Hooks’ running back Mason Vasquez sparked the Hornets’ running game with 155 yards and three touchdowns last week in a convincing, 40-0, win over Queen City.
Vasquez’s performance earns him the Fox Sports Texarkana Dewey Moore Ford Player of the Week.
“We finally put it all together and got going,” Hooks coach Chris Birdwell said. “We hope the win over Queen City gets us going in the right direction. Our running game was huge for us with Mason (Chavez) and Jack (Dedner). We’re finally getting a little identity for our team.”
Vasquez was the Hornets’ quarterback in 2017, but new offensive coordinator Todd Ledford went with Connor Price this fall.
“We knew we had to use Mason somewhere, because he’s such a great athlete,” Birdwell said. “We decided running back, because that was his strength when he played quarterback. He also had 11 tackles at linebacker last week against Queen City.”
Batey is ESPN/Texarkana Player of the Week
Foreman senior Kyren Batey slipped away from his quarterback position last week to catch a 53-yard touchdown pass from Issac Carver in the Gators’ 34-0 victory over rival Horatio.
Batey also ran for four touchdowns behind his big line, scoring on runs of 5, 1, 36 and 16 yards. He finished with 108 yards on the ground, carrying the ball 11 times.
Owen third L-K player honored by KPYN/Dewey Moore Ford
Linden-Kildare quarterback Jacob Owen has followed the footsteps of teammates Ty Patterson and LaDavion Johnson. Owen is the third Tiger this season to be recognized as the KPYN Dewey Moore Ford Player of the Week.
Owen enjoyed a career-game in L-K’s thrilling 47-34 win over the DeKalb Bears. He completed 15 of 22 passes for 280 yards and six touchdowns, including four to Patterson, who also had 18 tackles on defense.
As if that wasn’t enough, Owen ran for another six-pointer.