Week 1 player of the week
After every weekend of the Texas high school football season, visit this page to find out the candidates for the Player of the Week Award. This honor is awarded to the top performance of the week in Texas High school football. Voting will begin every Monday morning and close Friday at noon.
Week 1 winner: Seguin QB Brig Gerlich
Seguin needed a win last week against Georgetown, and junior quarterback Brig Gerlich almost singlehandedly delivered one.
Gerlich had a near-perfect game as the Matadors routed Georgetown, 41-20.
Gerlich completed 31 of 37 passes for 326 yards and one touchdown. As if that wasn't enough, he also carried the ball 20 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns as Seguin rolled up an impressive 615 yards and 40 first downs.
Gerlich is the centerpiece of Seguin coach Jim Carson's rebuilding effort. The Matadors were only 2-8 last season and opened this year with a disappointing loss to long-time rival New Braunfels.
But the win over Georgetown gave Seguin something to build on heading into Friday night's game against San Antonio East Central. In fact, Seguin's junior class is strong all the way around, so Carson indeed might be able to turn things around if Gerlich and his classmates continue to show progress.
Week 1 Candidates:
Michael Brewer, Lake Travis QB: Passed for 414 yards and ran for three TDs against Austin Westlake.
Aaron Bueno, Ben Bolt QB: Passed for 404 yards, 7 TDs, and rushed for 101 yards, 2 TDs in a 63-12 win over Leakey.
Johnny Catalano, TCA-Addison QB: Rushed for 295 yards and four TDs as TCA-Addison upset Class 3A Celina, 27-24.
Layton Dworaczyk, Blanco RB: Rushed for 317 yards against Luling.
Brig Gerlich, Seguin QB: Completed 29 of 35 passes for 338 yards against Georgetown.
Jonovan Griffin, McKinney Boyd QB: Passed for 348 yards, rushed for 172 in a 47-33 win over Frisco Centennial.
Jordan Jolly, Fort Bend Elkins WR: Had 236 receiving yards, 4 TDs in a 40-34 overtime win over Lamar Consolidated.
Daniel Lasco, The Woodlands RB: Rushed for 258 yards, 4 TDs in a 31-27 win over No. 1 Katy.
Emory Miller, Mesquite Horn QB: Completed 33-of-38 passes for 364 yards and 5 TDs in a 36-14 win over Lake Highlands.
David Wesley, Sachse: Rushed for 368 yards, 3 TDs in a 56-26 win over McKinney.