Texas Tech Commits Shine

A recap of how Texas Tech commits and their respective high school teams performed last week. Red Raider pledge Jonathan Giles (pictured above) highlighted the action last week as he led Fort Bend Elkins to a thrilling overtime victory over A&M Consolidated.

Madison Akamnonu, OL, Arlington Bowie
The Volunteers had a bye week. They return to the gridiron 7 p.m. Friday to play Colleyville Heritage at Grapevine’s Mustang-Panther Stadium. Corey Dauphine, RB, Port Arthur Memorial
Houston Lamar destroyed Memorial 58=28 this week, but Corey Dauphine still managed to gain 120 rushing yards. This was managed on 16 attempts for an average of 7.5 yards per carry. He found the end zone once and caught two receptions for 17 yards. The Titans will face George Ranch 7:30 p.m. Friday at Traylor Stadium.

Conner Dyer, OL, Mesquite Horn
Mesquite Horn’s offensive line helped the Jaguar offense to rack up 383 yards. They came up short against Rockwall though, dropping a 26-14 decision. District play heats up this week when the Jaguars take on Mesquite 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.

Trace Ellison, OL, Frisco Centennial
Centennial also had a bye week. They start district play this week against Frisco Heritage.

Breiden Fehoko, DL, Farrington (Hawaii)
Farrington continues its dominance in the Aloha State. The Governors defeated the Kailua Surfriders 38-7. The defense scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery. Fehoko will not have a chance to give any opponents nightmares this week. According to MaxPreps, Fehoko has produced 31 tackles including 16 solo and five sacks this season. The Governors have a bye week.

Jonathan Giles, QB, Fort Bend Elkins *committed as a wide receiver
With his team trailing A&M Consolidated 23-17, Giles took things into his own hands. He scored two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but the extra point failed on one of those. The missed extra point forced Elkins to go into overtime. Giles, again, took the game over and scored two touchdowns in overtime to claim a Knights victory. Overall, Giles completed 13 of 16 passes for 145 yards. He rushed 26 times for 186 yards, racking up 7.2 yards per carry. He scored four touchdowns, all on the ground. Future teammates face each other next week when Elkins opens district play against Texas City 7 p.m. Friday.

D’Vonta Hinton, OLB, Texas City
It was a tough week for Texas City. The Stingaree defense allowed 378 rushing yards to the Dickinson Gators. Despite allowing 49 points, the defense had a better night than the offense. Texas City’s only score came on an 85-yard interception return.

Jarrett Stidham, QB, Stephenville
Stidham continues to impress after amassing 245 yards and a two touchdowns through the air and another 220 yards and a pair of scores on the ground in a 36-21 victory over Everman. Stephenville will take on Lubbock Cooper 8 p.m. Thursday in a game televised on ESPN.

Collin Wilder, S, Katy (2016 commit)
Wilder played a key role again on the Katy Tiger defense. His name was mentioned quite a bit early on for some tackles against The Woodlands. Despite Wilder’s role, The Woodlands were able to snap Katy’s 50-game regular season win streak dating back to 2008. The Woodlands scored 24 points against the defense. Katy’s offense gave up some key turnovers late in the fourth quarter to ice the game.

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