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Demontrie Taylor, Guyer, LB
The outside linebacker played a big role in stopping Azle’s rushing attack and lifting Guyer to a district-opening win. Taylor amassed 11 tackles, including five for loss and three sacks, in the team’s 41-10 victory over the Hornets. Guyer’s defense held Azle to 38 rushing yards on 34 carries.
DaCoven Bailey, Pilot Point, WR
For the second straight week, Bailey had a huge reception that enabled Pilot Point to pick up a late victory. Bailey caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Travis Garrett with 28 seconds left, giving the Bearcats the 20-17 victory over Callisburg. Bailey finished with five catches for 86 yards and the touchdown.
Keegan Brewer, Lake Dallas, WR
Brewer played a huge role in Lake Dallas’ district-opening win over Denton. Brewer hauled in seven catches for 83 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 victory for the Falcons. Brewer’s emergence at wide receiver gives quarterback Dagan Haehn another viable aerial threat.
Mitchell Bridges, Ryan, QB
Bridges has been efficient at the helm of Ryan’s offense all season and continued the trend against McKinney. Bridges was 7-of-9 passing for 130 yards and two touchdowns, including a 48-yard strike to Trent Willis. Bridges also ran for 56 yards and a touchdown to help Ryan to its fourth win in four games this season.
Sam Sizelove, Argyle, LB
Argyle’s defense forced six turnovers in a lopsided 52-12 win over Wilmer-Hutchins and Sizelove played a key role in the defensive showcase. Sizelove had a team-high 11 tackles, including two tackles for loss and two sacks in the victory. Argyle’s defense only allowed 126 yards of total offense in the contest.