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 10 Winner: EP El Dorado QB Josh Huerta
Josh Huerta has been dominating District 1-5A play all season long, but his strong performance in Week 10 — 442 passing yards with five touchdowns in a win-and-in game with EP Americas — is the cream of the crop.
Huerta sits at the helm of a potent offense that has been stellar all year long, and now his group has a chance to continue the city's strong postseason play of late. Huerta looks like a good choice for district MVP — along with TE M.J. McFarland — and could become an all-region type performer if his team plays enough playoff games.
Congratulations to Josh from TexasFootball.com, Cavenders, Wrangler and everyone associated with the Gridiron Legends Player of the Week award.
Week 10 candidates
Tony Diaz, Paint Rock QB: Rushed for 621 yards, 12 TDs in a 112-109 win over Novice (six-man).
Darik Dillard, SA MacArthur RB: Rushed for 299 yards, 2 TDs in a 49-24 win over SA Madison.
Dane Evans, Sanger QB: Passed for 517 yards, 4 TDs in a 56-45 loss to Argyle.
Damon Gray, Jefferson RB: Rushed for 418 yards, 3 TDs in a 47-41, triple-overtime win over New Diana.
Josh Huerta, EP El Dorado QB: Passed for 442 yards, 5 TDs in a 42-28 win over EP Americas.
Layton Lowry, Argyle RB: Rushed for 301 yards, 4 TDs in a 56-45 win over Sanger.
Beau Novell, Mesquite Poteet QB: Passed for 355 yards, 7 TDs in a 42-35 win over Waxahachie.
Jack Rhoades, Cameron Yoe QB: Passed for 407 yards, 5 TDs in a 48-14 win over Troy.
Hunter Taylor, Whitehouse QB: Passed for 402 yards, 6 TDs in a 48-28 win over Kilgore.
Jonathan Williams, Allen RB: Rushed for 298 yards, 3 TDs in a 70-37 win over Flower Mound.