Top three: Skyline vs. Garland

After going on an impressive eight game winning streak during the regular season, the Skyline Raiders were able to keep the momentum rolling by defeating Garland 28-10 in the first-round of the Texas class 5A playoffs. Scout.com was on hand to catch the postseason matchup and broke down the games top-three performers.

Jr. WR Thomas Johnson (6'0, 180)

Johnson was without a doubt the most dominant player on the field in this one. The junior wideout reeled in an impressive seven receptions for 143-yards. He also cemented himself as the go-to guy on Skyline's offense by coming up big in several crucial situations, including an impressive juggling catch on that he took for 27-yards on 3rd & 15 to keep the drive alive. Johnson showed off his great speed and ability to create separation on the field despite still being hampered by a high ankle sprain that he suffered in the season opener. He has a great burst off of the line and is a threat to take it all the way every time he gets the ball.

Jr. RB/LB Peter Jinkens (6'1, 208)

Jinkens showed off his athletic ability and was the Raiders main asset in the ground game. He has a knack for contact and does a good job of running in between the tackles and delivering punishing blows and finishing his runs strong. He had around 60 yards and a touchdown on the night but it was his ability to move the pile and pick up critical third downs to keep drives alive that make him such an asset. Jinkens is a great athlete that moves extremely well for a player his size. Despite lining up at running back he is being recruited as a linebacker at the next level.

Sr. S/LB Frank Shannon (6'2, 205) – Oklahoma

Shannon is an extremely athletic defender that helped the Skyline defense hold Garland to only 10 points w/ his physical play and his solid tackling. He registered around 10 tackles and excelled in run support in between the tackles. He also showed good speed and lateral movement for a player his size and used his sure tackling to prevent several big plays from happening. Shannon is committed to Oklahoma as a strong safety but there is a possibility he might see some time at outside linebacker as well.


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