This past weekend was intense with regional championships and a spot in the state semifinals on the line. Several teams from Central Texas found themselves playing in these big games including teams like Austin Westlake and Lake Travis, Brennan, and Vandegrift. Here are some of the players that stood out the most in these big games.
Jack Kayser (24)RB, Westlake
Stat Line: 22 carries for 140 yards racking up a total of six touchdowns.
The Sophomore running back from Austin Westlake burst onto the scene this weekend setting a school record with six touchdowns in their 70-0 win against Vandegrift. This is obviously a positive sign for the Chaparrals moving forward in the playoffs but for the next two seasons as Kayser still has a lot of football left to play on the high school level.
Bo Edmundson (23)QB, Lake Travis
Stat Line: 25 completions on 33 attempts for 332 yards through the air for 2 touchdowns and a 126.1 QB rating.
Edmundson proved once again why he is one of the best quarterbacks playing in Texas high school football, racking up over 300 yards in last week’s game. The way he is able to share the ball with multiple different receivers and keep defenses honest really helps the Lake Travis rushing attack. Look to see more of the same in the final games of the playoffs from Edmundson.
Chernet Estes (22)WR, Lake Travis
Stat Line: 7 receptions for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns
While Estes has been one of the Cavalier’s best receivers all season he has not always been their go-to guy. However, after going for almost 100 yards and two touchdowns in their game against Brennan, the senior receiver proved why he has the talent to be a number one receiver.
Derrick Johnson (22)RB, Lake Travis
Stat line: 23 carries for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns
It was more of the same from Johnson against the Brennan Bears. Johnson was able to be dominant in the rushing game totaling 212 yards and even a huge 95-yard score for one of his two touchdowns that afternoon.
Even though we are late into the Texas high school football season there are still players out to prove themselves as the best of the best. Don’t forget to check back in to see how they are performing and be on the lookout for more as we move to the semi-final and state championship games in the coming weeks.
(photo credit Derrick Johnson, Twitter)