• September 19, 2014

Player Of The Week

Walker wins Player of the Week honors

Herald/Jaime Villanueva
Lampasas' Cale Walker runs with the ball during the game Thursday night at the Burger Stadium in Austin.

When Lampasas senior halfback Cale Walker is handed the rock, he’s only thinking about one thing.

“Scoring,” he said.

Walker keeps things simple. You score, it’s a good run.

“My goal every single time I touch that football is to score,” Walker said. “That’s the only thing I’m thinking about.”

Last week, Walker carried 12 times for 126 yards in the Badgers 46-7 romp of Austin Reagan. He had three scores, runs of 7, 21 and 27 yards.

For his outstanding play last week, Walker received 1,337 votes for KDHPressbox.com Player of the Week honors, and won the award.

“It’s exciting to me,” said the 5-foot-8, 155-pound Walker. “I didn’t even expect to be a nominee.”

“It’s awesome,” said Lampasas head coach Brian Emerson. “That’s two weeks in a row for us.”

Lampasas fullback Todd Phillips was voted KDH Player of the Week on Sept. 11.

“We only handed off to Cale 12 times last week and he averaged over 10 yards per carry,” Emerson said. “You can’t beat that.”

Emerson has been pleased with Walker’s growth as a player this season.

“Cale is an excellent pass receiver, too,” Emerson said. “He’s become a very good blocker as well. We’re hoping to get a lot of mileage out of him this season.”

Runner-up for Player of the Week honors was Harker Heights’ Chris Henderson who set a new school record against Waco University with three interceptions. Also nominated were Gatesville running back Dakota Vernon, who gained 259 yards rushing on 34 carries in the Hornets’ win over Waco Connally, and Killeen receiver Dante Ellis-Thomas who had nine receptions for 241 yards last week.

“Cale was strong for us right from the get-go last week,” Emerson said. “I’m happy for him for this honor.”

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