Arizona Athletes On Display
By Corey O’Leary with help from YurView sports producer Rich Reid.
Strength vs Strength
With so much talent on the offensive side of the ball, it may be easy to overlook the defenses in this matchup. Don’t.
While the Pioneers have allowed only 5.7 points per game in their three wins, Centennial’s defense hasn’t allowed a point this season. They also haven’t faced the best Junior QB in the country – yet.
Pinnacle will go as far as their signal-caller can take them, and while he has been able to put points on the board throughout his career, Centennial is trying to keep their impressive shutout streak alive. Still, Rattler has playmakers to get the ball to, making this a classic case of great offense vs great defense.
Players to Watch
QB Spencer Rattler – Pinnacle
Rattler has already committed to Oklahoma after being courted by nearly every college football powerhouse in the country. A talented basketball player as well, some peg him as the best two-sport athlete in the country.
RB Zidane Thomas – Centennial
Committed to Boise State, Thomas ran for nearly 1,900 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, and is averaging over ten yards a carry so far this season.
I am humble & blessed to be committing to Boise state pic.twitter.com/GCfRufXoss
— zidane?? (@foreign_zidane) August 1, 2017
DB Dominique Hampton – Centennial
Rated as the #2 Defensive Back in the state, the University of Washington commit runs a sub-11 second 100 meter dash, and he’ll have to be relied on to take away some of Pinnacle’s passing game.
LB Jordan Ware – Centennial
Every elite defense needs a ‘Heart and Soul’ linebacker, and Ware is just that for the Coyotes.
WRs Hadden and Hogan Hatten
Twin brothers, they’re big targets for Rattler and catch nearly 10 passes a game between them.
Watch The Game of the Week as Centennial hosts Pinnacle on Thursday, September 14th, at 7:00 p.m on YurView Arizona and Yurview.com.