Texas Tech Commits Shine

A recap of how Texas Tech commits and their respective high school teams performed last week. Red Raider pledge and five-star quarterback Jarrett Stidham (pictured above) helped Stephenville to a 40-21 victory over Brownwood last week.

Madison Akamnonu, OL, Arlington Bowie
Arlington Bowie’s offense racked up 483 yards, including 286 on the ground during a 35-28 victory over North Crowley. The Volunteers have a chance to regain first place this week when Bowie plays first place Arlington Martin 7:30 p.m. Friday at Arlington’s Wilemon Stadium.

Corey Dauphine, RB, Port Arthur Memorial
The Titans snapped a four-game losing streak with a hail mary against Baytown Sterling. The amazing pass lifted Memorial to a 28-24 victory. Dauphine played a major factor in the game, racking up 135 yards on 26 carries. He scored once. The victory not only salvages what was turning out to be a lost season, but also throws the Titans back into the district 21-6A championship picture. Every team in the district holds at least one victory and one loss. Memorial looks to build on the momentum against La Porte 7 p.m. Friday at Bulldog Stadium in La Porte.

Conner Dyer, OL, Mesquite Horn
The Jaguars dominated Highland Park and handed the Scots their first district loss since 2008. The Horn offense racked up 386 yards. Horn receiver Jarrison Stewart brought in 120 yards on six receptions. Horn now has sole possession of first place with a 3-0 record in district 10-6A. The Jaguars host Richardson 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mesquite’s E.H. Hamby Stadium.

Trace Ellison, OL, Frisco Centennial
Centennial’s offense racked up 473 yards, including 305 on the ground, during a 35-30 victory over Frisco Lone Star. The Titans stay atop the district 9-5A standings, but they they’ll take a Frisco Wakeland team that is 3-1 in district play. Centennial will look to hold on to sole possession 7 p.m. Friday at Toyota Stadium.

Breiden Fehoko, DL, Farrington (Hawaii)
The Governors earned a first round bye in the OIA playoffs. Farrington picks up business again with their second round matchup against Waienae. Fehoko visited Texas Tech for his official visit.

Jonathan Giles, QB, Fort Bend Elkins
Giles tossed three touchdown passes and scored another one on the ground during a 41-13 Knights victory over Fort Bend Willowridge. He currently has 829 passing yards and 479 rushing yards on the season. Elkins is 6-0 with a 3-0 district record, but so is their next opponent. The Knights will fight for sole possession of first place in district 23-5A when they host For Bend Ridge Point 7 p.m. Thursday at Hall Stadium in Missouri City.

D'Vonta Hinton, OLB, Texas City
Texas City picked up its first district victory and vaulted themselves back into playoff contention with a 20-9 victory over Galveston Ball. The Stingaree defense came up big with a second half shutout. Texas City will host Fort Bend Bush in a crucial matchup for a playoff spot. Both teams are 1-2 in district 23-5A. Hinton leads his team back to the gridiron 7 p.m. Friday at Stingaree Stadium.

Jarrett Stidham, QB, Stephenville
Stidham went off again. He racked up 462 total yards including 392 through the air. All three of his touchdowns were through his passing game. The Yellow Jackets dominated Brownwood 40-21 to open district play with a victory. Stephenville will host Snyder 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium.

Courtney Wallace, DL, Neville (Louisiana)
Neville opened up district 2-4A with a 51-7 demolition of Franklin Parish. This score was 45-7 at halftime. Neville’s defensive line played a huge factor in this game as Franklin Parish tried to employ the same offense Arkansas used against Texas Tech in running the ball down Neville’s throats. It’s safe to say Wallace and the rest of the defense were ready for it. Franklin Parish was held to 97 yards rushing. Neville’s only loss came in a 19-13 game at the hands of Broderick Washington and the Longview Lobos. The Tigers host Wossman 7 p.m. Friday at Bill Ruple Stadium in Monroe, Lousiana.

Broderick Washington, OL/DL, Longview
Marshall was no match for the Lobos as Longview dominated in a 56-13 demolition. The Lobos racked up 292 rushing yards. Longview went up 14-0 in the first three minutes of the game. A battle for sole possession of first place in district 15-5A takes place when Longview faces 3-0 Texarkana Texas. The two teams square off 7:30 p.m. Friday In Tiger Stadium at Grim Park, the home of Texarkana Texas.

Collin Wilder, S, Katy (2016 commit)
The Katy defense came up big once again. A pick-six and a scoop-and-score boosted the Tigers to a 35-10 victory over Katy Seven Lakes. The Tigers look to continue their winning ways against Katy Morton Ranch 6 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes Stadium.

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