The No. 1 Chandler Wolves (9-0) match up with the No. 2 Hamilton Huskies (9-0) in the Battle of Arizona Avenue in our Arizona high school football featured GameTime matchup this week – Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 pm MT/8:00 pm CT.
How To Watch
Watch it on YurView Arizona – Cox channel 4 in Phoenix and channel 7 in Tucson. Cox customers can also watch the games on their phones using the Cox Contour App. Download the Contour App on Apple and Android.
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This game between Chandler and Hamilton is one of the most anticipated matchups of the year.
MaxPreps has deemed it the National Game of the Week and it is the only game this week that has two of the country’s Top 25 teams going head to head with Chandler ranked No. 10 nationally and Hamilton ranked No. 15.
The Wolves and the Huskies both enter the final week of the regular season undefeated with both teams having played challenging schedules this season.
Chandler snuck away with the 10-7 win against Highland last week and acknowledge that they’re in for another tough matchup on the road at Hamilton this week.
“We played a schedule this year where if we don’t come to play we can get beat, every week,” Chandler head coach Rick Garretson said. “We had no layup games. It’s the end of the season against your rival, and it’s business as usual.”
The No. 1 seed in the Open Division playoffs is on the line in this matchup.
Chandler currently sits in the No. 1 seed with Hamilton in the No. 2 seed, but Basha is there in the No. 3 seed and has finished their regular season with a 10-0 record.
The loser of this matchup between No. 1 Chandler and No. 2 Hamilton may find themselves in that No. 3 seed and facing a tougher road to the Title game.
Despite the noise around this week’s game and the playoff implications, neither team has looked too far ahead as the season has gone on.
Both Garretson and Hamilton head coach Mike Zdebski said they take each game week by week and the last couple weeks leading up to this rivalry matchup were no different.
“You don’t want to look down the road too far because that’s where you stumble,” Zdebski said. “The focus is on each opponent each week at a time.”
Check out the players to watch ahead of Chandler vs. Hamilton.
Sr. WR Kyion Grayes, 6’1” 180 – Chandler
Grayes suffered a dislocated elbow in Chandler’s scrimmage against Williams Field before the season started.
He was initially told that he’d be out 12 weeks, but Grayes returned after eight weeks of being sidelined.
In the three games since Grayes returned he has 212 yards and a touchdown. He’s averaging 70.7 yards per game.
This 54-yard bomb from Blaine Hipa to Kyion Grayes is the longest play of the night so far for either team. #VXLive #TeamAZV pic.twitter.com/Rgq1ahLfMi
— Zach Alvira (@ZachAlvira) November 6, 2021
“For him to be back is incredible,” Garretson said. “He brings that big play ability. Having him out there is definitely an advantage for us in the passing game.”
The senior wide receiver is rated as the No. 2 overall player in Arizona and the No. 6 wide receiver in the country by 247Sports.
Grayes had over 20 college offers from schools including USC, Auburn, Utah, Texas, Nebraska, Michigan State and Arizona.
He is committed to play at Ohio State and will be playing in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January.
Sr. QB Nicco Marchiol, 6’2” 205 – Hamilton
Marchiol helped lead the Huskies to a huge comeback win over Bishop Gorman in the last minute of the game earlier this season.
The senior quarterback had 158 yards, three touchdowns as well as 16 carries for 83 yards in Hamilton’s win over Gorman. He also ran in the two-point conversion that won the Huskies the game.
Did you see this AMAZING comeback by @HuskiesGridiron & @WVUfootball commit @MarchiolNicco? 18 points in 57 seconds – another HUGE win for #AZHSFB!!! pic.twitter.com/KCHcg9kiUC
— YurView Arizona (@YurView_AZ) September 18, 2021
“He works so hard year-round,” Zdebski said. “Him being successful is really a product of who he is and what he does. Anything he does I’m not surprised nor is anyone on our staff or anyone in this program.”
This season Marchiol has 2,186 yards 32 touchdowns. He has eight games where he’s notched three plus TDs and has only thrown one interception.
247Sports rates Marchiol as the No. 7 overall athlete and the No. 1 quarterback in Arizona in the 2022 class.
Marchiol had offers from LSU, USC, Michigan, ASU, Florida State, Florida, Mississippi, and TCU among other. He is committed to West Virginia.
Sr. DT A’Mauri Washington 6’4” 290 – Chandler
Washington has been a key part of the Wolves’ defense this season.
The 6’4” 290-pound defensive tackle has 36 total tackles, 5.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss on the year.
Last week, Washington recorded 7 tackles, 2 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
Blessed to receive an offer from University of Southern California ,Wonderful conversations with the coaching staff @GarretsonRick @faithbeforefame @CoachDee_USC @MWCherrington @Paul_Fox_ #GoTrojans 🔴🟡⚪️ pic.twitter.com/Ukvoe0a7Nn
— A’mauri Washington (@MauriWashington) November 4, 2021
“He’s learning how to play ball and he’s been a huge problem (for opponents),” Garretson said. “(He’s) dynamic up front.”
Washington is uncommitted. He has offers from USC, Oregon, Michigan, Penn State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Iowa State, Florida State, Syracuse, Utah, ASU, Arizona, Tennessee and NAU.
He was invited to the Under Armour All-American Bowl at the end of October.
Sr. TE Michael Masunas, 6’5” 240 – Hamilton
Masunas is rated as the No. 15 overall athlete, No. 1 tight end in Arizona by 247Sports.
This season the senior has notched 245 yards with two touchdowns.
Great visit to MSU this weekend with some other 2022 commits. Go Green! #RELENTLESS @MSU_Football @Coach_mtucker @Coach_TGilmore @JayJohnsonFB pic.twitter.com/oHFGy1AHHV
— Michael Masunas (@MasunasMichael) September 27, 2021
“He just keeps getting better and better all the time,” Zdebski said. “He has a super football IQ. He understands why he has to be where. He’s another coach on the field and that’s what really helps us.”
The tight end committed to Michigan State in June. He had offers from Florida State, Tennessee, Utah, Air Force, Army and Penn.
The No. 1 Chandler Wolves (9-0) take on the No. 2 Hamilton Huskies (9-0) in our GameTime Arizona featured matchup – Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 pm MT/8:00 pm CT.