2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings

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2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings

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2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings

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Saguaro’s (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Kelee Ringo breaks up a pass intended for Salpointe’s Langston Hampton during the 4A State Championship. (Photo: Sean Logan/azcentral sports)

17. Saguaro
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
18-19 Record: 13-1
Final Super 25 Rank: Unranked

Why them: After winning six consecutive 4A state championships, Saguaro has the chance to earn a spot in Arizona’s first Open Division championship and take on teams in higher conferences that could include back-to-back 5A champion Centennial and Chandler which has won three 6A championships in a row.

Is this the year Saguaro proves it’s the best team in the state? The Sabercats have the chops to do so, with players including five-star Kelee Ringo – the No. 1 cornerback and No. 9 player in the nation – four-star linebacker Damian Sellers and four-star cornerback Jacobe Covington. Saguaro returns 10 total players with three-star or better rankings.

Three-star quarterback Tyler Beverett returns two of his top four receiving options, and running back Israel Benjamin returns after a 1,675-yard, 27-touchdown campaign. The Sabercats did lose elite defenders in Connor Soelle and Nate Polk, but the roster remains stacked.

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