Dave Campbell's Texas Football, along with both Wranglers and Cavenders, is proud to give a weekly Player of the Week award to the most deserving high schooler in the state of Texas. Every Monday at noon, TexasFootball.com will announce ten candidates for that week's award, based on the previous week's on-field performance. Fans can vote online at TexasFootball.com's online poll, where you can see the current vote standings. Voting will close at noon each Friday, with the winner being announced shortly afterward. The award will be given every week through Week 13. Check this page every week to view the full list of ten candidates and the details of their most recent performance.
This season, each weekly winner will be automatically nominated for the Player of the Year award, presented with Cavenders, Wrangler and the Texas Bowl. Those candidates will be announced in Week 13, and voting for that award will continue until the end of the high school season.
Week 6 winner: Clear Springs' Howard Matthews
Clear Springs’ Howard Matthews did a little bit of everything for the Chargers last Friday in a 46-13 win over Clear Brook.
Matthews scored the Chargers’ first touchdown on a 47-yard run, part of his 100-yard rushing effort on the evening. He then threw a 64-yard touchdown pass on a trick play. And he also pitched in with a game-high 122 receiving yards on seven receptions.
Matthews’ big night helped the Chargers improve to 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in District 24-5A action. Clear Springs. For the season, Matthews has rushed for 460 yards and five touchdowns. He’s also the team’s top receiver with 403 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Clear Springs returns to action tonight against another district rival, Houston Clear Lake.
Week 6 candidates
Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty RB: Rushed for 297 yards, 5 TDs in a 41-27 win over Frisco Centennial.
Quandre Diggs, Angleton QB/DB: Accounted for 248 all-purpose yards, intercepted two passes and returned a punt for a TD in a 24-14 win over Rosenberg Terry.
John Free, Boerne Champion QB: Passed for 385 yards, 4 TDs in a 49-24 win over Medina Valley.
Howard Matthews, Clear Springs ATH: Had 145 receiving yards, 100 rushing yards and threw a TD pass in a 46-13 win over Clear Brook.
Paul Millard, Flower Mound QB: Passed for 406 yards, 4 TDs in a 61-52 win over Plano.
Joseph Sadler, Devine RB: Rushed for 350 yards, 3 TDs in a 26-21 win over Somerset.
Mike Savage, Dallas Jesuit QB: Passed for 448 yards, 2 TDs in a 43-24 loss to Dallas Skyline.
Travis Tarver, McKinney RB: Rushed for 324 yards, 2 TDs in a 42-35 win over Rockwall.
Eric Walker, Bartlett RB: Rushed for 359 yards, 5 TDs in a 54-6 win over Granger.
Jonathan Williams, Allen RB: Rushed for 295 yards, 2 TDs in a 34-24 win over Plano East.