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Brennan Ellis, Krum, RB
Since taking over at running back for the Bobcats’ injured starter, Ellis has shined in his new offensive role. In Friday’s win over Bridgeport, he rushed for 107 yards and had two catches for 59 yards while icing the game in the final minutes with a 24-yard touchdown run. He accounted for 166 of Krum’s 268 yards of offense.
Travis Garrett, Pilot Point, QB
There aren’t many players in the area whose team relies more on him than Garrett. The junior signal-caller scored all of the Bearcats’ points in Friday’s win over Ponder that kept them undefeated in District 5-2A (I) play. Garrett rushed for 137 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns, highlighted by his final score — a 61-yard scamper.
Colby Moore, Liberty Christian, QB
The Warriors appeared to be on their way to an 0-2 start in TAPPS I-1 play until Moore delivered some heroics. Moore found Cody Hughes for a 13-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds remaining to put the Warriors up by one point. Moore finished the night with 139 passing yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 131 yards and a score.
Nolan Robinson, Ryan, DL
The senior defensive end will forever be on Joey Florence’s good side after sacking Flower Mound Marcus quarterback Andrew Parish with four minutes remaining, forcing a fumble that he recovered. That set the Raiders up for a game-winning drive that brought them back from a deficit to secure their head coach’s 200th career victory.
Derek Watson, Guyer, DL
The lanky junior has been one of Guyer’s best pass-rushers all season, and Friday night was no different as he recorded a sack and a team-high five quarterback hurries in Guyer’s 34-14 win over Trophy Club Nelson. He was also a big part of a dominant effort against the run, racking up five tackles with two behind the line of scrimmage.