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    Parker Walton Chaparral firebirds footballUpdated 10/28/16

    Chaparral’s Walton Leading By Example For Firebird Defense [Video]
    If you attend a Chaparral football game, you usually see #1 in the middle of the action when the Firebirds are on the defensive of the ball. The #1 is appropriate for linebacker Parker Walton. It could be a reminder that he is the team’s leading tackler in 2015 and 2016.

    “I think it’s him as a leader, him as a defensive captain. He’s been our MVP the last two years in a row,” Chaparral head coach Thomas Lewis said. “He’s been a leader on and off the field. He’s kind of like a silent captain that basically everybody knows he’s a no-nonsense guy…I think the kids feed off of that. They see him every single day come into work and is kind of a lunch-pail kid.”

    Full Story... Jordan Hamm | Sports 360 AZ

    Marqui Johnson Chaparral FirebirdsUpdated 10/25/16

    Marqui Playmaker: Chaparral RB Makes Instant Impact For Firebirds [Video]
    Scottsdale Chaparral has had a rich history of big-play threats. Whether it be Kyle Williams, Dwayne Garrett or Davonte’ Neal, the Firebirds have had their fair share of game-breakers over the years.

    Marqui Johnson is the next in line.

    The sophomore running back has over 1,000 all-purpose yards, 13 touchdowns and picks up over eight yards per carry. Defenses have had a hard time catching him, and he can outrun his blockers sometimes as well.

    Full Story ... By Jordan Hamm | Sports 360 AZ

    Andrew Kahn Chaparral FirebirdsUpdated 09/28/16

    New Chaparral Defensive Coordinator Doesn’t Shy Away From Tall Order
    Andrew Kahn, the new defensive coordinator at Chaparral High School, is trying to learn and teach at the same time.

    Coach Kahn is the defensive coordinator for the Chaparral Firebirds. After a week one blowout, the previous coordinator resigned, and Coach Kahn took over.

    The Firebirds lost 41–14 to Centennial in Coach Kahn’s opening game.

    Full Story... By Nate Smith | Scottsdale Independent