By Scott Hansen
Lone Star of the Week
D.J. Jones- Denison
In a 65-64 victory over McKinney, Jones rushed for 432 yards and scored eight touchdowns. Jones scored on a 37-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter with 3:32 remaining to bring Denison within a point at 64-63. Instead of opting for the game-tying extra point, Denison went for two. The gamble paid off, with Jordan Taylor running in the game-winning two-point try.
To go along with his late touchdown, Jones scored on touchdown runs of 78, 70, 77, 9, 10, and 30 yards and also caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Taylor. McKinney's Zach Lee threw for 440 yards and six touchdowns in a losing effort. Taylor also rushed for 147 yards to pace the victors.
Week 4 – Russell Shepard, Cypress Ridge
Week 3 – Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis
Week 2 – Scotty Young, Denton Ryan
Week 1 – Aaron Green, San Antonio Madison
Week 0 – Waymon James, Sherman
Week 5 Large-School Lone Stars
Malcolm Brown, Cibolo Steele – Brown rushed for 267 yards on 30 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 45-35 victory over Schertz Clemens. Brown visited the end zone on runs of 3, 2, and 77 yards in the win.
Colton Browning, Mabank – Browning threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-21 win over Terrell. Browning added 135 rushing yards and another touchdown. Browning hit Brandon Rasco on touchdown strikes of 81 and 8 yards in the victory.
Ruben Contreras, San Antonio Edison – You can’t get much more efficient at the quarterback position than Contreras in a 48-10 victory over Kennedy. Contreras completed all five of his pass attempts for 161 yards and three touchdowns. Contreras also added 140 yards on the ground on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns. In the first quarter, Contreras scored on a 19-yard run and hit Sammy Contreras on a 52-yard touchdown strike. Contreras’ other touchdown passes covered 37 and 23 yards, while his final touchdown run went for 66 yards.
Ja’Terian Douglas, Arlington Lamar – Douglas continued his excellent start to the season in a 45-25 win over Arlington Sam Houston. Douglas rushed for 353 yards on 33 carries and scored five touchdowns for Lamar in the victory. In six games this season, Douglas has rushed for 1,435 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Kolby Gray, Cypress Falls – In a 45-38 double overtime victory over Cypress Springs, Gray scored the game-winning touchdown on a 25-yard run. Gray rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns while adding 267 yards passing and three touchdowns in the win.
Kenneth Guiton, Aldine Eisenhower – Guiton got his night against Aldine MacArthur started on a 99-yard touchdown pass to Gregory Timmons. Guiton completed 9-of-14 passing for 252 yards and five touchdowns. Guiton added a touchdown run as Eisenhower led 56-0 at halftime, including 42 second quarter points.
Kendial Lawrence, Rockwall-Heath – Lawrence rushed for four touchdowns and added a touchdown reception in a 38-21 victory over Rockwall. Lawrence rushed for 298 yards with his four touchdowns coming from 2, 42, 62, and 4 yards in the victory.
Zach Lee, McKinney – When you throw for 440 yards and six touchdowns, things evidently are going well for your team. Lee’s aerial display, however, came in a stunning 65-64 loss to Denison. Lee completed 27-of-42 through the air with touchdown passes of 11, 9, 28, 57, 21, and 6 yards. Matt Lipka caught three of Lee’s touchdown passes and finished with 199 receiving yards on 10 receptions.
Ja’mes Morgan, Spring Westfield – In a 33-30 overtime loss to Klein Forest, Morgan caught 15 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns. Morgan hauled in touchdowns of 43, 67, and 17 yards from Jacolby Walker in a losing effort.
Emory Miller, Mesquite Horn – Miller completed 26-of-37 through the air for 374 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-21 victory over Lewisville. Miller also added three touchdown runs to go along with 94 rushing yards in the victory. Miller tossed two touchdown passes and scored on an 11-yard run to help Horn to a 21-6 lead after one quarter of play.
Tony Salas, Laredo United – Salas completed 21-of-36 passes for 354 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-7 victory over Eagle Pass Winn. Salas also added a touchdown run in the victory. Rick Velasquez caught 10 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns to pace Laredo United.
Charles Sims, Houston Westbury – Sims did a little bit of everything in a 38-16 victory over Sharpstown. In the first half alone, Sims scored on a 75-yard touchdown run and a 66-yard touchdown reception from Khalum Brewer. Sims finished with 191 rushing yards on 13 carries, 66 receiving yards on just one grab, and 16 passing yards on one attempt.
Bo Snelson, Pasadena Memorial – In a 49-17 victory over Pasadena, Snelson rushed for 236 yards and four touchdowns. Snelson scored on runs of 80, 41, 1, and 18 yards in the victory. In four games this season, Snelson has rushed for 806 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Aaron Spikes, Pinkston – In a 61-18 win over North Dallas, Spikes rushed for 348 yards on 24 carries. Spikes scored on touchdown runs of 36, 54, 34, and 49 yards, all coming in the first quarter for Pinkston.
Michael Venson, Morton Ranch – In a 38-24 victory over College Park, Venson had a huge night. In the first quarter, Venson scored on an 80-yard run to set the tone just 13 seconds into the contest. Venson followed his long run up with touchdown runs of 7 and 44 yards. Venson finished with 224 yards on 18 carries.
Dominic Wilkins, Klein Forest – In a 33-30 upset victory over Spring Westfield, Wilkins rushed for 232 yards and four touchdowns. Wilkins scored from 39 and 5 yards in the first quarter to give Klein Forest an early 14-0 lead. Wilkins added a 20-yard run to give his team a shocking 20-0 lead before Westfield stormed back. Wilkins scored on a 57-yard run in the third quarter.
1. Euless Trinity (5-0, 2-0) – Defeated Keller Fossil Ridge, 45-3.
After two straight close victories over Allen and Keller, Trinity got back to its usual ways of dominating using not only its quality, but its quantity. The Trojans rushed for 308 yards and finished with 519 yards of total offense in the rout. Damien Hart led the Trojans with 69 rushing yards, while Tevin Williams and Tray Robinson rushed for 66 and 65, respectively. Robinson and Williams both rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Denarius McGhee threw for 186 yards on 10-of-14 passing. Seven different Trinity players recorded receptions in the victory.
2. Plano (6-0, 2-0) – Defeated Wylie, 38-31.
Rex Burkhead scored on a 6-yard touchdown run and ran in the two-point conversion to help the Wildcats remain unbeaten. Burkhead had a rough night, rushing for 66 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Carson Meger was huge for Plano, throwing for 293 yards and three touchdowns. Kris Lott caught 11 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats.
3. Southlake Carroll (4-0, 0-0) – Defeated Katy Cinco Ranch, 42-24.
Kyle Padron threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns and added 52 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Dragons. Tommy Avers rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown to pace Carroll. Ryan Walker caught six passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns for Southlake Carroll.
4. Galena Park North Shore (3-0, 0-0) – Defeated Lufkin, 28-21.
Alex Tillman hit Deandrew White on a 26-yard touchdown pass to break a 21-21 tie and give North Shore a state record 74th consecutive regular season victory. The Mustangs returned three fumbles for touchdowns. Terrance Kindle and Jarrod Foster scored on fumble recoveries in the second quarter while Larry Stephens returned a fumble 41 yards in the third quarter. White finished with 130 receiving yards on seven receptions for North Shore.
5. Abilene (6-0, 2-0) – Defeated Fort Worth Paschal, 81-3.
It was the Zach Bass and Herschel Sims show for the Eagles. Bass scored four rushing touchdowns, while Sims caught two touchdowns and added two more on the ground for Abilene. Stephen Warren threw four touchdown passes to pace the Eagles. Abilene led 60-0 at halftime. Bass finished with 149 rushing yards, while Sims totaled 128 yards. Warren completed 12-of-16 passes for 224 yards. It was the first time Abilene scored more than 70 points in a game since 1949. The Eagles, however, fell 23 points short of the school record. In 1923, Abilene beat Dublin 104-0.
Play-by-play of the victory available on GoFridayNight.com (Abilene Reporter-News)
6. Odessa Permian (5-0, 4-0) – Defeated Odessa High, 54-20.
In a battle of unbeatens, Permian rolled over its cross-town rival. Trevor Adams completed his first nine passing attempts and finished 15-of-20 for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Adams also added 114 rushing yards, including a 73-yard touchdown scamper. The Panthers stormed to 597 total yards in the victory. Sherard Ray rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown, while Ryan Rumbaugh had nine catches for 171 yards and a touchdown. Permian led 40-6 at halftime.
7. Spring Westfield (2-1, 1-1) – Lost to Klein Forest, 33-30 (OT).
Trailing 20-0 in the second quarter, Jacolby Walker nearly brought Westfield back. Walker threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions in the loss. Ja’Mes Logan caught 15 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns from Walker. Adam Watson had 82 receiving yards and a touchdown to pace Westfield.
8. The Woodlands (4-0, 0-0) – Defeated Port Arthur Memorial, 42-13.
Daniel Lasco rushed for 167 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns as The Woodlands remained unbeaten. Andy McLoud threw for a pair of touchdowns and added another on the ground. Chase Maires returned an interception 44 yards to paydirt in the first quarter. McLoud’s 30-yard touchdown run gave The Woodlands a 21-0 lead after the first quarter.
9. Allen (4-1, 1-0) – Idle
10. Copperas Cove (5-0, 2-0) – Defeated Temple, 56-14.
Brandon Byrd rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns while Brelan Chancellor added 103 yards on four carries and scored on a 43-yard run in the fourth quarter. Josh Boyce rushed for and caught a touchdown pass in the victory for Copperas Cove and William Wright scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half.
1. Lake Travis (6-0, 2-0) – Defeated Hutto, 55-20.
Garrett Gilbert threw for 299 yards as Lake Travis rolled to a 55-6 lead after three quarters of play. Gilbert threw six touchdown passes, three of them going to Cade McCrary. Gilbert completed 15-of-17 passes in the win. McCrary finished with five grabs for 119 yards. Chris Aydam rushed for 70 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run before halftime.
2. Everman (5-0, 2-0) – Defeated Crowley, 42-14.
Everman pulled away from a narrow 16-14 halftime lead with a huge second half from Ryan Smith and Ruben Fletcher. Chris Franklin returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown to start the rally. Smith scored his second touchdown of the game from 60 yards out and Fletcher put the finishing touches in the victory with a 25-yard run. Smith rushed for 139 yards and Fletcher scored two touchdowns. Franklin caught three passes from quarterback Marcus McAdoo for 108 yards in the win for the Bulldogs.
3. Dallas Highland Park (5-0, 2-0) – Defeated Greenville, 62-0.
Luke Woodley completed 14-of-26 through the air to lead the Scots with 164 passing yards and three touchdowns. Bryan Dickenson rushed for 100 yards on nine carries and scored a pair of touchdowns from 7 and 4 yards out in the first quarter as the Scots took a 19-0 lead. The Scots held Greenville to 71 total yards and forced four turnovers in the rout.
4. Aledo (5-0, 2-0) – Defeated Fort Worth Boswell, 44-0.
Jonathan Gray rushed for 133 yards on 18 carries, and quarterback Tanner McDonald added 121 rushing yards on nine totes for Aledo. Aledo stormed out to a 28-0 lead after one quarter of play thanks to two touchdown runs by McDonald, a 56-yard punt return by Aaron Corby, and 7-yard Gray scoring scamper. McDonald added a touchdown pass to Joel Hasley from 42 yards out as Aledo did all its work in the first half, leading 44-0 at intermission.
5. Port Lavaca Calhoun (4-0, 2-0) – Defeated Corpus Christi Moody, 43-12.
There might not be another team in Texas that relies so heavily on the run. Calhoun threw one pass, and it was intercepted. However, the Sandcrabs rushed for 405 yards in a comfortable victory. Sterling Jones led the effort with 231 yards and three touchdowns for Calhoun. James Ezzell added 61 yards and three more rushing scores for the Sandcrabs. Jones scored all three of his touchdowns in the first half as Calhoun built a 29-6 lead.
6. Longview (5-1, 2-0) – Defeated Sulphur Springs, 32-13.
Tyler McCray rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries as Longview continued to roll. The Lobos have won five straight games following a season-opening loss to 5A Allen. (Note: according to the Longview News-Journal, Longview was forced to forfeit a victory over Shreveport Evangel Christian for using an ineligible player) Longview rushed for 375 yards in the victory.
7. Sulphur Springs (5-1, 1-1) – Lost to Longview, 32-13.
Tyrik Rollison threw for 324 yards in a losing effort against Longview. Ryan Young complied 130 total yards, including 62 rushing yards in the loss.
8. Dallas Carter (5-0, 1-0) – Defeated Seagoville, 48-18.
Anthony Miller rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns as the Cowboys rolled. Carter rushed for 309 yards on 38 carries in the victory. Kedrick Wilcott returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown and added a 50 yard punt return for a score for the Cowboys. Robert Andrews, Trevion Miller, and Jarvis Phillips also added rushing touchdowns for the Cowboys.
9. Ennis (5-0, 2-0) – Defeated Waxahachie, 35-20.
D.J. Betik threw for 182 yards and threw three touchdown passes in the victory. Betik also ran for 63 yards. Kyle Guinyard and Deonte McDade combined for 14 receptions for 166 yards, with Guinyard grabbing two touchdowns. Ennis’ defense forced three turnovers, one of them a Jason Vavra interception which was returned 72 yards for a touchdown.
10. Cibolo Steele (5-0, 2-0) – Defeated Schertz Clemens, 45-35.
Malcolm Brown rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way for Steele. Jacob Trevino threw for 143 yards and two scores to pace the Knights. Trailing 21-17 with 5:24 remaining in the third quarter, the Knights exploded for 21 unanswered points behind a 28-yard touchdown strike from Trevino to Derrick Whittfield, a 77-yard touchdown run from Brown, and a 33-yard interception return from Shane Huhn. Steele rolled up 457 yards of offense in the win.