Basha High School quarterback Mike Benjamin has been named this week's Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo "High School Player-of-the-Week."
Benjamin ran for a school record 270 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears 37-22 victory over Highland High School last Friday night. With the win, Basha improved its record to 5-1 on the season.
The seventh-year Arizona Cardinals Football Club "Player-of-the-Week" award, presented by Wells Fargo, is selected by a local sports panel consisting of Cardinals Director of Community Relations Luis Zendejas, Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks, NBC-12 sports reporter Bruce Cooper, 16-year Arizona high school football official Bob Ferreira, AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho, former Arizona high school coach Emil Nasser, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and Wells Fargo representative Jeff Smith.
A football plaque acknowledging the award will be presented to Benjamin by a Cardinals alumnus at a ceremony at Basha High School on Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the school's football field prior to their afternoon practice (5990 S. Val Vista, Chandler). The Bears host Dobson High School on Friday night at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Sheldon Meeks in the Cardinals community relations department (602/379-1688).
Week 1: RB Casey Jahn, Northwest Christian H.S.
Week 2: RB Jake Brown, Paradise Valley H.S.
Week 3: QB Rathen Ricedorff, Show Low H.S.
Week 4: RB De'Andre Currie, Mountain Pointe H.S.
Week 5: RB Ka'Deem Casey, Tucson Canyon Del Oro H.S.
Week 6: QB Mike Benjamin, Basha H.S.