Renan Duarte

Gila Ridge senior RB



Alberta Newspaper Group


The lowdown: Renan was the area’s leading rusher, carrying 243 times for 1,499 yards and 15 touchdowns in 13 games. He rushed for over 100 yards seven times, including a season-high of 303 yards against Youngker. He helped Gila Ridge reach the 4A semifinals, rushing for 144 yards in a first-round win over Coconino and 90 yards in a quarterfinals win over Sahuaro. Coach John Ellegood: “Renan is a great football player. He is a hard worker, and loves to run the ball. He does not shy away from contact, and will carry an offense when needed.”