Donaldson named First Team All State

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Six football players from Maricopa High School were honored by the Arizona Interscholastic Association for their gridiron feats during the past season.

In the statewide Football Coach’s Poll, wide receiver Elisha Donaldson, a 6-3, 185-pound senior, was a selected for First Team in the Rams’ section and division. He had 1,264 yards receiving on 55 catches. That included 11 touchdown receptions, three of those in one game against Arcadia.

Elisha had an average gain of 23 yards per catch. He scored 70 points for the Rams. Besides an earlier All-Section selection, he was the team's overall player of the year.

Also drawing notice in Division III for MHS were honorable mentions linemen Kenny Ball and Chad Cochran, running back Johnny Johnson Jr., quarterback Aaron Owens and defensive back Geovanni Walker.

The Rams, coached by Chris McDonald, were 4-6 overall, 3-2 in conference play.