East High School (Wylie, Texas)
This week's game: Ateman caught an 80-yard touchdown pass as Wylie East surged to a 36-7 halftime lead and went on to capture a 50-26 victory over McKinney North on Friday night. For the season, Ateman has 53 receptions for 1,089 yards (20.6 yards per catch) for 16 touchdowns.
4A roundup: Wylie East 50, McKinney North 26: Dallas News
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov 9, at Lovejoy.
ZACH CRABTREE, OL (6-7, 260)
Mansfield High School (Mansfield, Texas)
This week's game: Mansfield (6-3) captured its fourth win in a row with Friday night's 27-20 victory over Cedar Hill.
Interception, pass breakup in end zone help Mansfield hold off Cedar Hill: Dallas News
Next scheduled game: Thursday, Nov. 8, vs. DeSoto.
DARIUS CURRY, CB (6-1, 190)
Flowery Branch High School (Flowery Branch, Ga.)
This week's game: Flowery Branch (7-2, 7-0 in Region 8-AAAAA) had the week off to prepare for its showdown next Friday with Gainesville (7-1, 6-0) in the final regular season game with the Region 8-AAAAA championship on the line.
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, vs. Gainesville.
LUKE DEL RIO, QB (6-2, 195)
Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
This week's game: Del Rio completed 8 of 12 passes for 181 yards and a season-best four touchdowns as Valor Christian defeated Legacy 52-6 in a first-round game of the Class 5A playoffs on Friday night. The Eagles led 28-0 in the first quarter and 42-0 at halftime in rolling to their eighth consecutive win during which time they've outscored their opponents 404-27. For the season, Del Rio is now 116 of 170 passing (68.2 percent) for 1,579 yards with 20 touchdowns and three interceptions.
5A roundup: Valor Christian 52, Legacy 6: Denver Post
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, vs. Regis Jesuit (5-5) in second-round game of Class 5A playoffs.
RAMI HAMMAD, OL (6-5, 310)
JAXON SALINAS, OL (6-4, 285)
Irving High School (Irving, Texas)
This week's game: Irving suffered a 55-0 loss to Euless Trinity on Friday night but despite the loss will enter the final week of the regular season with a chance to make the playoffs. Irving (3-6) must defeat crosstown rival Irving MacArthur next Friday to clinch a berth in the postseason.
5A roundup: Euless Trinity 55, Irving 0: Dallas News
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, vs. Irving MacArthur.
BEN HUGHES, DT (6-3, 300)
University High School (Waco, Texas)
This week's game: University High suffered a 49-0 loss to Crowley on Friday night.
Crowley silences University, 49-0: Waco Tribune
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, vs. Cleburne.
JACK KURZU, OL (6-5, 302)
Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day (St. Louis, Mo.)
This week's game: Kurzu and the Rams (1-8) completed the season in October.
JEREL MORROW, CB (6-1, 180)
Emporia High School (Emporia, Kan.)
This week's game: Morrow and his Emporia High teammates opened the playoffs with an impressive 55-27 victory over Andover Central in a Class 5A first-round playoff game on Friday night. The Spartans (9-1) will face Salina South (9-1) in next week's regional matchup.
Foot soldiers: Emporia Gazette
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, at Salina South in a Regional Class 5A playoff game.
OGBONNIA OKORONWU, DE (6-3, 220)
Alief Taylor High School (Houston, Texas)
This week's game: Alief Taylor (5-3) is scheduled to play Houston MacArthur on Saturday afternoon.
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, vs. Alief Hastings.
DERIC ROBERTSON, S (6-2, 185)
Killeen High School (Killeen, Texas)
This week's game: Killeen defeated crosstown rival Ellison 54-22 on Friday night.
Versatile Roos capture city sweep, bolster playoff odds: Killeen Daily Herald
Next scheduled game: Thursday, Nov. 8, vs. Temple.
FRED ROSS, WR (6-0, 180)
John Tyler High School (Tyler, Texas)
This week's game: Ross caught five passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and finished with 151 all-purpose yards Friday night as Killeen rolled to a 50-7 victory over Nacogdoches to set up next week's season finale against undefeated Whitehouse. Ross had touchdown receptions of 40 and 9 yards for the Lions. For the season, he has 40 catches for 723 yards (18.1 average) and 11 touchdowns.
Taking Care of Business: JT downs Nac, sets up showdown: etfinalscore.com
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, vs. Whitehouse.
RA'SHAAD SAMPLES, WR (5-11, 170)
Skyline High School (Dallas, Texas)
This week's game: Samples had just three catches for 34 yards and did not have a touchdown catch for the first time this season but Skyline had an easy time in Thursday night's 70-14 victory over W.T. White. For the season, Samples has 40 receptions for 716 yards (17.9 yards per catch) and 18 touchdowns.
5A roundup: Skyline 70, W.T. White 14: Dallas News
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, vs, Richardson Berkner.
JORDAN STERNS, DB (5-11, 190)
Steele High School (Cibolo, Texas)
This week's game: No. 1-ranked Class 5A Cibolo Steele (9-0) posted its third shutout in as many weeks with a 38-0 victory over Corpus Christi Carroll (0-9) on Friday night.
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, vs. San Antonio Southwest.
VINCENT TAYLOR, DT (6-3, 270)
Madison High School (San Antonio, Texas)
This week's game: Madison (6-2) is scheduled to play San Antonio MacArthur (3-6) on Saturday.
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, at San Antonio Johnson.
CORIAN WEBSTER, RB (5-11, 190)
Atlanta High School (Atlanta, Texas)
This week's game: Webster rushed for 164 yards in helping Atlanta keep its playoff hopes alive with a 27-20 victory over Liberty-Eylau. For the season, Webster has rushed for 1,099 yards and 10 touchdowns, despite missing several games with injuries.
Atlanta 27, Liberty-Eylau 20: ETvarsity.com
Next scheduled game: Friday, Nov. 9, at Pittsburg.