Wren named 3A South Offensive Player of the Year

Thatcher's Mark Wren hands off against Snowflake before he was moved to running back. - Ricky Crisp Photo/Special to Gila Valley Central

THATCHER — 1,000 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns is a great 10 game season for most running backs. Thatcher High’s Mark Wren did it in just 6 games to lead the Eagles into the 3A Quarterfinals last week. For his efforts the 3A South coaches voted him as the Offensive Player of the Year in the Region.

Although Wren was the only local athlete named to a POY list there was a plethora of Gila Valley football players named to All-Region Teams. The local 3A players list is below.

3A South 1st Team All-Region

Jejdrique Chavez Safford Defensive Backs

Trevin Gaylord Thatcher Defensive Backs

James Shumway Thatcher Defensive Lineman

Patrick Aranda Safford Defensive Lineman

CJ Scrivner Safford Kickoff Returner

Michael McBride Thatcher Linebacker

Mason Underwood Thatcher Linebacker

Christian Smith Safford Linebacker

Wyatt Larson Thatcher Long Snapper

Porter Henderson Thatcher Offensive Lineman

Mason Lee Thatcher Offensive Lineman

Eduardo Ogaz Safford Offensive Utility/Flex Player

Mark Wren Thatcher Punt Returner

Nathan Macario Safford Punter

Mark Wren Thatcher Running Backs

3A South 2nd Team All-Region

Noah Bevens Safford Defensive Backs

Mason Lee Thatcher Defensive Lineman

CJ Scrivner Safford Defensive Lineman

Brandon Napier Thatcher Defensive Utility/Flex

Covin Woods Thatcher Offensive Lineman

Henry Cortez Safford Offensive Lineman

Jejdrique Chavez Safford Receivers/Tight Ends

Eduardo Ogaz Safford Running Backs

Michael McBride Thatcher Running Backs