The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Week 6 Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions. Seven players are recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, November 6, 2020: Logan Gingg (Sr. RB, Verrado); Luis Jaramillo (Sr. RB, Flagstaff); Caleb Jones (Sr. RB/LB, Basha); Adryan Lara (Jr. QB, Desert Edge); Nicco Marchiol (Jr. QB, Hamilton); Jared Williams (Sr. RB, Chaparral), and Nate Wright (Sr. RB, Prescott).
“It was another week of impressive football performances on both the individual and team fronts. And, this week we saw some additional evidence of extraordinary leadership by school athletic directors and coaches as many teams scrambled to fill schedule openings resulting from COVID-19 cancelations,” said Ward Hickey on behalf of Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. “We applaud the school district personnel for acting behind the scenes to make sure our young people have the chance to play and that fans have the opportunity to cheer them on. The young men are leaving it all on the field every Friday night and it is a pleasure to see them competing.”
Lara & Marchiol were named on the 50-player Week 3 Watch List™ released on October 12, 2020. The remaining five listed during Week 6 as Nomination Medallion recipients have emerged to join the others as having provided some of the most outstanding individual statistical performances during the 2020 season.
All seven players will receive their 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 January 9, 2021 where one athlete will become the recipient of the Ed Doherty Award.
Details on their individual performances on November 6 are as follows:
Logan Gingg - SR RB - Verrado
Logan Gingg ran 46 times for 385yds and 6TDs, and led the Verrado Vipers in 60-46 win over Ironwood in Week 6.
Luis Jaramillo - SR RB - Flagstaff
In a key 35-17 Week 6 win over Lee Williams, Senior running back Luis Jaramillo rushed 27 times for 324yds and 4TDs as the Eagles improved to 4-2.
Caleb Jones - SR RB/LB - Basha
Basha's Senior running back Caleb Jones powered the Bears to a 56-24 win over Mesa in Week 6 by accounting for 6 total TDs. He rushed 10 times for 140yds and 5TDs, while adding a 40yd receiving TD to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Adryan Lara - JR QB - Desert Edge
Adryan Lara led the unbeaten Desert Edge Scorpions in a 26-23 victory over Sunrise Mountain during Week 6. The junior quarterback passed for 382yds and 4TDs.
Nicco Marchiol - JR QB - Hamilton
In a Week 6 showdown with Highland, Junior quarterback Nicco Marchiol rallied the Huskies from an early deficit to remain unbeaten after a 46-26 win over the Hawks. He was 31/35 for a season high 352yds and 2TDs.
Jared Williams - SR RB - Chaparral
In the Firebirds 53-36 Week 6 win over Castell, Jared Williams rushed 23 times for 153yds and 4TDs and caught 4 passes for 40 yds
Nate Wright - SR RB - Prescott
Nate Wright delivered on both sides of the ball in the Prescott Badgers' 32-10 Week 6 win over Bradshaw Mountain. He tallied 267yds rushing on 20 carries with 3TDs on offense and racked up 10 tackles and a sack on defense.
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 34 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.