In 5A Metro All-Section voting, Maricopa High School had six football players and three volleyball players receive honors.
Senior Kenny Oliver was named First Team on defense and Second Team on offense. When not messing up other team’s passing games defensively, he averaged more than 56 receiving yards per game for the Rams’ offense and 18 yards per kickoff return.
Sam Aviles, who moved to Maricopa from Missouri for his senior year, was named First Team on special teams for his outstanding kicking. Senior Nickolas Carbajal, in an effective if unsung role on the offensive line, joins Oliver on the offensive First Team.
Seniors Daveon Harris and Claytin Valenzuela were named Second Team on defense. Sophomore running back and sometime quarterback Jathan Washington was named Second Team on offense.
The football team was 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the section.
The volleyball team also played .500 ball with a 9-9 record. The Rams were 4-6 in the section.
In the Metro voting, sophomore powerhouse Carli Rieman was named First Team.
Senior Morgan Peters made the Second Team, and senior Aki Buckmister received honorable mention.