Pleasant Grove’s Tyler Kelley is the ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week
Tyler Kelley had perhaps the most impactful play of the game against Pittsburg this past week.
With Pleasant Grove trailing 14-13, Kelley came away with an interception, returning it 47 yards for a touchdown to give the Hawks the lead. Although the game would go back and forth after that, the play was huge for momentum in Pleasant Grove's eventual 44-41 victory to send the Hawks to the state semifinals for the second straight season.
Kelley also had another interception, finishing with two total, as well as six tackles. He is the ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Week 15 Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts. He follows Tenaha's Jordan Marshall, who took the award in Week 14.
Pleasant Grove improved to 12-2 with the victory and will advance to face Iowa Park (9-5) in the 4A D-II state semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ford Center in Frisco.
2018 ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Players of the Week
- Week 15 (Dec. 6-8): Tyler Kelley, DB, Pleasant Grove
- Week 14 (Nov. 29-Dec. 1): Jordan Marshall, DB, Tenaha
- Week 13 (Nov. 22-24): Ronnie McPherson, DL, Gilmer
- Week 12 (Nov. 15-17): Marcus Burris, DL, Pleasant Grove
- Week 11 (Nov. 9-11): Tyler Cherry, DL, Jefferson
- Week 10 (Nov. 2-4): Keontae Burns, DB, Pittsburg
- Week 9 (Oct. 25-27): Easton Blackstone, LB, Harmony
- Week 8 (Oct. 18-20): Jayden Jacobs, DL, Van
- Week 7 (Oct. 11-13): Walker Adams, LB, Carlisle
- Week 6 (Oct. 4-6): Eliya Garrett-Enis, LB, Emory Rains
- Week 5 (Sept. 27-29): Camryn Edney, LB, Pittsburg
- Week 4 (Sept. 20-22): Coltan Mills, DE, West Rusk
- Week 3 (Sept. 13-15): Justin Edwards, LB, Wills Point
- Week 2 (Sept. 6-8): Talon Winings, DB, West Rusk
- Week 1 (Aug. 30-Sept. 1): Ty Patterson, LB, Linden-Kildare