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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Texas Defensive High School Football Player of the Week? (9/11/2023)

We want to hear from you: Who had the best defensive output across the Lone Star State in Week 3?

Texas high school football Week 3 is officially in the books.

Each week throughout the season, SBLive is taking a look at the top high school football performers across the Lone Star State. We gathered the best of the best, separated offense from defense and now it's your turn to cast your vote on a winner. 

Here are SBLive's Texas Defensive Football Player of the Week nominees for September 4-11. Scroll down to read about this week's list and cast your vote in the poll below. Voting remains open until Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.

Know of a performance worthy of recognition we may have missed? Let us know who we missed. Drop a note to or @SBLiveTX on Twitter and Instagram and back it up with stats.


Charles Anderson, Dawson, defensive end, sr.

Dawson’s defense was sturdy in a 17-16 loss to Tomball, and Anderson was a big reason why. The Texas Tech pledge logged 14 tackles — nine solo, one tackle for loss — on the night.

Brian Bacon, Weiss, defensive line, sr.

Weiss had 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks in a 21-10 win over Judson.

Kendrick Jones, Crandall, defensive back, sr.

7 tackles, 4 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 3 interceptions (one returned 55 yards for a touchdown) in 49-17 win over Jacksonville

Agape Lawrence, Frisco Emerson, linebacker, jr.

Finished with 24 tackles and four quarterback hurries in a 48-31 win over Frisco Panther Creek.

Cooper Massey, Brock, linebacker, sr.

Recorded 17 tackles and a sack in a loss to Wimberley.

Jonah McClendon, Prosper, lineman, sr.

Logged 19 tackles, one of them for loss, in a 47-41 loss to Rockwall.

Boogie Owens, Aledo, safety, sr.

Had an interception to set up a second-quarter TD; then returned a fumble 52 yards for a TD in the second half in the Bearcats’ 38-13 win against Justin Northwest.

Keller Patterson, Dallas Kimball, defensive line, sr.

All over the place in a 45-3 win over Fort Worth Paschal: 10 tackles, two assists, four tackles for loss and two sacks.

Chance Robbins, Frisco Centennial, cornerback, sr.

Logged two interceptions and recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown to help Frisco Centennial erase a three-score deficit and beat Sherman.

Stetson Sarratt, Midlothian Heritage, athlete, sr.

Picked off two passes, returned a blocked PAT for a TD and also caught eight passes for 207 yards and two TDs.

Braylon Turner, North Crowley, linebacker, sr.

North Crowley standout helped the Panthers pull away from ranked Lucas Lovejoy, reeling in two interceptions on top of five solo tackles, a tackle for loss and nine total tackles.

Justin Weir, Overton, linebacker, fr.

In the Mustangs’ 29-20 win over Simms James Bowie, Weir had nine tackles, a tackle for loss, an interception and a fumble returned 45 yards for a TD.