Trenton Bourguet has been selected as the Top Gun 7v7 Quarterback of the Year. Bourget plays 7v7 for the #3 team in the nation, Tucson Turf, and for Marana High School in Tucson Arizona.
Unlike many of the top club teams, Tucson Turf isn’t made up of 5-star D-1 recruits. They actually only have 1 player with a D-1 offer and he’s a freshman. Tucson Turf has an almost unheard of amount of comoradarie for an elite team. That comes from most of the players coming from the same high school, Marana High School outside of Tucson. Bourguet has played QB at every level of football in America and seen success. As a middle school kid he would actually play in local men’s flag football leagues and he attributes not making too much of his size because he’s always been smaller than the other people on the field. At this year’s Pro-Bowl the NFL featured him as the ambassador for all youth football in America and had his bio and photo displayed for all to see at the Pro-Bowl.
The 7on7 season has gone well this Spring. He has quarterbacked his Tucson Turf Elite team to 3 Tournament Championships in the 3 tourneys they have played in. 1 State tourney, 1 Super Regional IMG Tourney in California and of course the Pylon National Tourney in Vegas where he again took home Tourney MVP along with his RB Mario Padilla. He has thrown 109 TDs in the 3 tourneys with only 4 Ints. The next big test will be in Dallas where last year Tucson Turf earned a #1 seed after the first day only to get beat in the first round on a last second touchdown by eventual runner-up Romans out of Texas
Since he has been in high school 2 seasons he has continued his winning ways. He made Varsity as the #2 QB and saw action his first game and took over for the injured starter 4.5 games into the season. In the next 3.5 games he completed 80% of his passes and led the team to a 3-0 record as a starter to help his team clinch a playoff berth. Before taking over under center on varsity he had thrown 28 touchdowns in the first 5 games in freshman football. Bourguet made 1st team All-Arizona underclassmen and was named S. Arizona Freshman of the Year.
Bourguet’s team was hit hard with the injury bug and forced him to play all over the field on both sides of the ball. He started as a slot and corner back and again went under center for the injured senior QB. Again Bourguet led the team to a 3-0 record while throwing it at an incredible high rate. He flirted with the top 10 in several categories despite only starting 3 games and having to get very few snaps in victories where he was playing up to 5 positions. He ended up being named first team all-conference as an athlete. .
Showed Greatness very Early
Bourguet has been doing things on a football field since he was 4 years old that have made many a people’s jaw drop. George Whitfield saw him for the first time when he was 12 and invited him to be his guest at Elite 11 four years ago. While there Bourguet was able to learn from the likes of Trent Dilfer, Jordan Palmer and throw the ball with Johnny Manziel, Deshaun Watson, and dozens of the best QB’s over the last several years.
Bourguet’s ambitions are to perhaps make it to the NFL someday but he’d be fine never taking a snap. His passion is the game, all phases of the game. he may have not been blessed with the body most people are looking for in today’s QB but he has proven he knows how to win and he’s not looking to ever change his winning ways.