Queen Creek head coach, Joe Germaine, and offensive line coach, Travis Schureman, are returning to their alma mater this Friday when the Bulldogs travel to Mesa to take on the Mountain View Toros.
Germaine and Schureman were teammates on Mountain View’s 1993 State Championship team. Germaine went on to play quarterback at Ohio State and later played in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams, where he was backup to Kurt Warner when the Rams won Super Bowl 34.
The Bulldogs (2-1) enter Friday’s matchup with one of the class of 2021’s best linebackers in Trey Reynolds. Queen Creek beat Cesar Chavez in Week 2, 35-20.
Mountain View (1-2) is coming off a big comeback win against Mountain Pointe last week. The win was the school’s 400th in the program’s history and the first time the Toros have beaten the Pride since 2006. Sophomore quarterback Willy Roberts helped ignite the rally and will get his first Varsity start on Friday over senior Brandon Nieto, who will likely line up at corner.
LAST TIME THEY MET
In 2018, with Schureman at the helm, Queen Creek dominated Mountain View with a 53-22 win. Running back Jace Bond led the charge in the run game for the Bulldogs with 117 rushing yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. Senior Devin Larsen got it done through their air with 275 passing yards and four touchdowns. Larsen is a walk-on at Iowa State this year.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Jr. QB/LB Trey Reynolds, 6’2” 225 – Queen Creek
Reynolds is a Top 10 player out of the Arizona class of 2021 and ranked nationally as the No. 22 linebacker in the class, according to 247Sports. The 6’2”, 230 pound linebacker has offers from Washington, BYU, Wisconsin, Boise State, Iowa State and Utah State.
Hard to put into words, but today has been exciting, for sure. Again, I feel blessed, grateful and appreciative to receive my 4th offer from @UW_Football. Thank you @CoachGregoryUW for the consideration and opportunity. #PurpleReign ☔️🏈 pic.twitter.com/Qj8ni48bcP
— Trey Reynolds (@TreyReynoldsQC) May 16, 2019
This season he leads the Bulldog defense with 28 total tackles, four solo. As a quarterback, he has completed 15 of 28 attempts for 195 yards and three touchdowns.
“Trey has that unique blend of size and speed and strength,” Germaine said. “He’s just a junior. He’s 6’2″ 230, but with that kind of size and build his speed and his change of direction and quickness is as good as anybody on our team.”
Reynolds also plays baseball for the Bulldogs as a middle infielder.
Sr. WR Cash Clark, 6’0” 175 – Mountain View
Clark currently leads the state’s biggest division, 6A, in catches and yards with 28 receptions for 399 yards. He has three touchdowns on this season so far.
Mountain View is right back in it. Roberts escapes pressure and finds Cash Clark for the 63-yard TD.
— Zach Alvira (@ZachAlvira) September 7, 2019
Clark holds a 4.0 GPA and is getting looks from Ivy League schools. The wide receiver is one of the Toros’ four captains. Head Coach Mike Fell said all four captains, Clark, quarterback Brandon Nieto, linebacker Harrison Evans and center Ethan Coulter, all maintain 4.0 GPAs.
You can catch the action LIVE on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at 7:00pm PT/10:00pm ET on Cox (Ch. 1004) or at yurview.com/live.