The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) announced the recipients of the Week 8 Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions. Eight players were recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, October 11: Brandon Buckner (Sr. DE/OLB, Chandler); Deavon Crawford (Sr. WR, Cesar Chavez); Eric Haney (Sr. DB/SB, Centennial); Brock Locnikar (Sr. LB, Notre Dame Prep); Jake Martinelli (Sr. QB, Horizon); Jack Miller (Sr. QB, Chaparral); Ryan Powell (Jr. QB, Miami) and AJ Skaggs (Sr. QB, Sabino).
Skaggs went 14-17 for 304 yards and 5 TDs in a 48-2 win over Tanque Verde. Skaggs also earned Southern Arizona APS Digital/Tucson Conquistadores Player of the Week honors.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org