Meet Southern Arizona's top high school football players of 2001.

Player of the Year: Philo Sanchez, senior, Sunnyside

Coach of the Year: Richard Sanchez, Sunnyside

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos. Player School Yr. Ht. Wt.

QB Scotty Coxon Marana Sr. 6-1 175

RB Ryan Lilly Canyon del Oro Sr. 5-11 180

RB Philo Sanchez Sunnyside Sr. 5-7 175

RB Brenton Varner Palo Verde Sr. 5-7 165

WR Aaron Butler Catalina Sr. 6-3 180

WR Matt Couch Sabino Sr. 6-0 195

WR Bobby Pond Flowing Wells Sr. 5-11 175

TE Doug Hurst Flowing Wells Sr. 6-0 190

OL Stephen Berg Canyon del Oro Sr. 6-6 315

OL Aaron Esquivel Sunnyside Sr. 5-11 285

OL Chris Hochuli Amphitheater Sr. 6-4 225

OL Brian Lubbers Catalina Foothills Jr. 6-0 180

OL Sam Sotelo Sunnyside Jr. 6-0 225

DEFENSE

Pos. Player School Yr. Ht. Wt.

DL Chris Childress Flowing Wells Jr. 5-11 185

DL Kevin Fink Catalina Foothills Sr. 6-0 210

DL Sam Sotelo Sunnyside Jr. 6-0 225

DL Jason Wade Mountain View Sr. 6-5 240

LB Chad Dietmeyer Amphitheater Sr. 5-10 180

LB Jon Heitzinger Catalina Foothills Jr. 5-7 170

LB Anthony Henderson Salpointe Sr. 6-2 205

LB Chris Peralta Sunnyside Jr. 5-10 205

DB Tim Ashcraft Sahuaro Jr. 5-7 145

DB Nathan Battle Salpointe Sr. 5-9 180

DB Joey Warren Sunnyside Jr. 6-0 165

DB Greg Webb Amphitheater Jr. 5-8 160

Special Teams

Pos. Player School Yr. Ht. Wt.

K Matt Couch Sabino Sr. 6-0 195

P Justin Bentley Santa Rita Sr. 5-9 170

AP Chris Nunes Amphitheater Sr. 5-8 165

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos. Player School Yr. Ht. Wt.

QB Emilio Quihuis Flowing Wells Jr. 5-9 180

RB Mark Blair Catalina Foothills Sr. 5-6 145

RB Tony Gibalski Salpointe Sr. 5-10 160

RB Frank Morales Nogales Sr. 6-2 210

WR Marty Hill Sahuaro Sr. 5-7 160

WR Brian Sharp Marana Sr. 6-0 155

WR Brad Wood Sabino Jr. 6-3 190

TE Troy Kelley Catalina Foothills Sr. 6-4 220

OL Serge Davila Douglas Jr. 6-1 230

OL Sean Graves Amphitheater Sr. 5-10 190

OL David Kim Amphitheater Sr. 6-2 215

OL Nate Lollar Palo Verde Sr. 6-2 200

OL Josh Padilla Flowing Wells Sr. 6-1 220

DEFENSE

Pos. Player School Yr. Ht. Wt.

DL Cameron McKay Salpointe Sr. 6-2 260

DL Ron Shelton Douglas Sr. 6-1 250

DL Hector Valenzuela Pueblo Sr. 5-10 240

DL Jeremy Wong Amphitheater Sr. 5-11 205

LB Nick Kaufman Sabino Jr. 5-10 185

LB Rafael Sanchez Cholla So. 5-11 200

LB Tyler Stam Mountain View Sr. 5-10 170

LB Willie Stevens Desert View Sr. 6-1 210

DB Robert Frasquillo Rincon Jr. 5-11 175

DB Gabriel Hunnicutt Desert View Sr. 5-9 165

DB Bobby Johnson Mountain View Sr. 6-2 205

DB Adrian Montes Sunnyside Sr. 5-7 160

Special Teams

Pos. Player School Yr. Ht. Wt.

K Chris Nunes Amphitheater Sr. 5-8 165

P Albert Anaya Tucson Sr. 5-10 160

AP Beau Lower Palo Verde Sr. 5-8 175

honorable mention

Amphitheater: Cooper Brown, Kimo Gasmen, Nick Pina, Ray Saldama, Brandon Spaeth, Aaron Stofko. Baboquivari: Peter Chico. Benson: Wally Bray. Buena: Bradley Labanow, Dusty Miner, Frank Winborn. Canyon del Oro: Stephen Dickert, Kevin Finnegan, Tyler Gilbert, Tim Knight, Sam McLaughlin, Dustin Owen, Kevin Truitt, Travis Wilkinson. Casa Grande: Richie Felix, Tyrone James. Catalina: Chuck Cole, Richard Fifer, Jack Leon, Phillip Pickett, Jamaal Young. Catalina Foothills: Josh Brisco, Tyler Brown, Brad Contento, Ross Mumme, Matt Schmidt. Cholla: Ed Avery, Josiah Olivo, Peter Wallace. Coolidge: Randy Youtsey. Desert View: Francisco Santa Maria, Tommy Xay-Anah. Douglas: Ryan Huish, Ryan James, Tanner John, Jacobo Limon, Chris Moulinet, Hector Varela, Arnulfo Victoria. Flowing Wells: Abram Espinoza, Michael Hunt, Eric Rivera. Fort Thomas: Garrett McEuen. Globe: Nate Dean. Marana: Chris Franco, Clayton Gallion, Cody Gladden, Brandon Henry, Travis Lowe, Heath Westfall. Morenci: Willie Blair, Jamie Davis. Mountain View: Chris Bargar, Tony Felix, Kit Gomez, Basil Johnson, Scotty Maul, Chris Simon, Dustin Smith, Ryan Vest. Nogales: Ronnie Diaz, Abraham Freig, Keith Hernandez, Neal Hernandez, Manuel Lopez. Palo Verde: Chase Creange, Kevin Lusk, Kamalei Magnani, Ricky Moreno, Vincent Pitts, Derrick Polder, Johnny Rodriguez, Nate Urrea. Pueblo: Joey Ordonez, Gabe Valencia, Mike Valenzuela, Ronny Ventura. Rincon: Jeff Beran, Matt Cole, Mike Lohse, Bryan Slagle. Sabino: Nate Ares, Jon Bush, Jeff Hanson, Eric Jameson, Daniel Lee, Tyrone Petty, Anthony Ramos, Andy Rothkopf, Justin Sirnio, John Wolfe. Safford: Kade Good. Sahuaro: Chris Cook, Tony Figueroa, Skip Mendoza, Mike Rodriguez, Terrance Scott, Kyle Taylor. Salpointe Catholic: Gabriel Donaldson, Joey Gibalski, Tony Gibalski, John Kadous, Chris Lundin, Gene Mejia, Rocco Sugameli. St. David: Bowdie Gill, Brandon Jacquez. San Manuel: Tim Renteria. Santa Rita: Chris Anderson, Kevin Briggs, Rene Flores, Bobby Gonzalez, Shaughn Landauer, Sean Maley, Troy Murdock, Eddie Zglinicki. Sunnyside: Walter Arvizu, Robert Cota, Victor Cunes, Nick DeBaca, Frank Lopez, Matt Lopez, Johnny Nunez, Anthon Vega. Thatcher: Sean Hinton, Michael Romney. Tombstone: Adam Fuhrman, Richard Hummel, Joe Thomas. Tucson: Aaron Anderson, Brian Aragon, Eddie Arizmendi, Roy Burr, Fernando Chambers, Michael Cuestas, Anthony Encinas, Chris Federico, Jonathan Harper, Aaron Jerz, Anthony Rodarte, Sky Wilson. Willcox: Michael Allred.