Jr. QB Kolby Listenbee, Arlington Bowie (5-11, 165)
Trailing 42-28 on senior night with less than five minutes remaining Bowie's fire would ignite. Vols rattled off 16 straight points to create a rally- that began with a Kolby Listenbee 18-yard touchdown pass to Michael Reynolds. It cut the Arlington lead to 42-35. Colts would attempt to run out the clock, they would nail a first down, before fumbling on the next play. Bowie would recover the fumble, and put the ball back in the hands of Listenbee. With 1:42 remaining in the game, Listenbee would thank his defense by weaving his way 42 yards into the endzone to bring his team within a point of tying the game (42-41). Bowie decided to go for the 2-point conversion, but Listenbee was stopped two yards short. No worries, as Bowie quickly bounced back- recovering the onside kick and marching its way back to the Arlington 16-yard line setting up the field goal to win the game.
Listenebee was crowned the game's hero, finishing with four touchdowns and 345 yards of total offense. With his size, he is projected as a wide receiver or safety at the next level.
Onyegbule led the Arlington offense with both his powerful legs and his canon for an arm, throwing for 133 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 196 yards and a pair of TDs. As a wide receiver commit for Texas, Onyegbule even showed off his sticky hands- passing the ball to wide receiver Dontha Robinson who threw it back to Onyegbule 17 yards down. Onyegbule has a big tight-end body build, which helps in shaking off defenders. Speed may be one of main areas he needs to improve before heading to Austin. Other than that, his size will take him far.
Jr. RB Russell Hansbrough, Arlington Bowie (5-7, 165)
Standing at only 5-7, Hansbrough is a tree trunk on the gridiron- stout and strong, plowing his way through defensive lines. Deceivingly enough, Hansbrough also has a dainty side to him, as he is able to swiftly scale sidelines and become light on his feet. He has great hands, and showed them off Thursday night, cradling in a short pass with three Arlington defenders on him; and bulldozing his way downfield regularly with tight possession of the football. Hansbrough was unable to find the endzone Thursday night after 15 possessions on the ground for 76 yards. He also caught 6 passes for 53 yards. The only weakness may be his height- could grow a few more inches.
(Tied for 3rd:)
*Jr. RB Tavarreon Dickerson, Arlington (5-9, 170)
A 33-yard run from Dickerson early in the fourth gave Arlington the lead, 42-28. That was Dickerson's second TD of the night- he tallied 12 total carries for 82 yards. Dickerson makes a great duo with QB Onyegbule. You give him an open door, he'll make you pay- with his killing speed and agile maneuvers. Dickerson is not one to plow through defenses, but he'll dance his way- twisting and turning his hips, reversing, leaping, juking- his stop/start time is incredible.
A TCU commit, Sanders was solid all-around- can defend the pass, run and put pressure on the quarterback. He showed a keen sense of knowing where ball action was going to take place before snap- good instincts. His sack on Listenbee in the first half was impressive with his quickness to react to open hole and bee-line from point A to point B. Has speed for his size.