Week 6 Player of the Week
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 6 Winner: Pearland RB Dustin Garrison
Three turnovers almost cost Pearland a key District 22-5A game against La Porte last Friday, but the Oilers were bailed out by junior running back Dustin Garrison.
Garrison ran for 306 yards and two touchdowns as Pearland escaped with a 27-24 victory. Garrison's touchdowns came on runs of 70 and 97 yards.
La Porte had a 24-21 lead in the fourth quarter, when Garrison took the handoff from his own 3 and outran the defense for the back-breaking touchdown.
With the win, Pearland (5-1, 3-0) remained in first place in district, while La Porte (3-2, 2-1) suffered its first district loss. For the season, Garrison has 764 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
For his efforts, Garrison is this week's TexasFootball.com Player of the Week, as voted on by website readers.
Week 6 Candidates:
James Franklin, Lake Dallas QB: Passed for 317 yards and 3 TDs and rushed for 204 yards and 2 TDs in a 35-31 win over Denton Ryan.
Dustin Garrison, Pearland RB: Rushed for 306 yards and 2 TDs in a 27-24 win over La Porte.
Colton Huntsman, Cypress Woods QB: Passed for 242 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 137 yards and 2 TDs in a 21-20 win over Cypress Creek.
Chris Johnson, SA East Central RB: Rushed for 258 yards and 4 TDs in a 41-5 win over CC King.
Jeremy Johnson, John Tyler QB: Rushed for 308 yards and 5 TDs and passed for 2 TDs in a 59-28 win over Mesquite Horn.
Ryan Polite, DeSoto QB: Passed for 507 yards and 5 TDs in a 48-27 win over North Mesquite.
Traylon Shead, Cayuga RB: Rushed for 240 yards on 8 carries in a 59-8 win over Malakoff Cross Roads.
Adrian Smith, RR McNeil RB: Rushed for 275 yards and 3 TDs in a 42-41 win over Cedar Park Vista Ridge.
Trey Williams, DeKaney RB: Rushed for 328 yards and 4 TDs in a 32-24 win over Klein Forest.
Luke Woodley, Highland Park QB: Passed for 544 yards and 4 TDs in a 51-44 win over Richardson Pearce.