The Denton Record-Chronicle recognizes athletes and their game-changing performances. E-mail nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Charles Boosa, Denton, football
With his team in need of a victory, Boosa came through with one of the biggest plays in Denton’s 28-19 win over Wichita Falls. Boosa forced a fumble and returned it for a 55-yard touchdown, giving the Broncos a 15-point lead. Denton went on to win its first district game of the season.
Reed Flores, Krum, football
Flores topped the 200-yard rushing mark for the second straight week in the Bobcats’ 34-14 win over Bridgeport. Flores rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns in Krum’s first district win in program history. Through seven games, Krum is undefeated and Flores is 14 yards shy of the 1,000-yard mark.
Jerrod Heard, Guyer, football
After a scoreless first quarter against Trophy Club Nelson, Heard’s 21-yard rushing TD erased a seven-point deficit and sparked the Wildcats’ offense in the win last week. Heard finished with 173 rushing yards, 157 passing yards and four total touchdowns.
Jon Aaron Howell, Liberty, football
Howell’s rushing attack propelled the Warriors in their win over Dallas Bishop Dunne last week. Late in the third quarter, with Liberty trailing, Howell scored on a 4-yard run to put the Warriors up for good. He rushed for 122 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns.
Trent Willis, Ryan, football
Willis benefited from the return of junior quarterback Mitchell Bridges and had a huge catch that sparked the Raiders’ offense in its district-opening win against Flower Mound Marcus. Willis’ 54-yard game-changing touchdown reception in the second quarter was one of his four catches in the game.