Week 13 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 13 Winner: Lorena RB Evan Ward
Running back Evan Ward has been Lorena's biggest offensive threat all season, and never was that more true than in a 3A-II regional semifinal game against Coldspring-Oakhurst.
Ward rushed for 234 yards and four touchdowns as Lorena won a thriller, 33-29, to advance to this week's regional final against powerhouse Carthage.
Ward scored the game-winner on a 2-yard run with 2:04 left in the game. Besides his four rushing TDs, Ward also scored on a 13-yard TD reception.
For the season, Ward has 1,351 rushing yards and has surpassed 2,000 total yards.
Week 13 Candidates:
Noah Copeland, SA Brandeis RB: Rushed for 254 yards, 3 TDs in a 51-14 win over Edinburg North.
LeFrederick Ford, Kirbyville RB: Rushed for 235 yards, 2 TDs in a 27-15 win over Arp.
Antonio Graves, Tex. Pleasant Grove QB: Passed for 253 yards, 2 TDs, and rushed for 178 yards, 1 TD in a 35-19 win over Argyle.
K.C. Niemchi, Katy Cinco Ranch RB: Rushed for 245 yards, 3 TDs in a 49-26 win over Beaumont West Brook.
Tyler Rodriquez, Haskell RB: Rushed for 281 yards, 5 TDs in a 51-35 win over Collinsville.
Josh Schneider, La Grange QB: Passed for 396 yards, 2 TDs in a 36-0 win over Devine.
Traylon Shead, Cayuga RB: Rushed for 316 yards, 3 TDs and became state's career TD leader in a 38-29 win over Lovelady.
Herschel Sims, Abilene RB: Rushed for 274 yards, 4 TDs in a 41-17 win over Cedar Hill.
Evan Ward, Lorena RB: Rushed for 234 yards, 4 TDs in a 33-29 win over Coldspring-Oakhurst.
Scotty Young, Denton Ryan QB: Passed for 429 yards, 7 TDs in a 61-21 win over EP Chapin.