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Donovan Adkins, Kilgore — The junior free safety had three interceptions and three tackles, while scoring a rushing TD and catching two passes in the Bulldogs’ 35-7 win over Chapel Hill.

Dominique Allen, Winnsboro — The Raider running back carried 16 times for 184 yards and a touchdown and caught an 11-yard TD pass in a 24-14 loss to Sabine.

Brian Brown, Kilgore — The 6-3 middle linebacker had 15 tackles and a fumble recovery for the Bulldogs.

Darrell Bush, Gilmer — Bush carried 24 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ 42-34 win over Spring Hill.

Mason Courtney, Carthage — Courtney accounted for 227 yards in the Bulldogs’ 21-7 win over Van. He finished with 135 rushing yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 92 yards.

Kitan Crawford, John Tyler — The Lion senior rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns in JT’s 39-36 victory over West Mesquite. He scored on runs of 32 and 21 yards and also had a reception for 20 yards. On defense, the standout cornerback had two solo tackles.

Jeremiah Davis, Palestine — The 5-9 senior running back continues to dazzle. The Wildcat rushed for 311 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries. He scored on runs of 79, 59, 46 and 43 yards. He also had two catches for 102 yards in his team’s 41-19 win over Henderson.

Carlos DeLeon, Carlisle — The Indian junior rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 118 yards and one score in a 34-0 win over Cushing.

Jordan Elliott, Troup — The junior signal caller hit on 8 of 12 passing attempts for 140 yards and three TD passes — two to Desmon Deason and one to Jaden Lewis in the Tigers’ 40-7 victory over Quitman. The QB added 48 yards rushing and a TD on four attempts.

Cameron Ford, John Tyler — In a wild 39-36 win over West Mesquite, the junior signal caller rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. He also hit on 4 of 12 passing attempts for 45 yards.

D.J. Freeman, Longview Pine Tree — The Pirate QB carried the ball 14 times for 144 yards and touchdowns while tossing a pair of TD passes in the Bucs’ 42-25 win over Jacksonville.

Levi Gholson, Carlisle — The senior linebacker Gholson recovered two fumbles and picked off a pass, scoring once on defense.

Foster Hall, Alto — The 6-3 senior had 11 tackles (2 for loss) in Alto’s 41-14 win over Big Sandy.

John Tyler Offensive Line — Center LeTavion Erwin, guards Kadarius Tave and Cornelius Hartsfield and tackles Kimbrick MCaney and Angel Sarmiento paved the way for the Lions to rush for 455 yards and a total of 500 yards of offense in the win over West Mesquite.

Jy Fuller, Henderson — The Lion wide receiver had six catches for 122 yards in a loss to Palestine.

ViDareous High, Alto — In the Yellow Jackets’ 41-14 win over Big Sandy, the junior running back carried the ball nine times for 123 yards and a TD.

Cayle Irvin, Alto — The 6-0 senior middle linebacker was a force on the Mean Sting defense once against with 12 tackles, including three for loss, plus a forced fumble against Big Sandy.

Kybrien Jackson-Jameson, Longview — The 6-2 Lobo defensive back had 10 tackles and a sack in a 44-20 win over Mesquite Horn.

Jordan Jenkins, Lindale — The Eagle junior running back rushed for 120 yards and scored three TDs on 18 carries in his team’s 34-7 win over Hallsville.

Isaiah Johnson, John Tyler — The senior Cujo star who plays both offense and defense intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the Lions’ win over West Mesquite. He had sefven tackles and a quarterback hurry.

Lindale Offensive Line — Caleb Moore, Zach Baggett, Luke Sandifer, Matt Davis and Dalton Couch helped the Eagles total 422 yards in the win over Hallsville.

Kaden Mahoney, Troup — The sophomore defender had nine tackles, including three sacks and four tackles for loss for the Tigers.

Landon McKinney, Sabine — In a key district win over Winnsboro, the Cardinals QB rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown and also threw two TD passes to Clayton Simmons.

Hunter McNeel, Harmony — The Eagles’ linebacker had 11 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and two tackles for loss in a 22-6 win over Winona. He returned his fumble 44 yards for a touchdown with six minutes remaining for the go-ahead touchdown.

Kaden Meredith, Longview — Rushing for 333 yard and three TDs on 22 carries, the junior speedster led the Lobos past Mesquite Horn.

Jeremiah Milton, Tyler Grace Community — The senior Cougar rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in GCS’s 33-12 win over McKinney Christian.

Rains Wildcats — The Emory squad racked up more than 400 yards rushing with three juniors rushing for more than 100 yards each — running back Mason Songer (16-130, 3 TDs), running back Wyatt Bozeman (9-112, 2 TDs) and quarterback Luke Sheppard (12-105) — in a 66-0 win over Bonham. The Wildcats attempted one pass and Sheppard competed it to wide receiver Luke Ratliff for a 23-yard TD pass. Ratliff also scored a rushing TD.

Sabine Defense — Cayden Fortson, Brent Warren and Tristan Green were a force in the Cardinals’ 24-14 win over Winnsboro. Fortson finished with 10 tackles and an interception, Warren had 13 tackles and Green contributed 11 tackles as the Cards stayed unbeaten.

Gustavo Sanchez, Mineola — The junior placekicker stepped and booted a 20-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Yellow Jackets to a 17-14 win over Gladewater.

Tyler Sheffield, Longview Pine Tree — Pirate running back rushed for 177 yards and two TDs against Jacksonville.

Tristen Shewmake, Bullard — The Panther signal caller rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns, while passing for 74 yards in his team’s 21-16 opening district win over Wills Point.

Jaylon Shelton, West Rusk — The Raider QB completed 10 of 18 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for one score in a 30-6 win over White Oak.

Nathan Sims, Athens — The Hornet running back had 134 yards and scored five touchdowns on 19 carries in his team’s 55-35 loss to Waxahachie Life.

Alvin Skipworth, Tyler Grace Community — In his first full game back from injury, the senior played running back, wide receiver and safety in the Cougars’ win over McKinney Christian. He rushed for 52 yards on 12 carries with a TD, while catching four passes for 61 yards. He also had five tackles.

Luke Smith, Tyler Grace Community — The 6-3 senior cornerback had seven tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups in the Cougars’ district win over McKinney Christian. He also had a 35-yard TD reception.

Trevion Sneed, Mineola — The Yellow Jacket junior was all over the field for his team, rushing for 201 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries on offense and recording 15 tackles on defense in his team’s win over Gladewater.

Hunter Wallace, Harleton — The senior running back carried 27 times for 318 yards and scored five touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 42-14 win over Beckville.

Peyton Walters, Tyler Grace Community — The senior DB had two interceptions for the Cougars. He also had three catches for 44 yards.

Ty Ward, Whitehouse — The senior DT had two sacks in the Wildcats’ 19-14 win over Nacogdoches.

Harmon West, Alto — The do-it-all Yellow Jacket passed for 191 yards and two touchdowns and recorded 10 tackles, six tackles for loss and a sack.

Gage White, Longview Spring Hill — The Panther QB passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-34 loss to Gilmer.

Brannigan Willige, Sabine — In the win over Winnsboro, Willige carried 20 times for 152 yards.

Savion Williams, Marshall — Maverick QB completed 11 of 16 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 102 yards and a TD in a 40-21 win over Mount Pleasant.

Zach Williams, Kilgore — The senior had 10 tackles and an interception.

Dylan Worrell, Lindale — The senior receiver snagged seven catches for 110 yards and a TD.

To nominate someone for the honor roll, the UT Health East Texas Offensive Player of the Week and the Peltier Kia Tyler Defensive Player of the Week please email by 5 p.m. Sunday to Please include classification and statistics.


Sports Editor

I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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