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 9 winner: Godley RB Landry Martinez
Godley RB Landry Martinez had a tremendous performance in last week’s 49-0 win over Clifton, but it wasn’t exactly out of the ordinary considering the tremendous career he has had for the Wildcats.
Martinez rushed for 292 yards and four touchdowns on only 13 carries. It was his fourth 200-yard rushing performance of the season and his second in a row – he rushed for a season-best 345 yards a week earlier against Whitney.
For the season, Martinez now has 1,844 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns, and he has a chance to add a lot more to that total since Godley is 9-0 and ranked No. 3 in TexasFootball.com’s Class 2A Division I state rankings. The Wildcats are expected to be playing deep into the post-season.
Martinez ran for 1,916 yards and 29 touchdowns last year as a junior.
Week 9 candidates
Malcolm Brown, Cibolo Steele RB: Rushed for 231 yards, 3 TDs on eight carries in a 34-0 win over Converse Wagner.
Jon Henderson, Leander RB: Rushed for 301 yards, 4 TDs in a 36-28 win over Round Rock Westwood.
Peter Jinkens, Dallas Skyline RB: Rushed for 240 yards, 3 TDs on 13 carries in a 39-14 victory over Lake Highlands.
Landry Martinez, Godley RB: Rushed for 292 yards, 4 TDs in a 49-0 win over Clifton.
Paul Millard, Flower Mound QB: Passed for 490 yards, 7 TDs in a 56-42 win over Plano West.
Clayton Nicholas, Abilene Cooper QB: Passed for 349 yards, 2 TDs in a 45-28 win over Abilene.
Shane Rhodes, Klein Collins RB: Had 202 receiving yards, 2 TDs, and 105 rushing yards, 4 TDs in a 52-16 win over Spring Westfield.
Collin Strahan, Mesquite Horn QB: Passed for 404 yards, 2 TDs in a 49-21 win over North Mesquite.
Hunter Taylor, Whitehouse QB: Passed for 433 yards, 5 TDs in a 41-23 win over Marshall.
Donovonn Young, Katy RB: Rushed for 260 yards, 4 TDs in a 56-14 win over Katy Taylor.