Texas Tech Commits Shine

A recap of how Texas Tech commits and their respective high school teams performed last week. Red Raider pledge and four-star offensive lineman Conner Dyer (pictured above) helped Mesquite Horn to a 62-12 rout of Richardson Berkner.

Madison Akamnonu, OL, Arlington Bowie
The Volunteers lost to Shane Buechele, a junior Tech offer, and Arlington Lamar 41-38. While that seems like a lot of offense, Bowie’s defense and special teams scored a touchdown each. The Volunteer offense gained 338 yards, with 288 coming on the ground. One thing Bowie can say that Lamar cannot is the Volunteers did not commit a turnover. The Volunteers are now 1-1 in district 4-6A. They have a pivotal matchup for a playoff spot this week against North Crowley. The two teams square off 7:30 p.m. Friday at Panther Stadium in Fort Worth.

Corey Dauphine, RB, Port Arthur Memorial
Port Arthur Memorial is off to a disappointing 0-2 start in district 21-6A after a loss to 35-13 loss to Deer Park. Dauphine provided 38 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. The Titans will look to snap a four-game losing streak against Baytown Sterling 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium in Port Arthur.

Conner Dyer, OL, Mesquite Horn
After strong winds during a Thursday evening severe thunderstorm, power was out at Richardson’s Wildcat-Ram Stadium. Horn and Richardson Berkner moved the game up to 4:30 and the Jaguars had no problem with the schedule change. The Jaguars offense scored 28 points before the defense decided they wanted to join in on the scoring fun. Horn went up 55-0 before Berkner connected a 57-yard touchdown pass. Due to the same-day schedule change and power outage, stats are not available. It’s safe to say, the Horn o-line had a tremendous day though as the Jaguars won 62-12. Horn is now 4-1 with a 2-0 district record outscoring district opponents 104-33. If the Jaguars want to win the 10-6A district championship though, they’ll have to pull an upset against the unbeaten Scots of Highland Park. This crucial matchup takes center-stage 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mesquite’s E.H. Hamby Stadium.

Trace Ellison, OL, Frisco Centennial
The Titans continued steam-rolling through district 9-5A with a 55-7 victory over Frisco Independence. Centennial held a 48-0 lead heading into the half. The Titan offense racked up 254 rushing yards while quarterback Court Walker finished a perfect 7-for-7 passing racking up 125 yards and three touchdowns. Centennial holds sole possession of the district 9-5A lead with the only perfect record at 3-0. Don’t get too comfortable though, an angry second-place Frisco Lone Star team is up next. The one-two punch will fight for the district’s top spot 7 p.m. Friday at Toyota Stadium.

Breiden Fehoko, DL, Farrington (Hawaii)
Farrington finished off the regular season with a 29-27 victory over Campbell. Fehoko racked up three tackles to help his team secure a first round bye in the playoffs. Hawaii’s playoff schedule starts this week. Farrington is the second seed in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division One bracket.

Jonathan Giles, QB, Fort Bend Elkins *committed as a WR
The Knights continue to stay unbeaten as a 32-7 victory over Galveston Ball pushed their record to 5-0. Giles tossed two scoring passes and added another touchdown on the ground to help lead his team to the victory. Giles completed 15 of 24 passes for 247 yards and used nine carries to rack up 74 rushing yards. The Knights face Fort Bend Willowridge 6 p.m. Saturday.

D'Vonta Hinton, OLB, Texas City
Texas City continued its struggles with a 27-14 loss against Fort Bend Marshall. The defense allowed three scores, but did manage two interceptions. Despite a 1-4 record, the Stingaree defense has given up more than 24 points just once this season. Texas City will look to reverse the losing trend against Galveston Ball 7 p.m. Friday at Galveston’s Courville Stadium

Jarrett Stidham, QB, Stephenville
The Yellow Jackets had an off week. They open district play on the road against Brownwood 7:30 p.m. Friday at Gordon Wood Stadium

Broderick Washington, OL/DL, Longview
Four different Longview running backs scored during a 56-7 demolition of Greenville. The Lobos racked up over 400 yards of offense. Longview hosts rival Marshall 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lobo Stadium.

Collin Wilder, S, Katy (2016 commit)
The Tigers had a bye week. Katy takes on Katy Seven Lakes 7 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes Stadium.

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