Update, 4 p.m. Monday: The poll has closed
Several local high school football players stepped up in big district games for their teams, five in particular stood out.
Nominations are selected by The Eagle staff based on coach submissions. Vote for your favorite player from now until 4 p.m. Monday.
JT Anthony, Bremond, sr., RB
Anthony carried the Tigers' offense in the absence of injured quarterback Seth Kasowski, rushing for 309 yards on 35 carries in a 49-14 win over Granger. He also completed 3 of 3 passes for 43 yards and finished with six total touchdowns, five rushing, one passing.
James Ayers, Rudder, sr., RB
Ayers helped the Rangers hold off Montgomery Lake Creek 35-28, rushing for 189 yards and a TD on 20 carries. He also caught a 69-yard touchdown reception.
Jarod Kerr, Lexington, soph., RB
Kerr broke out in the second half of a 29-13 win over Clifton, rushing for 254 yards. He had two rushing touchdowns and a 68-yard TD catch.
Vince Sheffield, A&M Consolidated, jr., DE
Sheffield finished with eight tackles, three for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble that led to a TD in the Tigers' 55-17 win over Katy Paetow.
Traevon Thompson, College Station, sr., LB
Thompson was part of a defense that rallied College Station past Magnolia, forcing a fumble, recovering it and returning it 40 yards for a touchdown. He added 10 tackles, one for loss in the 48-24 win.