The Regional round of Texas High School football playoffs featured some nail biters and some high-scoring games. We covered some of the top games and athletes and game up with some of the best performances from the 3rd Round of playoffs.
Cale Hellums (22) QB, Tomball
Tomball beat Rockwall-Heath 35-21. Hellums, an Army quarterback commit, ran for 311 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries. In the loss, Indiana commit Josh Hoover was 9-18 passing for 179 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.
— Dave Campbell's Texas Football — TexasFootball.com (@dctf) November 28, 2021
Marquise Collins (23) RB, College Station
College Station beat Frisco Wakeland 45-35. Collins ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries.
— Ben Showtime Spicer (@BSpicerTV) November 27, 2021
Nathaniel Palmer (24) RB, College Station
Sophomore running back Nathaniel Palmer returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.
Jared White (22) RB, Wakeland
In the loss,White ran for 48 yards on 14 carries and caught two passes for 93 yards and two scores.
— Jared White (@JaredWhit2) November 29, 2021
Seth Davis (23) RB, Katy
Katy defeated Houston C.E. King 41-24. Davis ran for 167 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.
Katy takes down CE King, 41-24 behind a nice offensive day.@Katyfootball, @_SethDavis21, @CeyanesJr, D'Korien Hammond, @CalebKoger3, Luke Carter, @nicanderson02#ihss #txhsfb #txhsfootball pic.twitter.com/u6dnUReBNl
— Houston Inside High School Sports (@ihss_houston) November 29, 2021
Nicholas Anderson (22) WR, Katy
Four-star Oklahoma commit Nicholas Anderson caught eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. He also had one carry for a 40-yard score.
CJ Dumas (22) QB, Paetow
Paetow defeated Cedar Park 65-14. Prairie View commit CJ Dumas was 12-15 passing for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
Rueben Owens (23) RB, El Campo
Little Cypress-Mauriceville defeated El Campo 24-21. In the loss, five-star junior Rueben Owens ran for 204 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. (Featured photo credit of El Campo’s runningback Rueben Owens, AJ Guel, Twitter @ajguel)
Zion Brown (24) QB, Atascocita
Atascocita defeated Fort Bend Ridge Point 24-21. Brown was 11-24 passing for 132 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He also ran for 63 yards and a score on 13 carries.
— Zion Brown 2024 QB and Track (@ZionQb) November 27, 2021
Chase Sowell (22) WR, Atascocita
Sowell had five catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.
Bert Emanuel Jr. (22) QB, Ridge Point
In the loss,Bert was 21-34 passing for 331 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 66 yards and a score on 19 carries.
2,654 passing yds- 31 passing TDs
1,022 rushing yds- 15 rushing TDs
3,676 Total Yards
TD Club POY Finalist
‘21 Team Captain @RPHS_FB @KHOUSportsMatt @HoustonChronHS @samspiegs @SWiltfong247 @HamiltonESPN @vypehouston @vypehouston https://t.co/zyIVLQwLZe pic.twitter.com/W7S8OhNGFc
— 𝓑𝓮𝓻𝓽 𝓮𝓶𝓪𝓷𝓾𝓮𝓵 Jr😈 (@BertEmanuel3) November 29, 2021
Kendron Penson Jr. (24) QB, Fort Bend Hightower
Fort Bend Hightower beat Manvel 31-21. Penson Jr. was 11-18 passing for 174 yards and three touchdowns.
Jeremy Payne(24) RB, Fort Bend Hightower
Sophomore Jeremy Payne ran for 224 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
Keshun Thomas (24) RB, A&M Consolidated
Thomas ran for 229 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.
Lloyd Avant (24) RB, Summer Creek
Summer Creek beat Katy Cinco Ranch 62-41. Avant ran for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.
Gavin Rutherford (23) QB, Cinco Ranch
In the loss, junior Gavin Rutherford was 29-44 passing for 235 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He also ran for 27 yards and two scores on 16 carries.