Texas commits light up the stat sheet

Jacob Martella

Despite his team falling to Nocona 55-47 Friday night, Longhorn commit Tyrone Swoopes lit up the stat sheet for Whitewright. 

Swoopes ended his night 16-for-24 with 167 yards and three touchdowns through the air, but he was even more impressive with his feet, racking up more than 280 yards and three more scores on the ground. Swoopes plays quarterback for Whitewright but is listed as an athlete on ESPN’s RecruitingNation, where he is ranked No. 10 at that position. Adding to his skill set, Swoopes also handles part of the kick-returning and punting duties and had a 73-yard punt in the game.

Wide receiver Jake Oliver had a trip of a lifetime, heading over to Ireland to play Wilmette Loyola Academy (Ill.) in Dublin, Ireland, over the weekend. Oliver led Dallas Jesuit with 13 receptions for 163 yards and had a key touchdown in the second quarter. Oliver is ranked 39th in the nation at the wide receiver position. In both his sophomore and junior years, Oliver racked up more than 1,000 yards receiving, including 1,637 yards and 24 touchdowns last season.

Friday night was a good and bad kind of night for running back Kyle Hicks and Arlington Martin. The Warriors got smacked 37-14 by Desoto, but Hicks had a stellar game compared to the rest of the team. Hicks accounted for both Martin touchdowns, both on the ground, and had 93 yards on 24 rushes. Hicks also flashed his arm, going 4-for-5 passing for 25 yards. Hicks, who is returning from a broken bone in his right foot, is ranked as the 22nd best running back in the nation and is 236th overall player in the ESPN 300. Despite the lack of big numbers, Max Olson of HornsNation said that Hicks was still impressive, making guys miss and pick up yards after contact.

Wide receiver Jacorey Warrick had the least stellar game stats-wise out of the four Friday night in Cypress Falls’ 42-0 win over Oak Ridge. Despite Cypress Falls’ domination on both sides of the ball, Warrick caught only four balls for 84 yards and a score. While playing as a receiver in high school, there is talk that Warrick could be moved to the cornerback position, especially if there is no room for him as a receiver on the depth chart.