Johnny Noriega

Gila Ridge sophomore WR



Alberta Newspaper Group


The lowdown: Johnny burst onto the scene by catching 55 balls for 715 yards and nine touchdowns in his first varsity season. Despite losing to Cibola in the regular season finale, Johnny torched the Raiders’ secondary by hauling in 14 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown. Johnny helped Gila Ridge reach the 4A state semifinals for the first time in program history. Coach John Ellegood: “Johnny is an absolute beast when it comes to fighting for the ball. Johnny has some of the best hands I have ever seen. He runs hard routes, and works to get himself open. He takes his talent, and elevates it. The future for this young man is very bright. ”