Week 7 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 7 Winner: Cayuga RB Traylon Shead
An early season ankle injury slowed Cayuga's Traylon Shead in his quest to surpass Kenneth Hall as the state's all-time leading rusher, but now that he's healthy, he's again posting some monster rushing numbers.
Shead had 269 rushing yards and six TDs last week against Cushing to become the state's second-leading rusher.
For his career, Shead now has 8,885 yards, which is 30 more than CC Calallen star Wes Danaher, the previous No. 2.
Shead still trails Hall (11,232) by more than 2,300 yards, but Shead could still come close if he can lead Cayuga on a deep playoff run and continue to have games like he had against Cayuga. If Cayuga plays 16 games, Shead would need to average 260 yards the rest of the way to catch Hall.
Week 7 Candidates:
Jordan Baeza, EP Del Valle QB: Passed for 376 yards and 4 TDs in a 42-35 win over Canutillo.
Aaron Bueno, Ben Bolt QB: Passed for 362 yards and 6 TDs and rushed for 107 yards and 2 TDs in a 56-0 win over Kingsville Academy.
Noah Copeland, SA Brandeis RB: Rushed for 266 yards and 3 TDs on 13 carries in a 49-0 win over SA Marshall.
Matt Davis, Klein Forest QB: Passed for 195 yards and 3 TDs and rushed for 130 yards and 3 TDs in a 65-33 win over Spring.
Matt Joeckel, Arlington QB: Passed for 396 yards and 5 TDs and rushed for 122 yards and 2 TDs in a 62-26 win over Mansfield Summit.
Paul Millard, Flower MOund QB: Passed for 390 yards and 6 TDs in a 55-28 win over Lewisville.
Traylon Shead, Cayuga RB: Rushed for 269 yards and 6 TDs and became state's second-leading all-time rusher in a 66-0 win over Cushing.
Aaron Taylor, Houston Jones QB: Passed for 383 yards and 5 TDs in a 41-22 win over Houston Wheatley.
Blake Westback, Lovejoy CB: Had three interceptions in a 42-19 win over Quinlan Ford.
Colton Wilson, Sunray RB: Rushed for 300 yards and 3 TDs in a 35-12 win over Gruver.