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Beasts of the Week

The best of the best performances from Zero Week



    Beasts of the Week
    Joe Raedle

    With Zero Week under our belts, and with most of the teams in the area being either 1-0 or 0-1, it's time to look at the best performances from the weekend in a weekly post I'll call my "Beasts of the Week".

    The first name on the list will probably be a weekly mainstay for the most part, even if he only plays in half of every game.

    1. D.J. Betik, QB, Ennis - I didn't think anyone would possibly top the performance of my No. 2 beast, but I was wrong. The Ennis QB played for one half of his team's walk-over win against Crosby. He completed 12 of 14 passes for 311 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for two scores. Simply beastly.

    2. Scotty Young, QB, Denton Ryan - After falling two touchdown passes shy of Graham Harrell's state record last season, Young picked up where he left off in the Raiders' season-opening demolition of Mesquite Poteet. He threw for 258 yards and six touchdowns to lead Ryan. Oh yeah, and that was just in the first half! What a monster.

    3. Mason Hayes, RB, Cedar Hill - The senior backup rushed for 140 yards on 20 carries and helped lead Cedar Hill to a thrilling comeback on in a nationally televised game on ESPN 2 over Belt Line rival DeSoto. Hayes replaced star running back Ben Malena, who suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter, but he should be back in a few weeks. The Longhorns will lean on Hayes to continue his play from Saturday.

    4. Ladarius Brown, S, Waxahachie - Brown turned the tide of Friday's game against No. 5 Everman in a hurry and was a key part of the Bulldogs' 25-game regular-season winning streak coming to an end in dominant fashion. The safety returned fumbles for touchdowns on consecutive Everman possessions in the third quarter to turn a 7-0 lead into a 21-0 lead in a heartbeat. He raced 60 and 78 yards to paydirt and helped pull the shocker of the week.

    5. David Johnson, DT, Argyle - The TCU commit was a one-man wrecking crew in Argyle's come-from-behind, last-minute win over Argyle. Johnson finished the game with 11 tackles, including five behind the line of scrimmage. He also had a sack and forced two fumbles. Talk about a beast.

    Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He hopes he doesn't have a schism.