High School Football

Week 8 football videos for Fort Worth area top plays: Very receptive

Aledo continued its torrid march through district play last weekend, and Justin Northwest indicated it might be the only team remaining to challenge the Bearcats in the regular season.

But there was more: Grapevine and Richland settled things in fantastic fashion, and Arlington handed Arlington Bowie its first loss of the football season.

Still not settled, but becoming clearer, is which game action throughout the regular season will be installed as Fort Worth Play of the Year.

Check out dfwVarsity.com or star-telegram.com/video on game days for videos that will vie for a spot among the season’s top 10 for 2016.

Spectacular grabs, pick-sixes and scoring plays make up this week’s selection from the Star-Telegram video staff:


Wide receiver Cale Dow laid out for a big catch in the second quarter on Friday. Dow had six catches for 68 yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Alan Bowman in the 38-35 loss to Richland.


Defensive back Tony Johnson was in the right place at the right time, taking an interception back 61 yards for a second-quarter touchdown. Summit’s defense allowed only 264 yards total offense and had four takeaways against Red Oak in a 35-7 victory.


Quarterback Malini Maile tossed a 19-yard pass to wide receiver Kebo Hill, one of four on the night for the usual ground-strong Trojans. Maile completed eight passes for 131 yards as Trinity rolled up 604 total yards in a 56-7 victory over Hurst L.D. Bell.


Defensive end Antonio Burkhalter came in for a sack, and ended up making a game-saving strip of the football to help the Rebels get a 38-35 win over Grapevine. The Rebels and Mustangs each had three turnovers in the game.


The Texans had enough highlights to sport two Play of the Year entries this week. Wide receiver Gavin Holmes had not one, but two 58-yard touchdown catches from quarterback Prince Mavula. Holmes finished with eight receptions for 153 yards. Defensive back Tanner Savoy had three interceptions as Northwest forced five turnovers in defeating Saginaw Boswell 31-21.


Running back Zion Purvis took it 43 yards for a score against Keller in the second quarter. Purvis finished with nine carries for 87 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 victory.


Wide receiver Derique Ryan grabbed as 79-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Shawn Hartsfield. Hartsfield completed six passes for 166 yards and two scores in the 35-21 win over Arlington Lamar.