Some teams are halfway through their regular season while others are a week away from the season's midpoint, but there were plenty of performances over the weekend that raised our eyebrows. They are also known as beastly performances.
1. Josh Dorman, QB, Birdville: Just a couple of weeks after Denton Ryan's Scotty Young found himself atop this list with his 8-TD performance, the Birdville senior nearly matched him on Friday in his team's 63-28 win over Azle. Dorman threw for 553 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions, falling one TD short of matching the state record. In fact, Dorman tied the record just a few weeks ago. What a BEAST.
2. J.W. Walsh, QB, Denton Guyer: The dual-threat QB had a fantastic night in Guyer's televised win over The Colony on Thursday night to open District 5-4A play. The No. 2 team in the state dismantled The Colony, 62-13, thanks in large part to Walsh, who accounted for 343 total yards and seven touchdowns. He got all of his rushing yards in the first half (149) and scored four times on the ground before taking to the air and tossing three TD passes.
3. Jonathan Lee, WR, Allen: The junior receiver scored four touchdowns in Allen's blowout win over Plano West, but that's not what was so impressive about his performance. Those four scores came in a span of seven minutes during the second quarter that pushed Allen's lead to 41-0 at the half.
4. Al Lasker, WR, Carrollton Newman Smith: The physical freak torched Highland Park for 229 yards and four touchdowns through the air as Newman Smith got out to an early lead over the Scots before letting it slip away late.
Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He wishes the 49ers would have just declared Frank Gore inactive so he could have started Felix Jones.