The Queen Creek Bulldogs (4-0) go on the road to face the Highland Hawks (2-2) in our GameTime Arizona featured matchup – Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:00pm MT/9:00pm CT.
The Hawks are 4-0 for the first time since 2018 when they went 11-2 and made it all the way to the state semis.
The Bulldogs have suffered back-to-back losses and will be looking to spoil Highland’s hot start to the season.
When these two teams met in the regular season last year, the Hawks got the win 38-3 over the Bulldogs.
In the playoffs however, Queen Creek got their revenge and topped Highland 27-24 to advance to the semi-finals.
Check out the Players to Watch ahead of Queen Creek vs. Highland – Friday, October 30th at 7:00 pm MT/9:00 pm CT.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Sr. RB Max Davis, 5’11” 195 – Highland
Davis is second in the state in rushing yards and touchdowns with 783 yards, 12 touchdowns on the year. The running back is averaging 195.8 yards per game.
In last year’s regular season game against Queen Creek, Davis had 89 yards rushing with a touchdown.
Unstoppable Max Davis @MaxDavis27 ran for over 170 yds
— Highland Hawks Football Recruiting (@hawkfbrecruiti1) October 3, 2020
“Right now, he is the offense,” Highland head coach Brock Farrel said. “The defenses we’ve played haven’t stopped him.
“We’ll give him the ball 30 times, then he comes in on Saturday and you would never know he played a football game. He’s so durable, it’s unreal.”
Sr. S Hunter Barth, 6’2” 200 – Queen Creek
Barth is rated as the No. 11 athlete in Arizona and the No. 61 safety in the nation by 247Sports.
The 6’2” 200 pound safety is committed to play at Cal next season. He had offers from UCLA, Pitt, Duke, USC, Utah, Yale, Washington State, Oregon and Arizona among others.
— Hunter Barth (@hunter_barth_) August 2, 2020
“(Hunter) is one of the most competitive guys I’ve seen,” Queen Creek head coach Joe Germaine said. “I love that piece about him. He probably could also play every snap of receiver for us, he’s that good of an athlete.”
This season Barth has notched 16 tackles and one interception.
Sr. MLB Kam Cullimore, 5’10” 200 – Highland
Cullimore is a three-year starter on Varsity for the Hawks. The linebacker leads the team in tackles with 30. He has 15 solo and three tackles for loss.
— Kam (@Kam85646130) October 3, 2020
“Our whole defensive game plan is how can we get Kam to where he is free to run to the ball and make tackles,” Farrel said. “He might be the most football intelligent kid on defense that I’ve seen in a long time. He always knows where the ball is going.”
Sr. S Krew Jackson, 6’5” 200 – Queen Creek
Jackson is rated as the No. 12 athlete in Arizona and the No. 64 safety in the nation by 247Sports.
Jackson had offers from over 15 Division I schools including ASU, Arizona, BYU, Yale, and Virginia.
In August, Jackson committed to play his college ball at Kansas State.
Kansas State commit Krew Jackson with the hit stick. pic.twitter.com/9mPK78Fvi0
— Andrew Morgan (@AJMorganWrites) October 17, 2020
While he has played free safety for the Bulldogs the last couple of years, Kansas State recruited Jackson as more of an outside linebacker who can play in space with his length, Germaine said.
“He’s multi-dimensional but the big thing about Krew is his physicality,” Germaine said. “The way that he comes up and engages and tackles people, it jumps off on film.”
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