The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) announced the recipients of the Week 8 Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions. Fourteen players were recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, Nov. 20 including Salpointe QB Treyson Bourguet and Pusch Ridge standout Evan Lovett.
Details on their individual performances on Nov. 20 are as follows:
Treyson Bourguet – JR QB – Salpointe
As the Lancers wrapped up a shortened regular season at 6-0 with a 31-3 Week 8 win over Desert Mountain and advanced to the Open Division playoffs, Bourguet threw for 196 yards and a TD, and he looks to add to his 13 TD passes in the postseason.
Evan Lovett – SR ATH – Pusch Ridge
In a Week 8 4A play-in game, Lovett rushed 12 times for 306yds and 4TDs in a 49-7 win over Gilbert Christian.
NOTE: Andy Morales and Javier Morales are voting members of the Ed Doherty Committee.
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. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and was given the Amphi Distinguished Service Award. Contact Andy Morales at email@example.com