Alexis Samaniego. Florence: Mike Ulloa. Flowing Wells: Keith Doty, Jason Johns, Brad Jones,James Smith, Matt Trujillo. Fort Thomas: Marvin Dona. Globe: Joe Brochu, Ryan Golden, Talmage Hansen, Chet Huelskamp, Sy Tomerlin. Ironwood Ridge: Erik Avalos, Daniel Borg, Sean Crawford, Victor Olivares, Tyler Pelluer, Nathan Vera. Marana: Daniel Ashal, Eddie Bracy, Al Rivas, Dustin Smith, Adrian Soto, Bucky Westfall. Morenci: Waldo Gutierrez. Mountain View: Chance Cooperston, Tony Felix, Cody Griffith, Jason Harris, Ryan McGinty, Jason Nez, Nate Shirley, Ryan Vest. Nogales: Joey Alcantara, Anthony Dexter, Keith Hernandez, Ralph Martinez, Duane Rivera. Palo Verde: Doug DeMadeira, Paul Gaffer, Gary Hogue, Eric Jones, Tommy Martins, Collin Murphy, Perry Phininzy, Damon Turner, Roger Wells. Pima: Raymond Luzania. Pueblo: Mike Apalategui, Martin Cebreros, Cameron Copeland, Gilbert Cota, Eric Cranz, Andre Mays, Tyreece Mays, Tony Osuna. Pusch Ridge Christian: Roland Freeland. Rincon/University: Nate Blecker, Devon Brown, Alex Cruz, Aaron Jackson, Jeff Peters, Brett Sheppard, Cris Simon. Sabino: Mike Kendall, Justin Sewell. Sahuarita: Travis Depper, Sean Nelson. Sahuaro: Tim Ashcraft, Jeff Botkin, Chris Blair, Chris Cook, Tony Figueroa, Kyle Gagnier, Seth Goertz, Matt Kidd, Doug Lawson, Nazeer Norwood, Zach Ortiz, Terrance Scott, Justin Tarpley, Kyle Taylor. St. David: Phillip LeSueur, Anthony Tilden. Salpointe Catholic: Rocco Bene, Theo Bystry, Ryan Davis, Ray Kidder, Kyle McQuown, Adam Sadowski, Nick Souder. San Manuel: Eddie Candeo, German Juarez. Santa Cruz: J.D. Denton, Tony Espinoza, Richie Williams. Santa Rita: Andrew Alcon, Richard Baca, Ben Bolden, Kevin Briggs, Robert Schmuck, Paul Stewart. Sunnyside: Andres Carroll, Armando Hugues, David Morales, Zack Samorano, Bryan Tubaugh, Tomas Vargas. Tombstone: Richard Hummel, Cody Lohse, Matt Parks, Dwayne Thomas. Tucson: Adam Barzar, Roy Burr, Chris Cano, Marco Cano, Michael Dowdy, Chris Federico, Thomas Leon, Jerry Roche, Cris Tapia. Valley Union: Don Larson.