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Nationally ranked Sierra Canyon visits Arizona to take on Saguaro

The Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (4-3) of Chatsworth, CA are traveling to Arizona to take on the Saguaro Sabercats (4-1) in our Arizona high school football featured GameTime matchup this week – Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 pm MT/9:00 pm CT.

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Both teams are known to schedule high-caliber out-of-state opponents.

Sierra Canyon is ranked No. 65 nationally, No. 6 in the state of California by MaxPreps.

Saguaro is ranked No. 7 in the state of Arizona.

This matchup came to fruition because of the relationship between Saguaro head coach Jason Mohns and Sierra Canyon head coach Jon Ellinghouse.

The two head coaches coached together in the All-American game two years ago and Ellinghouse was on Mohns’ US Under 19 National Team staff.

“I was always really impressed with Jason,” Ellinghouse said of his time on staff with Mohns. “His knowledge of the game and his ability to lead the kids, he’s always been one of the guys I’ve really respected in the game. I told my staff, this guy is good. I’ve seen it first-hand.”

The teams have tried to get each other on their schedules for a couple years now, but due to scheduling conflicts and COVID, the matchup was pushed back.

“Sierra Canyon is a top five team in the state of California,” Mohns said. “They’ve been so for the last couple of years and are only getting better. It’s nice to play a team like that out of state because we’re not competing for the same gold ball, we’re not competing for the same kids or anything like that.

“It makes it a good environment to go out, get a great game, great competition, get better, learn about your team and where you’re at in that point in the season and move forward.”

Check out the players to keep an eye on in this matchup between Sierra Canyon (CA) and Saguaro (AZ).

Sr. TE/DE/LB Tristan Monday, 6’4” 240 – Saguaro

Monday is rated as the No. 1 linebacker and No. 9 overall player in Arizona by 247Sports. He is committed to the University of Arizona.

Through five games this season, Monday has 31 total tackles and leads the team with 15 tackles for loss and three sacks.

The 6’4” athlete is on the 2021 Butkus Award High School Watch List. The award goes to the best linebacker in the country.

“Tristan’s growth has been his ability to contribute on both sides of the ball,” Mohns said. “He’s our dude on defense, he’s gonna wreak havoc in the backfield and on the quarterbacks.

“He’s 6’4” 240 pounds. He’s a basketball player, he runs well and he catches the ball well, so we’re using him on offense too. He’s a really physical presence.”

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Sr. FS Kamari Ramsey, 6’2” 195 – Sierra Canyon

247Sports has Ramsey rated as the No. 1 safety and the No. 10 overall player in California.

The free safety is committed to Stanford.

On the year, Ramsey has 21 tackles, three tackles for loss, and two fumble recoveries, one of which was taken back for a touchdown.

“There’s an argument to be made that he’s the best that’s ever played in our program,” Ellinghouse said of Ramsey. “I couldn’t envision a better put together safety.

“He’s a 4.3 student and when you talk about being that kind of smart and trying to not only prepare yourself for football but prepare yourself for life, Stanford is a pretty good opportunity.”

Ramsey has started all but one game for the Trailblazers in his four years with the program.

The one game he didn’t start he was ineligible because he was 13 at the time.

Sr. WR/RB Javen Jacobs, 5’11” 183 – Saguaro

Jacobs is rated as the No. 1 athlete and the No. 24 overall player in Arizona by 247Sports.

The wide receiver has offers from Colorado, Arizona State, New Mexico, Idaho, Yale, Colorado State, NAU, Army and Air Force.

Jacobs has 321 receiving yards, one touchdown and 116 rushing yards, four touchdowns on the year.

“He’s such a versatile weapon for us,” Mohns said. “The biggest thing for him is his leadership. He’s team captain for us and I think he’s really embraced his leadership role. When he lets the game come to him, he’s pretty special.”

Sr. OL Mike Wooten, 6’6” 290 – Sierra Canyon

Wooten is an Oregon commit. He is rated as the No. 6 offensive lineman in California by 247Sports.

ESPN 300 has him rated as the No. 47 overall athlete in California and the No. 2 offensive lineman.

“Mike is a film junkie and someone that works hard at his craft,” Ellinghouse said. “The unique thing is (he) hasn’t played football a lot. (His) height, weight and athleticism is NFL caliber, but (he’s) still learning the game.”

The Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (4-3) battle the Saguaro Sabercats  (4-1) in our GameTime Arizona featured matchup – Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 pm MT/9:00 pm CT.