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Defensive Player of the Week (11/18): Denton Ryan’s Reese Strait
What he did: Straight was part of an impressive defensive effort that forced 6 turnovers in Denton Ryan’s 44-34 bi-district playoff victory against Colleyville Heritage on Friday night. Straight returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Who he is: A 6-2, 250-pound senior defensive tackle.
The stats: 2 sacks, 32-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
Coach said it: “I thought Reese played a great game. We were struggling offensively, so him picking up that fumble was a big point of the game. It was huge.” — Joey Florence
He said it: “Our coach tells us, ‘Two turnovers you’re in it, four and you win it.’ We’ve just been stepping it up, getting better and better every game. ”
know? Strait played linebacker last season, but was moved to defensive
tackle this year. It’s a position Florence said is more “natural” for Strait. …
Strait’s father, Robert Strait, played running back at Baylor in the early
2 INTs (30-yard INT return TD)
17 tackles, 1 sack
8 tackles, 34-yard INT return TD
12 tackles, 1 blocked punt
10 tackles, 2 PBU, 1 INT, 1 safety
12 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 FF, 1 FR, 1 QB hurry
4-yard fumble return TD
9 tackles, 2 sacks
Keller Fossil Ridge
31-yard INT return TD