High School Football

Glen Rose junior wins Defensive Player of the Week

Jess Niedziela of Glen Rose makes a tackle.
Jess Niedziela of Glen Rose makes a tackle.

Nearly 100,000 votes were cast for the latest dfwVarsity Defensive Player of the Week.

Glen Rose junior defensive end Jess Niedziela got 44,041 votes. In a 72-14 victory over Carrollton Ranchview, Niedziela recorded three tackles, two for loss, three hurries and one fumble recovery.

Keller Fossil Ridge’s Alex Alvarado (42,116) and Arnold Saidov (5,580) finished in second and third place as they helped the Panthers beat Rowlett 36-22 to improve to 4-0.

Previous winners

Week 3- DaShaun White, Richland

Week 2- Kelton Tezeno, Burleson Centennial

Week 1- Matthew Quenichet, Richland