PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Manor Senior High School
It’s easy to classify Quinten Joyner’s final regular-season game as a big-time performance in a big-time game being played in big-time circumstances, but yeah, that’s what it was.
The Manor running back rushed for 350 yards and four touchdowns in his team’s 45-10 win over Round Rock Stony Point on Nov. 4. A playoff spot out of District 25-6A was on the line and it was the final regular-season game for Joyner, who has committed to USC.
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound back broke touchdown runs of 85 and 90 yards and outdueled Stony Point’s Cameron Cook, a TCU pledge who rushed for 114 yards. Joyner, who had a 404-yard performance last year, has more than 4,800 career yards and 63 touchdowns heading into the Class 6A playoffs.
Lake Creek High School
Coach Pat Kennedy says Tyvonn, who carried 33 times for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a 54-42 win over Brenham that wrapped up a 10-0 regular-season finish for Lake Creek, is the best player in the school’s five-year history and one of the five best players that he’s seen in his 30-year coaching career.
“He’s durable, fast, a hard runner, and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. He’s a defensive coach’s nightmare. For the year, he has 1,947 yards and 32 TDs. An A-B student, Tyvonn is an awesome kid and awesome teammate. The kids love him, and he’s a great kid to have on your team.”
-LAKE CREEK HEAD COACH PAT KENNEDY