Rodney Anderson, RB, Katy High School – Katy cruised to a big homecoming victory, 50-7, against Katy Taylor, which had been undefeated before Friday night. Katy led 43-0 after the first three quarters as Anderson, who had 181 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, helped lead a rushing attack that gained 364 yards, scored six touchdowns and averaged 8.1 yards per carry. Anderson finished with 227 yards and three touchdowns.
Dru Samia, OT, San Ramon Valley High School – San Ramon Valley lost to league rival Foothill, 40-28, for the first time since 2008. A quick started doomed Samia and his team, but Samia helped pave the way for three touchdown passes and 134 yards on the ground by the Wolves’ top ball carrier.
Cody Ford, OG, Pineville High School – Utilizing an I-formation rushing attack, Ford helped pave way for a 24-8 victory against Marksville, which was undefeated before Friday night.
John Humphrey, WR, Clear Falls High School – Coming off a bye week, Clear Falls lost, 38-14, to open district play against Friendswood, which was playing its first game in Class 6A. Humphrey had two catches for 104 yards, including a 97-yard TD.
Kenneth Mann, DE, Burleson High School – Burleson snapped a two-game losing streak by knocking off winless Granbury, 44-10. In two games at home, Burleson has outscored its opponents, 77-3, in the first half.
Tyrell Jacobs, DE, Archbishop Rummel High School – Jacobs helped the Rummel defense stand firm in a 17-14 victory against Catholic-Baton Rouge to help the top team in Louisiana stay unbeaten. The three-point victory was Rummel’s narrowest margin thus far this season.
Dominique Hearne, OG, Lancaster High School – Lancaster fumbled the ball three times and couldn’t overcome its own issues, losing, 50-36, in a battle with Mansfield Timberview between the top two ranked 5A teams in the Dallas area. The game also included 26 penalties.
P.J. Mbanasor, CB, Hendrickson High School – The back-to-back defending District 13-6A champ remained perfect in league play behind Mbanasor and a stout defense, defeating McNeil, 40-13. Hendrickson, which has not lost in league play since 2012 at the 5A level, allowed just one score in the first half – an interception returned for a touchdown.
Austin Seibert, K, Belleville High School-West – Seibert’s status is uncertain for Belleville West’s game Saturday against O’Fallon.
Marquise Overton, DT, Jenks High School – Jenks survived a potential three-game losing streak with a late rally and consecutive touchdowns for a 49-28 victory against Putnam City. The Trojans trailed 14-7 early in the third quarter but surged in the fourth quarter with four straight touchdowns.
Bobby Evans, OT, Allen High School – In its first game with Evans, who tore his ACL earlier this week, Allen rallied for a 35-24 victory against Flower Mound Marcus to keep its 32-game winning streak alive. Allen trailed by three points early in the fourth quarter before scoring on the final 14 points of the game.
Will Sunderland, DB, Midwest City – The Bombers cruised past Lawton Eisenhower, 33-7, thanks to early surges to start both halves. Midwest City scored all of its points in the first and third quarters and held the Eagles scoreless until the fourth quarter.
Jamal Danley, OT, East Mississippi Community College – EMCC pitched its first shutout of the season in a 51-0 victory against Itawamba on Thursday. In a rematch of the MACJC title game, EMCC threw for nearly 500 yards and four touchdowns