Texas Longhorns football commits perform in first round of playoffs


Plenty of Longhorn commits were in action over the weekend as first round of the Texas High School Playoffs kicked off. Here are the results, with each team’s future Longhorn listed in parentheses.

· Barbers Hill 31 – Livingston (Chevoski Collins, ’13 ATH) 0

· Southlake Carroll 65 – Arlington Martin (Kyle Hicks, ’13 RB) 7

· DeSoto 62 – Harker Heights (Naashon Hughes, ’13 LB, Darius James, ’13 OL) 15

· Cibolo Steele (Erik Huhn, ’13 S) 49 – San Antonio Marshall 17

· Dallas Jesuit (Jake Oliver, ’13 WR) 45 – McKinney Boyd 10

· Lake Highlands (Kent Perkins, ’13 OL) 42 – Plano West 35

· Celina (Jake Raulerson, ’13 ATH) 58 – Krum 27

· Alief Elsik 38 – Cypress Falls (Jacorey Warrick, ’13 WR) 10

· Langham Creek 38 – Eisenhower (Donald Catalon, ’14 RB) 21

· Denton Guyer (Jerrod Heard, ’14 QB) 42 – Saginaw 14

· Abilene Cooper (Lorenzo Joe, ’14 WR) 40 – El Paso Americas 14

· San Antonio Brennan (Derick Roberson, ’14 DE) 42 – Boerne Champion 24

The week’s most impressive performance went to 2014 quarterback Jerrod Heard of Denton Guyer, who threw for 246 yards and ran for 104 more, accounting for three total touchdowns according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Denton Guyer will take on Aledo in the second round next Saturday.

Harker Heights 2013 center Darius James played his first game since breaking his foot in the first game of the season, but it wasn’t enough to stop DeSoto. James and 2013 linebacker Naashon Hughes were both roughed up in 62-15 loss.

James and Hughes weren’t the only commits to have their high school careers cut short over the weekend though. 2013 running back Kyle Hicks had to watch from the sideline as his Arlington Martin team lost 65-7 to perennial power Southlake Carroll. Hicks injured his knee in the last regular game of the season, and was not healthy enough to play this week.

The second round of the playoffs will open this Friday.