Buckley: Tucker's show one to remember

Andrew Tucker, younger brother of TCU running back Matthew Tucker, scored the game-winning 93-yard touchdown run against Waco La Vega on Friday. (Jaime R. Carrero | Tyler Morning Telegraph)


Garrett Airheart, Malakoff — The Tiger recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass and caught two passing touchdowns, plus downed a punt at the 1-yard line on special teams in Malakoff’s 41-12 win against New Diana.

Gunner Baker, Carlisle — The junior quarterback ran for 182 yards and four touchdowns, passed for 68 yards and a score and averaged 27 yards on two punt returns in the Indians’ 73-0 win.

Micah Florey, Grace Community — In his second game of the year after an injury, the senior scored on both of his runs, including one from 62 yards. On defense, Florey made 12 tackles, four of which were solo, from his defensive back position.

Eric Galaz, Mineola — The Yellowjacket accounted for three touchdowns and 150 total yards on offense, plus registered eight stops on the other side of the ball.

Traven Johnson, John Tyler — The junior cornerback returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown and also took a blocked extra point back the distance for two points as the Lions won their first game of the season against Hallsville.

Austin Langemeier, Bullard Brook Hill — The senior helped the Guard clinch a 20-7 win over Troup with an interception with 4:52 left. Langemeier also caught three passes for 26 yards, including a key third-down reception to allow Brook Hill to run out the clock.

Joseph McCarter, Eustace — McCarter had 81 yards and a touchdown, plus seven tackles (five solo) and a tackle for loss in the Bulldogs’ 28-19 win against Ferris.

Kendall Sanders, Athens — The senior ran for 115 yards and two scores, plus intercepted a pass on defense in the Hornets’ 28-20 loss to Palestine.

Andrew Tucker, Chapel Hill — The senior running back and linebacker rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on offense, while racking up 13 tackles, one pass break-up and a caused fumble on defense in his team’s 51-29 win over Lindale.


Trey Acy, Lindale — The Eagles running back ran for 149 yards and a touchdown in his team’s loss to top-ranked Chapel Hill.

Del Barnes, Henderson — The senior quarterback passed for 321 yards and five scores in a 56-13 rout of Liberty-Eylau.

Bullard Brook Hill offensive line — The Guard linemen allowed Brook Hill to gain 7.6 yards a play in a 20-7 win over Troup.

Bivins Caraway, Longview — The Lobos quarterback threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-28 win against Abilene.

Grant Childress, Grace Community — The senior receiver caught four balls for 77 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars slammed Trinity 55-18.

Ke’Aaron Cobb, Winona — Cobb carried the ball 38 times for 274 yards to lead Winona past Queen City, 33-22.

Gunnar Dorsey, Bullard Brook Hill — The Guard running back rushed for 156 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown run.

Tyler Folsom, Eustace — The Bulldogs running back had 206 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-19 win.

Darion Gregory, Gladewater — The Bears running back had 27 carries for 114 yards in the Bears’ 21-13 win against Arp.

Brian Gummelt, Palestine — Gummelt passed for two touchdowns and rushed for the game-winner as the Wildcats knocked off Athens, 28-20.

J’Haston Faggans, Longview — The Lobos running back finished with 138 yards and a touchdown.

DeVonte Haggerty, John Tyler — The senior athlete rushed for 110 yards and three TDs and caught four balls for 84 yards and another score, and also completed a pass in JT’s 65-6 win over Hallsville.

Gavin Holt, Gilmer — The Buckeyes running back rushed for 156 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-31 win against Daingerfield.

Matt Hosea, Harmony — Hosea rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 33-30 win against Quitman.

D.T. Jackson, Longview — The Lobos receiver caught eight passes for 151 yards and the go-ahead TD.

Jamal Kelly, Overton — The Mustangs running back stepped off 115 yards on 18 carries in Overton’s 40-29 win against Sabine.

Dalton King, Wills Point — The Tigers quarterback threw for 151 yards and rushed for 103. He had two touchdowns in his team’s 27-26 win over Kirbyville.

Austin McCasland, Overton — The Mustangs quarterback passed for three touchdowns and ran for another pair.

Colton Mebane, Bullard — The Panthers quarterback carried the ball 18 times for 163 yards.

Darrell Minifee, Jacksonville — The Indians receiver caught eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 22-21 loss to Whitehouse.

Garrett Newman, Grace Community — The junior utility back racked up 119 yards on six carries. He had one touchdown to go with his 19.8 rushing average.

T.J. Ollison, Grand Saline — Ollison carried the ball 32 times for 157 yards and two scores, including the winning TD in overtime as the Indians beat Edgewood 33-27.

Darion Pollard, Gilmer — The Buckeyes receiver caught six passes for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Jared Poncho, Carlisle — Poncho finished with 109 yards and a touchdown.

Aaryon Robinson, Palestine Westwood — The back ran for 177 yards and a score on 22 carries to help Westwood outlast Rusk 31-28.

Rex Rollins, Chapel Hill — The senior running back rushed for a team-high 127 yards on just nine attempts.

Fred Ross, John Tyler — The junior receiver caught five passes for 97 yards and a pair of TDs (10, 62) — all in the first half — in a district-opening win over Hallsville.

Ethan Rutter, Edgewood — The Bulldogs signal caller completed 17 of 34 passes for 238 yards and a TD.

Tanner Schmidt, Bullard — Schmidt finished with 81 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers.

Wesley Schoon, Harmony — The Eagles quarterback completed 10 of 16 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown.

Von Sessions, Harmony — The Bulldogs running back finished with 170 yards in the loss.

Dac Shaw, Mineola — Shaw carried the ball 22 times for 167 yards and three touchdowns in the Yellowjackets win.

Garrett Smallwood, Van — The Vandals quarterback passed for 293 yards in a 28-7 win against Spring Hill.

Adam Stallings, Athens — Stallings registered 11 tackles (two solo) for the Hornets.

Hunter Taylor, Whitehouse — The senior quarterback completed 23 of 40 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns.

Austen Truett, Grand Saline — The freshman quarterback carried the ball 23 times for 150 yards.

Luke Turner, Gilmer — The Buckeyes quarterback rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns, plus passed for another pair of scores.

Greg Ward, John Tyler — The Lions senior quarterback completed 16 of 25 passes for 241 yards and a four TDs, plus rushed for 49 yards and another score, in JT’s 59-point victory over Hallsville.

Blake White, Grace Community — The junior quarterback completed 7 of 9 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown in the Cougars’ 55-18 win.


Kash Armstrong, Malakoff — The Tiger recovered two fumbles for the defense.

Terry Ausborne, John Tyler — The sophomore safety intercepted two passes, half his team’s total in a win over Hallsville.

Bullard Brook Hill defensive line — The Guard front line held Troup to 136 yards on the ground, less than half the Tigers’ 285 average coming into the game. Senior lineman Bryan Stephenson had a fumble recovery.

Zach Holladay, Bullard — Holladay posted 15 tackles (four solo) in the Panthers’ win.

Kamryn Howard, John Tyler — The senior cornerback notched seven tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in his first game of the season for the Lions.

Joseph Clark, Chapel Hill — The safety recorded 16 tackles and one pass break-up in the Bulldogs’ convincing defeat of Lindale.

Kevin Garcia, Chapel Hill — The linebacker made 13 tackles in his team’s win over Lindale.

Tyraiel Hart, Chapel Hill — The Bulldogs defender made 17 tackles with one pass break-up and a caused fumble in his team’s win over Lindale. He also returned a blocked PAT 100 yards for two points.

E.J. Hawthorne, Gladewater — The Bear returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown.

Keonte Ross, Malakoff — Ross helped the Tigers forced six turnovers, returning an interception 38 yards for a score and recovering a fumble.

John Tyler — The Lions forced 10 turnovers, including six fumble recoveries and four interceptions, and did not allow an offensive touchdown or first downs in the first and third quarters against Hallsville.

John Warner, Eustace — The Bulldog finished with 10 tackles (four solo) and a tackle for loss.

Special Teams

Tiburcio Garcia, Carlisle — Garcia made 10 extra points and a 37-yard field goal in the 73-point win.

Ivan Molina, Quitman — The Bulldogs kicker made field goals of 47, 42 and 23 yards.

Jay Reagan, Chapel Hill — The senior returned a first-half kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ win over Lindale.

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