TPI's Week 0 Top Performers: 18-5A

With action going on all across the state, TPI's Ahmard Vital will highlight some of the top player performances from Week 0 in the District of 18-5A.

RB Aundre Dean, Katy
Dean is back for his senior year and on a mission to lead the Tiger team to the state game. In Thursday's game against Klein, Dean had 24 carries for 153 yards. The bigger and stronger Dean continues to earn the tough yards and never allows just one player to tackle him. Get ready for another 2,000+-yard season. Katy won 45-0.

QB Will Handlin, Mayde Creek
After taking little to no snaps last year, Handlin showed he capable of running the Rams' offense. In the Fort Bend Dulles game, he was 13-of-24 for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Under new coach Lance Carter, this Mayde Creek team has the chance to be dangerous. The Rams earned a 28-21 victory.

WR Rodney Mouton, Katy Taylor
After Friday's game against Langham Creek, it would be safe to say that Mouton will be the Mustangs' go-to guy. He had seven catches for 75 yards against the Lobos. Be on the lookout for Mouton throughout the year. The Mustangs lost 34-14.

QB Shane Ros, Cinco Ranch
Ros will end up being a solid recruit from the Class of 2009, which is loaded. Against Cy Ridge, Ros ran 22 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 138 yards passing with an interception. This young athlete will blossom as the season continues. The Cougars fell to Cy Ridge 41-21.

DB Trent Hunter, Katy
The Kansas State commit got the ball rolling early for the Tiger squad. Hunter took the opening kickoff 100 yards, blocked a Bearkat field goal, and was in on at least seven tackles throughout the game. He leads a Tiger defense that will tough to move that ball against this season. The Tigers won 45-0 over Klein.

RB Cullen Pabody, Katy Taylor
Pabody led the Mustang rushing attack against Langham Creek gaining 135 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Despite a 34-14 loss to the Lobos, the Mustangs appear to have a solid workhorse in Pabody.

TPI Bonus: Mayde Creek defensive unit
Now usually I wouldn't do this, but I felt the need to do so. This Rams defense stepped their game up to next level when it was time to do so. In the final quarter, they forced three Dulles turnovers that gave them the needed boost for the win. Chase Hooper and Ryan Cook each had interceptions. Jowyn Ward, Justin Roberson, and Hooper were all key in the Rams' run support.

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