Gridiron Players of the Week presented by Boost Mobile
Week Five of the Texas high school football season got everything back to normal as all the games got rolling and there were some thrillers.
The biggest was Conroe holding off Klein Cain in a 58-55 thriller, where Christian Pack did it all for the Tigers. And how about the freshman kicker for Splendora! Kevin Luna nailed a 28-yard field goal to send the Wildcats over Liberty.
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1) Christian Pack - Conroe QB
This was the performance of the week! Christian Pack accounted for 586 yards of total offense and six touchdowns in a 58-55 victory over Klein Cain. Pack was 23 of 37 for 371 yards, 4 TDs and 2 INTs; rushed for 201 yards and a score on 25 carries and had one reception for 14 yards and a score. Pack was unstoppable and was a lot of fun to watch. Christian Pack enters Week 6 of the season as the leading passer in District 15-6A with 1,331 yards and 16 touchdowns.
VYPE Player of the Game: @Christian_Pack_ did it all for the Tigers tonight passing, receiving and a rushing. Hear from him. #txhsfb@dctf@joeagleason@MphoenixII@ConroeFootball@ConroeHigh@CoachHardemanpic.twitter.com/rqACqWRhqk
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) September 29, 2019
2) Kevin "Captain Clutch" Luna - Splendora Kicker
Trailing 14-13 with 11 seconds remaining against Liberty, Marcus Schulz opted to go for the lead-changing field goal. Schulz turned to his freshman kicker Kevin Luna. Despite a high snap, Luna was able to nail the 28-yard game winner, sending the Splendora sideline into a frenzy.
"For a freshman to come in and do the job he has done so far is a huge weapon for us," Schulz said. "We graduated an All-State kicker last season in Damian Casas and Kevin is already filling those shoes. The snap was high and holder CJ Groh had to stand up and put it down. Luna had to pause and wait a split second before kicking the game winner!"
Luna is 12 of 13 on extra points this season and 2 for 2 in field goals, hitting one from 37 and 28 this season.
3) Dane Jackson - The Woodlands Christian Academy RB
In back to back weeks, Dane Jackson has been pretty unstoppable. Coming off a game where he rushed for 225 yards and three scores, the junior back bested that performance against Bay Area Christian. Jackson rushed for a season-high 233 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 42-7 homecoming victory for the Warriors. For the season, Jackson has rushed for 942 yards and 12 scores.
HIGHLIGHTS: Check out the best plays from @twcasports 42-7 victory on Friday! #txhsfb#VYPECampus
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) September 28, 2019
4) Marcus Molina - Deer Park
In a 43-40 win over Channelview, Deer Park's Marcus Molina had a big game. Molina finished with 200 all-purpose yards, including 110 rushing and 90 receiving. Molina scored three touchdowns. In District 21-6A, Molina is ranked as the fifth-ranked rusher, averaging 10.92 yards per carry.
5) JD Head - Pearland QB
JD Head in a 48-32 victory over Alief Taylor was solid. Head finished 19 of 35 for 335 yards and four touchdowns. Head has had another solid season, which has led the Oilers to a 4-0 record. Head is 61 of 99 for 1,011 yards and 11 touchdowns for the season. Head will continue to be a player to watch this season.
RJ Smith (Katy Tompkins)
Zach Evans (North Shore)
Dontee McCray (Humble)
Dwight McGlothern (Klein Oak)
Jaylen Lane (Shadow Creek)
Joe Sniffin (Ridge Point)
Da'veon Ford (Bellaire)
Braelon Bridges (Klein Collins)
Jordan Shields (Langham Creek)
J Jensen III (Katy Taylor)
Sam Miller (George Ranch)