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When Jim Jones arrived as the new football coach at Mesquite in February, he saw a talented group of kids but a fractured program.
We’ve hit the “dead” zone.
Jim Jones heard a lot of “Why?” and “Are you crazy?” from his large family (among others), but it went in one ear and out the other.
Former Red Mountain coach and current San Tan Foothills assistant Jim Jones is expected to be Mesquite's new football coach.
Here come the hires.
Gilbert football coach Leland Rodgers said he was fired by the school Friday afternoon.
After some stunning players, plays, performances and playoffs, football season has drawn to a close for another year.
Mesquite football coach Matt Gracey has resigned after two years on the job, athletic director Jason Grantham said.
It could have been the biggest win Tempe Prep history.
Since this is high school football, it figures it was about the math.
Desert Vista built a 31-0 halftime cushion and then emptied its bench in the second half in a 54-17 victory over Mesquite on Friday night.
The Campo Verde football team’s defense is only allowing 11 points per game, which is fifth-best in Division III. Tempe, meanwhile averages 37.8 points per contest behind the superb play of quarterback Emanuel Gant (93-of-128 for 1,521 yards, 13 TD, 6 INT).
After a rough start to their season, Mesquite finally got their first victory, utilizing both strong offense and defense in a 38-7 blowout of Dobson on Friday.
As Austin Carver lined up for the 20-yard field goal that would give Gilbert its first win of the season, students climbed over security gates in anticipation and Tigers quarterback Conner Helvig tried his hardest to keep his eyes on the field.
Chandler didn’t realize it had a chance to make its case for the No. 1 spot in Division I as the high school football season continues on its wacky way. It took more than a half before the Wolves’ defense shut down Gilbert Mesquite in the second half for a 37-7 win on the road.
At this rate, the Red Mountain football record books will be littered with Mason Thorman's name inside.
Coming into opening night of this season, Highland felt very little respect.
Here are some of the top storylines for week one of the high school football season:
Ron Wisniewski could afford to be picky.
Frank Sinatra crooned a thing or two about happiness coming “The Second Time Around,” and though The Chairman of the Board never met East Valley high school football coaches, they share his sentiment.
Police are continuing to investigate the drowning of a woman whose body was discovered in the swimming pool of the family home on Monday.
Not four hours after being officially named Gilbert's new football coach, Leland Rodgers was headed for a Booster Club meeting.
Gilbert hired Mesquite defensive coordinator Leland Rodgers as its new football coach on Tuesday.
Mesquite played arguably the toughest schedule in the state this season.