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Exclusive Coverage: Bijan Robinson wins Ed Doherty Award for the second time

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The Bijan Robinson File continues to grow in length after the Salpointe standout earned his second straight Ed Doherty Award Saturday afternoon in Scottsdale. Sponsored by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club, Robinson became the eighth player from Southern Arizona to earn the award last year and he is only standout in the history of the award given to the top high school football player in Arizona to win it twice…

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Other Southern Arizona nominees included Lathan Ransom of Salpointe, Brandon Barrios of Ironwood Ridge and AJ Skaggs of Sabino:

BIG SCHOOL CAREER RUSHING
1: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe (7,036)
2: Marcus Thomas, Tolleson (5,878)

ARIZONA CAREER RUSHING
1: Casey Jahn – 2A NW Christian (7,544)
2: Bijan Robinson – 4A Salpointe (7,036)

ARIZONA CAREER TDS
1: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe (114)
2: Casey Jahn, NW Christian (112)

BIG SCHOOL RUSHING TDS
1: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe (103)
2: Kevin Daniels, Glendale (89)

NOTABLES
Third player in Arizona history to rush for 7,000 yards.
Only player to have three 2,000-yard rushing seasons.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA ED DOHERTY CONNECTIONS
1988: Eric Drage, Santa Rita
1989: Mike Ciasca, Sahuaro (Arizona)
1990: Mario Bates, Amphitheater
1993: Kevin Schmidtke, Mountain View (Arizona)
1994: Scooter Sprotte, Lakeside (Arizona)
1998: Bobby Wade, Desert Vista (Arizona)
2000: Mike Bell, Tolleson (Arizona)
2008: Adam Hall, Palo Verde (Arizona)
2011: Ka’Deem Carey, Canyon del Oro (Arizona)
2012: Tyler Williams, Ironwood Ridge
2017: Jamarye Joiner, Cienega (Finalist)
2018: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe
2019: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe

NOTE: I am the only member on the Ed Doherty Selection committee from Southern Arizona.

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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 amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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