ESPN/Dewey Moore Ford honor Shayne Porche, Torie Blair, Andrew Gaul


Sophomore Torie Blair enjoyed a remarkable performance for the Arkansas High Razorbacks last week in Magnolia, and it was not a real surprise.

Torie Blair
Arkansas High sophomore Torie Blair

Blair returned the second half kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown, igniting a 41-7 victory for the Hogs, 3-1 on the season, and ranked fifth in Class 5A. Blair’s effort earns him the Dewey Moore Ford/Fox Sports Texarkana Player of the Week. He also scored twice on runs, finishing with 113 yards on nine carries.

“Torie had a great game,” said Arkansas High coach Barry Norton. “We had a package to get him involved in the offense this week, and he made some really good plays. Anytime you get runs like he did, everyone else had to do a great job. We had a great kick return scheme, and he hit it just right.

Cameron Hall’s unfortunate injury as opened a door for Blair.

“Torie is a really good, young athlete; we expect big things from him,” Norton said. “He still has lots to learn, but there is no doubt he will work to be the best he can be.”

Torie Blair
Liberty-Eylau senior Shayne Porche

L-E’s Porche is ESPN Texarkana Player of the Week

The absence El-Amin Greer provided senior Shayne Porche an opportunity to excel last Friday night, and he didn’t disappoint Liberty-Eylau’s coaching staff.

Porche hauled in five receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Leopards’ 41-7 win over Atlanta. That performance earns Porche the ESPN Texarkana/Dewey Moore Ford Player of the Week honor.

Mustang’s Gaul is KPYN/Dewey Moore Ford Player of the Week

Tatum jumped on Hughes Springs early and late last Friday night en route to a 64-36 victory over the Mustangs.

Despite falling to 2-2 on the season, junior quarterback Andrew Gaul had the Ponies fighting until the end, and is the KPYN/Dewey Moore Ford Player of the Week for his effort.

Circumstances gave Gaul a rare opportunity to throw the football. He responded with two touchdown passes and 123 yards via the airways. He also rushed for a touchdown.