Benjamin Franklin football falls short in 3A quarterfinals

Benjamin Franklin High School football battled long odds to make the playoffs, after an injury-plagued September left the Chargers with a 3-4 record. They battled back with four straight wins to reach the 3A quarterfinals. Once there, though, a two-touchdown second-half deficit against a top seed that could slow down the Chargers’ signature double wing […]

Casteel, Higley athletes earn Doherty Medallions

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 10 Performance Medallions, which features athletes from Casteel and Higley High Schools. Of 14 players recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, Oct. 26, Zach Nelson of Casteel and Coleman Owen made the list, according to […]

Higley’s Maxwell earns Week 9 Doherty Award medallion

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 9 Performance Medallions and a Higley football player made the cut. Logan Maxwell was one of six players who were recognized for outstanding play during their respective games Friday, Oct. 19, according to a press release. The others were […]

Brasch, Cruz headline Doherty Award Performance Medallions recipients

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 7 Performance Medallions, which include two Queen Creek area athletes. Six players are recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, Oct. 5: Higley High School senior Spencer Brash; Scottsdale Chaparral High School junior Tommy Christakos; Chandler […]

Chemistry, speed and strength: Queen Creek defense shines through recent success

There are heaps of cliches and adages one may use to describe the necessity of a football team’s defense, but regardless of how it’s put, Queen Creek High School is using its defense well. Through seven games, the Bulldogs have allowed an average of 24 points per game and in their six wins, they haven’t […]

Casteel football players to compete in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl

Two members of the Casteel High School football team will participate in this year’s Blue-Grey All-American Bowl later this year. Seniors Gunner Cruz and Cameron Brown will play in this game Monday, Dec. 17 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Their nominations were announced in August. The event will feature top senior […]

Queen Creek football players make Ed Doherty Award watchlist

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has released its 2018 Ed Doherty Award week 3 watch list for the Arizona high school football season and three Queen Creek athletes made the cut. Forty-seven players from 33 high schools across the state were awarded nominee medallions based on their performances during the first three weeks of […]

Benjamin Franklin relies on heavy rushing attack to control game, achieve success

At Benjamin Franklin High School, it’s not about what looks pretty on the football field, it’s about what gets the job done. The Chargers found success last season by simply running the football. They ran the ball 594 time for 3,722 yards compared to 117 passing attempts, resulting in an 11-2 overall record and a […]

Queen Creek coach Travis Schureman, football team gear up for 6A run

Through the past eight years, the Queen Creek High School football team has made a name for itself among various levels in Arizona, but this season the Bulldogs will take their talents to the highest level. As a result of the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s recent realignment through 2020, Queen Creek made the jump from 5A […]

First senior class takes field for Casteel, jumps to 5A

While there wasn’t much change concerning the team’s roster, the Casteel High School football team still went through a summer of change. Casteel is a 7-12 grade school that opened in 2015 and until this year, had not had a senior class. As a result, the school didn’t play varsity until 2016 where a group […]