The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) is pleased to release the 2019 Ed Doherty Award Week 3 Watch List™ for the current Arizona high school football season. Fifty-six (56) players from 35 high schools across the state were added to the Week 3 Watch List™ to potentially be awarded with nominee medallions based exclusively on their performances during the first three weeks of the 2019 season.
To be eligible to appear on the Week 3 Watch List™, a player must have participated during the first three weeks of the current season, recorded an exceptional performance and be in good academic standing. Each week, a Selection Committee made up of members of Arizona high school sports media will officially award nomination medallions to players across the state. The 2019 Ed Doherty Award winner will be selected at the Ed Doherty Award Luncheon on Dec. 14, 2019 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
“The Ed Doherty Award represents all that is great about high school football in Arizona,” said Selection Committee chairman, Rob Yowell. “The increased profile of football talent in our state warrants highlighting the accomplishments of athletes vying for this award throughout the season. The goal of the Week 3 Watch List™ is to focus on how players perform exclusively in the first three weeks of the current season. The Selection Committee fully expects players who are not currently on the list to rise up during the season to earn nomination medallions,” said Yowell.
The Week 3 Watch List™ is as follows:
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To learn more about the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club and previous Ed Doherty Award winners, visit http://www.gcsgridiron.com/.
About Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club
The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club is the steward of the Ed Doherty Award and is the most meaningful advocate of high school football in the State of Arizona. The mission of the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club is to represent Arizona amateur athletics by bringing national attention to the extraordinary qualities of our young people and serve in the pursuit of athletic achievement, academic advancement and greater social affinity.
About the Ed Doherty Award
For 32 years, the Ed Doherty Award has been the State of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor and is awarded annually to the state’s most outstanding high school football player by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. The Ed Doherty Award recognizes the player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The winner of the award epitomizes great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. In addition to on-field performance, the Ed Doherty Award recognizes the well-rounded accomplishments of community involvement, school pride, and academics.