Beasts of the Week

The best of the best performances from Week 6

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Joe Raedle
    There were several good performances in Week 6, but we examine the BEASTS.

    There were some upsets in Week 6, and there were plenty of performances over the weekend that raised our eyebrows. They are also known as beastly performances.

    1. James Franklin, QB, Lake Dallas: After tweaking his knee in the first quarter of Thursday's showdown with No. 6 Denton Ryan, Franklin went off, helping his Falcons to a perfect 6-0 record in knocking off the state-ranked Raiders on their home field. Franklin was off the charts, as he accounted for all five of Lake Dallas' touchdowns in its 35-31 win. But check the stats: 25-of-43 passing for 319 yards and three scores. Thirty-two carries for 261 yards and two more touchdowns. This was perhaps the beastliest performance of the season thus far. Simply amazing.

    2. Ryan Polite, QB, DeSoto: Making yet another appearance in this list, Polite was a monster in DeSoto's win over Mesquite. He finished his night with 458 yards passing and five touchdowns while completing 20 of his 32 pass attempts.

    3. Chris Hipps, WR, Highland Park: It looked for a while that the Scots would be upset at home by the offensive-minded Richardson Pearce Mustangs, but Hipps didn't see that in the cards. The receiver finished the night with 10 catches for 139 yards -- a very respectable stat line but nothing extraordinary. But he scored three times, including once in the final minute that proved to be the game winner as Highland Park pulled off the 51-44 win.

    4. Dalyn Williams, WR, Lake Dallas: The sophomore receiver looked like a seasoned veteran in his first big-game atmosphere during Thursday's win over Denton Ryan. His stats were respectable at 7 grabs for 113 yards, but the way he did it was what was more impressive. His most notable play came on a 60-yard catch and run down the sideline on which he broke a few tackles and stiff-armed a Ryan defender about five yards down the sideline. Very impressive stuff for a promising sophomore.

    5. Blake Dunham, LB, Argyle: As I predicted, Argyle won the battle of the Eagles, pulling off the upset over the No. 7 3A team in the state, Prosper, on Friday night with a 17-14 win. And Argyle won the game with its defense, which had all kinds of big-time performances, but perhaps none were bigger than that of Dunham, who finished with a team-high 14 tackles as Argyle held the defending state champions to under 200 total yards.

    Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He still thinks Wade should be immediately fired.