Miami, FL – The Miami Dolphins and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) today announced their Week 10 award winners in a program designed to recognize the members of the community who have demonstrated their commitment to being leaders on and off the field.
Each week, the Dolphins identify a high school coach of the week, high school player of the week, youth player of the week and team mom of the week. Award recipients are presented with a plaque on the field during a Dolphins home game at Hard Rock Stadium and receive acknowledgement of their accomplishment in the game program and through the Dolphins' and RISE's social media platforms. They also receive tickets to a Miami Dolphins home game, access to the Dolphins/RISE pregame tailgate and a Dolphins/RISE T-shirt. For each home game, the Dolphins identify a team of the week and they will be on the field during the national anthem. The program concludes at the Dolphins-Patriots game on December 11 where the Dolphins will honor yearly award winners in all categories with the exception of the team of the year.
Week 10 Winners:
• High School Coach of the Week: AJ Scott from Miramar High School. The Patriots (9-1) leap frogged Deerfield Beach and earned a No. 1 seed in this coming week's 8A State Playoff by taking down three time state champion St. Thomas Aquinas 44-27. The Patriot's defense forced five turnovers in the game.
• High School Player of the Week: Jatarie Washington from Pahokee High School. Washington rushed 27 times for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a thrilling 33-27 overtime win against Glades Central in the Muck Bowl. The Blue Devils are a No. 1 seed going into the 1A State Playoff next week.
• Youth Player of the Week: Gary Hadley from the Pompano Eagles Mitey Mites of the Gold Coast Pop Warner Football League. Hadley had 134 yards rushing, 64 yards passing and scored three touchdowns in the Eagles victory over the Parkland Rangers. Hadley also is a straight-A student.
• Team Mom of the Week: Tranee Fields from the East Boynton Wildcats 11U of the Florida Youth Football League. Fields has been the team mom for the past three years. As a team mom, she goes above and beyond her duties. Fields makes sure all of the players' paperwork is signed and submitted in a timely manner and keeps close communication with all the parents, helping bridge the gap between the parents and coaches. At the start of each week, she communicates all game information and on game day before any player gets dressed or takes the field, she makes sure they have their proper equipment. Fields also assigns the water boys, ball boys and she makes sure that all the coaches have their team identification badges on before they take the field. She also has taken on the responsibility of issuing all game uniforms and makes sure that every player returns their uniform immediately after the game. Fields' passion for her players and coaches is unmatched and she is the reason why her park is so successful.