We did have some eye popping performances though, especially from Charles Ross.
Cody Bauer - DE/OL Pottsboro
Bauer was double teamed most of the night. A tactic that allowed his teammates to take advantage, as they beat Princeton handily 37-0. Cody did have 7 tackles (3 solo) in the first half, but didn't play in the second while the Pottsboro coaches unloaded their bench.
Andre Brackens - RB/CB Dallas Parish Episcopal
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Brackens had 16 carries for 129 yards out of the backfield. He scored 4 touchdowns as Parish Episcopal rolled to another victory. He added 7 tackles on defense. Andre told me he heard from Northwestern and Purdue on Monday as college coaches were allowed to make phone calls this week. He told me he is solid with his Rice commit however.
Trey Briggs - Linebacker/DS, Jersey Village
Houston Memorial 13
Jersey Village 0
The Falcon Offense is struggling to get on track as Jersey Village dropped its second straight game. The defense behind the efforts of Briggs have only given up 23 points on the year though. The JV Offense was unable to sustain any consistency which kept the defense on the defense. Briggs had 13 tackles, 8 of them solo.
Alex Francis - Cornerback, FB Hightower
Hightower had the week off after beating Eisenhower last week. They will play Fort Bend Willowridge this Thursday night at Mercer Stadium.
Nic Hammett - LB/TE, Rockdale
At Linebacker Nic was very productive once again - 11 tackles, 8 solo in Rockdale's win Friday night. In last week's game he had 18 tackles, 12 solos. Playing TE, Hammett said he was the only "lineman" that graded out above 80% with 83%. He had 3 pancake blocks, but also had a catch for 26 yards.
Jon Hodde - OL/DL, Burton
Austin Hyde Park 25
Burton travelled to Austin this week to play private school Hyde Park. They came out on the short end letting a 16-6 halftime lead slip away in dropping a 25-16 loss. Hodde allowed no sacks on offense. He had 11 tackles on defense, 6 of them solo. He also added 2 sacks. Burton held Hyde Park to a negative 36 yards.
Broderick Jackson - RB/SS, Kirbyville
Jackson's Kirbyville team, ranked #6 in the state in Class 2A, beat Jasper Saturday 44-43. Jackson returned a kick 91 yards for a touchdown. He had 50 yards rushing on 5 carries Offensively. On defense he had 3 pass break-ups, as well as 6 solo tackles and 2 assists.
Bobby Janisch - Offensive Tackle, Jersey Village
Houston Memorial 13
Jersey Village 0
As mentioned above Jersey Village is struggling a bit to get untracked on Offense. Janisch had a solid performance but the Falcons have a young QB that is trying to get comfortable in their Offense.
Jarek Lancaster - QB/LB, Helotes O'Connor
Helotes O'Connor 37
Laredo Alexander 31
Lancaster sat this one out recovering from a broken finger. He said he has a doctor's appointment Wednesday and hopes he might be able to play this coming weekend.
Alex Lowry - OL/DL, Caddo Mills
Caddo Mills 29
Nevada Community 19
Caddo Mills ran its recrod to a perfect 2-0 with a victory over rival Nevada Community. I'll have more details on Alex Lowry later.
Paul Porras - CB/WR, Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro
Porras did everything but sell popcorn in this one. On offense playing Receiver he had 3 catches for 60 yards, including a 20 yard touchdown catch. Also playing backup QB, he later had 50 yards rushing, adding another TD. Porras also had 3 punt returns for 60 yards. On defense, he recovered a fumble on the first play of the game. Playing Cornerback he made 5 tackles, 3 of them solo. Oh, he was also the holder on PAT's. I'm tired just writing this. Rice is getting a very good football player in Porras obviously.
Charles Ross - Running Back, Schertz Clemens
Schertz Clemens 26
SA Southwest 12
Perhaps the most amazing of several great performances this week was that of Clemens' Charles Ross. Ross had a 65 yard punt return for a touchdown. Playing defense, he intercepted a 2 point conversion attempt and raced 100 yards the other way, scoring 2 points for Clemens. He also caught a 9 yard touchdown pass. Ross finished the game with 11 carries for 62 yards.
Cade Shaw - Offensive Tackle, CC Calallen
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After changing strategies in an uncharacteristic loss last week, Calallen returned to what its does best this week in beating Gregory-Portland. Last week, OT Cade Shaw was moved to Offensive Guard as Calallen attempted strategic moves to offset the interior line size of Edcouch-Elsa. The moves didn't work as expected and Calallen lost.
Josh Skinner - DE/Slot, Silsbee
Silsbee dropped its second close game of the year by losing to Diboll 27-24. Silsbee had an 11 point 4th quarter lead but let it slip away to the visiting Lumberjacks. Josh Skinner had 4 tackles and a sack, but Diboll didn't run or roll to his side the entire game.
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