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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Texas Offensive High School Football Player of the Week? (10/8/2023)

We want to hear from you: Who had the best offensive effort across the Lone Star State in Week 7?
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Texas high school football Week 7 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 Offensive Football Player of the Week nominees for October 5-7. Scroll down to read about this week’s list and cast your vote in the poll below. Voting remains open until Sunday, October 15, 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.


Hunter Andrews, sr., Magnolia

Andrews, a Utah commit, ran for five touchdowns in a 44-14 rivalry victory over Magnolia West.

Kaleb Bailey, jr., North Shore

Bailey accounted for four total touchdowns — two passing and two rushing — in a 31-21 win over Summer Creek.

Jax Brown, jr., Weiss

Completed 32 of 43 passes (75 percent) for just shy of 400 passing yards and five touchdowns without an interception in a 49-7 win over Copperas Cove.

Mikey Cota, jr., Odessa

Cota completed 19 of 29 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns as Odessa survived a shootout with Permian, 49-42.

Michael Hawkins, sr., Emerson

Hawkins ran for a touchdown and threw four more in a 56-14 blowout of Memorial. The four-star Oklahoma commit has 25 passing touchdowns and zero interceptions this season.

Tripp Holley, sr., Lake Highlands

Holley threw for 160 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 85 more yards and another score in a 41-14 victory over Irving MacArthur.

Jake Krekeler, sr., Argyle

Krekeler ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-21 win over Lake Dallas.

DJ Lagway, sr., Willis

Lagway was back at it again this week, throwing for 391 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-17 blowout of College Park. The five-star Florida commit has 41 total touchdowns through seven games this season.

Peyton Matthews, jr., Harlan

Hauled in 14 catches for 241 receiving yards and three touchdowns in a 44-38 win over Sotomayor. 

Heath McRee, sr., Westlake

McRee, a Houston commit, had six receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns as Westlake downed Anderson, 67-14.

Keelon Russell, jr., Duncanville

Russell, a four-star SMU commit, threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns in Duncanville’s 44-10 win over Waxahachie.

Stetson Sarratt, sr., Midlothian Heritage

Sarratt caught six passes for 79 yards and three touchdowns and returned an interception 22 yards for another score in a 42-7 win over Mansfield Summit.

Taylor Tatum, sr., Longview

Tatum, a five-star Oklahoma commit, ran for 183 yards and a touchdown in a 13-7 victory over Forney.

Adrian Wilson, jr., Weiss

Reeled in six catches for four touchdowns and 112 receiving yards as Weiss moved to 7-0.

Michael Wilson, sr., Klein Collins

Wilson ran for 256 yards and two touchdowns as Klein Collins took down previously unbeaten Tomball Memorial, 35-14.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports