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2010 Commits

Connor Wood, Second Baptist quarterback: The Eagles stayed hot in district play, trouncing Kipp Academy 57-12. As usual, Wood led the way, completing nine of 12 passes for 158 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 29 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Second Baptist is now 7-3 and Wood's completion percentage is up to 55%.

Case McCoy, Graham quarterback: The Steers got back in the win column against third-ranked Abilene Wylie team, prevailing 13-10, aided by eight Bulldog turnovers. Wylie had not trailed this season until Graham took the lead near the end of the third quarter. McCoy completed 19 of 37 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown and an interception, also gaining 21 yards on 13 carries.

McCoy had this to say after the game:

After the game my dad said in the SEC this would be considered a hard fought battle and in the Big 12 this would be considered a sloppy game. Our defense played unbelievable. I had to play defense almost the entire night. I played covered 2 safety because they had a good receiver. Our offense we moved the ball on them really well and then we'd get to the redzone and just couldn't convert. But we put enough points on the board to win the game. But Wylie's defense is unbelievable. It's the best defense I've ever played against. They're just something else.

John Harris, Naaman Forest quarterback: Naaman Forest traveled to Garland on Homecoming night for the Owls and fell, 21-14 ($). Harris did his part, gaining 121 yards on 21 carries, finding the end zone twice, once on a 30-yard touchdown run on a big 4th and 3 and again on another fourth down, this time 4th and Goal from the three. He also completed three of eight passes for 18 yards and an interception.

DeMarco Cobbs, Tulsa Central quarterback: Limited by the flu, Cobbs had to come out of the game in the third quarter of a 18-7 victory over Coweta. Cobbs completed three of nine passes and rushed 16 times for 129 yards, scoring on a 51-yard touchdown run. On the defensive side of the ball, he recorded six tackles and sacked the quarterback for the first time in his high school career.

Traylon Shead, Cayuga running back: The first 48 minutes weren't enough to gain separation between Cayuga and Alto. Both teams were ranked in the top 10 coming in the game, but Cayuga ultimately prevailed in overtime, 43-36, as Shead clinched the game with an interception in the end zone. Of course, he did most of his damage with the ball in his hands, catching two passes for 69 yards, both going for touchdowns, and carrying the ball 21 times for 113 yards and two more scores. Shead also kicked extra points for Cayuga.

Chris Jones, Daingerfield wide receiver: Daingerfield rolled a completely overmatched Ore City squad, 58-0. Jones took a kickoff 57 yards for a touchdown and scored on a six-yard touchdown run, finishing with three carries for 19 yards and one catch for 14 yards.

Darius Terrell, DeSoto wide receiver/tight end: DeSoto won a shootout with Mesquite Horn, 50-37. Terrell had 10 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. 

Bryant Jackson, Sulphur Springs cornerback/wide receiver: Sulphur Springs fell to Marshall, 48-13. Jackson caught four passes for 104 yards and made five tackles, including one for loss.

Adrian Phillips, Garland jack-of-all-trades: Nursing a high ankle sprain, Phillips only had one carry for two yards and two catches for 31 yards in Garland's win.

Tevin Jackson, Garland linebacker: Jackson returned a block punt 11 yards for a touchdown, but sprained his ankle late in the game and did not return. With a bye week before begining playoff action, Jackson said he should be fully recovered for Garland's next game.

2010 targets

Darius White, Fort Worth Dunbar wide receiver: Dunbar beat Western Hill, 38-6, but White caught only one pass for -11 yards with close friend Dominique Sanders now playing quarterback.

Ross Apo, Arlington Oakright wide receiver: The former Texas commit caught four passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Dallas Episcopal, 64-34.

2011 targets

Malcolm Brown, Cibolo Steele running back: Though Seguin slowed Brown early, forcing a fumble and holding him to two yards on his first five carries, Brown eventually broke out, picking up 139 yards on his next five carries and scoring two touchdowns in the process. Steele beat Seguin, 48-0.

Herschel Sims, Abilene running back: Abilene stayed undefeated with a 45-14 win over Richland. Sims rushed for 281 yards and four touchdowns (41, 59, 18, 78) on 19 carries, while adding one catch for 12 yards.

Aaron Green, Madison running back: Madison lost to Roosevelt, 31-14, but Green picked up 153 yards and scored two touchdowns on 21 carries.

Jaxon Shipley, Brownwood wide receiver: Shipley caught touchdown passes of 32 yards and one yard to help Brownwood stomp Sweetwater, 42-0.

Trey Metoyer, Whitehouse wide receiver: Metoyer caught six passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-14 win over Nacogdoches.

JW Walsh, Denton Guyer quarterback: Guyer dropped Wichita Falls, 54-21. Walsh completed 11 of 18 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns and needed only three carries to add 47 yards and two touchdowns (19, 22) on the ground.

2012 prospects

Cayleb Jones, Austin wide receiver: Austin High fell to Westlake in a 49-42 shootout, but the Maroons' star receiver caught 17 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-42 loss to Austin Westlake. In talking to some local coaches at a Halloween party on Saturday night, I asked them about Jones and they said he's the real deal -- the best receiver they've seen at that age.

Johnathan Gray, Aledo running back: Gray rushed for 278 yards and five touchdowns on 31 carries in a 34-9 win over Mineral Wells

Trent Jackson, Cuero running back: Jackson rushed for 292 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries in a win over Gonzales.

Stats from Rivals here ($) and here ($).