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 8 candidates
Week 8 candidates
Cory Franklin, Everman RB: Rushed for 238 yards, 3 TDs in a 56-35 win over Mansfield Summit.
Damarion Jackson, Hendrickson QB: Rushed for 264 yards, 3 TDs in a 53-16 win over Bryan Rudder.
Johnny Manziel, Kerrville Tivy QB: Passed for 339 yards, 4 TDs in a 71-6 win over SA Harlandale.
Clay Martin, Houston Strake Jesuit WR: Had 154 receiving yards, 4 TDs in a 45-14 win over Katy Morton Ranch.
Paul Millard, Flower Mound QB: Passed for 444 yards, 4 TDs in a 52-50 win over Plano East.
Josiah Monroe, Bastrop QB: Passed for 392 yards, 3 TDs in a 42-27 win over Pflugerville Connally.
Corey Raley, Uvalde QB: Passed for 191 yards, 3 TDs, and rushed for 210 yards, 3 TDs in a 49-42 win over Medina Valley.
DeVonte Sunwenghan, Lake Highland RB: Rushed for 191 yards, 4 TDs, and had 122 receiving yards in a 29-20 win over Dallas Jesuit.
Mykkele Thompson, SA Stevens QB: Rushed for 274 yards, 6 TDs in a 42-28 win over SA Holmes.
Chance Wallace, Canton QB: Passed for 352 yards, 5 TDs in a 40-7 win over Quinlan Ford.
Week 8 winner: Josiah Monroe, Bastrop QB
Bastrop quarterback Josiah Monroe had a tremendous game last Friday in a key District 16-4A matchup against Pflugerville Connally.
Monroe completed 24 of 38 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-27 win over Pflugerville Connally. The win improved Bastrop to 6-2 on the season and 3-1 in district play, which keeps the Bears in the district title race. Bastrop faces Elgin tonight.
Monroe threw touchdowns of 7, 41 and 67 yards against Connally. He also rushed for 42 yards on nine carries.
For the season, Monroe has completed 115 of 200 passes for 1,974 yards and 24 touchdowns, and he has only thrown five interceptions. He is also a standout basketball player.