VYPE Class 4A Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: Week 6 (Oct. 1-3)
Welcome to a new VYPE feature for the 2020 football season - VYPE Helmet Stickers! Every week, VYPE will scour the stat sheets of the previous week and find the top performers.
Previous VYPE Helmet Sticker Winners
Week 1 (Aug. 27-29)
Week 2 (Sept. 3-5)
Week 3 (Sept. 10-12)
Week 4 (Sept. 17-19)
Week 5 (Sept. 24-27)
Class 4A teams and down just finished Week 6 of the season this past weekend. Who earned a VYPE Helmet Sticker this week?
Zane Obregon (@Zane_Obregon_22) - Splendora
If video on Zane Obregon's Twitter from August was an omen for what was to come this season, it has rung true. He is a powerful running back with speed to burn. Obregon has shown that this season. Against Shepherd in a 52-0 victory on Friday, Obregon rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. He averaged 8.7 yards per carry. Obregon also had a reception for 22 yards putting him at 179 total yards for the evening. For the season, in five games Obregon has rushed for 842 yards and is on pace for more than 1,500 yards in the regular season alone. His junior season has thus far been a breakout year in his career setting a new carries, yards and total touchdowns best.
Timothy Tillman (@TIMZYY7) - Wheatley
Houston ISD football teams finally saw their first action this past weekend. In non-zone play Wheatley defeated Furr 24-13. In the victory, QB Timothy Tillman was a factor through the air and on the ground. Tillman finished 8 of 17 for 132 yards, one touchdown, one interception and also rushed for a score. Nice start for the Wildcats to 2020.
Paul Woodard (@Daddyo2022) - Brazosport
93Yds 🤫🦍 pic.twitter.com/fG6Zbb5DFF— Paul Woodard‼️‼️ (@Daddyo2022) October 3, 2020
Paul Woodard can fly. I mean check out the 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a 58-0 win over Waltrip. It helped push Woodard over the 200 all-purpose yards mark for the game - he finished with 233. Woodard also rushed nine times for 131 yards and a score. A nice night for Woodard and the Exporters.
Ramadam Ahmad - Jack Yates
In Jack Yates' season-opening victory on Saturday, Ramadam Ahmad played a key role rushing for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries for the Lions. Nice start to the season for him and the Lions.
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HOUSTON – Anthony Rendon is Houston through and through.
Sitting back in a chair with a plain white t-shirt on, Rendon, less than 24 hours away from playing in his first World Series is going down memory lane. The best memory takes him back to the only game he went to at the Astrodome. Getting a behind the scenes tour, waiting for future Hall of Famers Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell the night they played the Mark McGwire-led Oakland A's.
Rendon grew up in Houston, played Little League baseball with the YMCA Post Oak Giants, later pulled on the Lamar High School Redskins jersey (before the mascot was changed to Texans in 2014) and then starred at Rice University until 2011.
"This is my city for sure," Rendon said. "Born and raised. Still live here in the offseason and I don't plan on leaving."
The Nationals, led by their All-Star third baseman and front-runner for the National League MVP, are in their first World Series since moving to Washington, D.C., which for Rendon comes against his hometown Houston Astros.
The seven-year veteran will run out of the dugout inside Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night for Game 1 of the World Series, for which Rendon can't give an accurate count of how many family members and friends will be in attendance for.
"Lot of memories here," Rendon said. "In high school we played here, played here in college and fortunate to play here at this level too. So, probably all those memories will come hit me at once or hopefully they'll hit me while we're taking batting practice tonight. Maybe we'll get it out of the way."
Rendon graduated from Lamar High School in 2008 and was drafted in the 27th round of that year's draft by the Atlanta Braves. Rendon decided to bypass going to the majors and head to Rice University. In 2011, Rendon was taken with the No. 6 overall pick by the Washington Nationals.
Happy homecoming! @Anthonyrendon_6 talks here his fond memories with @BaseballLamar back in 2008. @HISDAthletics @LamarHS @LamarTexansFB @KUBE57 @Nationals pic.twitter.com/tfTDtHHDHe
— Todd Freed (@ToddFreed57) October 21, 2019
When David Munoz settles in to watch Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, the Lamar baseball coach will stick out.
Munoz, unlike mostly everyone around him, will be donning a Washington Nationals ball cap supporting one of his former players – Anthony Rendon.
"There's a lot of pride going on at this campus right now," Munoz said. "This is the best 'Exhibit A' a coach could hope for. I'm not sure there is anything else I can tell a kid other than a Lamar baseball player can get to the World Series."
Since graduating from Lamar in 2008, Rendon has continued to be present around the campus during the offseason.
"Redskin for life, that's for sure," the Lamar High School alum said with a laugh.
Rendon will come by says hello, signs autographs and answers questions. Munoz said he does everything that you would think might be difficult reaching out to a player that is considered the frontrunner for the National League MVP award this year.
"He hasn't changed," Munoz said. "He's the same kid when he was here. I remember him being a very down-to-earth kid who had athletic ability that was God-given and character that was all him and his family. He was someone that made us proud then and is making us proud now.""They've had a lot of great players come through their system over there. That's a testament to the coaching staffs over the year."
Rendon this year has been one of the driving forces to help lead the Nationals to the World Series.
During the year, Rendon led the majors with 126 RBIs – a new career-high smashing his previous record of 100 set in 2017 – and ranked first in the National League with 44 doubles. Rendon was selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career this past July.
"I think he's an incredible baseball player," Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman said of Rendon. "I think he's one of the top players in all of the game. I think he's the MVP of the National League. He makes it look easy.
"I'm definitely a big fan of his game. He's so fun to watch. I watched all his at-bats in the postseason. He's the epitome of a superstar."