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Players of the Week for Wednesday, September 5, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kody Risenhoover

Kody Risenhoover

Boyd, junior

Risenhoover threw for 331 yards and four touchdowns in Boyd’s 38-13 victory over Nocona. The junior completed 11 of his first 13 pass attempts.

Honorable Mention

Nico Starnes
Chico
Starnes rushed for 303 yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries. He averaged 23.3 yards per carry.

Corbyn Cornell
Alvord
The sophomore threw for 186 yards and a touchdown, completing 14 of his 19 passes. He also rushed for two touchdowns.

Austin Ahmad
Northwest
Ahmad threw the game-winning touchdown pass in double overtime to seal Northwest’s victory over Little Elm. He finished 12-of-23 for 195 yards and three touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Cooper McDonald

Cooper McDonald

Northwest, junior

McDonald recovered a fumble and ran it back 89 yards for a touchdown in Northwest’s double overtime win over Little Elm.

Honorable Mention

Hunter Nash
Boyd
Nash recorded a big sack in the first half and helped seal Boyd’s win over Nocona with a second-half interception.

Dianjelo Sandoval
Bridgeport
Sandoval tallied 20 tackles in Bridgeport’s loss to Pilot Point. The senior also notched an interception.

Armando Benitez
Decatur
Benitez made a diving grab to intercept Kennedale’s quarterback late in the first half of Friday’s loss.

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