Kilgore junior running back Kevrin Justice was one of six players from across the state to earn Built Ford Tough Texas High School Player of the Week honors.

Justice, who won the award for Class 3A, turned in a career performance in the Bulldogs' 48-20 victory over previously-unbeaten Mount Pleasant last Friday night. Justice ran for a career-best 257 yards and scored two touchdowns as No. 5 Kilgore improved to 3-0 on the season.

The Built Ford Tough Player of the Week program honors six outstanding student-athletes each week during the 2013 regular season, recognizing one player in each of the state’s six athletic classifications. The winners are chosen for athletic achievements on the field, as well as for outstanding scholarship and community involvement.

Other players of the week were San Angelo quarterback Mickey Scott (5A), Fort Worth Dunbar quarterback La'Quarrian Peoples (4A), Sunnyvale quarterback Ryan Cottingame (2A), Electra quarterback/defensive back Michael Bishop (1A) and Garland Christian quarterback Braxton Berry for private schools.

Justice and Kilgore begin District 16-3A play Friday night at Spring Hill.