T.K. Gorman quarterback among Ford Tough winners
From Staff Reports
Nov. 13, 2013 at 11 p.m.
T.K. Gorman quarterback Tristan Saint was one of six players honored on Wednesday as Build Ford Tough Texas High School Football Players of the Week.
Saint, the private school selection, was joined by Clear Creek quarterback Jarrett Hildreth in Class 5A, Carrollton Creekview quarterback David Blough in Class 4A, Decatur quarterback Grayson Muehlstein in Class 3A, Coleman athlete JaQuan Hemphill in Class 2A and Forsan running back and defensive back Kolby Self in Class A.
The award honors one player in each of the state's six athletic classifications. The winners are chosen for athletic achievements on the field, as well as for outstanding scholarship and community involvement.
Saint was 16 of 23 for 270 yards and three touchdowns to lead T.K. Gorman to its first .500 win season in its eight years in TAPPS Division II with a 42-14 win over Dallas Shelton. He also ran for 60 yards and another touchdown on seven carries.
Hildreth was 26 of 39 through the air for 399 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-62 overtime victory over Clear Springs. He also added a 7-yard touchdown run.
Blough threw a 64-yard touchdown pass in the final minutes of a 33-29 win against North Forney. He was 14 of 26 for 338 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for another 52 yards and two scores on 12 carries.
Muehlstein threw six touchdowns -- all to Cain Lowe -- in a 56-53 win over Sanger. He was 24 of 35 for 399 yards. He also rushed for a team-high 109 yards on 20 carries.
Hemphill returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown in a 44-14 win over Colorado City. He also rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries, caught two passes for 52 yards and was 6 of 8 through the air for 83 yards in his first time playing quarterback. On defense, he made eight tackles, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble.
Self carried the ball 35 times for 313 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-35 win over Winters. He had touchdown runs of 61 and 82 yards, the latter being the game-winner late in the contest.