EASTERN’S JOSH EDWARDS IS THE COLTS/NFL COACH OF THE WEEK

GREENTOWN, Ind. – Josh Edwards of Eastern High School in Greentown has been named the week six Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Edwards was nominated and selected for the award after leading his Comets to a 45-0 victory over Clinton Central.

Now ranked No. 12 in Class 2A, Eastern is 6-0 for the first time since 1979 and is dominating on defense. Through six games, the Comets have posted three shutouts and given up only 19 points. The squads 3.2 defensive points per game average is tied for No. 1 in the state. On offense, Eastern is posting an average of 43.5 points per game, which is 22nd best in Indiana and sixth in 2A.

Edwards is in his 12th season at Eastern and has a record of 43-74. After going 6-4 a year ago, the Comets will post back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1997-1999. Eastern faces Tri-Central (2-4) this Friday night before traveling to 1A No. 6 Sheridan (5-1) for a huge Hoosier Heartland Conference clash on Oct. 5.

The 2018 season marks the 19th year the Colts are recognizing outstanding Indiana high school football coaches through this program. All high school head coaches in the state are eligible regardless of their school size, league or division. Coaches are evaluated on various factors including the coach’s impact on his team, school and community, as well as performance of the team. The honorees are selected by a panel of football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from across the state.

Each Monday following a high school football weekend, one coach will be announced as the honoree. At the end of the high school season, each honoree will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation, as well as a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Colts general manager Chris Ballard, head coach Frank Reich and youth football commissioner Mike Prior. What’s more, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school’s athletic fund.

For more information, contact Andy Matis of Colts Youth Football at (317) 808-5322, or visit Colts.com/HighSchoolFootball.

Courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts and Sports Journal

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