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Midway senior quarterback Tanner Mordecai has thrown for 2,104 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.

Staff photo — Jerry Larson

Tanner Mordecai is one of 25 semifinalists up for Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year Award presented by Wells Fargo as announced earlier this week by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and the Texas Bowl.

Mordecai leads Central Texas, and is among the top 30 in the state, with 2,104 passing yards. The senior quarterback has completed 150 of 258 passes for 24 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He has also run the ball for 561 yards and nine touchdowns.

At the end of the high school football season, 10 finalists will be named. Fans can then vote for who should be named Mr. Texas Football.

The winner of the 2017 Mr. Texas Football Award will be announced before the 2017 Texas Bowl, which is scheduled to take place Wednesday, Dec. 27 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Last year, Bremond’s Roshauud Paul took home the award. He is now a wide receiver for Texas A&M.

Former Aggie quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel won the Mr. Texas Football award in 2010 (Kerrville Tivy). Other former winners include Johnathan Gray (2011, Aledo), Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (2007, Lamar Consolidated) and Carolina Panthers quarterback Garrett Gilbert (2008, Lake Travis).

Honor roll winners

Tyler Webb was voted as the Trib’s offensive player of the week with 584 votes after he threw for 252 yards in Bosqueville’s 47-34 victory over Italy last Friday. The quarterback completed 21 of 33 passes for three touchdowns in the contest.

Cayden Johnson finished second with 503 votes. The China Spring quarterback ran the ball six times for 27 yards to go with his 193 passing yards and three touchdowns as the Cougars handed Gatesville its first loss of the season, 43-16.

Groesbeck’s Brayden Bradley is the defensive player of the week with 311 votes. Bradley recorded 18 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and a pair of forced fumbles. The Goats gave Teague everything it could handle before falling to the Lions, 22-20.

Jacob Bravo of Bosqueville came in second with 259 votes. He finished with nine tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, an interception, a forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries with one going all the way for a touchdown.

Robinson team tennis at state

Robinson’s team tennis squad bowed out in the Class 4A state semifinals to Abilene Wylie, 11-0, on Wednesday in College Station. The Rockets, the lone Central Texas team to reach state, finished the year at 12-7.

Robinson will have a chance to add more hardware to its trophy case when the UIL’s individual tennis season begins in the spring.

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