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OFFENSIVE CHAMPION: JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA, WR, 2020
It is hard to say anything besides "wow" about the way Smith-Njigba played against Texas powerhouse Allen on Friday night.
All season long Smith-Njigba has been his team's go-to player on offense, but Friday night was his best game yet.
Smith-Njigba had five receiving touchdowns in the first half alone then tacked on a sixth score on the ground in the second half. He did it in a variety of ways, whether it was deep routes or short plays with run after the catch.. Here is his first and possibly most impressive touchdown of the game.
Smith-Njigba may not be the most physically gifted wide receiver there is but he just gets it done every week. When he was asked about his performance after the game he kept it simple.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba put the WORLD on notice of just how dominating he can be in Rockwalls 60-59 thriller over Allen.— Nick Harris (@NickHarris247) November 25, 2019
15 receptions, 252 yards, 6 total TDs
Its one of the best moments of my life.@TheOldCoach | #TXHSFB | @jaxon_smith1 pic.twitter.com/Z6JGp3ewe5
DEFENSIVE CHAMPION: CODY SIMON, LB, 2020
Just another simple double-digit tackle week for Cody Simon. The future Ohio State linebacker was all over the field while leading his St. Peter's Prep team to a playoff victory. Simon is a defender that can stay of the field for every down much like he did on Friday evening.
Against a good St. Augustine Prep team Simon flew all around the field totaling 17 total tackles 12 of which were solos. He made multiple key stops that helped his team pull out a single score victory. His team will need a similar this week in their upcoming matchup against a stout Don Bosco Prep team.
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||SOUTHERN COLUMBIA||UPPER DAUPHIN AREA||WIN, 63-22||3 REC, 81 YARDS, AND 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||PRINCETON||SEASON COMPLETE FINISHED 6-5|
|CLARK PHILLIPS III||CB||LA HABRA||GRACE BRETHREN||LOSS, 45-49||6 TOT. 2 REC, 25 YARDS AND 97 YARD KICKOFF RETURN TOUCHDOWN|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||ROCKWALL||ALLEN||WIN, 60-59||15 REC, 252 YARDS, AND 5 TOUCHDOWNS. 1 RUSHING TOUCHDOWN|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||EASTSIDE CATHOLIC||BELLEVUE||WIN, 50-21|
|LUKE WYPLER||OL||ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL||DON BOSCO PREP||LOSS, 8-10||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 219 TOTAL YARDS (49 RUSHING, 170 PASSING)|
|MOOKIE COOPER||WR||PATTONVILLE||RULED INELIGIBLE BY THE STATE OF MISSOURI|
|LATHAN RANSOM||S||SALPOINTE||CHANDLER||LOSS, 16-24||5 REC, 105 YARDS, AND 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|CODY SIMON||LB||ST. PETERS PREP||ST. AUGUSTINE PREP||WIN, 35-28||17 TOT, 12 SOLO, 1 TFL, AND 1 FUMBLE RECOVERY|
|KOURT WILLIAMS||LB/S||ST. JOHN BOSCO||CENTENNIAL||WIN, 52-14|
|JACOLBE COWAN||DL||PROVIDENCE DAY||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 8-3, STATE CHAMPION|
|DARRION HENRY||DL||PRINCETON||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 6-5|
|JACK MILLER||QB||CHAPARRAL||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 8-3|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||IMG ACADEMY||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 9-1|
|RYAN WATTS||CB||LITTLE ELM||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 3-7|
|CAMERON MARTINEZ||ATH||MUSKEGON||DEWITT||WIN, 28-21||36 ATT, 281 YARDS, AND 3 TOUCHDOWNS. 8/14 FOR 136 AND 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OL||DE LA SALLE COLLEGIATE||HAD SURGERY ON A TORN LABRUM. OUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON|
|JOSH FRYAR||OL||BEECH GROVE||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 3-7|
|JOE ROYER||TE||ELDER||COLERAIN||WIN, 28-21||6 REC, 79 YARDS, AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|MITCHELL MELTON||OLB||OUR LADY GOOD COUNSEL||ST. JOHNS||WIN, 16-14||9 TOT, 2 SACKS, AND 3 TFL|
|TY HAMILTON||DL||PICKERINGTON CENTRAL||GROVEPORT-MADISON||WIN, 23-7|
|JAKOB JAMES||OL||ELDER||COLERAIN||WIN, 28-21||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 413 TOTAL YARDS (204 RUSHING, 209 PASSING)|
|TREY LEROUX||OL||NORWALK||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 9-3|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||LA SALLE||HARRISON||WIN, 45-8||1/1 FG, LNG OF 48, 6/6 XPS, AND 9 PTS|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||PICKERINGTON NORTH||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 6-5|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||NAZARETH||WIN, 45-24|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OL||REVERE||SEASON COMPLETED FINISHED 5-5|
|MARVIN HARRISON JR.||WR||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||NAZARETH||WIN, 45-24|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||MASSILLON WASHINGTON||HOBAN||WIN, 17-14|
|REID CARRICO||LB||IRONTON||RIDGEWOOD||WIN, 24-14||21 ATT, 143 YARDS, AND 1 TOUCHDOWN. 15 TOT, 3 TFL, AND 1 SACK|