2014 All-Courier High School Football Team
Originally Published: November 30, 2014 6 a.m.
OFFENSEQUARTERBACK:Gunner Bundrick (6-2, 180), sophomore, Bradshaw MountainBundrick became the starter for interim coach David Moran partway through the season after initially splitting time with senior No. 1 QB Jarett Cain. Once Bundrick grasped interim coach David Moran's offense, he revealed that he not only has a gun for an arm - he's mobile and throws accurately under pressure. Bundrick's signature achievement came at home on Oct. 17 when he helped lead the Bears to a 29-7 victory over rival Prescott - clinching both the Division 3, Section 4 title and a state playoff berth for Bradshaw for the second straight season. In nine games, Bundrick, a second team All-Section pick, completed 52-of-100 passes (52 percent) for 938 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed 39 times for 140 yards.RUNNING BACKS:Skylor Clinton (6-3, 210), senior, PrescottThe tall, shifty Clinton fit perfectly into third-year Badgers coach Cody Collett's run-dominated spread offense, rushing for 1,440 yards on 188 carries (7.7 yards per tote) and 21 TDs in 10 games. Named D-3, Section 4's Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Clinton ran for at least 100 yards in seven of those 10 contests and pieced together one of the all-time best single-season rushing campaigns in school history.Casey Jeans (5-11, 190), senior, BagdadJeans, an All-Courier selection in 2013, became the focal point in Division 6 state runner-up Bagdad's offense this fall. An Arizona Football Coaches Association all-section pick and a player of the year candidate in D-6, Jeans racked up 1,667 yards on 177 carries (9.4-yard average) and 29 TDs in 11 games - one of the highest totals in program history. He averaged 151.5 rushing yards per contest, compiled 10 100-plus-yard rushing games and ran in 20 2-point conversions. Jeans also caught four TD passes and lost only one fumble for the second consecutive season.Shane Sorrells (6-0, 228), senior, Bradshaw MountainSorrells, a bruising, up-the-gut back, also garnered All-Courier honors for the second straight season. In 11 games this fall, Sorrells gained a team-high 1,281 yards rushing on 165 carries (average of 7.8 yards per carry and 116.5 yards per game) with a Bears' best 16 TDs. He tallied seven 100-plus-yard rushing games. As a junior, Sorrells ran for 593 yards on 131 carries and a team-best 10 TDs. For his efforts in 2014, he was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year in D-3, Section 4.RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS:Colton Audsley (5-8, 165), senior, Bradshaw MountainWhen he wasn't playing cornerback or returning punts and kicks, Audsley proved that he was the fastest, most sure-handed wideout in the tri-city area this season, hauling in a Bradshaw best 35 receptions for 616 yards (17.6 yards per catch) and seven TDs in 11 contests.David Otero (5-10, 150), junior, Bradshaw MountainThe athletic Otero recorded only 14 receptions for 318 yards and four TDs in 11 games for the Bears this fall, but he made the most of the balls he caught, averaging a team-high 22.7 yards per grab.Elijah Smith (6-4, 215), senior, PrescottA big tight end with decent hands, Smith led the Badgers in receiving this season. In 10 games, he compiled a Prescott-best 18 catches for 416 yards and seven TDs. His 23.1-yard average per reception was also a PHS high.OFFENSIVE LINEMEN:RJ Aguilar (5-11, 225), junior, Bradshaw MountainA first team D-3, Section 4 pick alongside fellow lineman John Trout, Aguilar aided the Bears in rushing for more than 2,400 yards and passing for almost 1,600 yards this season. Aguilar finished second to Trout in pancake blocks (knocking a defensive lineman to the ground) with 24.Quinten Cooley (6-0, 235), sophomore, PrescottCooley garnered first team All-D-3, Section 4 honors as a sophomore, creating holes for a Badgers' rushing attack that ran for nearly 2,700 yards and 36 TDs in 2014.Eduardo Sotelo (6-2, 260), junior, Chino ValleyAn honorable mention pick in D-4, Section 4, Sotelo was a bright spot for Chino Valley's offense, pushing through a winless season with the Cougars.Drue Scully (5-11, 222), junior Bradshaw MountainScully, a second team All-D-3, Section 4 selection, teamed with Aguilar and Trout to forge a formidable triumvirate for a much-improved Bears' offense this fall.DEFENSEDEFENSIVE LINEMEN:Dustin Davidson (5-8, 160), senior, Bradshaw MountainDavidson, a second team All-D-3, Section 4 honoree, complemented John Trout well on a Bears d-line that dominated the section's offenses. Davidson recorded 33 total tackles (3.5 for losses), 3.5 sacks, a caused fumble, two fumble recoveries and a pass deflection in 11 games.Marcus Diaz (5-9, 155), junior, PrescottDiaz was solid up front, posting 59 total tackles, including 7.5 for losses, and a fumble recovery in 10 games. He garnered second team All-D-3, Section 4 accolades for his efforts.John Trout (6-2, 240), junior, Bradshaw MountainPerhaps the most complete lineman in the tri-city area this fall, Trout played on the o-line as well as the d-line, earning first team All-D-3, Section 4 honors on both sides of the ball. Trout racked up 43 tackles (19 solos, 24 assists), including nine for losses, along with a team-high 5.5 sacks, two pass deflections and a caused fumble in 11 contests.Laken Yargus (6-4, 225), senior, BagdadYargus, an Arizona Football Coaches Association all-section pick, was a monster in D-6, recording 44 total tackles (33 solos), including seven for losses, to go along with a whopping 21 sacks. According to maxpreps.com, Yargus' sack total led all eight-man football teams in the nation as well as every division in Arizona during the 2014 season.LINEBACKERS:Tyler Bruso (5-11, 190), senior, PrescottEvery Friday this fall, Bruso came to play as hard as anyone on the field, leading Prescott's defense with 101 total tackles (44 solos, 57 assists; 10.1 per game), including 15 tackles for losses. The first team All-D-3, Section 4 selection and section Co-Defensive Player of the Year also had three sacks for 34 yards in losses, two hurries, an interception return for TD, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery.In 2013, Bruso was an All-Courier pick after finishing second for the Badgers' D in total tackles with 83 (65 solos). That year he also registered three tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four pass deflections and two fumble recoveries.Angel Gonzales (5-7, 152), junior, Bradshaw MountainA first team All-D-3, Section 4 pick, the gritty Gonzales was the mainstay in the middle of the Bears' defense. Despite missing one game due to injury this fall, Gonzales led Bradshaw with 84 total tackles (32 solos, 52 assists; team-high 8.4 per game) and 19 tackles for loss in 10 contests. In addition, he recorded 3.5 sacks for 22 yards in losses, seven pass deflections, a fumble recovery, three caused fumbles and a blocked punt.Blaine Goodman (5-9, 200), sophomore, Chino ValleyGoodman, who garnered first team All-D-4, Section 4 honors in 2014, represents the type of player that the Chino Valley program hopes to cultivate under coach Wade Krug in the years to come. A two-way guy who doubled as a second team All-D-4, Section 4 running back, Goodman competes as tough in the trenches as he does in the defensive backfield. This was the underclassman's second season on varsity.Luke Roberts (6-1, 185), junior, PrescottA second team All-D-3, Section 4 selection, Roberts finished second on the Badgers' defense in tackles with 61 (33 solos, 28 assists; 6.1 tackles per game) and registered 10.5 tackles for loss in 10 contests. The tenacious Roberts led Prescott in sacks with six for 35 yards in losses and in fumbles caused with four. He tacked on three pass deflections and three fumble recoveries.DEFENSIVE BACKS:Colton Audsley (5-8, 165), senior, Bradshaw MountainAudsley could pretty much do anything for Bradshaw Mountain, and he particularly shined as one of the finest cover cornerbacks in D-3, Section 4 this fall. The section's Co-Defensive Player of the Year notched 60 total tackles (30 solos, 30 assists) with 7.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, a team-best 10 pass deflections and a caused fumble in 11 games.Nick Havens (5-10, 185), junior, PrescottOpposing passing offenses couldn't avoid throwing in the direction of Havens, a second team All-D-3, Section 4 selection who tallied a team-high five interceptions to go along with 23 total tackles (15 solos, eight assists; 3.0 tackles for loss) in nine games for the Badgers. Havens also recorded two sacks and a pass deflection.Christian Setter (5-8, 155), sophomore, PrescottA first team All-D-3, Section 4 defensive back, Setter, who doubled at running back, complemented Havens quite well. In nine games, the disruptive Setter compiled 18 total tackles (12 solos, six assists), one interception, three pass deflections, three fumble recoveries and a caused fumble.SPECIAL TEAMSKICKER:Eli Perleberg (6-5, 170), senior, Bradshaw MountainPerleberg handled all of the kicking duties for the Bears, converting 36-of-46 extra points and 1-of-2 field goals while booting 57 kickoffs for a total of 2,780 yards (48.8-yard average) and eight touchbacks.RETURN SPECIALIST:Colton Audsley (5-8, 165), senior, Bradshaw MountainAudsley was dangerous in the open field, not only because of his speed and quickness, but because he could elude would-be tacklers with an uncanny cutback ability. In 2014, Audsley returned 20 kickoffs for 483 yards (24.2-yard average) and a touchdown, and 24 punts for 417 yards (17.4-yard average) and a TD with nine fair catches. He racked up a total of 900 return yards, including a kickoff return long of 90 yards and a punt return long of 96 yards.PUNTER:Derek Knotek (6-3, 215), junior, PrescottThe D-3, Section 4 Punter of the Year, Knotek booted 41 punts for a total of 1,526 yards and an average of 37.2 yards per punt. His longest punt of the season went for 61 yards and 15 of his punts landed inside the opposition's 20-yard line, which helped the Badgers' defense in the field-position battle.