The Denton Record-Chronicle recognizes athletes and their game-changing performances. E-mail nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trent Willis, Ryan, WR
Willis had a career night in Ryan’s lopsided victory over Wichita Falls Rider. Willis finished with a career-high 143 receiving yards on five receptions and had three touchdowns. Willis is proving he’s a capable big-play threat for a talented and balanced Raiders offense that features a slew of capable weapons.
Dagan Haehn, Lake Dallas, QB
Haehn was the main reason Lake Dallas was able to pull off a thrilling double-overtime victory over Frisco Centennial last week. The sophomore completed 27 of 41 passes for 333 yards and five touchdowns. Haehn also added a rushing touchdown in the win.
Derek Watson, Guyer, DE
Coming off a very tough week for the Wildcats, Watson and the Guyer defense stifled Colleyville Heritage’s offensive attack. Watson had three of the team’s nine sacks and helped hold Heritage to 1 rushing yard on 27 carries, a statistic that’s almost unheard of.
Daniel Longhenry, Aubrey, RB
Longhenry was the catalyst of Aubrey’s offense in a season-opening win against Anna. While he didn’t score a touchdown, he rushed for 233 yards on 30 carries, accounting for a large portion of Aubrey’s total offensive yards. It was an effort he’ll need to repeat in order for Aubrey to keep winning this season.
Deandre Coleman, Denton, WR
The Denton wide receiver stepped up and had a strong performance in the Broncos’ win over Carrollton R.L. Turner. Coleman hauled in six catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns in a key win for a Denton team looking for a turnaround its second season under head coach Kevin Atkinson.