Jack Jerome dominated on the field. Then, he dominated in the poll.
Lampasas’ junior running back could not be contained in the state-ranked Badgers’ 66-27 victory at Lago Vista on Sept. 6, averaging 11.6 yards per carry and crossing the goal line three times.
But the impressive performance did not stop there.
Jerome captured 61.6 percent of the votes en route to being named KDHpressbox.com Player of the Week.
After carrying the ball 14 times for 162 yards and producing a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs to go with a 58-yard explosion into the end zone against the Vikings, Jerome received 302 of the 490 votes cast.
The showing allowed Jerome to beat out several other worthy nominees from Week 2.
Salado junior running back Wrook Brown placed second in the poll, accounting for 22.2 percent of the total votes cast after running for 143 yards and three scores, catching a 37-yard touchdown pass and kicking a 32-yard field goal in a 52-21 win against Little River-Academy.
Gatesville running back Jason Delong, a sophomore, was third after posting 103 rushing yards in the second game of his varsity career in a 55-3 loss to Robinson.
Harker Heights quarterback Terrance Carter, who threw for 195 yards and ran for 92 yards in a 52-28 loss to Round Rock Stony Point, and Copperas Cove running back Micah Cox, who ran for 145 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-33 win against Manor, rounded out the nominees.
Nominees for KDHpressbox.com Player of the Week will be announced each Sunday with links to the online poll available at KDHpressbox.com and KDHnews.com. Additionally, winners will be revealed at the same time.
Voting opens each Sunday at noon and runs through Wednesday at noon.
This week’s nominees:
BREEZION SPILLER, Ellison
- The Eagles dual-threat quarterback ran for 71 yards on 11 carries, including a 51-yard score, and completed seven of 13 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown to help Ellison beat Waco 16-0 in its District 12-6A opener.
RUBEN JIMENEZ, Belton
- The Tigers cruised to a 62-40 victory in their District 12-6A opener as the junior quarterback threw three touchdowns in his first six passes and finished with 190 yards to go with a 186-yard, three-touchdown showing on the ground.
REID VINCENT, Salado
- The Eagles running back scored twice — a 5-yard run and a 14-yard run — during a three-minute span in the second quarter of Salado’s 50-0 shutout victory against Austin Travis.
KADARIUS MARSHALL, Killeen
- The Kangaroos junior running back finished with 135 rushing yards, including 89 in the first half, highlighted by a 35-yard outburst to set up Killeen’s only score in a 35-7 loss at Waco Midway.
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