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Brandid Sports: Players Of The Texas UIL State Championships

Updated: Dec 21, 2021

Some of the best performances we've seen all season happened at the Texas UIL State Championships this past weekend. A few Brandid Sports Player Of The Week alumni like Galena Park North Shore Quarterback Kaleb Bailey, Defensive backs Jayven Anderson and Caleb Flagg, Dallas South Oak Cliff Quarterback Kevin Henry-Jennings, Defensive Back Abdul Muhammad, Gunter Athlete Ethan Sloan, College Station Running Back Marquise Collins, and Duncanville Defensive End Omari Abor all could have been selected again for those honors. But we wanted to select some other players who hadn't been recognized by us before.

This week's Players Of The Week are (Game Changers) Franklin (TX) Athlete Malcom Murphy and Austin Westlake (TX) Wideout Jaden Greathouse, (Big Steppers) Katy Paetow Defensive Back Kentrell Webb and Austin Westlake Defensive End Colton Vasek, (Sleepers) Stephenville (TX) Athlete Coy Eakin and China Springs (TX) Defensive Back Tre Hafford.

Offensive Game Changers

ATH Malcolm Murphy

5’ 10” 175 Senior

Franklin (TX)

Vs Gunter (TX)

15 carries for 280 Yards & 4 TDs Rushing

2 Tackles, 2 Interceptions, and a Pass Break Up

Offers: Northeastern Oklahoma, Texas Wesleyan, ETBU, SAGU, and Howard Payne

“First all the glory to God and thank you to everyone who selected me for this. God bless you all." Murphy

WR Jaden Greathouse

6' 2" 205 Junior

Austin Westlake (TX)

Vs Denton Guyer (TX)

7 Catches for 236 yard (6A State Game Record) & 3 TDs Receiving

Offers: Arkansas, Baylor, Miami, Penn St, Oklahoma, & Texas

"Thank you, it's all thanks to my teammates and coaches trusting me and believe in me along the way!" Greathouse

Defensive Big Steppers

DB Kentrell Webb

5' 11" 180 Senior

Katy Paetow (TX)

Vs College Station (TX)

8 Tackles, Tackle For Loss, & an Interception

Offers: Air Force, Lamar, Houston Baptist, Penn, New Mexico St, Weber St, and Colgate

"I'm just thankful for my coaches and my family. I wouldn't be in this position without them. Also, thanks to my teammates for making me a better person and football player everyday! We are champions!" Webb

DE Colton Vasek

6' 6" 230 Junior

Austin Westlake (TX)

Vs Denton Guyer (TX)

3.5 Tackles, 3 Tackles For Loss, & 3 Interception

Offers: Texas Tech, Indiana, Tulsa, & North Texas

"I'm extremely blessed. All thanks to my coaches and family." Vasek


ATH Coy Eakin

6' 3" 190 Senior

Stephenville (TX)

Vs Austin LBJ (TX)

9 Catches for 187 Yards & 3 TDs Receiving

6 Carries for 25 Yards & TD Rushing

2 Tackles, Forced Fumble, & an Interception

Offers: Tarleton St, UIW, Lamar, Texas A&M-Commerce, Hardin, Ouachita Baptist

(Since Championship Game - Texas St, Western Kentucky, & Sam Houston St)

"That's amazing. Thank y'all." Eakin

DB Tre Hafford

6' 1" 185 Junior

China Springs (TX)

Vs Gilmer (TX)

7.5 Tackles, 2 Tackles For Loss, and a Pass Break Up

Offers: None

"First, I would like to say thank you for the award. We came into the game confident and we knew what we had to do to win. We had a great week of preparation and we just had to go 1-0 one more time." Hafford

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Dionne Wilson
Dionne Wilson
Dec 21, 2021

You failed to mention North Shore's #55 Ronald Wilson. Kid deserves it!

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