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Beasts of the Week

The best of the best performances from Week 7



    Beasts of the Week

    There were plenty of Week 7 performances over the weekend that raised our eyebrows. They are also known as beastly performances.

    1. Matt Joeckel, QB, Arlington: The future Aggie quarterback (God knows they need all the help they can get) absolutely dominated the Mansfield Summit defense on Friday night. The senior was a dual-threat machine, torching Summit for seven total touchdowns in Arlington's 62-26 win. He threw for 390 yards and five scores and rushed for 122 and two more touchdowns. Not bad.

    2. Damien Lowry, WR, A. Maceo Smith: OK, he played North Dallas, which might be one of the worst high school football teams in the state of Texas on an annual basis, but this stat line is hard to ignore, I don't care if he's playing a middle school team. Lowry caught five balls on Friday for 179 yards and five -- count 'em, five -- touchdowns. Lowry scored on passes of 29, 54, 16, 30 and 50 yards.

    3. Alyn Jackson, RB, Dallas Shelton: I know this is tiny TAPPS action, but sometimes it doesn't matter, including this time. The country music great who brought us the greatness of "Livin' on Love" and "Chatahoochie" before changing the spelling of his name and posing as a high school student to get back on the gridiron, had a career day on Friday. Jackson carried the ball 29 times for a whopping 306 yards and scored six times. That's 10.55 yards per carry. That's beastly.

    4. Zerron Dove, RB, Ennis: Aside from having a pretty sweet first name, Dove was huge for Ennis in Friday's win over Corsicana. The Lions have struggled since being decimated by injuries to key offensive players, but Dove took over in Friday's win, rushing 222 yards and three touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was a 14-yard scamper to win the game in overtime.

    5. Josh Stewart, CB, Denton Guyer: Facing Lake Dallas and QB James Franklin a week after he put up 580 total yards in a battle of undefeateds was a big stage, but not too big for the undersized cornerback. Franklin, who was on the JV team at the beginning of last year but went on to earn an honorable mention spot on the AP all-state team, is 5-9, 160 pounds but plays like a 190-pound safety. Stewart led a physical Guyer secondary that held Franklin to under 200 yards passing and just one TD as Guyer won to stay perfect. He had an interception and a fumble recovery to go with seven tackles.

    Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He's disappointed in the performance of his fantasy team.