Week 14 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 14 Winner: Denison QB Jordan Taylor
Coming into the season, it appeared Denison QB Jordan Taylor's main job would be handing the ball to star RB D.J. Jones. Taylor has proven to be much more versatile than that.
With defenses focusing attention on Jones, Taylor has established himself as a big-play threat for the Yellow Jackets.
In last week's 49-35 win over Sulphur Springs, Taylor rushed for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and he also threw two touchdown passes.
He was the perfect complement for Jones, who went over 100 yards rushing (168) and receiving (112).
Denison advanced to the Class 4A-Division II state semifinals against Aledo. Denison is trying to reach its fifth state championship game.
Taylor is receiving recruiting interest from Big 12 and Conference USA schools but has not yet made a commitment.
Week 14 Candidates:
Dakota Barnes, Klein RB: Rushed for 193 yards and two TDs in a 31-7 win over Tyler John Tyler.
Bryce Cummings, Stratford RB : Rushed for 207 yards and 2 TDs in a 38-28 win over New Deal.
Josh Harrison, Sinton QB : Passed for 431 yards and 3 TDs in a 34-27 overtime loss to La Grange.
Elijah Hudson, Albany RB: Rushed for 201 yards and a 4 TDs in a 52-13 win over Lindsay.
Jarman Johnson, Pilot Point RB : Rushed for 239 yards, 3 TDs in a 35-14 win over Brady.
Malcome Kennedy, Cayuga QB: Rushed for 207 yards and 3 TDs in a 42-28 win over Mart.
Johnny Manziel, Kerrville Tivy QB: Rushed for 138 yards, passed for 272 yards and accounted for 4 TDs in a 38-31 win over Port Lavaca Calhoun.
Herschel Sims, Abilene RB: Rushed for 212 yards and 4 TDs in a 35-7 win over Arlington Bowie.
Josh Stewart, Denton Guyer DB: Returned an interception for a TD, blocked an extra point, blocked a field goal and had seven tackles in a 28-25 win over Denton Ryan.
Jordan Taylor, Denison QB: Rushed for 223 yards and 2 TDs, passed for 189 yards and 2 TDs in a 49-35 win over Sulphur Springs.