Willy Ivery Named Class 4-A Player of the Week
WEEK 10 UPDATE
As we reach the final week of the regular season, more than half of the playoff berths have already been decided. For those on the bubble, Week 10 figures to produce some of the most exciting action of the year.
Everyone at Ford Motor Company and our 234 outstanding Texas Ford Dealers are delighted to have been part of Texas high school football for the last seven years. We especially appreciate those coaches who have taken the time to nominate their great student-athletes for the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week Award throughout the 2012 campaign. More nominations were received last week than any other week in the history of the program. With that in mind, here are the winners for Week 9, as selected by the BFT Advisory Board:
Class 5-A: Deion Williams, RB, Katy Morton Ranch, the last running back available to the Mavericks, turned in a performance for the ages, rushing an astounding 49 times for 547 yards (third best in state history) and five TDs (4, 56, 20, 76, 36) plus a clinching two-point conversion in a nail-biting 56-48 triple OT win over Katy Taylor, keeping Morton Ranch in the playoff hunt. He's an active church participant with a solid B average and legit 4.3 speed, which he uses on the sprint relay teams too.
Class 4-A: Willy Ivery, RB, Sulphur Springs, is a threat to score from any position anywhere on the field. In last week's 70-48 win over Longview Pine Tree, the Wildcats freed Willy for 11 carries for 247 yards and four TDs, three receptions for 64 yards and another score, and a 53-yard kickoff return that set up a TD. For the season, the junior is averaging 11.4 yards per carry and has 518 receiving yards. A basketball, baseball, and track athlete, he owns a 3.69 GPA and helps at church and the Boys & Girls Club.
Class 3-A: Derek Kiser, QB, Burnet, has found his rhythm, just in time to keep the Bulldogs in the playoff hunt. In a 62-34 win over Llano, he threw for 392 yards and 5 TDs (62, 5, 7, 46, 25), setting up a potential playoff clincher vs Lampasas Friday. In the last two weeks, he has 859 yards and 10 TDs. Son of Burnet's basketball coach, he also runs track, registers high marks in the classroom (3.5 GPA), and is heavily involved in FCA and church youth activities.
Class 2-A: Dallas Sewell, WR/DB, Pottsboro, caught an early 78-yard TD pass which set the tone for a 51-7 Sewell win over Sunnyvale. He wound up with four TDs (the others went for 24, 29, and 71 yards) while racking up 332 receiving yards (seven receptions), the seventh best total in state history. The versatile senior also plays in the 10-0 Cardinals' defensive backfield and returns punts and kickoffs. A solid 3.39 GPA student, he plays basketball, baseball, and track, is active in FCA and FCCLA, and helped his teammates lay sod in a new Pottsboro park.
Class 1-A: Hunter Ammons, RB/LB, Mount Enterprise, has superior balance which some attribute to his experience as a bull-rider. He carried 11 times for a season-high 293 yards (26.3 a pop!) and four TDs (5, 20, 53, 80) in a 54-20 pasting of Burkeville. For good measure, he also made 17 tackles, including six solos, and forced a fumble on defense. Besides football and rodeo, he plays baseball and basketball and power-lifts. A solid 3.1 GPA student, he's involved in FCA and FFA as well as Landmark Baptist Church.
Private Schools: Kohl Stewart, QB, Houston St. Pius X, may have to decide between football at A&M or major-league baseball (pitcher-outfielder). He's that talented! In a 49-20 win over Tomball Christian, he hit on 23 of 28 passes for 462 yards and four TDs. He also rushed for 26 yards and another score, giving the Panthers their eighth win in nine starts. His 3.95 GPA is impressive and he's heavily involved at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Camp Blessing for autistic kids, and the Helping a Hero program for military vets.
If one of your great student-athletes has a big game in Week 10, we're counting on you, your coaches, and your supporters to nominate him. The process is simple. Just go to the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week Web site (www.playeroftheweek.com) and complete the simple nomination form. Nominations should be received no later than 11 am next Monday, November 12. If you have difficulty submitting a nomination that way, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Don't forget to tune in on Saturday morning at 8:30 am to the Built Ford Tough High School Player of the Week TV show on Fox Sports Southwest to get the latest updates on the award winners. This week's show re-airs on Tuesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 15 at 11:30 pm. Perhaps this is the week we'll see you for an award presentation at your school.