Desert Ridge High School quarterback Kevin Pantastico has been named this week's Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo "High School Player-of-the-Week."
Pantastico threw for a single game state record 595 yards on 23 of 44 passing and six touchdowns in the Jaguars 43-40 loss to Red Mountain last Friday night.
The sixth-year Arizona Cardinals Football Club "Player-of-the-Week" award, presented by Wells Fargo, is selected by a local sports panel consisting of Cardinals Director of Community Relations Luis Zendejas, Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks, Sports 620 AM anchor Paul Calvisi, NBC-12 sports reporter Bruce Cooper, 16-year Arizona high school football official Bob Ferreira, Cardinals radio analyst and Sports 620 AM talk show host Ron Wolfley, AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho, former Arizona high school coach Emil Nasser, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and Wells Fargo representative Jeff Smith.
A football plaque acknowledging the award will be presented to Pantastico by a Cardinals alumnus at a ceremony at Desert Ridge High School (10045 E. Madero Avenue, Mesa) on Thursday, September 25 at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Sheldon Meeks in the Cardinals community relations department (602/379-1688).
Week 1: RB De'Andre Currie, Mountain Pointe H.S.
Week 2: QB Justin Sieczkowski, Seton Catholic H.S.
Week 3: QB Kevin Pantastico, Desert Ridge H.S.