Week 2 Player of the Week: Mercedes QB Albert Chavez

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 2 winner: Albert Chavez, Mercedes QB

The phrase “shootout” barely begins to describe Los Fresnos’ 50-48 win over Mercedes last Friday.

The teams traded blows back and forth all night in an offensive free for all. In the end, Los Fresnos was the winner, but Mercedes quarterback Albert Chavez was clearly the player of the week – not only in that game, but in the entire state.

Chavez rushed for 318 yards and passed for 287 more – a whopping total of 605 total yards of offense. Mercedes had 643 yards as a team. The Tigers trailed by 28 points at halftime, but Chavez kept battling and battling and almost stole the victory. He rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another.

Los Fresnos had beaten Mercedes 52-14 a year ago, so the fact that Mercedes kept the score so close this year speaks volumes to the performance Chavez gave. He never gave up, and for that, he’s a deserving choice as Texas Football’s Player of the Week.

Week 2 Candidates:

Samuel Barron, SA Jefferson QB: Passed for 332 yards and 6 TDs in a 57-51 win over SA Southside.

Albert Chavez, Mercedes QB: Carried 22 times for 318 yards and threw a 67-yard TD pass in a 50-48 loss to Los Fresnos.

Mike Davis, EP Parkland RB: Carried 15 times for 344 yards and 4 TDs in a 54-14 win over EP Jefferson.

Leroy Dobbins, Montgomery RB: Carried 16 times for 310 yards and 2 TDs in a 31-17 win over Kingwood Park.

David Glasco, Converse Wagner RB: Rushed for 311 yards and 3 TDs in a 35-20 win over Kerrville Tivy.

Colton Huntsman, Cy Woods QB: Passed for 430 yards and 4 TDs; rushed for 71 yards and 4 TDs in a 56-23 win over Klein Oak.

Tre’vion Johnson, SA Southwest RB: Rushed for 251 yards and 2 TDs in a 14-13 upset win over cibolo Steele.

Nikki Smith, Gregory-Portland RB: Rushed for 218 yards and 2 TDs in 34-31 win over CC Carroll.

Brandon Wilkerson, La Grange WR: Caught 13 passes for 178 yards and 4 TDs in a 28-22 win over Needville.

Scotty Young, Denton Ryan QB: Passed for 550 yards and eight TDs in a 70-63 win over McKinney.

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