Player of the Week: R.J. Martinez, Westwood
The Warriors quarterback burst onto the scene in his debut with five total touchdowns in a resounding 38-21 victory over East View. R.J.Martinez completed 21 of 32 passes for 222 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also scoring three rushing touchdowns. Nine of his passes went to Matt Pravednikov for 123 yards. Westwood (1-0) piled up 466 yards of total offense, and the Warriors offensive line dominated opening holes for a pair of 100-yard rushers in Mario Debs and Nate Anderson.
The rest of the district
District favorite Hendrickson (1-0) looked the part in a 56-7 drubbing of Texarkana Texas. … The district went 6-3 overall, aided by a pair of wins from teams for whom Week 1 success has been rare in recent years. Leander (1-0) defeated newcomer Weiss 23-3 for its first season opening victory since 2012, and Round Rock (1-0) took care of Harker Heights 36-7 for its second Week 1 win of the decade. … Cedar Ridge (0-1) suffered its first regular-season loss since 2016, falling 45-25 to Temple. … Stony Point (1-0) edged Killeen 21-14 on a touchdown grab by Daelan Loyden with 2 minutes, 6 seconds left in the game. Loyden hauled in 5 passes for 162 yards, 2 touchdowns. … McNeil (0-1) lost in the last second to Del Valle 36-33, but quarterback Zane Kampfer threw for 311 yards and accounted three total touchdowns. … Vista Ridge (0-1) lost to Rouse 34-13.
THE WEEK IN PREVIEW
Game of the Week: Cedar Ridge vs. Cedar Park
A pair of teams that made deep playoff runs in 2017 find themselves 0-1. Either Cedar Ridge or Cedar Park will be 0-2 after their showdown Thursday at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. The Raiders looked outmatched in their season opener at Temple, and the Timberwolves got whacked by Vandegrift. Which team will pick itself up off the mat?
Hendrickson (1-0) hosts Smithson Valley on Thursday at The Pfield in a rematch of a game that went down to the wire last fall with the Rangers stealing a 24-20 win in Pflugerville. Hendrickson dominated in Week 1, while Smithson Valley fell 24-23 to Midland Lee. … Round Rock (1-0) also plays Thursday, hosting Belton (0-1) at Dragon Stadium. … Westwood (1-0) plays Austin High (1-0) on Friday at Dragon Stadium. … Fellow district unbeaten Vandegrift (1-0) hosts Ellison (0-1), Stony Point (1-0) is home against Harker Heights (0-1) and Leander (1-0) hosts Pflugerville (0-1).