Beasts of the Week

The best of the best performances from Week 5

By Adam Boedeker
|  Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009  |  Updated 7:30 AM CDT
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Beasts of the Week

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84-40? Are you serious?

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All of the area teams are halfway through their regular season and there were plenty of performances over the weekend that raised our eyebrows. They are also known as beastly performances.

1. Sean Ballard, WR/RB, Plano West: The senior had a monstrous stat line in Plano West's amazing 84-40 win over a defenseless McKinney Boyd team on Friday night. He had 11 carries for 236 yards and five of those carries went for touchdowns in a limited role at running back. He also scored another touchdown through the air and added 80 more yards. He also added a two-point conversion run and returned 201 yards worth of kickoffs for an astonishing total of 517 all-purpose yards. Like he told The Dallas Morning News, his favorite player is Wes Welker. It's easy to see why.

2. Ja'Terian Douglas, RB, Arlington Lamar: The senior back has been wrecking shop on opposing defenses for quite some time, but Friday's performance against a crosstown rival might have been his greatest performance yet. Douglas rushed 32 times for 339 yards and six touchdowns. What a ball hog, right?

3. Jonovan Griffin, QB, McKinney Boyd: It's not too often that a losing quarterback will make the beasts list, but this is one of those times. Griffin is beginning to stake a claim to be on this list every week right up there in Scotty Young territory. He accounted for 529 yards of offense for Boyd in its 84-40 loss to Plano West, asserting his claim as the area's top dual-threat QB.

4. Dorian Lawry, RB, Rockwall-Heath: The sophomore back broke out in a big way against crosstown rival Rockwall, as he logged 24 carries for 227 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Hawks to the win.

5. Jeremy Cummings, LB, Garland: Cummings was a big reason for the Owls shutout win over crosstown foe Lakeview Centennial. He was a constant pest to Lakeview, finishing the night with 12 tackles, three tackles for loss and three sacks.

Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He's bruised, bitten and muddy after a long weekend at ACL.

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