KENNY ALEXANDER, LB (6-1, 210)
McKinney (Texas) North
McKinney North, ranked No. 2 in the Dallas Morning News Class 5A area rankings, improved to 2-0 with a 48-7 victory over Denton on Thursday night. Next: Fri., Sept. 15, at Forney.
Dallas Morning News: McKinney North 48, Denton 7
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JAMIE BLATNICK, DE (6-3, 250)
Celina (Texas) High
The Bobcats overcame four turnovers, including fumbling the ball away on the first play from scrimmage, to defeat Liberty Christian 28-14 on Friday night to improve to 2-0 on the season. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, vs. Plano Prestenwood Christian.
Dallas Morning News: Celina 28, Liberty Christian 14
DAMIAN DAVIS, WR (6-5, 190)
Mart (Texas) High
Mart, who had a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and the sixth-ranked Class 2A Mart Panthers will likely move up in the rankings following a 28-21 upset victory over second-ranked Lexington on Friday night. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, at Groesbeck.
Waco Tribune: Mart topples Lexington
JASON HANNAN, OL (6-4, 280)
Waxahachie (Texas) High
Hannan and the Indian offensive line did the some Friday night as Waxahachie rolled up 565 total yards, including 154 rushing yards and three touchdowns by Boomer Collins, en route to a 56-31 victory over Denison. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, at Waco University.
Dallas Morning News: Waxahachie 56, Denison 31
TYRELL HIGGINS, DT (6-3, 260)
Schertz (Texas) Clemens
Higgins and the Clemens defense enjoyed watching teammate J.J. Johnson rush for 305 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Buffaloes, 2-0, to a 35-7 victory over Wagner on Friday night. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, vs. Boerne.
San Antonio Express-News: Clemens overwhelms Wagner
AHMAD JONES, OL/DT (6-3, 310)
Silsbee (Texas) High
Jones and his Silsbee Tiger teammates were a week behind in opening the season but showed Friday night that the week-long wait was worth it as the Tigers rolled to an easy 54-32 victory over Houston Sterling on Friday night. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, at Port Neches-Grove.
RICHETTI JONES, DE (6-3, 240)
Dallas (Texas) Lincoln
Jones, just five days after verbally committing to Oklahoma State, and his Lincoln High Tiger teammates opened the season with a 37-25 victory over Roosevelt on Friday night. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, vs. Ennis.
Dallas Morning News: Lincoln overcomes its mistakes, 37-25
ISAAC MADISON, CB (5-10, 175)
Dallas (Texas) Carter
Madison, who also plays running back, scored on a short run in the second quarter to help the Carter Cowboys improve to 2-0 on the season with a 27-22 victory over Tyler John Tyler on Friday night. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, at Plano.
Dallas Morning News: Carter loses big lead, clips John Tyler
NICK MARTINEZ, OL/DL (6-4, 291)
Floresville (Texas) High
Martinez and the Floresville Tigers upset Sam Houston, which was ranked No. 7 in the San Antonio Express-News' area sub-5A rankings, by rolling up 338 yards of rushing offense and then limiting the Hurricanes to minus-30 yards rushing en route to a convincing 45-20 victory on Friday night. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, vs. Lockhart.
San Antonio Express-News: Floresville 45, Sam Houston 20
QUINTON PRINCE, DT (6-4, 296)
Oklahoma City (Okla.) Heritage Hall
Heritage Hall improved its record to 2-0 with a 66-0 victory over Seeworth Academy on Friday night. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, vs. Davis.
MARCUS RICHARDSON, LB (6-0, 215)
Seguin (Texas) High
Richardson and the Matador defense took control in the fourth quarter – only allowing one first down in the final 12 minutes of play – en route to a 23-17 victory over New Braunfels on Friday night to improve to 1-1 on the season. Next: Saturday, Sept. 16, at Beaumont Ozen.
San Antonio Express-News: Seguin continues to have New Braunfels' number
JONATHAN RUSH, OL (6-4, 271)
Killeen (Texas) High
The Kangaroos got their first victory of the season with a field goal on the game's final play to defeat crosstown rival Shoemaker 24-21. Next: Friday, Sept. 15, vs. Harker Heights
Waco Tribune: Killeen 24, Shoemaker 21
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