The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) is pleased to release the 2021 Ed Doherty Award Week 3 Watch List™ for the current Arizona high school football season. Fifty-five players from 35 high schools across the state were added to the Week 3 Watch List™ to potentially be awarded with an Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallion™ based exclusively on their performances during the first three weeks of the 2021 season.
To be eligible to appear on the 2021 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 Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions™ to players across the state. The 2021 Ed Doherty Award winner will be selected at the Ed Doherty Award Luncheon on Dec. 18, 2021 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
The 2021 Week 3 Watch List™ is as follows:
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.