TPI's Week 8 Top Performers: 17-5A

With all the football action going on all across the state, TPI's Ahmard Vital will highlight some of the top player performances from Week 8 in the District of 17-5A.

QB Kolby Gray, Cy Falls
Gray is just tearing things up this season and makes TPI's top list once again. In a 56-14 win over Langham Creek, Gray completed 27-of-37 for 482 yards and five touchdowns. He led the Cy Falls offense to 607 total yards and continues to put up big numbers.
Vital's take: It is clear that Gray will be one of the top recruits from the Class of 2009. He manages the team and makes good decisions with the ball and giving his receivers the opportunity to make plays.

RB Hasan Lipscomb, Cy Ridge
Lipscomb is a big time player who makes big time plays. And in a 28-15 win over Jersey Village, he did exactly that. He rushed 22 times for 108 yards and three touchdowns. 
Vital's take: Lipscomb will hit the radar and likely be listed as one the state's top backs. He runs hard between the tackles and is hard to catch in the open field.

QB Jeff McVaney, Strake Jesuit
McVaney was right on point Saturday night in a 34-12 victory over Cy Creek. He was 12-of-18 for 227 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns. 
Vital's take: McVaney has decided to pursue both football and baseball at the moment. He holds three offers right now, but look for more interest to come his way. He is also solid in the classroom, which makes him very marketable to Ivy League schools.

WR Cy Falls (Blake Shaw, Darius Bolden, Denzel Wells)
Gray's targets are all capable of making the big play (or several big plays) at any given moment. Shaw (7/179/2 TD), Bolden (8/149/TD), and Wells (9/132/2 TD) all had break out games in a 56-14 win over Langham Creek.
Vital's take: Shaw has committed to USC for track. Both Bolden and Wells seemed to be flying under the radar, but have the talent to play at the next level.

QB Jacob Thompson, Cy Creek
Even with a club on his hand, Thompson still was able to make plenty of plays against Strake Jesuit. Through the air, he threw for 191 yards and a touchdown. He also picked up another 156 yards on the ground in a 34-12 loss to the Crusaders. 
Vital's take: Thompson puts up big numbers, but not sure what his plans are for the next level.

WR Davis Burck, Strake Jesuit
Burck has proven to be a very versatile target in the Crusader offense. He had seven receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-12 victory over Cy Creek.
Vital's take: Not playing last season as a junior may have hurt Burck, but he is steadily making up for it with the numbers he is putting up this season. Also strong in the classroom, Burck may head to the East Coast to attend college.


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