Mitchell Bridges, Ryan, football
Playing with a sprained MCL, Bridges not only helped Ryan secure a playoff spot but also the top seed out of District 5-5A in the Division II bracket. The junior was 10 of 14 for 154 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 40 yards and a score to extend the Raiders’ season.
Foster Ford, Liberty Christian, football
Needing a win to gain some momentum heading into the TAPPS playoffs, Ford delivered for his team. The senior quarterback was 16-of-23 passing for 302 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 50-42 victory over Dallas Bishop Lynch.
Jerrod Heard, Guyer, football
In just over one half of action, the junior quarterback put together a highlight reel of dazzling touchdown runs in Guyer’s rout of Fort Worth Brewer. Heard had 10 carries for 196 yards and four touchdowns, including scoring runs of 49 and 48 yards. He also threw for 131 yards.
Sierra James, Argyle, volleyball
With her team leading 10-9 in the fifth and decisive set of the Class 3A Region II final, the senior middle blocker took the match into her own hands and helped send her team to its first state tournament appearance by serving the final five points, including two of her six aces.
Ian Sadler, Argyle, football
Sadler continued his monster season in the Eagles’ regular-season finale by catching nine passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for another touchdown in Argyle’s 45-7 blowout of fellow state powerhouse Celina. Sadler finished the regular season with 24 total touchdowns.