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Defensive player of the week (12/9): Lancaster's Daeshon Hall
What he did: Hall was a menace to Mesquite Poteet quarterback Tanner Ramsey during Lancaster’s 21-13 victory in a 4A Division II Region II final. He had eight pressures and a sack, helping keep Poteet to its lowest scoring output of the year.
Who he is: A 6-6, 230-pound senior defensive end.
The stats: Eight tackles, two tackles for loss, eight pressures, one sack, one forced fumble.
He said it: “We just knew if we stopped [Ramsey] we could win the game. We just practiced hard, prepared for him and we just tried to execute.”
Coach said it: “If the refs called holding every time Daeshon gets held, we’d probably not get off the field until 1 a.m. And if he wasn’t held, he’d probably have the sack record.” — Chris Gilbert
Did you know? Hall is committed to Washington. He played his first two years of high school football in Washington and still has family there. The senior also had offers from LSU, USC, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and West Virginia. … Hall is averaging more than a sack per game this season. He has 15 sacks through 14 games, exceeding the 11 sacks he had as a junior.