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On 6/25/2019 at 9:05 PM, Hookemhorns88 said:

While Mahomes has turned into an exceptional NFL QB I did not project him to be a must see talent in high school.

Hmmm....Then you as a Longhorn fan must have an eye for QB prospects like Mack Brown  (who famously missed out on several future NFL QB's from Texas)...lol

I don't know how you guys missed out on him.  I watched him play several games his Junior and Senior yr at Whitehouse and he was doing the exact same thing he is doing now in the NFL. I watched him almost beat JT  his junior yr, then beat JT his senior yr. (although those WH teams had a ton of talent)  He threw for almost 8500 yards, with 96 TDs and 15 INT's in just 2 yrs.  His senior yr alone he rushed for over 900 yards and threw for 4600 with 50 td's and 6 ints. Not to mention his dad was a former MLB player.  He was basically a can't miss prospect.

by the way, I am a Longhorn fan too...lol. 

 

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6 hours ago, JTFAN99 said:

Hmmm....Then you as a Longhorn fan must have an eye for QB prospects like Mack Brown  (who famously missed out on several future NFL QB's from Texas)...lol

I don't know how you guys missed out on him.  I watched him play several games his Junior and Senior yr at Whitehouse and he was doing the exact same thing he is doing now in the NFL. I watched him almost beat JT  his junior yr, then beat JT his senior yr. (although those WH teams had a ton of talent)  He threw for almost 8500 yards, with 96 TDs and 15 INT's in just 2 yrs.  His senior yr alone he rushed for over 900 yards and threw for 4600 with 50 td's and 6 ints. Not to mention his dad was a former MLB player.  He was basically a can't miss prospect.

by the way, I am a Longhorn fan too...lol. 

 

Don't forget he didn't start every game his jr year because they were using a 2 qb system. He also only played 13 games his senior year. Most of the time when people throw for that many yards they played 15 to 16 games that year. 

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19 hours ago, MuleSlicks said:

They were not the biggest, but every one of them were quick to the ball. If I remember right. They allowed just over a yard per play.  Defense only allowed 6 points. Offense give up 2 on a safety. 

A little "over a yard per play"?!  A yard a play was being generous against that defense!  I thought it was a little over a "foot" per play.  Hmmm...

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On 6/27/2019 at 4:31 AM, JTFAN99 said:

Hmmm....Then you as a Longhorn fan must have an eye for QB prospects like Mack Brown  (who famously missed out on several future NFL QB's from Texas)...lol

I don't know how you guys missed out on him.  I watched him play several games his Junior and Senior yr at Whitehouse and he was doing the exact same thing he is doing now in the NFL. I watched him almost beat JT  his junior yr, then beat JT his senior yr. (although those WH teams had a ton of talent)  He threw for almost 8500 yards, with 96 TDs and 15 INT's in just 2 yrs.  His senior yr alone he rushed for over 900 yards and threw for 4600 with 50 td's and 6 ints. Not to mention his dad was a former MLB player.  He was basically a can't miss prospect.

by the way, I am a Longhorn fan too...lol. 

 

BOOMER SOONERS!!!

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On 6/27/2019 at 11:06 AM, VonG said:

Don't forget he didn't start every game his jr year because they were using a 2 qb system. He also only played 13 games his senior year. Most of the time when people throw for that many yards they played 15 to 16 games that year. 

+1000

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On 6/21/2019 at 7:14 AM, Nick2011 said:

Adrian Peterson is the best High School football player that I've had the chance to see play in the ETX area

100% agree.

I watched a few games his senior year and he was able to dominate with an atrocious line. Seems like I remember defenders getting to him before he hit the LOS and would usually end up with 5+ yards each carry. That's been a long time ago so my mind could be playing tricks on me.

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1 hour ago, poisoned10 said:

100% agree.

I watched a few games his senior year and he was able to dominate with an atrocious line. Seems like I remember defenders getting to him before he hit the LOS and would usually end up with 5+ yards each carry. That's been a long time ago so my mind could be playing tricks on me.

He was nearly impossible for one high school kid to bring him down. Usually took a few players to tackle him. He was a beast! 

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4 hours ago, poisoned10 said:

100% agree.

I watched a few games his senior year and he was able to dominate with an atrocious line. Seems like I remember defenders getting to him before he hit the LOS and would usually end up with 5+ yards each carry. That's been a long time ago so my mind could be playing tricks on me.

Hallsville played Palestine Petersen's senior year in the playoffs. Hallsville had Roderick Muckleroy then as a junior LB. Muck was his shadow. That was many years ago but I believe that Petersen had about 150 yards for the game with just one long run. Muckleroy did his job. Muckleroy went on to be a multiple year starter at UT and made it to the NFL with Cincy. Unfortunately a torn Achilles in his second year ruined his career.

Hallsville won the game.

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6 minutes ago, Hookemhorns88 said:

Hallsville played Palestine Petersen's senior year in the playoffs. Hallsville had Roderick Muckleroy then as a junior LB. Muck was his shadow. That was many years ago but I believe that Petersen had about 150 yards for the game with just one long run. Muckleroy did his job. Muckleroy went on to be a multiple year starter at UT and made it to the NFL with Cincy. Unfortunately a torn Achilles in his second year ruined his career.

Hallsville won the game.

I was at that game 

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13 minutes ago, Nick2011 said:

Hearnsberger was a big factor in slowing down AP as well

Hearnsberger was player on both sides of the ball.  Too bad that physically (height) he was not as big as his heart.  He was athletically gifted and was mentally fit for the game.  But pound for pound was as good as any one else.

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4 minutes ago, Hookemhorns88 said:

Hearnsberger was player on both sides of the ball.  Too bad that physically (height) he was not as big as his heart.  He was athletically gifted and was mentally fit for the game.  But pound for pound was as good as any one else.

Yeah you’re right he is one of the better players I’ve seen in high school pound for pound! 

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Good topic.  Earl Campbell.  Many thought him good enough to go straight into pro ball from JT.  Nobody that I saw at 165  pounds could outplay Chan Aimee though.  ////////// Thought I posted this last week.  //. Saw Hallsville get some control over Peterson in the second half of the game in Rose.  Only time to see him play in person.  He did not have a lot of help.

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9 hours ago, HJR7 said:

Definitely one of the best I’ve ever seen Hallsville Kendrick Muckelroy- RB/FS hell of an athlete.

Kendrick was the older of the two Muckleroy boys with Rodrick being the younger one that played against Petersen.

IMO Kendrick was the better athlete of the two despite Rodrick making it to the NFL.  Kendrick was as fast as he needed to be and I swear he could change directions while in mid-air!  Both had freakish talent and are really solid and nice individuals too.  Well raised.

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Gilmer vs Gladewater at Lobo in 14’ featured 2 pretty good players who would go on to be drafted in the NFL. Both Mack and Boyd put on a show that night. 2 of the best HS players to come out of ETX. 

I got another homer pick for a dang good HS ball player from Carthage. Deshun Williams was basically unblockable at the 3a level. One of the strongest kids to come thru Carthage.

Its fun remembering some of the great HS ball players from ETX. 

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I've got 3 "under the radar pics"

Watched Justin Sturns from Rusk Play Van and Jermie Calhoun in Van one year. Calhoun had 360 yds and 4 TDS. Vandals couldn't have caught Sturns in a phone booth. 2 really great athletes on the same field, fun game to watch. 

 

My personal favorite was Curtis Burns lb/fb from Atlanta.  He was so dominate against Gilmer and Marlin in the playoffs. Great great football player.

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