Dave Campbell's Texas Football Inspirational Coach of the Week
Presented by iCoach

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, in partnership with iCoach, is proud to honor one head football coach in each classification with the Inspirational Coach of the Week Award. Each coach recognized with this special honor typifies discipline, character and integrity while passing those values along to their athletes to help them be successful both on and off the field.

Congratulations to all the coaches and thank you for all you do for your players, schools and communities.

WEEK FOUR WINNERS

6A: Ken Plunk, Amarillo Tascosa
Led by the triple option offense, the Rebels knocked off crosstown rival Amarillo High to improve to 4-0 on the year, marking the first time since 1975 that Tascosa has beaten the Sandies in consecutive years.

5A: Joseph Turner, Fort Worth North Side
The former TCU running back helped the Steers to a 32-0 win over neighborhood rival Diamond Hill-Jarvis, improving to 3-0 for the first time since 1972.

4A: Lupe Florez, Bay City
Coach Florez got his biggest win since his arrival on the coast against his former school as Bay City stunned Cameron Yoe 30-29, holding the Yoemen on a two-point conversion play to preserve the victory.

3A: Brandon Hankins, Kemp
Hankins and his Yellowjackets are off to a blazing 4-0 start to the season after Kemp opened district play with an impressive 57-6 win over Maypearl.

2A: Jason Herring, Refugio
Still reeling in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Herring – who has taken many official and unofficial roles in the recovery effort — guided the Bobcats to a hard-fought 28-21 win over Edna.

1A: Caleb Callaway, Knox City
Trailing 42-40 to Throckmorton at halftime, Callaway rallied his team to outscore their opponent 52-0 the rest of the way, winning 92-42 via mercy rule for Knox City’s first win over Throckmorton since they were both 11-man teams in 1999.

6A: Rodney Webb, Rockwall
Guided the Yellow Jackets to a victory over defending 5A Division I state champion Highland Park.
5A: Jason Strunk, Lubbock
Led the Westerners to an upset overtime win over perennial power Seminole.
4A: Kodi Crane, Gonzales
Leaned on big plays in special teams and a terrific defense to guide the Apaches past Orange Grove.
3A: Mike Nichols, Little River Academy
Pushed all the right buttons, especially on defense, as Academy took down Rogers.
2A: Jason Keller, Sabinal
Got the best of longtime rival D’Hanis with a defense-first 14-12 victory.
1A: Tye Keith, Happy
Guided the Cowboys to a win over Richland Springs, snapping the Coyotes’ 29-game winning streak.

6A: Danny Servance, Odessa
After entering the season having lost its last 15 games, the Bronchos are 2-0 after a hard-fought victory over Amarillo, 28-21.

5A: Justen Evans, Corpus Christi Miller
Led the Buccanneers to a 26-13 win over Corpus Christi King, getting Miller to 2-0 for the first time since 2002.

4A: Mike Fuller, Decatur
Wilson Hicks found Beau Bedford on a 6-yard touchdown pass in overtime, and the defense stood tall as the Eagles took down Alvarado, 28-21.

3A: Judd Thrash, McGregor
Guided the Bulldogs to a defense-first 15-7 win over Sunnyvale for the first win of his career.

2A: Chris Tobola, Wortham
The Bulldogs are 2-0 after Tobola guided them to a big 40-28 win over Cayuga.

1A: Randy Sims Jr., Mullin
Notched his first victory with an unforgettable 56-50 overtime win over Rising Star.


WEEK THREE WINNERS

6A: Manny Gomez, Harlingen
After a season opening loss, Gomez’s Cardinals are beginning to find their stride as they stunned heavily favored San Antonio Reagan 22-20 on Friday at Boggus Stadium.

5A: Joe Willis, Colleyville Heritage
Willis’ squad got a huge effort on the road to stun Class 6A Euless Trinity 31-14, the first time in school history that Heritage has beaten the Trojans.

4A: Cornel Thompson, West Orange-Stark
West Orange-Stark had to wait two extra weeks to defend their back to back titles, but Thompson’s squad wasted no time rounding into form as led by new junior QB Chaka Watson the Mustangs rolled past Bridge City 39-6.

3A: Cody Burris, Tornillo
Burris, who was the school’s head basketball coach up until he took over the football program in the offseason, guided the Coyotes to a 34-14 win over Anthony, ending the Coyotes’ 29-game losing streak.

2A: Chad LaGrone, Milano
LaGrone’s Eagles ended the state’s longest winning streak Friday, taking down three-time defending state champion Bremond 28-21, ending the Tigers 49 game winning streak.

1A: Luis Guereca, Iredell
Guereca’s Dragons shut out Gordon for an emphatic 50-0 win, marking the first time the Dragons have beaten the Longhorns since 1966.

WEEK FOUR WINNERS

6A: Ken Plunk, Amarillo Tascosa
Led by the triple option offense, the Rebels knocked off crosstown rival Amarillo High to improve to 4-0 on the year, marking the first time since 1975 that Tascosa has beaten the Sandies in consecutive years.

5A: Joseph Turner, Fort Worth North Side
The former TCU running back helped the Steers to a 32-0 win over neighborhood rival Diamond Hill-Jarvis, improving to 3-0 for the first time since 1972.

4A: Lupe Florez, Bay City
Coach Florez got his biggest win since his arrival on the coast against his former school as Bay City stunned Cameron Yoe 30-29, holding the Yoemen on a two-point conversion play to preserve the victory.

3A: Brandon Hankins, Kemp
Hankins and his Yellowjackets are off to a blazing 4-0 start to the season after Kemp opened district play with an impressive 57-6 win over Maypearl.

2A: Jason Herring, Refugio
Still reeling in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Herring – who has taken many official and unofficial roles in the recovery effort — guided the Bobcats to a hard-fought 28-21 win over Edna.

1A: Caleb Callaway, Knox City
Trailing 42-40 to Throckmorton at halftime, Callaway rallied his team to outscore their opponent 52-0 the rest of the way, winning 92-42 via mercy rule for Knox City’s first win over Throckmorton since they were both 11-man teams in 1999.

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