Fairfield vs. Salado football

Salado's Reid Vincent carries against Fairfield on Nov. 8 at Eagle Stadium in Salado. Vincent ran for 200 yards and a score in a 42-21 win.

Reid Vincent ran past the competition both literally and figuratively.

Playing in the final game of the regular season, the Salado running back put together an impressive performance, leading his team in rushing yards en route to a 42-21 victory against Fairfield.

And just like on the field, nobody could catch him in the polls either.

On the heels of the outing, Vincent captured 81 percent of the total votes cast to earn the title of KDHpressbox.com Player of the Week.

Vincent finished with 200 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ home finale and scored on a 38-yard run to make the score 35-21 late in the third quarter, helping Salado secure the third seed in the District 8-4A, Division II standings.

To win the award, however, Vincent was forced to beat out some strong competition.

Killeen running back Kadarius Marshall finished second in the voting after capping off his junior campaign with a big showing against Waco. Playing at Leo Buckley Stadium, Marshall ran for 162 yards and crossed the goal line for two touchdowns in a 37-7 victory.

Shoemaker running back Devin Brown and Harker Heights quarterback Terrance Carter rounded out the nominees.

Brown, a junior, scored the game-winning touchdown on a 25-yard run in overtime to defeat Harker Heights 27-21. He finished with 34 yards.

In the same game, Carter threw for 90 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 87 yards and a score, and despite the outcome, the Knights secured a playoff berth.

Contact Clay Whittington at clayw@kdhnews.com

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