Curtain Call: An Ending to A Phenomenal High School Football Season

Drew Boyd

Hamilton’s football season has sadly come to an end. On Saturday, Dec. 4, Hamilton was tasked with a playoff game versus Saguaro High School. Although they lost, they had many incredible moments to recap the comeback against Bishop Gorman and winning the battle of Arizona Avenue.

A lot of Husky players had record breaking or career highs. Some of the most incredible seasons start with the West Virginia commit Nicco Marchiol. Marchiol, throughout the season, threw 272 passes and connected on 201 of them. He was able to find his way to 2,666 yards. On these passes he acquired 37 touchdowns. All these amazing stats earned Marchiol the “Gatorade Player of the Year” for Arizona. The receiving leader is Christian Anaya. Anaya caught 87 passes, amounting to 988 yards and 17 touchdowns. Hamilton had a strong ground game too. The lead rusher was Nick Switzer. Switzer had 102 touches resulting in 829 yards and 5 touchdowns. 

The defense was astounding throughout the season. Some notable players included Timothy Weddell. Weddell was capable of obtaining 110 tackles, four and a half sacks and one caused fumble. A notable player in the secondary was Genesis Smith. He had four interceptions, five pass deflections and 40 tackles. The most significant player on defense has to be Russell Davis II (Deuce). Deuce is an Arizona commit who had 87 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, an unbelievable 17.5 sacks, as well as a magnificent four forced fumbles. 

The Hamilton season was a success. It was the best season a coach could ask for and the only other thing that could’ve made it better would have been a state championship. Good luck to all the seniors on the team and even more luck to the ones playing college such as: Marchiol (West Virginia), Michael Masunas (Michigan State) and the two players going to Arizona (Deuce Davis and Grayson Stovall). Good luck to Trè Spivey and Anaya on choosing their college. Hamilton’s undefeated season has come to an end, but their memories will live on forever.