After Elgin’s home football games, the local McDonald’s morphs into a hangout for the Wildcat players and their classmates, but Colin Snell’s preferred post-game destination is his home.
“After a game, I’m pretty exhausted. I usually want to go home and just sleep,” Snell said. “Getting out of the locker room, it even takes me a while. Getting my clothes off is even a struggle when I’m that tired.”
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Boosted by a number of two-way standouts, Elgin has risen to No. 7 in the Associated Press Class 4A state poll, but other area teams are blessed with these doubly talented threats:
Carson Bowen, sr., Marble Falls, WR/DB: In his first game back from a knee injury, Bowen recorded 16 tackles and nine receptions in a 51-34 loss to Cedar Park on Oct. 4.
Clarence Guidry, sr., Pflugerville, RB/DB: On offense, Guidry has rushed for 155 yards and three TDs; on defense, he has 15 tackles and five pass break-ups.
Chizi Ibezim, sr., St. Dominic Savio, OL/DL: This fall, Ibezim has recorded 27 pancake blocks and four tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
Teddy Lowery, sr., Akins, RB/DB: Grabbed three interceptions in Akins’ season opener and led Eagles past Del Valle while filling in at quarterback, where he contributed to 297 yards of offense.
Brendan Moore, sr., Westwood, OL/DL: A Maryland-bound offensive lineman, Moore also has played at the defensive tackle and defensive end positions for the Warriors.
Blayne Parisher, sr., Burnet, WR/DB: A captain for the Bulldogs, Parisher has 28 catches this year, and he has played on defense and special teams, too.
Malcolm Postell, jr., St. Michael’s, RB/DE: Postell has rushed for 397 yards and four TDs, while also recording two sacks for the Crusaders’ defense.
Jo Jo Ramirez, sr., Florence, QB/DB: Only on the sideline during extra-point attempts, Ramirez leads the Buffaloes in all-purpose yards (386) and tackles (38).
McCade Rice, sr., Regents, WR/DB: Has logged 420 receiving yards for the undefeated Knights and also has nabbed five interceptions.
Riley Schaefer, sr., Thorndale, QB/DB: In addition to throwing 12 touchdown passes, Schaefer also has scored off a 56-yard interception return this fall.
Johnny Williams, sr., Travis, WR/DB: An all-district defensive back in 2012, Williams leads the Rebels with 27 catches and 468 receiving yards.
— Danny Davis
Chat about area high school football with Danny Davis and Rick Cantu, starting at 1 p.m. Thursday at statesman.com/hsfootball.
FRIDAY NIGHT SIGHTS
Cedar Ridge senior Paige Derry unwraps the responsibilities of being a student trainer in this week’s installment of ‘Friday Night Sights.’ C8