PLANO — Jacksonville High School's Chris Carpenter was named late Thursday morning as the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Player of the Week for Class 5A.
The senior wide receiver and defensive back was one of six young men state-wide that were lauded for both their play on the field and their leadership off of the gridiron.
A Ford Motor Company press release stated in summarizing Carpenter's play in the Palestine game that he had 13 catches for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
He also recovered two onside kicks in the second half, which helped the Indians rally from a 20-point halftime deficit to win, 49-48.
To cap off the night, Carpenter, who is a Colorado commit, came up with an interception on Palestine's final play from scrimmage, which ended the game.
Carpenter is now eligible to win the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Year award.
Other Week 2 Built Ford Tough award winners were: Danny Walther (6A, QB, El Paso-Franklin), Zachary Carrera (RB/DB, Hidalgo Early Prep), Zacarrius Haynes (RB/CB, Anderson-Shiro), Sebastion Porter (2A, RB, Garrison) and Josh Johnson (Private schools, QB, Houston Second Baptist).