Lufkin’s Tyler Stubblefield, Center’s K.J. Garrett, New Boston’s Damien Haskins Named Built Ford Tough Players of the Week
After huge performances this past Friday, three East Texas football players each received the statewide honor of Built Ford Tough Player of the Week this week for their respective classifications.
Lufkin senior quarterback Tyler Stubblefield (5A award winner), Center senior running back K.J. Garrett (3A award winner), and New Boston senior running back Damien Haskins (2A award winner) each received the honor following their huge games.
Stubblefield threw for 562 yards and eight touchdowns in a 71-68, four-overtime victory at College Station A&M Consolidated to open the District 14-5A schedule. Garrett carried 27 times for 275 yards and four touchdowns in the Roughriders' 43-30 non-district road win against Tatum.
Haskins carried the ball only five times, but scored every time, rushing for 234 yards on a staggering 46.8 yards per carry in New Boston's District 8-2A Division I-opening rout of Queen City, 51-6.
Stubblefield, a Texas A&M baseball commit, has completed 80 of 141 passes for 1,178 yards, 14 touchdowns, and five interceptions entering the Panthers' Friday bye. Garrett enters Center's Friday home game against Corrigan-Camden with 95 carries for 788 yards and nine touchdowns.
Haskins, who is committed to Memphis, leads East Texas with 1,218 yards and 19 touchdowns on 76 carries, averaging 16.0 yards per carry going into the Lions' 8-2A D-I showdown at home against Daingerfield on Friday.