Arizona Cardinals name their first Player and Coach of the Week for the 2020 season

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While it took awhile for the Arizona high school football season to start because of the coronavirus pandemic, the season is now underway and the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals are celebrating by naming their first Player and Coach of the Week.

Hamilton High School head coach Mike Zdebski is the Cards’ Head Coach of the Week. Hamilton is currently ranked No. 3 in the High School Football America Arizona Top 10 and No. 74 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

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Zdebski is currently in his third year as the head coach of the Huskies.

The Cardinals’ Player of the Week is Valley Vista High School junior quarterback Burton DeLay. He threw for 421 yards with six touchdowns in a 45-17 win over Agua Fria.

The weekly awards are selected by a local panel of sports figures, including Cardinals defensive lineman Corey Peters, former high school football coach Kelly Epley, former 12 News sports anchor Bruce Cooper, 3TV/CBS 5 sports anchor Tresa Tudrick, high school broadcaster Michael Carotenuto, and Arizona Republic high school writer Richard Obert.

Zdebski receives a plaque and a $1,000 check on behalf of Cardinals Charities in support of the Hamilton football program. DeLay receives a glass trophy for the honor.

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