WEEK ELEVEN WINNERS
6A: Jason Tucker, Haltom
Facing a must-win game to guarantee themselves a playoff spot, the Buffaloes earned a hard-fought 28-17 win over Keller Central, notching their first postseason berth since 2009 and their first winning season since 2000.
5A: Seth Parr, Lubbock Coronado
Parr guided the Mustangs to the first undefeated regular season in program history, clinching the District 4-5A title with a 34-31 win over Abilene Cooper.
4A: Clifton Terrell, Houston North Forest
Talk about unforeseen circumstances — despite not arriving to the stadium until 13 minutes before kickoff due to a broken down bus, Terrell calmed his squad and led them to a 28-20 win over Houston Worthing, clinching the district title and finishing off an undefeated regular season.
3A: Frank Johnson, Holliday
Trailing 21-11 late in the third quarter, Johnson rallied his Eagles to a hard-fought 25-21 win over previously unbeaten Jacksboro, clinching the program’s first district title since 2011.
2A: Russell Lucas, Hamlin
Despite shrinking enrollment and the loss of some key players, the Plowboys earned another district title, toppling rival Roscoe 21-14 in overtime.
1A: Dalton DeGraffenried, Klondike
Needing an 12-point win over Hermleigh to make the playoffs via a three-way tiebreaker, DeGraffenreid guided the Cougars to just that — a 44-32 win over Hermleigh, soaring into the postseason.