2023 High School Football

Sabino’s Hackworth & Berryhill earn Week 5 Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions

Sabino QB Cameron Hackworth and WR Shamar Berryhill have connected for 628 yards and 10 touchdowns through the first five regular-season games (Sabino photo)

The Sabino passing combination of senior quarterback Cameron Hackworth and junior receiver Shamar Berryhill will each receive Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions for their performance Friday in a 51-20 win at Safford.

The Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission (ASEC) and its managed entity, the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC), made the announcement Tuesday night.

The nominees will be presented a medallion at their respective school this week and are now in the running for the 2023 Ed Doherty Award, annually recognizing Arizona’s most outstanding high school football player.

This year’s winner will be announced at a special luncheon on Dec. 9. For more information on the award or to purchase tickets to the ceremony, please visit www.azsportsent.com or call 480-517-9700.

Outstanding performances from Week 5 medallion recipients include:

WR Shamar Berryhill, Jr., Sabino

Berryhill had 11 catches for 241 yards and four touchdowns in the win over Safford.

QB Cameron Hackworth, Sr., Sabino

Hackworth completed 29 of 38 passes for 453 yards and six touchdowns.

RB Lucas George, Jr., Queen Creek

In a 71-60 win over Canyon View, George ran for 385 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries.

DE Jaxson Jones, Sr., Yuma Catholic

Jones, who is headed to Oregon, recorded nine solo tackles (11 total), including five for a loss, with two sacks and two forced fumbles in the 42-20 win over Thatcher.

RB Adam Mohammed, Sr., Apollo

Arizona-bound Mohammed produced four touchdowns on nine carries, totaling 170 yards, in a 48-0 win over West Point. Mohammed now has 78 touchdowns in his prep career, breaking the 5A state record.

QB Malachi Wilt, Soph., Tonopah Valley

In a 47-28 win over Trivium Prep, Wilt was 41 of 59 passing for 626 yards and six touchdowns.

Previous Southern Arizona Ed Doherty Award Nominees


RB/LB Kayden Luke – CDO, Sr.
Luke rushed for 241 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries in a 50-20 win over Desert View.

CDO running back Kayden Luke (Lexie Fegan/Special to AllSportsTucson.com)

About the Ed Doherty Award
Since its inception in 1987, the Ed Doherty Award has served as the State of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor, annually recognizing the most outstanding player on and off the field. Recipients are selected for demonstrating athletic excellence and unwavering integrity, along with a commitment to academics, community, and school pride.
About the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club
The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club is the most meaningful advocate of high school football in the State of Arizona. Its mission is to represent Arizona amateur athletics by bringing national attention to the extraordinary qualities of young people in their pursuit of athletic achievement, academic advancement, and greater social affinity.
About the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission
The Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission (ASEC) is a non-profit organization created in 1988. The Commission collaborates with hundreds of partners to help fulfill the mission of bringing national and international sporting events to the state; assisting in the promotion of existing events and Arizona sports teams; providing volunteer recruitment and organization for large-scale sporting events; and developing youth sports programs. In 2009, it assumed oversight of the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2012, the Grand Canyon State Games and the Lori Piestewa National Native American Games. The ASEC was the founding organization and owner of the 2015 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. For more information on the Commission, call 480-517-9700 or visit www.azsportsent.com.

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