The Arizona Cardinals announce Week 3 Coach and Player of the Week

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Mountain View head coach Mike Fell is the Week 3 Arizona Cardinals’ Coach of the Week and Mesquite High’s Eric Lira is the Player of the Week.

Fell, who took over the Mountain View program in Mesa, Arizona in 2016, has won over 200 games in his career as a head football coach. 191 victories came during his time in Northeast Ohio. Fell, who was hired to turnaround MV’s program, has the Toros off to a 3-0 start in 2020.

Eric Lira, who plays wide receiver and defensive back, caught six balls for 217 yards with four touchdowns in Mesquite’s 60-42 win over American Leadership Academy.

Lira, who transferred from Phoenix Central, led the Bobcats last year in receiving with 59 catches for 962 yards and eight touchdowns. He also ran for 400 yards with four scores. He was also a starter on defense for Central.

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.

Fell is given a plaque and a $1,000 check on behalf of Cardinals Charities in support of the Mountain View football program.

Lira is presented with a glass trophy.

2020 Arizona Cardinals Coach of the Week Winners

Week 2 – Bobby Newcombe, Casteel HS

Week 1 – Mike Zdebski, Hamilton HS

2020 Arizona Cardinals Player of the Week Winners

Week 2 – Eli Sanders, Chandler HS

Week 1 – Burton DeLay, Valley Vista HS

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