High school football rankings for 2017 season

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A look at the top 10 teams in each football conference for the 2017 season

high-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 1 Let’s take a look at 10 guys who are major matchup problems for opponents with their multiple skills and athleticism – the Top 10 Athletes of 2017.  Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports, Rob Schumacher/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 2 No. 10 Giovanni Miranda, Saguaro, 6-4, 205, Sr.  Patrick Breen/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 3 No. 9 Joshua Walker, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, 6-1, 185, Sr.  Ben Moffat/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 4 No. 8 Jordan Ware, Peoria Centennial, 6-1, 205, Sr.  Michael Chow, Michael Chow/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 5 No. 7 D’Shayne James, Gilbert Perry, 6-3, 210, Jr.  Rob Schumacher/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 6 No. 6 Dez Melton, Glendale Deer Valley, 6-4, 210, Jr.  Rob Schumacher/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 7 No. 5 Bijan Robinson, Tucson Salpointe, 6-0, 190, So.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 8 No. 4 Jamarye Joiner, Vail Cienega, 6-2, 200, Sr.  Patrick Breen/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 9 No. 3 Draycen Hall, Gilbert Higley, Sr.  Tom Tingle/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 10 No. 2 Josiah Bradley, Scottsdale Saguaro, 6-1, 208, Sr.  Patrick Breen/azcentral sportshigh-school-football-rankings-for-2017-season photo 11 No. 1 Lance Lawson, Mesa Red Mountain, 5-9, 185, Sr.  Courtney Pedroza/azcentral sports

This will be a season-long thread, ranking the top 10 teams in each of the six conferences in Arizona high school football.

Keep coming back to this each day.

We'll continue to add the other conferences, culminating with Thursday's top 10 for 6A.

1A (8-man)

No. 1 Bagdad

With Pima in its second year in 11-man ball, Bagdad can start stockpiling championships.

No. 2 Williams

Only question mark at quarterback after reaching the final in ’16.

No. 3 NFL Yet

A year older and more athletic to make a serious run.

No. 4 Joseph City

Big back Matthew Fields looks to surpass 1,000 yards.

No. 5 Heber Mogollon

Plays in toughest region, the North.

No. 6 Mayer

Will hold its own in strong West.

No. 7 Elfrida Valley Union

Should win South with St. David rebuilding.

No. 8 Superior

Rebuilding but solid freshman class reinvigorates program.

No. 9 St. David

Retired coach Brent Davis has handed program over to his brother Braden.

No. 10 Salome

Another West Region threat.

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Article High school football rankings for 2017 season compiled by www.azcentral.com