Texas Tech Commits Shine

A recap of how Texas Tech commits and their respective high school teams performed last week. Red Raider five-star defensive tackle pledge Breiden Fehoko (pictured above) and Honolulu (HI) Farrington advanced to the Hawaii state playoffs.

Madison Akamnonu, OL, Arlington Bowie
Bowie was lights out this week during a 70-3 beating of Fort Worth Paschal. The offense racked up 720 yards, including 341 on the ground. The score was 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and 42-0 by halftime. Arlington Bowie has clinched a playoff spot. The Volunteers finish up the regular season on the road 7:30 p.m. Friday at Weatherford.

Tyler Castaneda, OL, Round Rock (2017 commit)
The Dragons destroyed Round Rock Westwood 52-7 and clinched the district 13-6A championship. Round Rock’s offense produced 424 rushing yards. The Dragons finish up their regular season against Round Rock McNeil 7 p.m. Friday at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex.

Corey Dauphine, RB, Port Arthur Memorial
The Titans playoff hopes burned with a 29-14 defeat at the hands of Beaumont West Brook. Dauphine had a rough night, racking up 49 yards on 20 carries. Dauphine will play the final game of his high school career against Galena Park North Shore 7 p.m. Friday at Galena Park I.S.D. Stadium.

Conner Dyer, OL, Mesquite Horn
Richardson Pearce was no match for the Jaguars as Mesquite Horn took a 35-0 lead before Pearce was able to put lights up on the board. Horn produced 464 yards of total offense and won the game 55-14. Horn clinched at least a share of the district 10-6A championship and already beat Highland Park, who is the only team who can also snatch a share. Horn can win the title outright when they play Lake Highlands 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wildcat-Ram Stadium in Dallas.

Trace Ellison, OL, Frisco Centennial
Centennial used 226 rushing yards to pound their way towards a 31-0 victory over Little Elm. Centennial finishes up the regular season 7 p.m. Friday at The Colony.

Breiden Fehoko, DL, Farrington (Hawaii)
The Governors kept their state championship hopes alive with a third place finish in the OIA tournament. Farrington defeated Campbell 31-19. Fehoko played a key role in the game by forcing a fumble which was returned for a touchdown by one of his teammates. The Governors play Maui Friday in the first round of the Hawaii state tournament.

Jonathan Giles, QB, Fort Bend Elkins
Giles scored two passing touchdowns in a 45-0 victory over Fort Bend Bush. He completed 14 of 26 pass attempts finishing with 140 yards. Elkins finishes the regular season 7 p.m. Friday at Santa Fe Indian Stadium.

D'Vonta Hinton, OLB, Texas City
Texas City continues its hot streak with a fourth consecutive victory. This one came 34-13 against Santa Fe. The Stingaree defense produced three turnovers. Texas City will finish its regular season 7 p.m. Thursday at Missouri City’s Hall Stadium against Fort Bend Ridge Point.

Jarrett Stidham, QB, Stephenville
Stephenville had a bye week. Stidham is still hurt and underwent successful surgery on a broken finger Monday.

Carlos Strickland, WR, Dallas Skyline
Dallas Skyline clinched at least a share of the district 9-6A championship with a 56-21 victory over Carrollton Turner. The latest Texas Tech commit had just one reception, but he scored on the 33-yard catch. The Raiders end the regular season 7 p.m. Thursday against W.T. White at Sprague Athletic Complex in Dallas.

Courtney Wallace, DL, Neville (Louisiana)
The Neville defense was stout during a 34-0 victory over West Ouachita. The Tigers allowed West Ouachita to move across midfield two times and limited the rushing attack to fewer than 100 yards. Neville is the district 2-4A champions and have a bye week before entering the playoffs.

Broderick Washington, OL/DL, Longview
Longview steamrolled another district opponent in Sulpher Springs, but this victory was the district 15-5A championship clincher. The Lobos racked up over 400 yards rushing during the 49-6 victory over Sulpher Springs. Longview will play Hallsville 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lobo Stadium in Longview.

Collin Wilder, S, Katy (2016 commit)
Katy dominated 65-0 during a victory over Katy Tompkins. Neither team committed any turnovers. Tompkins gained 39 passing yards and produced 21 rushing yards on 29 carries. The Tigers defense has allowed 7 points in the last three games, scoring two shutouts. The only points scored during this time frame came with 4:37 left in the fourth quarter with Katy leading 56-0.

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