From Spring QB Bishop Davenport (476 total yards, 7 TDs) to El Campo RB Rueben Owens (300 rushing yards, 5 TDs), there were dozens of standout high school football performances across the state of Texas during the third weekend of the 2021 season. Here’s a look at Texas’ top stars for Sept. 9-11.
TOP STARS IN TEXAS HS FOOTBALL FOR SEPT. 9-11
Alex Orji, Sachse QB
In Friday’ game against Denton Braswell, Orji was 17-of-32 passing for 233 yards and 4 touchdown throws in a 38-28 loss. Orji also ran for 65 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Bishop Davenport, Spring QB
Davenport threw for 367 yards and five touchdowns on 22-of-30 passing and added 109 rushing yards and two scores on 1o carries to lead Spring to a dominant 69-21 victory over Tomball Memorial on Thursday night. (Bishop Davenport featured photo above by Andrew McCulloch)
Keldric Luster, Frisco Liberty QB
Friday’s game against Prosper Rock Hill saw Luster go 21-of-23 for 268 yards with 3 TDs and an additional 118 yards and rushing touchdown on 22 carries in a 43-36 win.
Cergio Perez, Garland QB
In Friday’s game against Plano Prestonwood, Perez went 28-of-43 for 298 yards with five TDs in a 49-21 win.
Brayson McHenry, Texarkana Texas High QB
McHenry went 16-of-25 for 193 yards and a TD in a 34-14 win over Forney on Friday.
Godspower Nwawuihe, North Garland QB
Nwawuihe was 16-of-31 passing for 233 yards and four TDs and he added 170 rushing yards and four TDs on the ground off 26 carries in a 57-51 overtime win over Richardson Berkner.
John Mateer, Little Elm QB
Mateer threw for 290 yards and four TDs on 19-of-27 passing and ran for 54 yards on seven carries in Little Elm’s 35-31 win over Plano West.
Nick Evers, Flower Mound QB
Evers was 19-of-43 for 346 yards and two TDs and also ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in Flower Mound’s 41-37 loss to Mansfield Timberview.
Braedyn Locke, Rockwall QB
Locke went 30-of-43 for 506 yards and five TDs in Rockwall’s 59-35 win over Lake Travis.
Sam Fennegan, Melissa QB
Fennegan threw for 281 yards and six touchdowns on 20-of-31 passing in a 60-7 win over Dallas Carter.
Conner Weigman, Cypress Bridgeland QB
Weigman completed 23 of 32 passes for 452 yards and four TDs in Bridgeland’s 39-35 win over The Woodlands. Weigman also ran for 103 yards on 19 carries.
Michael Cisneros, Mercedes QB
Cisneros threw for 196 yards and two TDs on 15-of-22 passing and ran for 114 yards and a rushing touchdown on seven carries in a 56-7 win against PSJA Memorial.
Cade Klubnik, Austin Westlake QB
Klubnik tallied 352 yards and six touchdowns through the air on 21-of-30 and added a rushing score in Westlake’s 59-21 victory over Mansfield Summit.
Jah’mar Sanders, Port Arthur Memorial QB
Sanders went 18-of-26 for 279 yards and two TDs while adding a running touchdown in a 41-26 loss to Crosby.
Brad Jackson, Cypress Creek QB
Jackson completed 16 of 27 pass attempts for 266 yards and three TDs in Cy Creek’s 41-40 win against Aldine Eisenhower.
Abel Tamez, Harlingen QB
In Friday’s game against Laredo United, Tamez went 20-of-25 for 325 yards with three TDs in a 35-14 win.
Owen Allen, Southlake Carroll RB
Allen rushed for 183 yards and two TDs on 21 carries in Carroll’s 31-0 win over Prosper.
Harold Perkins, Cypress Park RB
Perkins ran four times for 95 yards with three TDs in a 59-20 win over Lamar Consolidated. He also snagged a 21-yard catch and recovered a fumble and ran it back to the house during a two-point conversion attempt defensively.
Brandon High, Conroe Grand Oaks RB
In a 42-14 win against Kingwood Park, High rushed 11 times for 143 yards and three TDs.
Noelle Whitehead, Lake Highlands RB
Whitehead rushed 12 times for 163 yards and two TDs and caught three passes for 42 yards and an additional touchdown in a 56-21 win over Plano.
Damian Martinez, Lewisville RB
Martinez ran 20 times for 206 yards and a touchdown in a 42-17 win over Arlington Lamar.
Ollie Gordon, Euless Trinity RB
Gordon carried the ball 28 times for 203 yards and touchdown in Euless Trinity’s 30-27 win over Colleyville Heritage.
Caleb Texada, Grapevine RB
Texada tallied 229 rushing yards on 16 carries in a 46-43 victory over Justin Northwest.
Kalib Hicks, Denton Ryan RB
Hicks rushed 30 times for 209 yards and two touchdowns in Ryan’s 28-10 win against Frisco Reedy.
Ashton Jeanty, Frisco Lone Star RB
Jeanty carried the ball 29 times for 162 yards and two TDs in a 51-24 win over Frisco Heritage.
Rueben Owens, El Campo RB
Owens toted the ball 19 times for 300 yards and five TDs in El Campo’s 49-35 victory over Port Lavaca Calhoun. He also added a 39-yard touchdown pass.
Re’Shaun Sanford, Killeen Harker Heights RB
Sanford ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in a 64-28 win against Round Rock McNeil.
Ted Galvan, Edinburg Vela RB
Galvan rushed for 163 yards and two TDs on 12 carries in Vela’s 24-0 win over PSJA North.
Jaden Greathouse, Austin Westlake TE
Greathouse caught three passes for 100 yards and three TDs in a 59-21 win against Mansfield Summit.
Jalen Hale, Longview WR
Hale caught four passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns in a 46-20 win over Tyler Legacy.
Jordan Kelley, Refugio DB/WR
Kelley recorded seven receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 55-38 win against Weimar. He also scored a defensive touchdown on a 30-yard interception return.
Noah Thomas, League City Clear Springs WR
Thomas tallied five catches for 88 yards and two TDs in a 45-3 victory over Fort Bend Elkins.
Matthew Golden, Klein Cain WR
Golden caught 10 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown in Cain’s 49-14 win over Cy Ranch.
Andrew Maleski, Cypress Bridgeland WR
Maleski hauled in four passes for 116 yards and three TDs in a 39-35 victory over The Woodlands.
Samuel Omosigho, Crandall WR
Omosigho caught five passes for 163 yards and a touchdown in Crandall’s 68-42 win against Alvarado.
Noble Johnson, Rockwall WR
Johnson tallied 12 receptions for 249 yards and 4 TD’s in a 59-35 win over Lake Travis.
Jaxson Lavender, Lucas Lovejoy WR
Jaxson snagged 10 passes for 164 yards and three TDs in Lovejoy’s 69-21 victory over Princeton.
Zion Steptoe, Frisco Memorial WR
Steptoe caught nine passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-14 victory against Frisco Lebanon Trail.
Ashton Cozart, Flower Mound Marcus WR
Cozart caught 10 passes for 176 yards and two TDs in a 41-14 win over Keller Central.
Jordan Hudson, Garland WR
Hudson hauled in 10 receptions for 103 yards and three TDs in Garland’s 49-21 win over Plano Prestonwood.
Rayshawn Glover, Lamar Consolidated WR
Glover caught seven passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns in a 59-20 loss to Cy Park.
Jaden Platt, Haslet Eaton TE
Platt had four catches for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 35-34 win over Carrollton Hebron.
Takoda Bridges, Carrollton Hebron WR
Bridges caught nine passes for 192 yards and two TDs in a 35-34 loss to Haslet Eaton..
DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS STARS
Jayven Anderson, Galena Park North Shore S
Anderson recovered a fumble and found the end zone on a 99-yard touchdown return in a 27-21 loss against Spring Westfield.
Jaylon Guilbeau, Port Arthur Memorial CB
Guilbeau scored by returning the game’s opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in a 41-26 loss to Crosby.
Chandler Rivers, Beaumont United CB
Rivers scored on a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown in United’s 24-19 loss to Montgomery.
Jaden Hilliard, Lubbock Monterey LB
Hilliard returned a fumble 39 yards for a scoop-and-score TD in Monterey’s 23-21 victory over Midland.
Aeryn Hampton, Daingerfield DB/RB
Hampton returned two interceptions for touchdowns — one from 43 yards out and another 57-yard return — in Daingerfield’s 58-30 victory against Sabine. He also scored on a 60-yard touchdown run.
Nathaniel Livingston, Cy Park RB
Livingston scored on a 59-yard punt return touchdown in Cy Park’s 59-20 win against Lamar Consolidated.
Jordan Nabors, Rockwall Heath WR
Nabors returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown and added three catches for 57 yards and a receiving touchdown in Heath’s 62-21 victory over Red Oak.