The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Chaparral High School's Charlie Ragle as the Cards "High School Coach-of-the-Week."
The Cards and U.S. Army "Coach-of-the-Week" award 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 U.S. Army representative Sergeant James Minter.
Ragle and his Firebirds beat Mountain View 42-10 last Friday night as running back Dwayne Garrett had 21 carries for 191 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. Fellow running back Cole Tyree had 131 rushing yards on 17 carries and a touchdown in the win as well.
The award will be presented to Ragle and the Chaparral High School football team on Thursday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. during the school's morning announcements (6935 E. Gold Dust Ave., Scottsdale).
The Cardinals 15-year "Coach-of-the-Week" program presents a selected high school coach with a certificate signed by Cardinals President William V. Bidwill and Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt. Cardinals Charities provides t-shirts for team members and awards the school $2,000 to support its football program.
A Cardinals player or alumnus, team mascot Big Red, and Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks will present the award.
Week 1: Russ Semore, Round Valley H.S.
Week 2: Charlie Ragle, Chaparral H.S.