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Beasts of the Week

The best of the best performances from Week 9



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    There were plenty of Week 9 performances over the weekend that raised our eyebrows. They are also known as beastly performances.

    1. Flower Mound Marcus rushing attack: I'm always reluctant to do something like this, but this stat line was just too much to overlook, and I couldn't choose just one player because the Marauders had one of the most dominant rushing attacks in state history with three equal contributors. In Marcus' 63-39 win over rival Flower Mound, the Marauders rushed for 584 yards behind the three-headed monster of Stephen Hopkins, Dagan Newsome and Rufus Mason.

    2. Ja'Terian Douglas, RB, Arlington Lamar: This kid has been doing it for years but the senior RB saved his best performance for Friday night's 63-14 win over Mansfield. Douglas rushed for 307 yards and set an Arlington ISD record with his seven touchdown runs.

    3. James Sims, RB, Irving MacArthur: There's really no differentiation between Sims and Douglas except for the fact that Douglas set a record for an entire school district and had a couple of longer touchdown runs, but Sims had an incredible game in his own right, rushing for 351 yards on 27 carries and also scored seven times in his team's 63-35 win over South Grand Prairie.

    Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He's still irate about Kurt Warner's performance and is wishing ill will on Drew Brees tonight.