Liberty-Eylau senior linebacker/running back Cedric Dickerson earns the ESPN Texarkana/Dewey Moore Ford honor for his effort in the Leopards victory over Spring Hill. Bryce Johnston of Hughes Springs, takes home his second KPYN/Dewey Moore Ford Award, after leading the Mustangs past Hooks.
Redwater freshman quarterback/safety Malcolm Brown is the Fox Sports Texarkana/Dewey Moore Ford Award winner for his performance against rival New Boston last Friday night.
Brown comes off bench to rally Dragons
Redwater coach Tommy Graf gambled on a freshman last Friday night against New Boston, and hit the lottery.
“We’ve been struggling at quarterback all season just because of injuries,” said Graf. “We lost one quarterback (Jonah Ketchum) in our first scrimmage, and then lost our starter (Preston Davis) in the first game. We brought Malcolm Brown up from the junior varsity last week, and we needed him late in the game.”
The six-foot, 140-pound Brown took over at quarterback, rallying the Dragons on a 50-yard touchdown run to a 22-14 lead in the fourth quarter. Brown also contributed five tackles, two behind the line of scrimmage in his first varsity experience. Even then, New Boston had to be stopped on a two-point conversion attempt with 25 seconds left that could have tied the score.
“Malcolm is an outstanding athlete in multiple sports,” said Graf. “He’s going to be a really good one.”
Cedric Dickerson leads L-E to district victory
Liberty-Eylau coaches knew they had a secret weapon on offense for the 2018 season. Injuries prevented that player from living up to expectations from an offensive standpoint.
That changed last Friday night in the Leopards’ District 6-4A Division II opener against Spring Hill.
Senior Cedric Dickerson has been a force on defense all season, but last week he nearly doubled his rushing numbers. Dickerson ran for 128 yards on 10 carries, including a 43-yard scoring run in L-E’s 28-20 win over the Panthers. He also returned a kickoff for an apparent 100-yard touchdown, but a block-in-the-back spoiled that celebration.
Dickerson was a head-hunter on the other side, leading both teams with 16 tackles.
Mustangs edge Hooks behind Bryce Johnston
Hughes Springs’ playoff aspirations took a swing in the right direction last Friday, with running back Bryce Johnston delivering the knockout punch early.
Johnston scored the Mustangs’ first touchdown on a 43-yard run in the first quarter. Hooks never really recovered in a 26-12 loss to Hughes Springs.
Johnston splashed in the rain for 120 yards on 19 carries to give the Ponies their first district win. They’ll be looking for the second this week at home against Redwater.