As one of the top sophomores in the state of Texas, Permian wide receiver Brother Miller has had sky-high expectations for the season.
It took a few games, but Miller made the most of his chances in a 63-15 victory against El Paso Coronado. He finished with three total touchdowns and a 195 yards but only touched the ball eight times (three receptions and five carries).
“You always want to make plays,” Miller told The Odessa American. “When the ball comes my way, I want to be dependable. Whenever my name is called, I want to make plays. The offense has a lot of weapons and it’s whatever I have to do for the team.”
The performance marked Miller’s first 100-yard receiving game in his high school career. The touchdowns were explosive plays, as all went for 30 yards or more, including a 70-yarder in the fourth quarter.
A week later, he threw a 36-yard touchdown in a 38-6 victory against Lubbock Coronado.
For his efforts, he leads the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week.
Additional top performances from around the nation:
Bradey Gerke, boys soccer, Lakeland Park Christian School (Auburn, Ind.)
The senior channeled his inner Robert Lewandowski as he scored five goals against Lakeland Christian on Sept. 17. That was after he scored five against Fort Wayne Snider two days earlier. At that point, the forward had tallied a remarkable 33 goals this season, tops in the state of Indiana.
Kati Thomas, girls volleyball, Goshen (Ala.)
The senior contributed 122 kills, 28 blocks and 20 digs in 11 matches last week, including 25 kills, eight blocks and seven digs against Providence Christian.
Landon McPheeters, football, West Washington (Indiana).
The running back ran for 282 yards on 12 carries (that’s 23.5 yards per carry) in a 52-36 win over Paoli Lake. Seven of those 12 carries went for touchdowns as he set a school and conference mark for touchdowns in a game.
Mackenzie Duvall, softball, Reeds Spring (Missouri)
Duvall pitched a perfect game as Reed Spring beat Hollister 12-0. Duvall had previously pitched a two-hitter against Hollister in August at the Reeds Spring Invitational tournament.
J.D. Woods, football, Lawrence (Kan.)
On his first touch, Woods broke free for an 89-yard touchdown as Lawrence beat Leavanworth 41-14. The running back dominated the rest of the way, rushing for 181 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries.
Graeme Schroeder, boys cross country, Tahoma (Wash.)
He defended his title at the Fort Steilacoom Invitational, running the course in a time of 15 minutes, 28 seconds. That was 30 seconds faster than last year. The win helped his team win the event as well, finishing with 48 points — 20 points ahead of second-place Claremont (Calif.).
Jeremiah Oatsvall, football, Brentwood Academy (Tenn.)
Oatsvall recorded nearly 400 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns in Brentwood Academy’s 42-30 win over Baylor. He completed 21-of-28 attempts for 255 yards and three touchdowns, and the 6-foot-1, 188-pound junior also ran 14 times for 139 yards and a pair of scores.
Jessica Nava, girls swimming, Westminster Academy (Florida)
Nava won the 50 freestyle in 25.27 seconds and the 500 free in 5:22.57 to lead the Lions to va meet victory.
Ahmed Isaac, football, Midfield (Ala.)
Multi-purpose weapon finished 10-of-13 passing for 268 yards and five touchdowns as Midfield beat Prattville Christian 60-20. He also rushed for one TD and returned an interception for a seventh TD.
Anthony Wells, boys golf, Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, Fla.)
Wells shot 70 and won the Ida Baker Bulldog Invitational at Coral Oaks GC in Cape Coral. His performance helped pace Archbishop McCarthy to a second-place finish.