Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Ariz.)’s football team was loaded before the Bourguet brothers transferred from Marana in January.
With freshman quarterback Treyson Bourguet and junior receiver/safety Coben joining the Lancers, this could be a team that gives Scottsdale Saguaro a run in 4A or makes that the new Open Division that will also feature 6A Chandler and 5A Peoria Centennial in an eight-team state playoffs that will start next season.
They are the brothers of celebrated Marana senior quarterback Trenton Bourguet, a national 7-on-7 passing sensation growing up, who passed for 7,612 yards and 89 touchdowns during a four-year varsity career.
Treyson Bourguet, Trenton’s backup last season, is a couple of inches taller and about 15 pounds heavier than Trenton at 6-foot-2, 187 pounds.
He made national news in the summer of 2017, when he was 13, and led Tucson Turf to the Pylon Elite 7v7 Nationals in Texas — with two broken feet.
Salpointe coach Dennis Bene calls Bourguet an “outstanding athlete,” who, “will be a Division I quarterback recruit.”
“In the RPO (read, pass option) era, he is built perfectly for it,” Bene said.
Coben, 6-1, 180, was a top safety and receiver last season in Southern Arizona. He caught 33 passes for 557 yards and six TDs. He had 53 tackles and three interceptions at safety.
Marana coach Louie Ramirez said, “one family will never define the success of a program, nor will one student-athlete.”
He said he wishes the Bourguets nothing but success.
“I am in the business of coaching student-athletes who are bought into what it means to be a team and play for their school,” Ramirez said.
He added that Marana is not going to be hurt by the Bourguets leaving.
“I’m excited for the future,” Ramirez said.
Toby Bourguet, the brothers’ father, said that he is applying for hardship with the Arizona Interscholastic Association so that his sons won’t have to miss the season’s first five games, per the AIA transfer rules.
He didn’t want to say what prompted the move, but Toby feels he has a strong case that will allow his sons to play every game next season for Salpointe.
Two of Salpointe’s three losses the last two seasons were to Saguaro in the 4A state final.
The Lancers return almost everybody, led by running back Bijan Robinson and safety/receiver Lathan Ransom, two of the nation’s most recruited 2020 football prospects.