Fiesta Bowl Arizona High School Team of the Week


Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Andrew Bagnato

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Winless a year ago, Scottsdale Desert Mountain High School has been named the inaugural Fiesta Bowl Arizona High School Team of the Week.

The Wolves' 0-10 record in 2010 was a distant memory as they opened the 2011 football season with an impressive 43-7 rout of Mesa Mountain View last weekend. Desert Mountain scored a total of 89 points a year ago.
This week, Desert Mountain (1-0) will play host to Mesa Dobson High School.

The Fiesta Bowl Arizona High School Team of the Week is an effort to promote high school football by recognizing deserving teams statewide. Each week, the winning team will be featured on FOX Sports Arizona's AIA High School Game of the Week telecast and on its website –

The Fiesta Bowl Arizona High School Team of the Week is selected by the following panel of voters: 
• Adam Archuleta, FOX Sports Arizona analyst and former Arizona State and NFL player
• Dan Berk, Arizona Daily Star sportswriter 
• Brad Cesmat, Valley sportscaster 
• Jim Ewan, former Chandler High School coach 
• Mark Heller, East Valley Tribune sports editor
• Jacob May, Arizona Daily Sun sportswriter
• Craig Morgan, writer
• Kyle Odegard, East Valley Tribune sportswriter

Others receiving votes included Chandler Hamilton High School, Tempe Marcos de Niza, Chandler Basha High School, Tucson Ironwood Ridge High School, Tucson Palo Verde High School, Yuma Catholic High School, Scottsdale Chaparral High School and Lakeside Blue Ridge High School.


The Fiesta Bowl is a non-profit organization founded by Arizona community leaders in 1971. Through the creation of the Festival of College Football, which is inclusive of more than 40 statewide events, the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the organization continues to promote volunteerism, athletic achievement and higher education. The Fiesta Bowl has hosted seven games that have decided the college football national championship, including four Bowl Championship Series title games. This season, the Fiesta Bowl and its 2,900 volunteers will host the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.