Tight end Beau Gardner from Mesa High may be Arizona's top sleeper TE. He spent the beginning of his junior year on the sidelines out with an injury. He came back for the second half of the season and performed well enough to make honorable mention all region.
The 6-4 227 pound Gardner is off to a great start for 3-1 Mesa. Prior to last night's win over Avondale Westview, Gardner had 6 catches for 90 yards and 14 tackles and 6 sacks on D. He added several more catches including a TD against Westview.
Here are clips from Gardner's 4 catch 68 yard performance against Desert Vista. He wears #89:
Gardner and Mesa take on 3-1 Brophy Prep on Sept. 28th.