The real season began for a lot of teams across the Metroplex while others were playing in possibly their second or third district game.
And as a reminder, these opinions are meant to be held within this singular moment in time and not carry over each week.
It was a tough break for Rockwall against Longview on Friday night. First play of the game: Jaxon Smith-Njigba gets hobbled a bit. A couple drives later: He's rocked, fumbled and out for the rest of the game. After that, Rockwall was a shell of its former self. It didn't crack 200 yards, only scored three times and Braedyn Locke looked like a sophomore in his first year of varsity football.
All Is Right With Dunne
I was buying a lot of stock in Fort Worth All Saints after last week's win over Parish Episcopal. Just a week later, the offense was held off the board and only got a safety. The hottest team in TAPPS was held well in check by Bishop Dunne, which entered into the game on a 2-game losing streak, so all seems right with the Falcons.
Frisco is For Real
Frisco Reedy was a the gem of 5A last year. A year later, that title belongs to Frisco, which edged past Reedy Friday night to remain undefeated. The talk across the Metroplex is that "Frisco is back." To steal a stat, Frisco has been over .500 in seven of the last eight years, so they've been here for a while, but they seem to be more legit than ever.
That Shhh Quay
If you haven't seen it. Look below.
. @TexasFootball commit @TheQuayDavis2 went full @obj for the TD! 👀
(Via @UncleFraz ) pic.twitter.com/Kwfyw7iP0X
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) September 27, 2019
That would be Odell Beckham Jr. type hands right there. Take another look.
Shows you how strong @TheQuayDavis2 hands are. On about a 40 yard throw he caught this on the nose of the football . wow!! pic.twitter.com/FRiaPp6uWF
— Danny (@coachdwes) September 28, 2019
After getting 20 picks right last week, this week was another decrease in predictions, checking in at 16-8 this week. Overall, I'm 82-34 for a 70.7 percent clip.
Check out which athletes earned the title of Gridiron Players of the Week presented by Boost Mobile. VYPE takes nominations from coaches across the city and then picks the Top 5 performances to honor.
If you don't see your athlete's top performance on the list be sure to send nominations to @VYPEDFW on Twitter after every game!
1. QB Dillon Markiewicz (McKinney North): 19-24 passing, 373 yds, 4 TDs
2. QB Braedyn Locke (Rockwall): 17-31 passing, 342 yds, 6 TDs
3. RB Jalil Brown (South Garland): 23 rush, 373 yds, 2 TDs; 1 rec, 16 yds
4. RB Shawn Hodge (Dallas Spruce): 25 rush, 221 yds, 6 TDs
5. WR Ben Smith (Highland Park): 9 rec, 234 yds, 3 TDs