Week 12 Winner: Hereford WR Zack Lopez
Hereford's top wideout — and one of the best in the region — played at his finest in Week 12, scoring three touchdowns on just five catches to lead the Herd to a blowout victory over EP Riverside, 56-7.
Week 12 Candidates:
Montgomery RB Leroy Dobbins
Dobbins ran for 325 yards and all six of Montgomery's touchdowns in a 42-21 win over regional rival Crosby. He carried the ball 38 times.
Lovejoy DT Nate O'Connor
O'Connor was everywhere in Lucas Lovejoy's shocking 17-0 win over Celina, registering two sacks, a tackle for loss, two pass deflections and two fumble recoveries. Both Lovejoy touchdowns came at the end of the fourth quarter.
Tenaha QB Reginal Davis
Davis was the unquestioned catalyst in Tenaha's wild 68-41 win over Dawson, rushing for 203 yards and six touchdowns on 22 attempts, throwing for another touchdown, and returning a kickoff for a touchdown.
Aledo RB Johnathan Gray
Gray ensured there would be no upset for Aledo this week against feisty Waco, rushing for 203 yards and six touchdowns on 27 carries. Aledo scored 70 points behind his incredible output.
Lake Travis QB Michael Brewer
Facing the works of Tivy QB Johnny Manziel, Brewer had a stellar night of his own, rushing for 192 yards and two touchdowns and throwing for another 245 and two scores. He consistently saved the offense from difficult situations in a 48-42 win.
Hereford WR Zack Lopez
Lopez, who battled through a family tragedy earlier in the season, was excellent in this weekend's 56-7 victory over Riverside, catching five passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns.
Frisco Liberty RB Jay Ajayi
Ajayi was the workhorse for Liberty this weekend, rushing an incredible 39 times for 292 yards and four touchdowns against a stout Dallas South Oak Cliff defense. Ajayi is now over 2,000 yards on the season.
Bastrop QB Josiah Monroe
Monroe makes the list of candidates for the second week in a row, and with good reason — he's been arguably the state's best player these past two weeks. Monroe threw for 400 yards, ran for another 164, and accounted six total touchdowns in a 58-44 win over favored Sulphur Springs.
Cy Creek RB Devan Demas
Rapidly becoming one of the top juniors in the state, Demas excelled once again in the absence of star Jermichael Selders, rushing 39 times for 278 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-28 win over Cinco Ranch, which closed the regular season as a top-15 program in 5A.
Tomball S Malcolm Scott
In a 40-20 win over Austin Anderson, Scott practically controlled the Anderson offense by himself. The senior finished with 13 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown. Scott now has ten interceptions on the season.