Two of the Top 5 teams is the state met on Friday October 21st at Austin Field in Chandler, Arizona. This game was very highly anticipated to many football fans in the area and was talked about since the moment the Great American Rivalry Crew came to town. Chandler and Brophy both have a historic football program and is always a big game in their schedules because most every year the teams are ranked very highly in the entire state. Brophy said they were having a rebuilding year for their team but yet they were 7-2 on the season with this being their final game of the season, while Chandler was 6-2 going into this game with one game remaining after this late season rivalry game.
Parker is a linebacker for Chandler High that has high intensity, physical toughness and football moxie. Parker has been a starter on the football team for two years now. Parker is an incredible role model for all student-athletes as he holds a 3.6 GPA in the midst of his athletics. He is an exceptional well-mannered young man on and off the field and hopes to continue his football career into college. Parker is the son of Jason and Karen Henley.
Noah is an exceptional senior student-athlete at Brophy College Prep. Noah is a two-year starting defensive back for the Broncos varsity football team, serving as a captain this season. Noah also is a Brophy track & field athlete. As a student, Noah has achieved a 4.4 grade point average at Brophy. He is a member of the Black Student Union, National Honor Society, and the Brophy Big Brothers. Noah plans to study business in college, with an interest in sports management. He is the son of Maria and Noel Williams.
Kyle, a graduate of Chandler High School in 2007 was a student of the game. He played with incredible intelligence and a unique ability to always be in the right spot. Kyle was a leader of the Chandler Wolves during the 2006 season on and off the field. He was a field general as a quarterback with all the tools and mental toughness you could ask for as a high school quarterback Kyle led his team with poise, maturity and the innate ability to win, which is a model for Chandler athletes. Kyle us now back with Chandler High School Football and works with the Freshman football team.
Devon has played in this Great American Rivalry Series game twice, in 2010 and 2012. He accumulated 270 all-purpose yards for the Broncos just in those two games. In 2010, Devon caught five passes for 57 yards, returned two kick-offs for 40 yards and ran twice for 17 yards with one receiving touchdown. As a senior in 2012, Devon caught five passes for 64 yards including a touchdown, returned a kickoff for 21 yards and had 3 carries for 71 yards. Devon is now a standout football and track scholar and athlete at Oregon, he is a two time NCAA and US National track & field hurdle champion. Devon represented the USA in the 110 high hurdles during the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio. He is #13 for the Oregon Ducks and starts at receiver and kick returner. Accepting the award on Devon’s behalf is his father, Louis Allen.