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Vote for Houston Community Newspapers' South region player of the week

This week’s games were full of outstanding performances. Help Houston Community Newspapers decide who should be named player of the week by voting for one of the nominees below. Voting ends at noon Tuesday.



Dawson's Darrius Smith (2) leaps into the end zone over Deer Park's Warren Cole in the first half Friday, Sep. 8 at Pearland High School.


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Dawson’s Darrius Smith (2) leaps into the end zone over Deer Park’s Warren Cole in the first half Friday, Sep. 8 at Pearland High School.

BOYS

Darrius Smith, Pearland Dawson, running back

Smith, an Arizona commit, rushed 32 times for 179 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 17-14 win over Deer Park.

Shae Suiaunoa, Clear Lake quarterback

Suiaunoa completed just seven passes covering 197 yards, including scoring heaves of 73 and 60 yards, while rushing 23 times for 88 yards in the Falcons’ 28-21 win over Texas City.

Mason Barnes, Friendswood running back



PHOTOS: See this week's player of the week candidates from Houston Community Newspapers.


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PHOTOS: See this week’s player of the week candidates from Houston Community Newspapers.

Barnes rushed for 182 yards on 22 carries and scored twice in the Mustangs’ 45-28 loss to Barbers Hill.



Clear Lake quarterback Shae Suiaunoa provides the Falcons with an offensive weapon running the ball as well as throwing it as Lake bids for a return to the playoffs.


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Clear Lake quarterback Shae Suiaunoa provides the Falcons with an offensive weapon running the ball as well as throwing it as Lake bids for a return to the playoffs.

Tucker Yarbrough, Lutheran South Academy quarterback

Yarbrough completed 22 of 30 passes for 238 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-14 win over Katy St. John XXIII. LSA, whose campus is uninhabitable because of flooding, is having classes at Sagemont Church.



First Baptist Christian Academy's Stephen Shaklovitz can't quite come up with this deep toss by quarterback Jonathan Kirk during Thursday's night scrimmage. But by night's end, Shaklovitz would haul in two TD passes.


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First Baptist Christian Academy’s Stephen Shaklovitz can’t quite come up with this deep toss by quarterback Jonathan Kirk during Thursday’s night scrimmage. But by night’s end, Shaklovitz would haul in two TD passes.

Jonathan Kirk, QB, Pasadena First Baptist Christian Academy



Jo Vanni Stewart (8) of the Katy Tigers tackles Mason Barnes (21) of the Friendswood Mustangs in a high school football game on Friday, November 27, 2015 at NRG Stadium.


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Jo Vanni Stewart (8) of the Katy Tigers tackles Mason Barnes (21) of the Friendswood Mustangs in a high school football game on Friday, November 27, 2015 at NRG Stadium.

Kirk threw four first-half touchdown passes, three in the first quarter, during 41-0 win over Spring Frassati Catholic High School Friday night.

GIRLS

Kynnedi Johnson, Pearland Dawson hitter

Johnson, a junior Baylor commit, had a total of 31 kills in the Lady Eagles’ volleyball sweeps of Deer Park and Needville.

Sarah Kirk, Pearland Dawson setter



Dawson's Kynnedi Johnson spikes the ball against Deer Park during the Adidas Invitational.


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Dawson’s Kynnedi Johnson spikes the ball against Deer Park during the Adidas Invitational.



Dawson's Sarah Kirk spikes the ball against Deer Park during the Adidas Invitational.


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Dawson’s Sarah Kirk spikes the ball against Deer Park during the Adidas Invitational.

Kirk, a senior committed to Barton College, had 32 assists in the Lady Eagles’ volleyball sweeps of Deer Park and Needville.



Friendswood's McKenna Fridye (10) and Shannon Murphy (7) go high to block a shot by Clear Falls' Sophie Schaff (22) Tuesday night.


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Friendswood’s McKenna Fridye (10) and Shannon Murphy (7) go high to block a shot by Clear Falls’ Sophie Schaff (22) Tuesday night.

McKenna Fridye, Friendswood middle blocker

Fridye had 21 kills, four blocks and three assists in the Lady Mustangs’ sweep of St. Agnes.

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