PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Katy Tigers running back Deondrick Glass carried the ball 38 times for 397 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yarder, in a 31-28 win over Humble Atascocita.
Katy had a slow start, putting up only 6 points, 6-21 at the half, but Glass helped the Katy offense lead the charge in the second half, scoring 25 points in the win over Atascocita.
In an overtime win, Hutto quarterback Chase Griffin threw for 478 yards – beating out the Liberty Hill Panthers in a tight 52-51 game. Griffin also had 44 pass attempts, 30 completions, seven touchdowns, no interceptions and four rushes for 23 yards.
“He is the most intelligent player I have ever coached,” said Hutto Head Coach Brad LaPlante.
Running Back/Outside Linebacker
Running back Seth Dixon of the Hereford Whitefaces had a great night Friday – rushing for 320 yards and five touchdowns in a 47-10 blowout over Midland Greenwood. Dixon wowed fans with 24 carries, including two touchdown runs of 75 and 67 yards.
“Seth is a football warrior for us,” said Hereford Head Coach Don DeLozier. “Rarely is he stopped with initial contact. He is a great leader for our football team and is unselfish and extremely humble.”
After a slow start, Newton wide receiver Tamauzia Brown helped lead the Eagles to a victory over the Silsbee Tigers Friday night. Brown had 262 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns, one of which came on an 81-yard interception return.
“Tamauzia is one of the most unselfish players we have coached,” said Newton Offensive Coordinator Greg Neece. “He is one of the main reasons we are defending state champions and currently ranked number one in Class 3-A.”
Wide Receiver/Free Safety
A 40-21 Friday night victory for the Wink-Loving Wildcats is helping boost the team’s confidence. Wide receiver Wade Halterman had seven receptions for 272 yards and three touchdowns against the Stanton Buffaloes. Halterman also had two interceptions, one ending a game tying drive by the Buffaloes in the fourth quarter.
“Wade is an outstanding young man that has overcome so many hardships in his life,” said Kittie Gibson, principal at Wink-Loving ISD. “His sister is dealing with cystic fibrosis. His girlfriend of three years was diagnosed with leukemia in May of 2017, right before Wade competed in the state track meet. It’s an inspiration for us all to realize a young man can deal with so many hardships in a short period of time and still be committed to excellence in the classroom and on the field”.
Houston Cypress Christian
The Warriors came from behind three times to earn a victory over the Houston Christian Mustangs. The Warriors trailed 12-7 to start the second quarter when wide receiver Christian Fleischhauer intercepted a pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. A few minutes later, the Warriors trailed again 19-14 when Fleischhauer returned a kickoff 88 yards for another touchdown.
Head Coach Jacob Spenn said, “Christian is an outstanding competitor on the field and made a game changing play every time the Warriors got behind and needed a boost.”