After games of Sunday, Oct. 2
At this point, we really shouldn't be surprised. But with each week, Johnathan Gray just keeps putting up insane numbers that seem to get more impressive with time. Last week, the Aledo senior tailback only needed 16 carries to pile up 347 yards and seven touchdowns. Never mind that the Bearcats are 3-2; with Gray on the field, they are always a threat to win.
Speaking of winning, Katy’s 55-3 rout of Strake Jesuit (Houston) Friday at Rice Stadium was victory No. 100 for Tigers head coach Gary Joseph.
The west-side power from Greater Houston remains No. 2 in this week’s POWERADE ESPNHS Texas High School rankings, breathing down the neck of No. 1 Allen.
Given that a regular season is only 10 games, it takes deep playoff runs to amass a record of 100-10 in less than eight full seasons, as Joseph has done. His teams have never failed to go at least four rounds in the playoffs. Joseph coached Katy to state titles in 2007 and 2008. The Tigers were state runner-up in 2005 and 2009.
Unfortunately, not everybody was winning this past weekend. Arlington Martin experienced its first loss of the season, falling 47-16 to rival Arlington while Klein Collins also lost 42-31 to a Trey Williams-led Dekaney squad. Both fell out of the top 25 as a result.
Nationally, Coppell dropped out of the POWERADE FAB 50 after being defeated, 31-7, by Denton Guyer last Thursday.
And without further ado, here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings are in parentheses):
1. Allen 5-0 (1)
Missouri commit Jonathan Williams rushed for 233 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles came alive in the second half for a 45-13 dusting of 2-3 Lewisville. Allen on Friday makes a second trip to Plano to face 2-3 Plano East.
2. Katy 5-0 (2)
Quarterback Brooks Haack threw for 313 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-3 pummeling of 2-3 Strake Jesuit (Houston). The Tigers go for their 15th straight district win when they face 3-2 Morton Ranch (Houston) on Thursday.
3. Euless Trinity 6-0 (3)
For the second time this season, the Trojans didn’t complete a pass, but senior running back Joel Kimplea carried 25 times for 307 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-11 rout of 3-3 rival L.D. Bell (Hurst). Next is a Friday home game against 2-3 Haltom.