The beauty of having a handful of capable running backs sharing the load is that on any given night, one of them can shine. That player was Junebug Johnson last Friday night.
Player of the Week
Waskom linebacker Chan Amie helped lead the way in the Wildcats' 52-32 win against Leonard in the Class 3A Division II playoffs.
The junior recorded 19 tackles, four tackles for loss and ran back a 72-yard interception from his middle linebacker spot. He stopped multiple Leonard drives in their tracks and individually accounted for a touchdown swing in the 20-point victory.
Jordan Owens' senior season will continue thanks in large part to his performance in John Tyler's 58-23 win against Texas High in Friday's Class 5A Division I bi-district playoff game.
The Lions' safety recorded two interceptions, including a 41-yard touchdown return, as well as a fumble recovery in the game for the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Mineola had an easy time of it last Friday night, securing the program's first postseason win since 2010. And sophomore quarterback Jeremiah Crawford was a big reason why.
Travon Fuller made the decision easy.
The junior athlete recorded three interceptions, recovered a fumble for a 55-yard touchdown and blocked a field goal attempt in Athens' 52-28 victory against Wills Point. He is ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.
There aren't too many pure running backs in all of East Texas -- regardless of classification -- better than Arp senior standout Marcalas Johnson. His performance Friday night showed exactly why.
Normally, the fewer times an offense possesses the ball, the lower the team's overall scoring output becomes. And ultimately, the less likely that team secures victory.
It's been an uphill battle for Canton since losing quarterback and Louisiana-Monroe commitment Chandler Eiland to an ankle injury, but Eagles linebacker Brazos Hesskew simply willed the squad to an important District 5-4A Division II win Friday
With defensive back Roney Elam in the lineup, there was speculation Newton would give the powerful Corrigan-Camden offense its toughest game of the regular season.
The last three Carthage starting quarterbacks won state championships, the previous two combining to win three of the school's four titles over the past six seasons.