Gridiron Football Player of the Week (Week 8 Edition): 2027 QB Kavian Bryant, Westwood HS (Texas)

2023 GF Player of the Week Award Winners:

Week 1: LCA 2024 QB & LSU Commit Ju’Juan Johnson

Week 2: Westwood High School (TX) 2026 WR Kaysn Dial

Week 3: St. Martin’s Episcopal High School 2025 RB Harlem Berry

Week 4: Evangel Christian Academy 2024 WR Parker Fulghum

Week 5: Lafayette High School 2025 QB/ATH Kevon’te Landry

Week 6: Ascension Catholic High School 2025 RB Chad Elzy

Week 7: Hutto High School (TX) 2024 WR Alex Green

For the first time, the Gridiron Football Player of the Week was decided by the fans! With over 40,000 people voting for their favorite player, they decided for the second week in a row, that a player from deep in the heart of Texas should be the winner.

Gridiron Player of the Week: QB Kavian Bryant, Westwood HS (Texas), 2027
Seriously, how good is this freshman? Quarterback Kavian Bryant appeared on our list two weeks ago and finished third in our Player of the Week selection. However, this time we let the fans decide who should be our Player of the Week and they chose the freshman Bryant with nearly 18,000 votes.

In Westwood’s 55-0 victory over Huntington High School, Bryant completed 20 of his 25 pass attempts for 290 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 58 carries and two touchdowns. On top of that, he broke the school record for most passing touchdowns and completions in a single season and tied the school record for most passing touchdowns in a single game with five. Bryant also led the Warriors to a 7-1 record which is Westwood’s best start in school history as well.

2nd Place: RB Jacobi Jefferson, Salmen HS (La.), 2024
Salmen running back Jacobi Jefferson finished second with 13,345 votes. There have been a lot of great performances out of the Northshore area as of late and Jefferson’s performance is the most recent one as of late. In his team’s 34-20 victory over Franklinton. Jefferson had 29 carries for a staggering 306 yards and four touchdowns. Jefferson will hope to lead the Spartans to victory over a pretty good Pearl River team this Friday with a district title on the line.

3rd Place: RB Theo Dunn, East Iberville HS (La.), 2025
East Iberville running back Theo Dunn finished third in the voting with 4,932 votes. You would think that Dunn got a lot of votes because of his rushing performance but his pass-catching ability out of the backfield is why he got on his list.

Dunn had 49 RECEIVING yards, 149 rushing yards, 40 return yards and even threw for 40 yards. With all of that added together, he had 478 total yards and five total touchdowns in his team’s victory over Ascension Christian.

4th Place: LB Landon Boston, Jonesboro-Hodge HS (La.), 2026
Jonesboro-Hodge linebacker Landon Boston is one of two defensive players on this list. Although his team lost 38-6 to Many High School, Boston had a very strong performance. He had 14 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles.

5th Place: RB John Martinez, St. Michael the Archangel (La.), 2024
St. Michael has one of the best running backs in the Baton Rouge area in John Martinez, so it’s not shocking why John finished fifth in voting. Martinez broke St. Michael’s single-game rushing record when he rushed for 257 yards and five touchdowns in the Warriors’ 62-14 win over Tara.

6th Place: QB Brock Bradley, Spain Park HS (Ala.), 2026
Spain Park has one of the best young quarterbacks in the state of Alabama Brock Bradley. He will get a lot of attention because his team plays in one of the toughest leagues in Alabama, if not the country. If he hasn’t gotten the attention already, his performance last Friday will. Bradley completed 27 of his 33 passes with 411 yards and four touchdowns as well as a rushing touchdown as well in the Jagaurs’ 50-29 upset win over Hewitt-Trussville.

7th Place: QB Gael Ochoa, Pebble Hills HS (Texas), 2024
Down in El Paso, Texas, Pebble Hills quarterback Gael Ochoa put on a great performance in his team’s 56-14 victory over El Paso Franklin HS. Ochoa completed 12 of his 21 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns. He also put up 103 rushing yards and a rushing score as well.

8th Place: QB Omar Butler, Crowley HS (La.), 2024
In Crowley’s 45-28 victory over Livonia, quarterback Omar Butler totaled over 477 yards and seven total touchdowns. Butler completed eight of his 14 pass tempts for 200 yards and five touchdowns. However, his passing performance isn’t what made him a nominee for Player of the Week as Butler ran for 277 yards and two touchdowns as well.

9th Place: RB Cashmire Batiste, Carencro HS (La.), 2024
Although quarterback Chantz Babineaux has been making the most noise on Carencro’s undefeated squad, running back Cashmire Batiste has been one of the most underrated backs in the state of Louisiana. Batiste rushed for 227 yards and five touchdowns in Carencro’s 49-47 shootout victory over Sam Houston last Friday.

10th Place: LB Davhon Keys, Aledo HS (Texas), 2024
Texas powerhouse Aledo High School has won 11 state championships, with 10 of those in the last 14 years. This season, they are led by one of the best linebackers in the state of Texas Davhon Keys. Keys, who is an LSU commit, recorded 13 tackles, three tackles for loss with an interception and a fumble recovery. He also scored two rushing touchdowns as well.


QB Evan Arceneaux (2025)De La Salle High School (La.)5/8 for 113 yards, Two touchdowns51-14 over RIVERDALE
ATH Lebron Steward (2024)Belaire High School (La.)Three TDs (91 yard rush TD, 56 yard interception for a TD, 14 yard game-tying TD catch)22-20 loss to West Feliciana HS
RB Daylon Landry (2025)Kaplan High School (La.)34 carries, 226 yards, 4 TDs36-32 win over St. Martinville HS
RB Cristian Matthews (2024)Breaux Bridge High School (La.)27 carries for 224 yards and two TDs35-0 win over Beau Chene HS
ATH Tyreek Robinson (2024)Evangel Christian Academy (La.)Six catches for 113 yards, TD; Three carries for 50 Yards, TD; Punt return for 42 Yards56-0 Win vs Minden HS
DT Diego Spears (2024)Dutchtown High School (La.)8 tackles, (5 Solo), 1.5 sacks, 3 TFL31 – 7 vs. St. Amant HS
ATH Ellis Stewart (2025)Cecilia High School (La.)3-4 for 69 passing Yds; 4 carries for 20 rushing yards; 4 catches for 62 yards, 1 TDWin 25-22 Opelousas High School
RB Aiden Parham (2024)Sylvania High School (AL)31 Carries for 203 yards and 3 TD28-21 vs Hokes Bluff
QB/RB Stedtravious Brisker (2026)Green Oaks High School (La.)17 Carries for 171 yards and 2 TDsW 32-18
CB Dallas Borne (2024)Archbishop Shaw High School (La.)2 solo tackles, 3 PBU, 2 INT (Both were returned for a TD)55 -14 win vs Patterson
WR/CB Joel Lowe (2025)Bishop Snyder High School (Fla.)5 catches for 100 yards, 2 TDs; 1 INT43-6 win vs Seven Rivers HS
QB Sam Altmann (2024)St. Thomas More High School (Lafayette,LA)21 of 34 with 283 yards and 2 TDs; Lead the Cougars on a 99-yard game winning drive to score a touchdown and take the lead with one minute left in the game.35-24 win vs Teurlings Catholic
LB/RB Carter Hanberry (2024)Dutchtown High School (La.)Offense: 5 carries, 65 yards, 2 TDs; Defense: 7 tackles (1 assist), 1 PBU31-7 victory over undefeated St. Amant
ATH Reece Turner (2024)Assumption High School (La.)6/17, 84 yards, Game-wiining TD pass; 24 carries for 87 yards, TD; 3 tackles14-10 upset win over Lutcher
RB Glen Singleton (2025)Madison Central High School (Miss.)11 carries for 165 yards and 3 TDs; 1 catch for 29 yard TD49-0 win vs Gemrmantown
RB Kameron Thomas (2024)Zachary High School (La.)188 yards and 3 TDs on 17 carries including the game winning TD35-28 victory over Central
DE Dereyon Jenkins (2025)Salmen High School (LA)7 tackles, 4 TFLs, 3 sacks, 4 QB pressures, and 2 batted passes34-20 victory over Franklinton
RB Zerrick Jones (2024)Jena High School (LA)245 yards rushing and 2 TDs38-22 win over Bunkie