Below is my cheat sheet on today’s championship games on players to watch for. I’ll be tweeting at various points in the games and posting some pics on facebook as events amuse me. Feel free to check in if football means anything to you this weekend. I’ll likely update this as I get in more research right before the game.
» Munday Moguls
(averaging 58 points and 467 total yards per game)
QB/DB Dee Paul – headed to SMU. Rushed for over 2,000 yards as a junior. Paul is the AP Defensive Player of the year.
DL Lawrence Collier
RB Roddrick Taylor – rushed for 1497 yards and 25 TDs this season.
» Tenaha Tigers
(defeated Stamford 34-27 in regular season)
RB Chavis Gregory – Junior player who has 1465 rushing yards, 22 TDs this season.
LB DeAaron Roland
» Stamford Bulldogs
QB/FS Hagen Hutchinson – dual threat QB who played in last year’s championship game, throwing for 353 yards after being unable to throw due to an injury the week before. This season’s passing yardage is 2,153 with 33 TDs. On the ground, he gained 994 yards with 13 TDs. His dad is the head coach for Stamford. No scholarship info that I’ve run across, but there’s a report that he’s interested in Brigham Young.
LB Ty McLemore
» Mart Panthers
(coach’s name is Rusty Nail … seriously, how cool is that?)
QB NeNerian Thomas – only a sophomore.
WR/DB/K Quentin Bryant
LB Collin Nail – coach’s kid, won All-State honors last season as a Freshman.
» Corsicana Mildred
RB/DB Draylon Sterling
DB Jeremy Ballard
QB Nic Shimonek – Iowa commit, has over 2500 passing yards this season and 842 on the ground.
» East Bernard
QB/DB Ty Slanina – headed to TCU next season, where he’ll play slot receiver.
LB Trevor Long
DB Grant Aschenbeck