How The Future Cowboys Fared - Week 3

DeMarcus Connor, Al'Darius Thompson and Artrell Woods each had performances Friday night that are sure to impress the Oklahoma State coaching staff. Connor had four catches for 116 yards, including a TD, Thompson rushed for 198 yards on 36 carries, and Woods ran for 248 yards on just 28 carries (an average of nearly 9 yards a touch) during the third week of the high school season.

JEFF BEREUTER, LB (6-3, 206)
& JUSTIN GENT, LB (6-2, 210)

Irving MacArthur (Irving, Texas)
MacArthur, ranked No. 6 in the Dallas Morning News' Class 5A poll, took advantage of Allen High's mistakes to capture a 34-29 victory to improve to 2-0. MacArthur forced six turnovers and two breakdowns on kick coverage to win its 14th consecutive regular season game. MacArthur converted four of Allen's turnovers into touchdowns. Next: Friday, Sept. 16, vs. Garland Lakeview Centennial.

DeMARCUS CONNOR, WR (6-2, 185)
Westfield High (Houston, Texas)
Connor caught a 67-yard pass from Pierre Beasley on the third play of the game to give Westfield the early lead and the Mustangs never looked back en route to a 50-7 victory over Alief Taylor on Friday night. Connor finished with four catches for 116 yards as Westfield improved to 2-0. Next: Friday, Sept. 16, vs. Memorial.

DERON FONTENOT, S (5-8, 185)
South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)
Fontenot and his defensive teammates did the job as South Grand Prairie improved to 2-0 with an easy 49-27 victory over Arlington Sam Houston. South Grand Prairie actually led 34-6 after three quarters before Sam Houston scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Next: Friday, Sept. 16, vs. South Garland.

MICHAEL GOODSON, RB (5-11, 190)
Klein Collins (Klein, Texas)
Goodson, who injured an ankle in last week's game, did not play in Thursday night's 29-14 loss to MacArthur. His teammates missed him, too, as Klein Collins only had 178 yards of offense, including just 65 rushing yards on 44 carries (an average of 1.5 yards per attempt). Next: Friday, Sept. 16, at Magnolia.

ADRIAN HAMILTON, LB (6-2, 220)
Carter High (Dallas, Texas)
Carter, ranked third in The Dallas Morning News' Class 5A area rankings, was overpowering on offense and stubborn on defense Saturday night while improving to 3-0 with a 27-7 victory over Arlington Lamar. The Cowboys didn't allow Lamar to score until most of the defensive starters were watching from the sideline in the fourth quarter. Next: Friday, Sept. 16, at Garland.

SHANE JARKA, DE (6-3, 230)
Fort Bend Austin (Fort Bend, Texas)
Ford Bend Austin dominated from start to finish as the Bulldogs won for the first time this season, defeating Foster 40-14 on Friday night. The Bulldogs led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and 28-0 at halftime. Next: Friday, Sept. 16, at Hightower.

PATRICK LAVINE, LB (6-2, 200)
Jersey Village (Houston, Texas)
Jersey Village saw its record fall to 0-3 with Friday night's 7-0 loss to Cypress Creek. Next: Friday, Thursday, Sept. 15, vs. Cypress Springs.

TRENT PERKINS, OL (6-4, 285)
Alice High (Alice, Texas)
Perkins and his Alice Falcons teammates improved to 3-0 on the season with Friday night's 13-12 overtime victory over Ray. Next: Friday, Sept. 23, at Tuloso-Midway.

JACOB SECREST, OL (6-4, 280)
Stillwater High (Stillwater, Okla.)
Secrest and his Stillwater teammates dominated both the offensive and defensive lines as the Pioneers defeated Shawnee 25-7 on Friday night. Stillwater, 1-1, rolled up 232 rushing yards with running back Bryant Ward leading the way with 87 yards and three TDs. Next: Friday, Sept. 16, at Bartlesville.

AL'DARIUS THOMPSON, RB-CB (5-10, 165)
North Mesquite (Mesquite, Texas)
Thompson rushed for 198 yards on 36 carries and had two TD runs as North Mesquite defeated Hurst Bell 29-7 on Friday night for its first victory of the season. Thompson rushed for 126 yards in the first qiuarter, including a 37-yard touchdown run, as North Mesquite jumped out to a 20-0 lead. Hurst Bell's only touchdown came with 14 seconds left in the game. Next: Friday, Sept. 16, vs. Grand Prairie.

DONNELL WILLIAMS, LB (6-3, 220)
Madison High (Houston, Texas)
Williams and his Madison had a bye week after opening with back-to-back victories. Next: Saturday, Sept. 17, at Yates.

ARTRELL WOODS, RB-WR (6-0, 185)
Bryan High (Byran, Texas)
Woods rushed for an amazing 248 yards on 28 carries, including a 46-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter, but it wasn't enough as Bryan lost a 28-20 decision to Leander. Byran, now 1-2, trailed by 21 points in the third quarter before pulling within eight, and had a chance to tie it up but a pass fell incomplete in the Leander end zone on the game's final play. Next: Friday, Sept. 23, at Belton.

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