The coaches and athletic directors of the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s 2A Verde region have met and selected the top players for the 2018 season. The Parker Broncs are well-represented on the first and second teams, as well as honorable mentions.
Parker defensive lineman Matthew Baumann was selected as the 2A Verde Defensive Player of the Year. He was also selected to the 2A Verde First Team. Here are the other Broncs who were selected for the first team:
Emanuel Alaniz, defensive utility
Christian Lopez, kick-off returner
Brannon Miller, linebacker
Mykah Aspa, linebacker
Danny Durham, offensive lineman
Robert Solorio, offensive lineman
Fabyian Gonzalez, receiver
Estii Andrade, receiver
The following Broncs were selected to the second team. Some players made both first and second teams, but in different positions.
Christian Lopez, defensive back
Seth Fisher, offensive lineman
Jake Hill, linebacker
Emanuel Alaniz, offensive utility
Adam Baldenegro, quarterback
Carlos Torres, running back
Fernando Gonzalez, defensive lineman
Manuel Najera, defensive back
Trivium Prep’s Michael Spencer was named Coach of the Year. One of his players, Mason Moore was named Region Player of the Year. Another Trivium Prep player, David Marquez, was named Offensive Player of the Year.
The 2018 season saw the Broncs go 3-1 against their 2A Verde rivals and 5-1 against other 2A teams. They were 6-3 overall, and placed second in their region behind Trivium Prep. The Broncs qualified for the state playoffs, but lost in the first round to Morenci.