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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Senior Brock Narveson was named the 5A San Tan Region Defensive Player of the Year among 16 accolades for the Saints team as selected by the region coaches.
Narveson recorded 67 tackles and 8.5 tackles for loss, the second-best total on the team, with a team-best four interceptions and a fumble caused to earn the Region Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named to the all-region second team at wide receiver.
The Saints placed three players on the all-region first team defense including sophomore safety Tommy Romano, junior defensive lineman Ben Roberts and linebacker Ethan Bush. Romano was third on the team in tackles with 72 with six passes defended to rank second. Roberts led the team in sacks and was sixth overall in tackles (61). Bush was fifth in tackles and third in sacks (3.5).
Senior defensive lineman Dillon Jones and senior linebacker Wyatt Harris earned second-team accolades. Jones ranked second in sacks (5.0) and third in tackles for loss with 48 total tackles, while Harris led the team in tackles with 82 and recorded 5.5 tackles for loss.
Senior wide receiver Gavin Smith joined offensive lineman Duke Frye on the first team offensive all-region team. Smith recorded 46 catches for 733 yards and five touchdowns. Seniors Jake Burrow and Matt Reinhardt were named to the all-region second team with Narveson at receiver and Andrew Vines at running back.
Narveson had 20 catches for 293 yards and a team-best six touchdowns, while Vines led the team in rushing with 1,062 with 10 touchdowns and four 100-yard games. He is the eighth player in school history to record 1,000 or more yards.
Smith was also named to the all-region second team as a specialist.
NDP had three players earn all-region honorable mention honors including quarterback Braden Wells, cornerback Kegan Lynch and linebacker Deacon Shea. Wells threw for 1,832 yards with 21 touchdowns. Lynch had 27 tackles on thew season and Shea was second on the team with 73.
The Saints travel to No. 2 Salpointe on Friday for a 5A quarterfinal game.