QB Jerrod Heard – No. 6 Denton Guyer (5-4A)
Overall: 5-2 District: 4-0
Last week: Heard only attempted ten passes in Guyer’s 66-3 win over Lake Dallas. The future Longhorn quarterback completed five for 50 yards and a touchdown and ran 11 times for 110 yards and two more scores.
Next week: at No. 17 Wichita Falls Rider 6-1 (4-0)
Season stats: 65/113, 1008 yards, 10 TD, 5 Int; 110 rush, 903 yards, 10 TD
DE Derick Roberson – No. 2 San Antonio Brennan (28-4A)
Overall: 8-0 District: 4-0
Last week: The whippings continue in 28-4A as Brennan topped SA Lanier 62-0. It was the sixth shutout for the Bears, who are winning by an average of 53 points per game. Roberson and the Brennan defense allowed just 49 total yards in their latest blowout.
Next week: at SA Highlands 3-4 (1-2)
Season stats: 40 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 7 sacks
WR Armanti Foreman/RB D’Onta Foreman – No. 5 Texas City (24-4A)
Overall: 7-0 District 4-0
Last week: The Stingarees remained perfect on the season with a 55-25 win over Galveston Ball. The Foreman brothers had another big day, accounting for three total touchdowns and 205 yards offense. Texas City is winning its district games by an average of 23.5 points.
Next week: at Galena Park 5-2 (3-1)
Season stats: Armanti: 28 rec, 466 yards, 7 TD; 10 rush, 188 yards, 2 TD
Season stats: D’Onta: 97 rush, 977 yards, 18 TD
RB Donald Catalon – Aldine Eisenhower (18-5A)
Overall: 2-6 District 2-2
Last week: Eisenhower’s playoff chances took a blow with a 20-0 loss to Alief Taylor on Saturday. Catalon ran just eight times for 27 yards in the loss. A loss this weekend to Houston Nimitz all but assures the Eagles will miss the postseason.
Next week: Houston Nimitz 2-5 (2-1)
Season: 90 rush, 524 yards 5 TD; 10 rec, 158 yards, TD
S John Bonney – No. 5 Houston Lamar (20-5A)
Overall: 6-0 District: 3-0
Last week: Lamar is 30-2 dating back to midway through the 2011 season after a 49-7 rout of winless Houston Math and Science Tech. The 2012 state finalists look primed for another deep postseason run with a defense allowing just 7.3 points per game.
Next week: Houston Madison 2-4 (1-1)
LB Otaro Alaka – Cy Falls (17-5A)
Overall: 2-5 District: 2-4
Next week: Falls avoided falling into last place in 17-5A with a 27-20 win over winless Cypress Lakes. The Eagles must win out to have a shot at the postseason, but with the second worst offense and second worst defense in the district, it looks like things will wrap up before the playoffs begin.
Next week: at Cy-Woods 5-2 (4-2)
WR Lorenzo Joe – Abilene Cooper (2-5A)
Overall: 6-2 District 5-1
Last week: Like Jerrod Heard, Lorenzo Joe did most of his damage on the ground last week. The future Longhorn receiver was 2-for-5 for 15 yards passing, but ran 19 times for 128 yards and a score in Cooper’s 42-24 win over Tascosa.
Next week: at Permian 2-5 (2-3)
Season: 73/137, 1,234 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT; 131 rush, 1,134 yards, 15 TD
RB Kevin Shorter – No. 2 Newton (10-2A Division 1)
Overall: 7-0 District 4-0
Last week: Without Shorter, who is sidelined with a concussion, Newton held on to win a tight 22-20 contest over a tough Kountze team. Shorter is hoping to get back during the 2A playoffs.
Next week: at Anahuac 3-4 (3-1)
Season (6 games): 61 rush, 630 yards, 9 TD; 11 rec, 224 yards, 4 TD
C Terrell Cuney – Jasper (20-3A)
Overall: 4-2 District: 1-0
Last week: Jasper won its district opener 55-7 over winless Diboll. The Bulldogs get their toughest test of the regular season this weekend against 7th-ranked Carthage.
Next week: Carthage 7-1 (2-0)
DE Sione Teuhema – Keller (4-5A)
Overall: 4-3 District: 1-3
Last week: Keller picked up its first district win of the season with a 34-17 decision over Haltom. Teuhema was credited with 13 tackles and two tackles for loss in the win. The Indians will now face a Southlake Carroll team with 100 more points than the second highest scoring team in the district.
Next week at Southlake Carroll 6-1 (4-0)
Season: 63 tackles, 13 TFL, 8 sacks
LB Cameron Hampton – No. 16 Dallas Carter (11-4A)
Overall: 7-0 District: 4-0
Last week: Carter had its closest call of the season in a 25-20 win over South Oak Cliff. Carter was ejected in the second quarter on a targeting call. 2015 Texas pledge Jordan Stevenson picked up 147 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries for South Oak Cliff.
Next week: North Dallas 2-5 (0-4)
DL Jake McMillon – Abilene (2-5A)
Overall: 2-6 District: 2-4
Last week: Abilene’s postseason hopes are still alive after a 56-49 win over Coronado. Its touchdown with under a minute to go in the fourth quarter was the difference. The Eagles must win out to snag the fourth playoff spot in 2-5A.
Next week: Odessa 3-4 (2-3)
Season: 29 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT
WR Garrett Gray – Marble Falls (25-4A)
Overall: 2-5 District: 0-3
Last week: Marble Falls went 0-3 against the top three teams in 25-4A after their 31-27 loss to Vandegrift. Gray (7 rec., 133 yards, two touchdowns on Friday) and the high-flying Mustang offense must now take care of business against the other three district foes to secure the final playoff spot.
Next week: Vista Ridge 4-3 (1-2)
Season: 48 rec, 823 yards, 13 TD
DT Trey Lealaimatafao – San Antonio Warren (27-5A)
Overall: 5-2 District: 4-1
Last week: Warren rattled off its fourth straight win by topping SA O’Connor 42-21.
Next week: SA Stevens 5-3 (4-2)
Season: 31 tackles, 5 TFL
WR Emanuel Porter – Dallas Lincoln (12-4A)
Overall: 4-3 District: 3-1
Last week: Lincoln cruised to a 63-7 win over Thomas Jefferson thanks in part to two touchdowns from Emanuel Porter. Porter brought in four passes for 50 yards and a score and also returned a fumble 61 yards for another as the Tigers stayed in good position to qualify for the postseason.
Next week: at Dallas Hillcrest 5-2 (2-2)
Season: 24 rec, 389 yards, 6 TD
WR Dorian Leonard – No. 15 Longview (12-5A)
Overall: 6-1 District: 3-0
Last week: The 49-30 win over Mesquite Horn is the closest district win of the year for Longview. Leonard caught just two balls, but one was a 60-yard touchdown. The Lobos received votes in this week’s AP poll after the win over a good Horn squad.
Next week: at North Mesquite 6-1 (2-1)
Season: 20 rec, 396 yards, 6 TD
WR Roderick Bernard – Houston Sharpstown (21-4A)
Overall: 3-5 District: 2-4
Last week: Sharpstown’s playoff chances took a big hit when it got rolled, 60-26, by Houston Milby over the weekend. Bernard finished with 123 total yards (61 receiving, 62 rushing) in a losing effort.
Next week: at Houston Austin 2-6 (1-5)
Season: 24 rec, 352 yards, 2 TD; 42 rush, 364 yards, 4 TD
S Jason Hall – South Grand Prairie (7-5A)
Overall: 2-5 District: 0-4
Last week: The Warriors put up a fight against one of the district’s top teams, but in the end South Grand Prairie fell, 14-7, to Mansfield Timberview. The loss knocks Hall and the Warriors out of the playoff picture.
Next week: Midlothian 3-4 (1-3)
(2014 pledges not in Texas HS football: DB Jermaine Roberts/DT Courtney Garnett – New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine; LB Andrew Beck – Tampa (Fla.) Plant; P Corbin Daily – Charlotte (N.C.) Andrey Kell; TE John Thomas – Trinity Valley C.C.)
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