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The Ed Doherty Watch List is released by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club

October 12, 2020 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365


From a release:

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) released the 2020 Ed Doherty Award Week 3 Watch List™ for the current Arizona high school football season. Fifty (50) players from 35 high schools across the state were added to the Week 3 Watch List™ to potentially be awarded with an Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallion™. Special eligibility provisions for the 2020 Week 3 Watch List™ have been adopted by the Ed Doherty Award Selection Committee due to the reduced competition schedule. For the 2020 season, consideration for the Week 3 Watch List is based on the performances during the first two weeks of the 2020 season. 

To be eligible to appear on the 2020 Week 3 Watch List™, a player must have participated during the first two weeks of the current season, recorded an exceptional performance and be in good academic standing. Each week, a Selection Committee made up of members of Arizona high school sports media will officially award nomination medallions to players across the state. The 2020 Ed Doherty Award winner will be selected at the Ed Doherty Award Luncheon on Jan. 9, 2020 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

"This year, the Ed Doherty Award Selection Committee had a rough time compiling the Week 3 Watch List™. Typically, the Week 3 Watch List™ is prepared with the combined performances of three full weeks of play. It is a watch list based on actual performances this year. It is not based on any expectation of performances based on last year,” said Rob Yowell, Selection Committee Chairman in a release. "After two weeks of competition, there are a few names missing from the list of 50 players making up the Week 3 Watch List™. Some of the greatest players in Arizona simply haven't played a game yet. I would expect to see many Ed Doherty Award nominees emerge once these teams work through their Covid-19 restrictions and take it to the fields on Fridays." 

NOTE: I am a voting members of the Ed Doherty Award Selection Committee.