2A Football All-Conference awards announced

Raymundo Frasquillo File Photo/Gila Herald: Derek Saenz (2) upends Cameron Poole (6) on the tackle just as Morenci upended Parker’s quest for a perfect season. Saenz was one of four Wildcats named to the 2A Football All-Conference 1st Team.

Staff Reports

The 2A Conference has released its All-Conference awards and a number of Morenci and Pima players have been honored. 

All-Conference 1st Team

From Morenci: Derek Saenz – defensive back, Tristen Sanchez – defensive lineman, Brendon Enriquez – linebacker, and Jericho Sanchez – offensive lineman

All-Conference 2nd Team

Raymundo Frasquillo Photo/Gila Herald: Sophomore Michael Casillas eludes a tackle by Parker senior Tyson Ross en route to his second touchdown and a 26-8 Morenci advantage during the semifinal game against Parker. After running for nearly 2,000 yards last season, Casillas was named to the 2A All-Conference 2nd Team.

From Morenci: Kaden Summer – long snapper, Shawn Hudman – offensive lineman, Tony Roybal – punt returner, and Michael Casillas – running back

From Pima: Seth Russell – defensive lineman, and Grant Ashby – receiver

Honorable Mention

From Morenci: Daylen Johnson – quarterback, and Diego Mendoza – running back

From Pima: Brody Brown – defensive back, Tucker Wilkins – linebacker, and Wyatt Wiltbank – offensive utility  

Raymundo Frasquillo: Wyatt Wiltbank won’t be denied the end zone. Wiltbank was one of three Roughriders named to the 2A Conference Honorable Mention Team.

State Champion Arizona Lutheran was honored with the Conference Coach of the Year – David Peter, Conference Offensive Player of the Year – Jacob Ryan Holguin, and the Conference Player of the Year – Gabriel Mckenney. Conference Defensive Player of the Year went to Ryan Francione of Benson.