Week 7 StoryNotes
Mansfield ISD making name for itself
Mansfield’s victory over DeSoto in District 8-6A is only the latest of successful Mansfield ISD football programs. Lake Ridge and Timberview met as two programs which have both been ranked in Class 5A on Friday with Lake Ridge extending its undefeated season. We’ve noted the notable-ness of the Mansfield programs and the banner season was later covered by our friends at Fox Sports Southwest with its “Putting the Man in Mansfield” graphic.Mansfield’s Vernon Newsom Stadium started it the 2015 season by hosting the nationally televised Euless Trinity victory over Concord (Calif.) De La Salle.
More than halfway through the season, a look at the MISD programs:
- Mansfield (5-2, 3-0) Tied First 8-6A
- Lake Ridge (6-0, 3-0) No. 8 state ranking, Tied first 14-5A
- Summit (6-0, 3-0) Tied First 14-5A
- Legacy (4-2, 2-1) Tied 3rd place 14-5A
- Timberview (3-3, 1-2) Tied 5th place 14-5A
Players to Watch
Aledo brought up a sophomore rocket of a running back with Donnie Evans in the second game of the season. The 5-8, 160-pound Evans is a huge difference-maker. Bolted to a 37-yard touchdown run on first carry in win over Everman … Frisco Liberty 6-7 tight end Reggie Chaney had two TD catches (- and 57-yards) in a 28-0 win over Little Elm. A top Class of 2018 basketball prospect, Chaney is a Martellus Bennett starter-kit. He averages 23.4 yards on 17 catches with five TDs
Poteet sophomore DB Daiquan Jackson is an FCS prospect who also scored a rushing TD in a win over Forney … Forney has several terrific sophomores including QB/WR Devon Rideaux, RB Aaron Rideaux and a Nikita Whitlock-type DL with Jaylon Hutchings … Bridgeport WR Keenan Holdman is a 6-0 guard from Bulls’ Class 4A state hoops champion and he’s drawing huge interest with big-play skills and athleticism in stantoud senior year in football.
Texas shines in front of top recruits
The Longhorns’ much-better-than expected Red River Rivalry was seen by many top recruits on the Texas guest list. Texas has the NCAA invite privileges in odd years. Among the players invited were 2016 Texas commits QB Shane Buechele of Arlington Lamar, OL Tope Imade of Arlington Bowie, DB Obi Eboh of Southlake Carroll along with top North Texas prospects OL Jean Delance of North Mesquite; Wilmer-Hutchins DB DeMarkus Acy (Missouri commit); Plano RB Brandon Stephens (Stanford commit); Southlake Carroll RB Lil’Jordan Humphrey; Woodrow Wilson DB Darrion Green; Duncanville DL Marcel Southall; Wylie East RB Eno Benjamin; Southlake Carroll DB Robert Barnes (Oklahoma commit); Cedar Hill WR Camron Buckley; Wilmer-Hutchins ATH Herb Sparks; Allen RB Kirby Bennett; Allen QB Mitchell Jonke; and McKinney Boyd OL Tyrese Robinson.
Week 8 Showdown
Southlake Carroll at Euless Trinity, 7:30 p.m. Friday: For first-place in District 7-6A between two legacy programs. Carroll won 10-6 last year while Trinity ousted SLC from the 2013 state playoffs in the latest two meetings from this stadium-packing matchup.