December is at it's midway point and it's this time of the year when champions are continuing to be crowned, not only in state but also for many others who will take their show on the road and deliver a big old Texas punch in the mouth at the national level.
Everyone likes to talk a little bit of smack, but it ain't bragging if you can back it up. Texas is clearly number one in raw numbers of those states having Division One college football players. Florida, California and Georgia also produce high numbers, while there are more NFL players per capita from the State of Louisiana. Not sure why I can't get these links to work, but you can cut and paste to read a couple of stories to support the Texas position.
Here are our nominees for D1 Nation Performer of the Week for December 10th. Great job, everyone from the players to coaches to parents to sponsors. Without the support of well meaning adults the players would not have near the forum to display their talents.
Our nominees for D1 Nation Texas Youth Football Performance of the Week are:
1. QB Va'Shawn "Fingerman" Smith #1 of the Houston Southside Colts Juniors (11U) He had an electrifying performance to defeat the 713 Houston Cardinals 63-61 in one of the TYFA Semifinals . He had a "video game like" stat line which included 9 touchdowns. (1 via kickoff return, one fumble recovery for 98 yards, 5 rushing, 1 receiving and 1 passing). He was 5-8 passing (150 yards) and piled up 450 yards running the rock himself. WOW.
2. RB Samir Richards of Houston Renegades (Rookies). He had 157 yards rushing, including 2 touchdowns. A major chunk of those yards came on the last clutch drive of the game that led to the last second touchdown which gave his Renegades a 20-14 win over Cypress Tigers in Texas Youth Football Association semi finals.
3. RB Jordan Davison of the Fairfield (CA) Falcons. In the Snoop Youth Football League 10U National Championship game against the San Antonio Outlaws, Davison led the Californians in a 20-14 win. He had 100 yards rushing, 2 touchdowns, and was also the leading tackler on the defensive side of the ball.
4. QB Isaiah Rasheed holds up his MVP Trophy after he led the Atascocita Ravens to the Youth Football Federation Super Bowl title. He had 2 touchdowns and ended up with over 100 yards rushing on 5 carries to go with his two completions for 30 yards.
5. RB Carson Green of the San Antonio Outlaws 12u had 220 total yards in the Snoop Youth Football League National Semi Final game, winning 27-18 over Carson (CA) Colts. He notched 3 touchdowns with one coming via kick return, and two via the rush.