The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) announced the recipients of the Week 5 Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions. Seven players were recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, Oct. 30 including Cienega standout Gabe Levy.
Other recipients included Zach Bennett (Sr. RB, Flagstaff); Zion Burns (Sr. Rb, Poston Butte); Logan Hubler (Jr. QB, ALA – Queen Creek); Howard Russell (Sr. ATH, Phoenix Christian); Seth Wilback (Sr. RB, Round Valley); and Mark Wren (Sr. Rb, Thatcher).
“It was another impressive week of football and many outstanding performances by Arizona student athletes. Each week it certainly becomes more difficult to select Medallion Nominees,” said Rob Yowell, Selection Committee Chair, in a release. “Only one of the seven players recognized this week was listed on the Week 3 Watch List™ indicating how competitive the field has become all across the state.”
Levy will receive his Medallion at an upcoming school event. By earning the Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallion, Levy can attend the end of season Ed Doherty Award Luncheon on Jan. 9, 2021 where one athlete will become the recipient of the Ed Doherty Award.
Details on their individual performances at AZPREPS365
Gabe Levy SR RB – Cienega
Week 5 was Cienega’s season opener. The Bobcats’ senior, Gabe Levy rushed 23 times for 208 yards and 2TDs in a 28-14 win of Canyon del Oro.
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