Deer Valley QB Rudy Gonzales voted out Arizona Republic POW for Week 4

By the narrowest of margins, Glendale Deer Valley quarterback Rudy Gonzales beat Phoenix Mountain Pointe quarterback Chris Arviso II by one percentage point in voting for Football Performer of the Week 4 of the Arizona Republic.

Deer Valley QB Rudy Gonzales was voted Arizona HS Football Week 5 Performer for the Arizona Republic.  Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Football

Gonzales received 43% of over 1,000 votes. Arvizo obtained 42% of the votes.

Gonzales set a Deer Valley record with seven touchdown passes in a 47-35 win over Chandler Seton Catholic. He passed for 378 yards.

Here’s a look at who stood out in week four of the Arizona high school football season.

Thomas DeChesaro, Scottsdale Saguaro, FS

He had eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in a 20-14 win over American leadership Queen Creek.

Chris Arviso, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, QB

In a 26-23 victory over Phoenix Brophy Prep, he completed 28 of 36 for 318 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with one minute left.

Jovan Ortiz, Eagar Round Valley, WR/RB

He returned a 92-yard kickoff for a score, had a rushing TD and four receptions for 136 yards and a TD on his birthday in a 63-20 rout of rival St. Johns.

Rudy Gonzales, Deer Valley, QC

He completed 21 of 32 for 378 yards and seven touchdowns in a 47-35 win over Chandler Seton Catholic.

Ridge Docekal, Saguaro, QC

He was 13 of 17 for 179 yards and a TD and had two TD passes dropped.

Adam Mohammed, Glendale Apollo, RB

The second had 279 all-purpose yards in a 51-7 win over Glendale Independence. He had 102 rushing and 156 rushing yards and three total touchdowns.

Elias Santana, Vail Cienega, WR/DB

He had a 91-yard punt return and a 95-yard interception return for touchdowns in a 34-7 win over Sierra Vista Buena.

Aiden Herring, Gilbert Perry, DE

He had his second consecutive three-sack game. He also had two tackles for a loss and three assisted tackles.

Mat Krneta, Hamilton, K

The junior was 3-for-3 on field goals with a long 47-yard win over Casteel.

Viliami “Vili” Tongotea, Buckeye, RB

He rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and caught two passes for 62 yards in a 29-27 win over Northwest Christian.

Kiko Trejo, Tucson Amphitheater, RB

He ran nine for 137 yards, including a rush for 65 yards, in a 42-27 win over Sahuarita.

Jordan McGee, Deer Valley, WR

He had six catches for 166 yards and three touchdowns.

Grady Hickey, Scottsdale Chaparral, WR/RB

He rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown in a 27-9 win over Scottsdale Desert Mountain.

Andrew Vines, Scottsdale Notre Dame, RB/K

He had three rushing touchdowns and connected on a 42-yard field goal in a 30-28 win over Tempe Corona del Sol.

Brian Dominguez, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, RB

He carried nine times for 128 yards and a TD and caught four passes for 60 yards and a score in a rout of Tolleson.

Brendan Anderson, Glendale Mountain Ridge, QC

Passed for 218 yards and six touchdowns and was unintercepted and ran for a score in a blowout win over Betty Fairfax. He was 16 of 32 passers.

Jacob Kelly, Mountain Ridge, RB

Ran 18 times for 169 yards.

Adryan Lara, Goodyear Desert Edge, QB

He had three passing touchdowns and a 47-yard rush in the 31-0 rout of Ironwood Ridge.

Norian Banks, Sequoia Pathway, DL

He had 12 tackles, six for a loss, three sacks and six rushing quarterbacks in the 62-16 rout of Highland Prep.

Zach Wallace, Peoria Liberty, RB

He ran for five touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Boulder Creek.

Matthew McClelland, Gilbert Arete Prep, QB

He rushed for 83 yards and a TD and passed for 201 yards and a score in a 47-12 win over Scottsdale Coronado which marked the first victory against a 3A school.

Skylar Edmonds, Red Mountain, LB

He had 10 tackles and returned an interception 38 yards for a score.

Parker McClure, Red Mountain, LB

He had 14 tackles and a forced fumble.

Josiah Villanueva, Red Mountain, RB

He rushed 13 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns.

Rocco Mortensen, Phoenix Arcadia, QB

In a 15-12 win over Tucson Sahuaro, the second made his college debut in the fourth quarter, throwing two TD assists and a 2-point conversion.

Daniel Dippre, Charter of San Tan, WR

In a two-point loss to Blue Ridge, he had 17 catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Zayden Neill, San Tan Charter, QB

He was 37 of 47 for 285 yards and three scores.

Chandler Davis, Chandler Hamilton, DT

He had four sacks in a win over Queen Creek Casteel.

Jacob Steward, Cave Creek Cactus Shadow, LB

In a 31-12 loss to Gilbert Campo Verde, he had 11 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, three sacks and six tackles for a loss.

Fisher Camac, Gilbert Highland, DE

He had three sacks in a 6A win over Phoenix Pinnacle.

Derek Porter, Valley Lutheran, QB

The junior was 3 of 4 passing with 30, 40 and 0 yard touchdowns and rushed for 138 yards in a 55-6 win over San Pasqual.

Michael Casillas, Morenci, RB

He rushed seven times for 168 yards and three touchdowns in a 50-0 win over Globe.

Jacob Oothoudt, Camp Verde, QB

The senior rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Trivium Prep.

Kaden Majercak, Christian from Chandler Valley, RB

Ran 16 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-8 rout of Gilbert Christian.

Hunter Heeringa, Valley Christian, QB

Finished 8 of 9 for 210 yards and four touchdowns.

Justin Regehr, Valley Christian, LB

The eldest had 18 tackles.

Andrew Morris, Gilbert Mesquite, athlete

The senior scored on a rushing TD, a receiving TD and had an interception in a 20-0 win over Gilbert, the first time in school history that Mesquite has beaten Gilbert three in a row.

Cristian Pando, Willcox, RB

He had 32 carries for 336 yards and four touchdowns.

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