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Appelzoller showed tons of heart and leadership. The defense had a hard time containing the Canutillo quarterback, but rallied in key moments to shift the momentum to Bel Air.
Appelzoller contributed on some key plays for the Highlander defense. He was running lateral covering sideline to sideline. Some key tackles came during different moments of the game which led to punt situations. Appelzoller led the linebackers on what seemed to be momentum shifts. "He is one of those kids who is passionate about the game and will give you tons of effort with even more emotion," Coach Thomas said of Appelzoller late Friday night at Savage Field.
Chris Appelzoller maintained a level of intensity throughout the game. Appelzoller had some key tackles which shifted the momentum of the game. "He has racked up over 70 tackles throughout the year and is a vital part of the defense,' said freshmen Coach Martinez during halftime on Friday.