PHOENIX, Ariz. – September 13, 2022 – The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Week 4 Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions™. Five players are recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, September 9, 2022: Matt Brimhall (Sr. DB, Snowflake); Navi Bruzon (Jr. QB, Liberty); Cameron Hackworth (Jr. QB/DB, Sabino); Dylan Lee (Jr. RB, Williamsfield); and Mack Molander (Sr. QB, Eastmark).
Three of the five players were named on the 71-player Week 3 Watch List™ released on September 6, 2022. All five players will receive their Nomination Medallions at an upcoming school event this week. By earning Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions, they will attend the end of season Ed Doherty Award Luncheon on December 17, 2022, where one athlete will become the recipient of the Ed Doherty Award.
Details on their individual performances on September 9th are as follows:
Matt Brimhall – Sr. DB – Snowflake
In a huge 20-14 rivalry game win for the Lobos over Show Low, Brimhall tallied 17 tackles (11 solo) and recovered a fumble. Brimhall has 30 tackles in the first 2 games of the season.
Navi Bruzon – Jr. QB – Liberty
The Lions QB was perfect in Saturday's rain-delayed 49-7 victory over Pinnacle, completing all 18 passes for 331yds and 4TDs.
Cameron Hackworth – Jr. QB/DB – Sabino
In a 41-20 win over Saguaro, Hackworth was 21 of 28 for 319yds passing and 4TDs, while adding another 80yds and 2TDs on the ground. He also made a key interception on defense.
Dylan Lee – Jr. RB – Williams Field
Lee set the 6A rushing record in a 49-28 Blackhawks win over Chaparral. He amassed 518yds on 24 carries and scored 5 TDs, becoming the 1st 6A player to surpass the 500-yd mark in a game. His total rushing yards on the night were the second most ever in Arizona HS football history.
Mack Molander – Sr. QB - Eastmark
Down by 23pts at halftime to ALA-Gilbert North, Molander rallied the Firebirds to a 36-33 come from behind win in overtime. He finished the night 27 of 40 for 253yds passing and 2TDs and added another 113yds rushing and a TD.
To learn more about the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club and to purchase tickets to the Ed Doherty Award Luncheon, 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 37 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.